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.

FANDANGO France Rate $4500 - $5500pp (Deluxe)

Passengers: 4-6. It Cruises the Canal du Midi.


There are 3 double bed cabins, each with private bath. There are bicycles, a razor-scooter, fishing rods, satellite TV, a VCR, piano, home entertainment system, and e-mail facilities. Guided tours. Owners are French/Dutch and multi-lingual.

FLEUR DE LYS  France (Ultra Deluxe) $6500 +

Passengers: 6. Each cabin has canopied king or twin beds, private dressing room, bath with double sink. There is a pool and a salon with antiques, grand piano, TV/VCR . It travels in southern Burgundy. The barge was featured in a full-length article in Town & Country.


Passengers: 8. Cruises the Upper Loire. The Alouette and Hirondelle can travel in tandem for large groups.


Passengers: 8. Cabins include one double suite and five twins with individual air-conditioning and heating controls, and private bathroom with shower. The barge is a split-level design with paneled interiors. Cruising on the Canal de Bourgogne between Tanlay and Marigny-le-Cahouet.

L'ABERCROMBIE - France Ultra Deluxe

Passengers: 22. Cruises on the Yonne River and Canal de Bourgogne from Auxerre to Ancy le Franc.Twin and double cabins with private bath and shower. Three and six-night cruises.

L'ART DE VIVRE  - France Rates $4290 - $4950

Passengers: 8. Cruises from Vermenton to Mailly le Chateau, Merry Sur Yonne, Lucy Sur Yonne, Chevroches, and Dirol. Cabins were refitted in 2008.

LA BELLA VITA  - Italy (Venetian Lagoon, Canal and Po Valley)

Passenger: 20 guests. Itinerary: Venice, Alberoni, Chioggia, Ca'Zen, Adria, Bagnoli Estate, Ferrara, Mantua, Italy.

L'ESTELLO France Rate $3100

Passengers: 20. Cruising Provence and Camargue, France.

L'ETOILE  France Rate $4000

Passengers: 6. A traditional Dutch barge that cruises Provence and Camargue.


Passengers:12. Vintage Dutch barge. There are sundeck spa/pool facilities, plus sauna and fitness studio. Cabins are air-conditioned with choice of twin or double beds. Two cruises offer French lessons as part of the cruise in April and October.

LA NOUVELLE ETOILE  France - Deluxe Category

Passengers: 8. Moselle River Valley, Champagne, and Alsace-Lorraine, France. Also cruises from Paris to Burgundy or Paris to Champagne.


Passengers: 12 and 6. These two barges often travel in tandem in central Burgundy from Dijon to Fleurey-Sur-Ouche, Gissey, Pont D'Ouche and Vandenesse.


Passengers: 8. a new 126 ft. barge with four staterooms, air-conditioning and heating, a sauna, fitness room, and small pool. Floating the southern Burgundy and eastern Loire from Dijon to Chagny and Paray-le-Monial.

LE PAPILLON  France Rate $5140

Passengers: 6. Charter only barge, air-conditioned throughout, with cruises on the Canal du Nivernais.

LE PHENICIEN  France Rate $3560