ON THE CANALS IN FRANCE

We are delighted to introduce Charming Waterways - our new leisurely-paced water-based touring series which is dedicated to offering our guests more opportunities to travel in the Back-Roads style.
 
In France, we use modern private hotel barges to cruise along the canals of Burgundy and Provence. These custom built, innovatively-designed vessels are comfortable and allow us access to smaller regional waterways, and unspoilt rural scenery.
 
Elsewhere, the emphasis shifts to enjoying the idyllic waters of southern Europe. Around Croatia we explore some of the lesser known Adriatic islands off the central Dalmatian coast using motorised vessels.
 
Importantly, all vessels are exclusively chartered by Back-Roads. Sailings are accompanied by our own tour leaders, as well as trained local captains and crew. Naturally, we retain the Back-Roads spirit with leisurely days, authentic local experiences and cuisines, exclusive shore excursions and small group sizes – a maximum of 16 guests in Croatia and up to 22 in France. Life on board is casual and social. Public areas are maximised to include deck space for sunbathing, and interior and exterior dining tables. Cabins are well appointed and include private facilities on all vessels.
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Champagne: A Cruise Along le Canal de la Marne au Rhin | 2017

A CRUISE ALONG LE CANAL DE LA MARNE AU RHINE   This tour doesn't just let you dip your toes into the sparkling Champagne region. It invites you to immer…
7 Days

Burgundy: A Cruise Along le Canal de Bourgogne | 2017
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A CRUISE ALONG LE CANAL DE BOURGOGNE   Rich and refined, Burgundy is as elegant and enticing as the wines it's world-famous for. But this tour shows it i…
7 Days
US$3273PP (From)
Was $3445
New 2017 Dates

Provence: A Cruise Along le Canal du Rhone a Sete | 2017
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A CRUISE ALONG LE CANAL DU RHONE A SETE   Wide deltas and rural scenery where cowboys on white horses roam. Meandering canals dotted with historic villages. …
7 Days
US$3273PP (From)
Was $3445
New 2017 Dates