Imagine the sense of relaxation and enjoyment as your floating hotel carries you from one peaceful mooring to the next with more than enough opportunity to explore little villages, shops, the delightful countryside and much, much more, without the need to pack and repack every day....
Paradise Connections represents luxury hotel barges
that accommodate small groups from 2 to 20 guests (if you're a larger group, we can arrange for a tandem cruise). The attentive crew will pamper you with personalized service to ensure your enjoyment of this unique vacation. The cuisine is superb with carefully selected cheese and wines to accompany your meals aboard. Every day offers interesting local guided excursions, or you may choose to stay "home" with a good book and listen to some tunes... the choice is up to you. You can always do a bit of activity such as cycling and walking along the towpath as your barge makes its way along the canal. Some barges offer themed cruises
such as golfing, guided walks and cycling tours, fishing, wine tasting & appreciation cruises, family vacations, regional festivals such as the Hampton Court & Chelsea flower shows, ...
All of our of barges have bicycles aboard for their guests to use. Some even have a tandem! You can ride alongside the canal on the tow path or venture into towns along the way for a visit and meet up with the barge farther down the canal. The crew can also advise routes suited for your interests and ability.
You may arrange a private barge charter for your family, friends, or groups, plus most barges also offer individual cabin bookings
where you'll share the barge with other travellers. Frequently, we have large groups that necessitate chartering more than one barge... no problem, especially if you book early! Barging vacations are a wonderful way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, family reunions, a corporate incentive, or one of the best reasons of all... just to have a good time! Don't you deserve a treat?
Come and experience the fascinating world of hotel barging, whether in the shaded Canal du Midi in southern
, the Venetian Lagoon of
, the rustic beauty of
, the Royal River Thames in England
, the stunning landscapes of the highlands of Scotland
, or the flower capital of Holland
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