Barges offered by Denver Travel

All cruises are six nights/seven days.

Barge Categories:

-CHARMING/CLASSIC CLASS (From $3500 per person)
This is a great option for small charters of 4-8 passengers. The barge is typically operated by the barge owners who are the captain and cook. The atmosphere is relaxed with a variety of meal plans including some meals taken on shore giving passengers the adventure of experiencing local restaurants. As they do not have a large crew, they can operate at a lesser cost making this a very affordable cruise. Cabins are typically about 100 sq. feet. They are decorated in the owners' personal style - like a home away from home.


-FIRST CLASS (From $4500 per person)
A very diverse category from owner/operated floating homes to classic hotel barges carrying 6-21 passengers. Each barge has its own personality and style. There is more crew to take care of the cabins, guide tours and prepare the meals. The styles are very individual based on the owners' taste with cabins at 80-100 sq. ft.


-DELUXE (From $4800 per person)
Deluxe barges typically have more space per person in the common areas and in the cabins. The ambiance is elegant yet casual with excellent cuisine, stylish decor, large crew, more spacious cabins, and many with a hot tub on deck. Some even have demonstration kitchens to watch the chef prepare meals. Cabins range from 120 - 270 sq. feet, with many averaging about 150 sq. feet.


-ULTRA DELUXE (From $6400 per person)
What can we say - the ultimate with all the bells and whistles! Large suites, spacious living areas, elegant decor, state of the art technology, some demonstration kitchens, large experienced crew and luxurious amenities are some of the many features that set these barges apart from the rest. Cabins range from 160 - 280 sq. feet.

Information on Barges Denver Travel represents:
  • Travel canals. Ranging in price $3500 - $6500 pp
  • Lowest rates listed are during March, April, and October only. Rates are based on service, quality, cuisine, decor and experience.
  • They are usually 16 ft. wide or less, to be able to go through the frequent canal locks.
  • They travel slowly -- at 3 to 10 knots -- the miles travelled are few allowing you to visit a town and bike beside the barge meeting the barge in the next town or stop.
  • Bicycles are furnished so you can bicycle along towpaths or explore local villages and markets.
  • You will enjoy shore excursions offered each day by van to see local points of interest, such as vineyards, flower markets, ruins, gardens.



Passengers: 12. Champagne, Upper Loire.
Passengers: 4. Cruising the Canal du Midi.
ALOUETTE France - Ultra Deluxe Category $6500pp

Passengers: 4. Cruising the Canal du Midi. There is an option of a culinary cruise with cooking lessons

AMARYLLIS France - Ultra Deluxe Category

Passengers: 8. Luxury barge with a pool.

ANJODI France $4500- $5500pp

Passengers: 8. Barge is 98 ft. long, is air-conditioned and heated, has a splash pool and a hot tub. It goes on the Canal du Midi.

ATHOS France $4500 - $5500pp

Passengers: 10. It has five cabins with bunk beds and one double, each with private bathroom and shower and individually controlled heating. Cruises the Canal du Midi.


Passengers: 10. The saloon has a piano. Three cabins are twin or double with private bathroom; two cabins share a bathroom. Cruises are on the Canal du Midi.

AVENTURA France, Germany, Holland

Passengers: 8. Starting from Mainz (near Frankfurt), Koblenz or Köln and goes to Basel, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Cologne, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, or London. This is a historical German coaster converted into a passenger vessel. It is air-conditioned and heated. It has a piano, two conference rooms. Languages spoken: German, English, French. For groups with more than eight people overnight stay can be arranged onshore in hotels.


Passengers: 8. The barge has four cabins each with a double bed plus single upper bunk and goes on the canals of Burgundy. Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom. Those who wish to take their meals aboard have a fully equipped kitchen and barbecue at their disposal. There is a bed and breakfast cruise for those who prefer to eat lunch and dinner in local restaurants and a half board cruise.

BONHEUR France - Classic Category

Passengers: 4. Casual barge that cruises in Burgundy.

CAPRICE France - First Class Category

Passengers: 21. Barge cruises in southern Burgundy.


Passengers: 8. Cruising in the Burgundy region of France between Villeneuve-sur-Yonne and Lezinnes Sunday through Saturday, with one-day on the Yonne River and 4 days on the Burgundy Canal. There is a van for transfer from Paris to barge. There are 4 cabins, with twin or king-size beds, air conditioning, bathroom with shower. There are eight bicycles on the barge for passenger use, as well as a computer and IPod dock.

CLAIRE DE LUNE France Rates from $5150 - $5790

Passengers: 6. launched in 1998 and cruises on the Canal du Midi in southwest France. Cabins are twin or double, with private shower and toilet. Excursions include Roman ruins, vineyards and the walled city of Carcassonne.

COLIBRI France - Ultra Deluxe

Passengers: 4. Barge for charter only, full-board or cruise-only (meals ashore).

ELISABETH France, Holland - Deluxe Rate $4500

Passengers: 6. Cruising from Auxerre and Clamecy on the Burgundy-Nivernais Canal. There are two double bed cabins and one twin bed cabin.

EMMA France Rate $4500 - $5500pp

Passengers: 6. Irish chef and French captain. Cruises the Canal du Midi.

EnchantéFrance (Ultra Deluxe) Rate $5550 - $6330

Passengers: 8. Launched 2009. Provence & Camargue; Canal du Midi.Four double-bed cabins.Hot tub, TV, internet access.

ESPRIT out of service France

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