On the Canals in France with Back-Roads Touring

The canals of France provide idyllic cruising routes through countryside that is culture-rich and captivating. A barge holiday with Back-Roads allows you to take a unique journey of discovery at the gentle pace of your hotel barge.

If you are hankering to get to the heart of French history, culture and cuisine, our touring series afloat on the canals of France provide a truly special way of experiencing its abundance. Explore the back roads of the waterways; envisage cruising gently through provincial towns, quaint villages and a rustic landscape resplendent with rural bliss, stopping off to explore their stories and delicacies as you go.

 

Burgundy cruise 2018

A Cruise Along Le Canal De Bourgogne - 7 days from $4699*

Rich and refined, Burgundy is as elegant and enticing as the wines it’s world-famous for. Drift past vineyards, stop at picture-book towns and stroll grand palaces – all from on board a luxury barge.

Highlights:

  • Cruise on a floating boutique hotel along a peaceful, vineyard-fringed canal
  • Get a taste of Burgundy’s wine-making heritage at Château du Clos de Vougeot
  • Discover the citadel of Besançon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tour Inclusions

6 nights on board MS Jeanine, a boutique hotel barge, Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader, Premium mini-coach transportation, Local guide in Dijon, Daily European-style breakfast (B), 5 lunches (L), 6 evening meals including farewell gala dinner (D), Selected drinks during the cruise (water, wine, beer, coffee), Selected local taxes, Bicycles available to hire, Return transfer from Paris to Dijon, Tour of Royal Saltworks, Trail of the Chat Perché tour, Entrance included to: Citadel of Besancon and Palace of Fontainebleau.


Champagne and The Great War cruise 2018

A Cruise From Epernay To Paris - 7 days from $4999*

Cruise the Marne Canal on a boutique hotel barge and visit the famous Champagne Tourist Route, the battlefields of the Marne, the Museum of the Great War and a tour of Les Invalides in Paris.
 

Highlights:

  • Take a tour of the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
  • Join a guided tour of the Battlefields of the Marne and the Museum of the Great War
  • Embark on an out-of-the-ordinary visit to Paris and a tour of Les Invalides

Tour Inclusions

6 nights on board a boutique hotel barge, Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader, Premium mini-coach transportation, Daily European-style breakfast (B), daily lunches (L), daily evening meals including farewell gala dinner (D), Selected drinks during the cruise including water, wine, beer, fruit juice and coffee, Bicycles available on board, Belleau and the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, The Battlefields of the Marne and the Museums of the Great War.

 

Please note: Prices shown are based on low season travel

Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

7 days from

$4,699*

Includes

  • Accommodation on board a boutique hotel barge with inclusions as specified

Bonus

Fly to Europe from as little as $1599 if you book and pay for a tour of five nights or more with Back-Roads by 30th April 2018.

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