In this fast paced world quality family time is becoming even more precious. Even when we are home its not uncommon for both adults and children to be glued in front of computer screens or televisions, usually in different rooms. Inside or out, we are at the mercy of our cell phones and the world of text-messaging. Sometimes it is best to take the family and get away from it all. Choosing Europe as a vacation destination is not only exciting, it is educational. One way to explore this interesting continent is on a family barge vacation.
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.
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?