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PANACHE 

Barging in France & Holland/Belgium
Panache provides luxury barge cruise vacations in Holland & Belgium during the springtime, then afterwards in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France
Hotel Barge PANACHE - Alsace-Lorraine FRANCE & Dutch Tulip cruises HOLLAND/BELGIUM - BargeCharters.com
Hotel Barge PANACHE
Cruising Alsace-Lorraine, France & Holland

The 128-foot Panache is a 12-passenger luxury hotel barge of classic Dutch design, fully air conditioned with spacious public areas and six en-suite cabins, with your choice of twin or double bed configuration. En-suite bathrooms have twin sinks and oversize showers with massage jets. Panache is traditionally furnished in an old ship style with brass and mahogany, creating a comfortable and charming ambience. The salon and dining room have large panoramic windows for viewing the passing countryside, as well as comfortable sofas, books and music, and an always open inclusive bar. The sun deck is spacious and has a heated spa pool; a perfect place to watch the sun set after dinner.

Panache has a highly professional crew of six, comprised of Master Chef, Deck Hand, Tour guide, two Housekeepers, and led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain, who will ensure your cruise is memorable and more. Their knowledge of the region, combined with fascinating chauffeur-driven private excursions and the 12 bikes provided, will allow you to explore the areas you cruise through in as much detail as you desire.
 
In April and May, Panache will embark on "Dutch Tulip Cruises", visiting the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens in full bloom, the world famous Delft pottery and the cheese center of Gouda.  She will then reposition to cruise the beautiful Canal de la Marne au Rhin from Xouaxange to Strasbourg in Alsace-Lorraine with its unique mix of French and German cultures, Baroque and Romanesque architecture, storybook hamlets and wonderful white wines.

Cruise Highlights

HOLLAND
  • Tour the famous Keukenhof Gardens with the largest display of flowers in the world
  • Visit the fascinating Zaanse Schans conservation area
  • Explore the Aalsmeer flower auction
  • Visit the Delft pottery to see the world-famous porcelain being handmade and painted
  • Tour of Gouda, Holland's cheese center, & enjoy a cheese tasting
  • Tour the charming city of Leiden, Rembrandt's birthplace
BARGING IN HOLLAND
CHAMPAGNE
  • River Marne and the Canal Lateral à la Marne
  • Private tastings at 3 select champagne houses, including in Epernay
  • Visit to the Château Thierry WW1 battlefield and the Belleau Wood cemetery
  • Tour of Reims, the magnificent 800-year-old Gothic cathedral and a tasting at a fromagier
  • Visit to the hilltop village of Hautvillers, where Dom Perignon discovered the methode champenoise
Belleau Wood, Reims France Cemetary
ALSACE-LORRAINE
  • Tour the beautiful city of Strasbourg and visit its Gothic cathedral
  • Explore the Vosges hills and the Route des Grands Crus
  • Experience the unique lock & boat elevator at Arzviller
  • Visit the spectacular Rene Lalique Collection
  • Tours of historic Saverne and Sarrebourg
  • See the World War II battleground at Wingen-sur-Moder

See more about HOLLAND in the REGIONS section of our website.


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