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Up To $2,000 off Per Cabin and 25% off Per Charter on Select Departures in France, Italy, and Scotland

European Waterways , Europe’s largest luxury hotel barge cruising company, is making its transition into the Fall season with specials on a variety of cruises.

Harvesting the Beauty of Alsace

This fall, European Waterways’ 12-passenger Panache is cruising through the historic French region of Alsace. Bordering Germany, the region features a combination of both French and German cultures, and boasts a classic landscape of rolling vineyards and winding waterways. Its medieval villages and historic citadels are tucked away between the Vosges Mountains on the west and the River Rhine to the east.

Alsace is renowned for its dry and sweet white wines, where an array of grape varieties distinct to the region are grown and produced.

Passengers on Panache this fall will cruise during the “Vendange”, French for grape harvest, which takes place in September and October. A scenic drive through the Vosges hills and private tastings of the regions’ Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir and Riesling wines are part of the itinerary.

Seasonal specials on Panache include $2000 off per cabin, based on double occupancy, for last-minute travelers on September 16th, as well as for departures on Oct. 7 and October 14.

Families or groups looking to book the whole boat can get 25 % off for departures on October 21.

The Scottish Highlands

The magnificent Scottish Highlands are arguably the quintessential trademark of Scotland.

Featuring the Grampian Mountains and Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, they are populated with medieval castles, country farm towns, and vast lakes.

Passengers on European Waterways’ luxury barge, The Scottish Highlander , will spend long, peaceful days cruising the Caledonian Canal.

Guests will take in the view on a gondola trip up Britain’s eighth highest mountain, Aonach Mor.

Scottish history will be explored at the famous medieval Eilean Donan Castle featured in the movie Highlander; and at Cawdor Castle, the setting of Shakespeare’s’ Macbeth.

And for some onboard entertainment, a Scottish piper will serenade passengers one evening and Captain Dan Clark will play Scottish tunes on his accordion at the farewell dinner.

Specials on The Scottish Highlander this Fall include $2,000 off per cabin, based on double occupancy, for departures on September 23 and October 14; and 25 % off the full charter price for departures on October 7 and 21.

Say “Ciao” to La Bella Vita

“La Bella Vita” means “the beautiful life” in Italian, and it is also the name of European Waterways’ stylish 20-passenger vessel that cruises the region.

Traveling between Mantua in north central Italy and the coastal city of Venice, La Bella Vita cruises through the Po Valley and the Veneto on the canals and rivers of an ancient Roman trade route.

It visits towns such as Ferrara, which boasts of Medieval and Renaissance architecture, cobblestone streets, and the aroma of delicious local cuisine.

Northern Italy’s beauty and charm has made it a popular tourist destination. In the Fall, crowds begin to thin out and the pleasant temperatures create an ideal barging environment for taking in the wonders of the region’s diverse landscape.

La Bella Vita’s varied itinerary spans the gardens and wine cellars of the 17th century Villa Widmann-Borletti, to the colorful beach towns of the lagoon islands.

Guests will tour Venice, the ancient city built on water, and the small fishing port town of Chioggia, featuring a colorful fresh fish market, among other excursions.

European Waterways is offering $2,000 off per cabin, based on double occupancy, for departures on September 30 on La Bella Vita. It is also offering $5,000 off the whole boat charter for departures on October 14, 21 and 28.
All prices subject to availability.

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