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Luxury Hotel Barge Cruises in Europe

Cruise vacations on the canals of France, England, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Germany, and Scotland

Welcome to the World of Barge Lady Cruises!  Since 1985, Ellen Sack, The Barge Lady, has been the leading expert in canal barge cruises and river barge cruise vacations in France and Europe.

Conde Nest Traveler Award 2012 - Top Travel Specialist

We are barge cruise specialists that represent 50 vessels, which we visit annually. Ellen shares her passion, experience and ideas with each client. With over 50 visits to France and personal relationships with every barge owner, let The Barge Lady match you to that perfect barge!

In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Ellen was awarded the highest of travel industry honors, the Condé Nast Traveler: Top Travel Specialist. In 2014 she was selected for The Wendy Perrin WOW list as a Trusted Travel Expert.

What is barging? - Barge cruises are former cargo barges that have been renovated and converted into elegant, comfortable passenger vessels that carry between 4-24 passengers (most carry 12 or less). Barging is all about exploring the idyllic countryside, indulgent cuisine, local wines and being pampered. The English speaking crew accommodates every request and guests enjoy daily chauffeured, guided excursions. Accommodations range from cozy to lavish and vary in price. Check out our Barge Rating System for more information. The Barge Lady represents 50 different barge cruises on the canals and rivers of France, England, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, and Scotland– which one is the best for you?!

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