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Not to be confused with self-hire boat holidays, where your clients do all the work, Luxury Floating Villa holidays, more commonly known as Luxury Hotel Barge holidays, is the next evolution in river cruising.

As Australia’s leading experts in Luxury Barge holidays, we coined the phrase ‘Floating Villa’s’ to better describe to the Australian and New Zealand consumers the level of luxury they can expect when cruising the canals of France, England, Scotland and Italy.

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Each floating villa includes a qualified captain, executive chef and crew. All meals, beverages and shore excursions are included, and all floating villas carry bicycles with most having a hot tub, so your clients can be as active or as relaxed as they choose.

Although the floating villas may look very traditional from the outside, appearances are deceptive. While some are new-build vessels, many started life as working cargo barges and have an interesting history which adds to the charm. They have since been converted into luxury floating villas offering boutique accommodation, with cabins on the lower deck and a lounge bar and dining room on the main deck.

If your clients love history, culture, gastronomy, fine wine and very high levels of personal service, then look no further than a floating villa holiday experience.

Many memorable moments on your clients floating villa holiday will revolve around food and wine. Some of our floating villa’s meander through the world's most famous French wine-growing regions, including Champagne, Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Alsace, and meals at lunch and dinner will showcase wines from the area – all expertly introduced by the onboard hosts.

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With an average of only four rooms (eight passengers), these floating villas are perfect for chartering for small groups of friends and families. There is no minimum age limit when chartering so it is perfect for a multi-generational family holiday. 

Contact us today to know more about this emerging holiday experience.