Cruise through Bordeaux and Gascony
Barge Travel Connection (BTC), Australia’s leading specialist in barge canal cruising, invites you to an exciting cruising holiday that brings travellers into the heart of rustic Gascony and elegant Bordeaux, two of the most beautiful destinations in France.
Bordeaux dazzles the senses with its 18th century buildings, world-class museums and verdant vineyards, while Gascony, with its unspoiled countryside, rolling hills and pretty villages, lulls travellers to be a slow tourist and just let the region’s bucolic scenes unfold before the eyes while cruising its scenic waterways.
Since all BTC cruises in Bordeaux and Gascony are inclusive of accommodation, transfers, guided excursions, and wine tasting sessions, all guests have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the cruise. Authentic French cuisine and regional specialties plus a selection of fine wines are also served on board, and our friendly and attentive crew are always around to take care of the essentials and make sure every day on the cruise is a memorable one.
See below for a selection of cruises in Bordeaux and Gascony, or visit BTC’s website for a complete list of special deals on barging:
The Premier-class, 8-passenger Rosa features four twin cabins with en-suite facilities, salon and dining room all finished in a classic Dutch design. Guests can relax on Rosa’s spacious sun deck or take one of the touring bikes and cycle on scenic towpaths. Built in the Netherlands in 1907, this lovely clipper-style barge now cruises from Agen to Montauban.
Originally built in 1942, the Charming-class Mirabelle was magnificently modernized to provide elegant and cosy accommodation for up to 24 passengers. She now cruises from Bordeaux to Saint-Emilion and features a wood-paneled salon and dining room with wide windows, as well as cabins with en-suite bathroom, sun deck, and bicycles.
Saint Louis is a stunning Luxe-class hotel barge offering three twin cabins with en-suite facilities, a salon/dining area, and a fully-stocked open bar. Guests can also unwind on the spacious sun deck or enjoy a book from the barge’s small library. Saint Louis cruises on the regions of Bordeaux and Gascony, from Lacourt St. Pierre to Boé Port and Boé Port to Meilhan sur Garonne.
The beautiful 2-decker MS Bordeaux plunges passengers to the rustic heart of Bordeaux where lush vineyards extend as far as the eyes can see. Offering 34 cabins, two junior suites, a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a sun deck with a large sunroof, chairs, tables and cycle shed, MS Bordeaux is an ideal choice for large groups looking to cruise down the Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers.