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European Waterways Offers 10% Off Hotel Barge Cruises in France
During 2017 Grape Harvest Season
Fleet-Wide Selection of Last-Minute Specials applying to Cabins and Whole Boat Charters
Luxury hotel barge cruising specialist, European Waterways is offering a wide selection of 2017 late-season specials with 10% off for cabins and whole boat charters. The specials apply to some of its most popular vessels in the fleet, including hotel barges that cruise France’s famous wine-making regions during the annual grape harvest season. These include L’Impressionniste in Burgundy, Anjodi on the Canal du Midi and Panache in Alsace & Lorraine. Prices are based on double occupancy and the 6-night cruises must be booked by August 29 to be eligible.
More information can be found at http://www.gobarging.com/special-offers.php#offers
Wine production is a vital part of the French economy, however, it is also a great passion for its people. France’s Vendange – or grape harvest – starts as early as August and often goes as late as October and even November. With the largest selection of luxury hotel barge cruises in France - and particularly in the wine-growing regions - European Waterways’ Autumn specials offer a unique opportunity for guests to see first-hand the country’s renowned harvest and to be in the middle of the “action.”
“The Vendange is not simply about harvesting grapes in France but also a time of great public celebration and family gatherings,” said Derek Banks, managing director for European Waterways. “If you want to get to know the soul of the French people, visiting during grape harvest is a great time to go.”
Among the hotel barges offering 10% off on selected departures is the 12-passenger L’Impressionniste, which cruises in France’s Burgundy region. The vessel winds its way through an area of many famous vineyards, some of which guests will visit. These include Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils, where guests are treated to a private tour of its extensive cellars and enjoy a private wine tasting. Other tours on the itinerary include visits to medieval towns, elegant châteaux and charming villages straight out of fairy tales. European Waterways is offering 10% off per cabin on the vessel’s October 1 departure, a saving of £750 off the £7,500 price for two people. Its October 1st and October 15th departures are also eligible for 10% off the price of a whole boat charter, a saving of up to £4,220.
European Waterways’ 8-passenger Anjodi was especially designed to navigate the historic Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in another important wine-growing region, Languedoc-Roussillon. In addition to excursions and wine tastings at prominent vineyards, the route includes a visit to the hilltop village of Minerve, considered to be “the quintessential medieval village.” Guests will also enjoy a tour of Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city in existence. The October 15 departure is available at 10% off per cabin, a saving of £600 off the regular £5,980, based on double occupancy.
European Waterways’ 12-passenger Panache features panoramic windows in the saloon that offer the perfect view of the lush French countryside in the Alsace & Lorraine region. Guests will explore the famous Route des Vins d’Alsace (Alsace Wine Route), called one of France’s “most evocative drive” by Lonely Planet. Excursions include a visit to the striking city of Strasbourg, unique in its blending of French and German architectures. Guests will also ride the famous Arzviller boat elevator, which carries the entire barge up and down the mountainside, bypassing 17 locks. The October 1st and 8th departures are eligible for 10% off per cabin, a saving of up to £770, based on double occupancy. Other departures are also available at comparable savings and must be booked by August 29 to be eligible.
Please visit www.gobarging.com for more information
For Reservations Tel: +44(0) 1753 598555
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