French cuisine and fine wines draw tourists from around the globe to the boutique restaurants, vineyards and festivals of France to fill their bodies and enrich their souls with this countrys delightful fare. While food and wine are highlighted at almost every festival in France, harvest season focuses the spotlight directly on cuisine and wine. During the months of September, October and early November, wine harvest festivals occur throughout the grape growing regions of France to celebrate the end of the season and the gathering of the harvest. Whether you are seeking an intimate festival in a medieval village or one that draws thousands of visitors to savor the offerings, harvest festivals abound.
Its a new year and a new opportunity for you to experience barge cruising at its finest. We at The Barge Connection are pleased to announce the addition of a new barge, the Apres Tout, to our 2012 line-up. The name means about time. Appropriate, wouldn't you say? After all, it is about time you treated yourself to a luxurious hotel barge cruise on the scenic waterways of France. The Barge Connection has been specializing in hotel barging since 1998, Its well informed, friendly staff would love to help you plan your perfect hotel barge vacation.
A new year means new beginnings. Will this be the year that you indulge your taste buds, your passion for history and your desire to enjoy the good life? Perhaps one of your resolutions is to spend more time with family and friends. Or maybe you promised yourself a luxurious vacation with a bit of exercise and culture thrown in. All of this is possible with a European barge cruise vacation. There are new barges and new itineraries just waiting for you to make 2012 your very special year.
People travel for different reasons. Some seek the beauty created by adding paint to canvas or the skilled chiseling of delicately grained marble. Still others seek fine wines aged in cellars that have been tended by generations of the same family. It is possible to experience all of these things, and more, on a relaxing barge cruise that treats you to the best Europe has to offer. Barge Connection has been specializing in barge cruising since 1998, and is ready to help you discover your journey of luxurious delights.
Specialty barge cruises focusing on the arts and fine wines are scheduled for the 2012 season. These vessels offer all the pampering found on the larger riverboats, but with an average of three to six cabins, the experience is much more intimate, relaxing and all inclusive. The barge Captain heads a well-trained crew made up of a gourmet chef, stewardess, a knowledgeable tour guide and driver.
Spring in Holland is greeted by rows of tulips, bursting with color as they cover the grounds of the Keukenhof Gardens. Nearly seven million tulips complement the blossoming fruit trees, canals and the stone-crafted windmill that has been turning for centuries. It is a tempting vacation thought.
Then again, there is luxury barge cruising. The appeal here is a pampered vacation to exotic locales, cities and attractions with the added pleasure of only unpacking once. Truly that is another vacation idea that triggers that temptation button. But what if you could combine a luxury barge cruise with a visit to Hollands most treasured destinations?