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Get back to nature with a self drive cruise in Europe. What better way to discover a country... it's culture, history, customs, architecture, wildlife, scenery, villages and towns, food and wine than by cruising along some of the thousands of kilometers waiting to be explored. Hop off for a spot of cycling, hiking or exploring, then back on board for some more cruising before ending your day with an alfresco meal as the sun sets, or a cosy supper in the saloon. Each day brings its own adventures... no stress, just fun all the way. Whatever your budget and interests, whether cruising as a couple, family or as many as 12 friends, we'll find the perfect boating vacation for you.

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Treat yourself this season to fabulous foods created by master chefs and wonderful wines from some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world... Enjoy stunning scenery, walking, cycling, excursions with knowledgeable guides and plenty of time for total relaxation...  Optional hot-air ballooning, canoeing, tree walking and horse-riding for the more adventurous make this the ideal  choice for mixed-generation families!  Cruise aboard a luxury hotel barge, as the captain takes the helm and the experienced crew ensure that you enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.

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All the relaxation of a hotel barge cruise, combined with the freedom of a self drive, the half board charters are perfect for families. Lots of fun activities for all... and all at your own pace. Cycling, walking., fishing or simply relaxing... take your time to explore towns and villages at your own pace... No rigid timetables! Children welcome. The captain and crew look after the boat so unless you would like to have a go at steering under their watchful eye, just sit back and admire the beautiful views. With breakfast and lunch included, you can make your own plans for dining out each evening... river side cafés, a bistro, or a top-notch restaurant !

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Hotels Afloat offers you a wide range of destinations throughout Europe. Whatever your plans and interests may be, we will be able to find you the perfect cruise holiday.

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Special News


10% off all charters aboard Alegria on the Midi canal in April and May


Still plenty of special offers on self drive cruises to save you up to 40%

Hotel barges: Save up to 2000 USD per cabin on selected barges and 10000 USD on charters!

Just in: Save 17725 USD on a family August charter aboard Savoir Faire in the Champagne region


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