European Waterways announces Black Friday special 30% off on select hotel barge charters in France and Scotland

Monday 20th November 2017

European Waterways is offering a Black Friday special of 30% discount off whole-boat charter prices for 6-night cruises on three of its most popular luxury hotel barges, La Belle Epoque, L’Impressionniste and Spirit of Scotland, when booked between November 24th and November 30th, 2017.

The offer price is €34,090 (AU$52,990) for the 12-passenger barges La Belle Epoque and L’Impressionniste in Burgundy, France, available on the April 8th and April 22nd, 2018 departures, respectively. This is a saving of €14,610 (AU$22,710) off the regular price of €48,700 (AU$75,700). The offer price for the 12-passenger Spirit of Scotland is €28,980 (AU$45,045), a saving of €12,420 (AU$19,305) off the regular price of €41,400 (AU$64,350), available to depart April 15th, 2018.

Prices include the luxury accommodation, all meals and wines served on board an extensively stocked open bar, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary.

In addition, guests will have full use of barge facilities, such as bicycles, spa pool and the services of 6 crew members including an English-speaking guide and an on-board Master Chef.

The deluxe La Belle Epoque hotel barge cruises the historic Burgundy Canal through some of the region’s most scenic countryside. Excursions include private tastings at several renowned Chablis vineyards, a visit to the village of Flavigny sur Ozerain, the setting for the movie Chocolat, and a visit to Noyers-sur-Serein, often called “one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy.”

As well as the wine tasting excursions, L’Impressionniste offers a tour of Dijon and its sprawling market, a private gourmet lunch at Château de Beaune, located along the famed ‘Route des Grands Crus’ wine route, and a visit to Clos de Vougeot, home of the Chevaliers du Tastevin, an exclusive fraternity that awards a special prized label to the finest Côte d‘Or vintages every year.

The elegant Spirit of Scotland is the company’s newest fleet member and cruises the postcard perfect Caledonian Canal in Scotland. It features a spacious saloon and dining area with large picture windows for viewing the vast, rugged landscape of the Scottish Highlands. Cruise highlights include a private tasting and tour of the Glen Ord whisky distillery and a tour of Cawdor Castle and gardens, setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The vessel cruises on numerous lochs that include Lochy, Oich, Dochfour and the renowned Loch Ness, home to “Nessie”.

Local transfers are provided to and from the hotel barges. Prices cannot be combined with other offers and other restrictions may apply.

The 2018 brochure is also now available for order or download from

For more information visit or call 1800 828 050.

SOURCE: European Waterways

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