Abercrombie & Kent will offer 25 luxury canal barges across Europe next year. All are available for full charters
In addition to more than a dozen itineraries in France, options extend to Germany, Italy, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, and England.
Barges accommodate between six and 20 guests. Full charters for six nights range from $31,500 to $79,000. That includes meals and sightseeing.
Among the most popular barge is 125 feet long Meanderer (pictured above), which can accommodate six adults and cruises the Upper Loire.
You’ll travel through 17th-century locks, visit 16th-century chateaus and 18th-century gardens.
A crew of six will take care of your every need, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Bicycles are available. After a ride, lounge on the sun deck and take a dip in the spa pool.
The Sunday to Saturday itinerary is $36,000 with private transfers to and from Paris.
Panache and La Nouvelle Etoile (pictured above) offer a unique perspective on Holland as you sail past windmills and visit local farms.
In Italy, Lat Bella Vita accommodates up to 20 guests traveling the Venetian Lagoon and Po Valley.
Spirit of Scotland cruises the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness with up to a dozen guests. Visit castles and historical battlefields, and of course, a famous whiskey distillery.
To the south, Magna Carta hosts up to eight guests cruising the River Thames.
You can view the full roster of canal boats and itineraries here.