European Waterways is offering group travellers with early-booking specials of 10% off the whole-boat charter prices on many 2019 departures of the company’s luxury hotel barges when booked before September 14, 2018.
These specials include the March 24 and 31, 2019 departures of the 12-passenger Panache as it cruises Holland during the beginning of the country’s famous tulip season. In addition to departures in Holland, Panache is also offering 10% off whole boat charter prices on select departures in the Alsace & Lorraine region. Prices for these cruises start at €44,910, a saving of almost €5,000.
“Coordinating everyone’s holiday is probably one of the biggest challenges to families and groups,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “Advanced booking provides guests with greater flexibility on departure dates and in designing the itinerary. We can tailor their excursions to include more activities that better reflect the interests and passions of their party. For example, we can organise more family-friendly outings or culinary explorations, extra tee times for golfers or walking and cycling tours for the active travellers.”
Coming Up Roses
Featured in one of Europe’s most successful culinary series, “Rick Stein’s French Odyssey,” the 8-passenger Rosa hotel barge cruises the Gascony and Bordeaux regions of Southern France, with excursions that include wine tastings, tours of medieval towns, elegant chateaux, and colorful village markets. Whole boat charter prices start as low as €25,560 – a saving of almost €2,900 – for departures on April 14 and 21 and 28, as well as May 5 and 12, 2019.
European Waterways’ largest vessel, the stylish 20-passenger La Bella Vita, cruises the Venetian Lagoon, River Po and Canal Bianco between Venice and the Renaissance city of Mantua. Along the way, guests are immersed in a unique “voyage of discovery” that encompasses the Renaissance, Roman, Etruscan, and Byzantine cultures. Itinerary highlights include a tour of Venice, a visit to Chioggia’s colourful fish market, and dinner at the 17th century villa of Ca’Zen, accompanied by the countess herself. Prices start at €56,250, a saving of €6,250. Eligible departures include March 24 and 21, April 7, 14, 21, and 28, and May 5 and 12, 2019.
A complete listing of specials and eligible departure dates can be found by visiting www.europeanwaterways.com.
SOURCE: European Waterways