The spectacular Loire Valley and its main tributary, the River Cher, have carried cargo and passengers for over 2000 years, since pre-Roman times. The Valley of the Kings is a timeless region of spectacular beauty and grace and we are delighted to offer the only hotel barge navigating the heart of the Loire Valley. The Loire Valley is as rich in legend as it is in beauty and you will realise that, fortunately, little has changed over the centuries. Talk to a cheesemaker and find out why his is the most famous goat’s cheese in France. Wind your way through the narrow streets of a centuries-old village, perhaps discovering hidden shops with hand-painted pottery, or stumble across an open market on your own.
For over 30 years, this magnificent ship has been plying the waterways of Europe from Holland to France and Belgium to Germany; She’s provided “memories of a lifetime” for thousands of contented guests.
Previously configured as a 12-passenger barge, Adagio has undergone a complete remodel of the accommodations to create 4 well-appointed and spacious ensuite staterooms to include one measuring 200 square feet and three measuring 170 square feet.
With her unique interior and old-world charm, the remodel brings stylish, comfortable, and very spacious accommodation for up to 8 guests.
Aboard you will find 5 different areas to enjoy, ensuring peace and serenity throughout your stay.
Whether its the saloon for watching the world go by or entertaining friends on the piano or the dining area and bar where your barman will serve your favourite cocktail, you will certainly find your favourite place each day.
2022, Loire itinerary for 6 nights Nemours to Chatillon or reverse.
(1 August to 24 October 2021 & April/May 2022 Holland itineraries Haarlem to Haarlem & in 2022 repositioning itinerary Bruges to Paris 11 nights, or Nemours to Bruges 13 nights also available)
Prices 2021 – Full Charter:
EUR 30,450 to 38,900
Prices 2022 – Full Charter:
EUR 30,450 to 38,900 if booked in 2021
Prices 2022 – Double Cabin:
EUR 4,470 to 4,900 per person if booked in 2021
Reservations / Availability: Contact
The Deborah is a custom designed canal barge and has been equipped with maximum comfort in mind for an unforgettable and relaxing holiday. Passengers are very well looked after and pampered by a crew completely at your disposal, so you can relax on board and have a truly wonderful time.
The 6 passenger Nymphea is a classic Dutch design with shallow draft and is ideal for navigating the incredibly beautiful yet somewhat sandy reaches of the river Cher in the Loire valley. Refitted throughout, her traditional ship interior features a warm classic decor of rich varnished hardwoods, stained glass and a welcoming country house atmosphere.
Nymphea has three comfortable cabins, two twin staterooms and one twin or double stateroom, all with air conditioning and en-suite facilities. Six bikes are always available for you to enjoy rides along towpaths and trails. Her crew of Captain and Chef/Housekeeper are most knowledgeable about the history in this beautiful area and are excellent hosts for your luxury cruise.
Renaissance is a very spacious hotel barge that accommodates up to 8 passengers in ultimate luxury. Her cruise route takes her across the mighty River Loire on the Canal de Briare, France’s oldest canal and steeped in history, past beautiful scenery and small country villages towards Sancerre, a region famed for its wonderful white wines.
Her interior includes a delightful dining area and a beautifully appointed saloon, while the extremely generous accommodation features four suites, each averaging 250 sq ft including a large en suite bathroom. Renaissance’s other features include a forward deck with a roof extension for alfresco dining and an on-deck heated spa pool.
SPECIALS: Renaissance (expires 22/02/21)
2021: 10% off per cabin departing 6 June; 4 July