A number of fantastic food-themed or ‘wine appreciation’ cruises are currently available aboard a European Waterways barge, a perfect addition (or destination) for a summer or autumn holiday. There are also currently some fantastic discounts to make it all the more enticing. For example, guests can board the 12-passenger hotel barge L’Impressionniste on the Burgundy Canal and explore France’s most famous wine-growing region for six nights, or revel in a six-night itinerary through the same region on the La Belle Epoque, with prices for the all-inclusive offerings starting from €3250 pax for departures on 19 October 2014; a saving of €500 per person.
Other offers include routes along the Canal du Midi, a 300-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site in the South of France. Travellers cruise on the 8-passenger hotel barges Anjodi or Enchanté and tour the historic Chateau Ollieux Romanis or Chateau de Perdiguier to sample their internationally renowned Corbieres and Chardonnay wines. Both offerings depart every Sunday during summer and autumn for 6-night, all-inclusive cruises with prices starting from €3390 pax.
On every European Waterways cruise, guests are served two different cheeses at each meal, giving them an opportunity to try 24 different local cheeses on every cruise, as well as two different fine wines both at lunch and dinner from the barge cellar.
Prices for a fully-inclusive 6-night cruise in a twin/double cabin include comfortable accommodation aboard in air-conditioned, ensuite cabins, gourmet meals, fine wines, an open bar, all excursions and transfers and the use of onboard facilities such as bicycles and spa pools.