Escorted Canal Barges
Canal barges in France and Holland offer a more ‘close up’ view of the people and the countryside. These hotel barges carry about 20 to 50 passengers. Barge cruise vacations feature all-inclusive gourmet meals, usually complimentary wine, experienced friendly English speaking crew members, and unique daily excursions with guide and motorcoach. Luxury hotel barging offers you casual elegance and comfort.
Having cruised five times on the French canals in the past five years, Gott-A-Travel agents are the barge experts.
Self-Drive Canal Boats
If you are the ‘do it yourself type,’ rent a self-skippered
yacht-like boat to drive yourself through the calm canal waters in France,
and Holland. Or choose a narrow boat in England. Or fish from your boat
in the rivers or lakes of Ireland and Scotland. Or cruise past gondolas
in Venice, Italy or past castles in Germany. These self-catering boats
berth 4 to 10 passengers and are quite economical when shared with family
and friends. By providing your own food and drink, this can be a value-oriented
vacation cruise. Boats are easy to operate and routes are well charted
out. Since you choose your itinerary, it can be either very laid back
and relaxing or an active ‘soft adventure.'
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Explore the tulip fields of Holland on a walking excursion as part of the all-inclusive river cruise experience.
Enjoy the history and beauty of ancient China and the blossoming economic giant of modern China on unique Yangtze River cruises.
Step back to the days of the paddlewheel river boats of Huck Finn and explore the Mississippi River. Discover the tranquil pace of the Ohio River and mid-west waterways.
Appreciate the unique scenery of the Alaskan Inland Passage up close. Follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark along the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
Most river boats carry from 50 to 200 passengers. These floating hotels have spacious cabins, excellent regional and American meals, friendly English-speaking crews, and enriching, entertaining excursions. Whether you choose to cruise the rivers of America, Europe, Russia, China, or other great rivers of the world, your experienced travel consultants at Gott-A-Travel will help you with their expertise.
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