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A standard weeks' barge cruise is 6-nights / 7 days, typically
beginning on Sunday afternoon and ending on Saturday morning after
breakfast. A few barges run Saturday-Friday, see the particular barge's
rate page to view their departure day, or contact
What's generally included in an "all-inclusive" barge cruise:
What's not included:
- 6-nights' accommodation on the barge
- pick up and drop off from pre-arranged meeting point
- breakfast, lunch, evening meals
- open bar with alcoholic and soft drinks
- daily guided excursions, including transportation and
- use of barge's bicycles
- use of barge's provided amenities: possibly
jacuzzi/hot tub, exercise equipment, musical instruments, games...
barges offer alternative pricing, such as "bed & breakfast"
"half board" cruises, which might not include all meals and guided
- Crew gratuity (up to you, of course, but 5-15%
depending). Should be in cash and in local currency.
- Trip cancellation insurance, personal insurance,
medical insurance, baggage insurance...
- Items of a personal nature, such as souvenirs,
postcards, stamps, etc.
- Airfare & transportation to/from barge's
designated meeting point
& drinks off the boat, that are not part of the barge's planned
routine/menu (you stop at a café for a beer to rest up during shopping,
- Optional ballooning
- Supplements for themed cruises such as golfing, wine
A few barges provide 3-night and 5-night cruises, inquire!
challenged or need wheel chair accessibility?
Smoking: No smoking inside of the barge. Smoking is allowed outside,
but please be considerate of other guests on board.
All barges have English-speaking crew. Most are British. Some crew will
speak other European languages as well.
excursions. While very interesting, perhaps you just want to
chill out on the barge, take a snooze, or do something else that
afternoon. That's OK, too.
Let us know if:
- you have a special event during your cruise, such as
a birthday or anniversary.
- you have food allergies or special dietary
- you have a medical condition or take medications that
the crew should know about
always stress that good communication between guests and crew is
important. If you have a problem, don't hide it... let them know as
they want this to be your best vacation ever :)
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