If you feel comfortable budgeting $300 to $1,000 per day per person and you want the best, look to the luxury cruise players for your cruise.
Luxury barge cruises along the picturesque canals of France are not inexpensive vacation experiences. Rates ranges from $750 per person per day up to more than $1,000 per person per day, plus suggested gratuities from 5 percent to 10 percent of the total cost of the cruise depending on how generous you’re feeling. Are barge cruises worth… [Read More]
Earlier this month I spent one of the best weeks of my life on French Country Waterways Horizon II. Indeed, an intimate barge cruise on the Burgundy Canal is a lifelong aspiration for many, and a lot would have to go wrong for someone to step off Horizon II at the end of the week and… [Read More]
Yesterday, on our French Country Waterways barge excursion along the Burgundy Canal, we stepped off the boat and into a Michelin three-star restaurant. To read that mouth-watering tale, see Dining On French Country Waterways Horizon II. Today would be the last full day of our barge trip. We’d enjoy a morning at the open-air markets in… [Read More]
We spent yesterday touring one of France’s most beautiful villages (see A Damp Day In One Of France’s Most Beautiful Villages). Today, we have another special treat in store: dining in a Michelin Three-Star restaurant. Now I don’t know about you, but I know little about the Michelin ratings. Why only three stars? Why not five? Or… [Read More]
I arrived back in Sweden just a couple of days ago. This is one quirky nation, let me tell you. But before digressing too much, I want to let you know about what’s new on the Avid Cruiser website. So sit tight. I’ll be back at the end of this post. Cruise Photography Tips I… [Read More]
Yesterday, we enjoyed Bicycling And Barging On French Country Waterways on a gorgeous day in Burgundy. Today, we awakened to a light rain, but that would not stop us from enjoying the planned activities, which typically went as 1) do something interesting; 2) lunch; and 3) dinner. We hopped in the Mercedes van to visit Noyers sur Serein, designated… [Read More]
Barging on French Country Waterways compares to luxury cruising in many ways: We are being pampered; everything is taken care of, we needn’t lift a finger; dining is top notch; all beverages are included. One key difference, however, is the range of activities offered. Yesterday we spent the morning enjoying the canal and sampling wines in… [Read More]