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Barge into the new decade with Frontiers

Frontiers hand-picked selection of luxury and boutique barges...


Frontiers' hand-picked selection of luxury and boutique barges cruising the European countryside for 2020 has never looked better! Many barges within our collection have had extensive refurbishments and updates providing you with an array of luxurious “floating villas” (a.k.a. barges) to choose from. A barge trip is perfect for customer entertaining, family and friend reunions, book clubs, wine groups, and other convivial gatherings. So contact your friends to check calendars! 

Nothing compares to the privileged delight that a private cruise on a European canal offers fortunate guests on board. Four of our favorite vessels have private pools, and nearly all the barges we recommend have Jacuzzis, perfect for stargazing with after-dinner drinks!

Think you’ll be bored? Actually – you won’t want to get off! Barge itineraries offer a variety of diverse daily experiences to keep everyone entertained. Enjoy daily visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, participate in private falconry displays, explore colorful local markets with your own gourmet chef, or sample a local wine producer’s favorite vintages in the cheerful company of your private driver/guide, just to name a few options. One barge offering the ultra-luxe experience is the 8-passenger Grand Cru barge cruising in southern Burgundy featuring a meticulous, sommelier-curated selection of Grand Cru wines that are poured for your pleasure throughout lunch and dinner. Another exceptional opportunity is available for two persons from May 10-16, 2020 on board the snazzy Grand Victoria barge also in Burgundy. Normally only open to charters of 6 passengers, it is accepting individual cabin bookings for this week. 

Choose from a variety of cruise destinations, including the Highlands of Scotland, the enchanting Moselle River in Germany, the historic Canal du Midi in the southwest of France, the sloping vineyards of Champagne, and the charming villages of Alsace. The hardest part is deciding which barge is the best fit for you and your friends!

Let our 37 years of expertise guide you! View our selection of “floating house parties” today, and call Jill and Bethany for up to date availability.

Take a closer look at our recommendations for a private Ultra Luxe Canal Barge Cruise in 2020 (** designates cabins may be individually booked):


Meet our Specialists


Specializes in Barging, River Cruises, and Western Europe

A wine and food connoisseur, grandmother of two, and veteran member of the Condé Nast Traveler Specialist list.


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