There is something truly special about cruising along the waterways of France in style and comfort. Experience the French countryside in its full glory and enjoy a relaxed voyage on board our carefully selected hotel-barges. Slip back in time and discover a pace of life that seems long forgotten, along with a rail journey surely the most civilised way to travel.
We have chosen some wonderful routes which will allow you to unwind as you immerse yourself in a world of quaint medieval villages, sleepy backwaters, stunning Châteaux and world-renowned vineyards. Enjoy gastronomic dinners on-board from the classically trained French chefs accompanied by a selection of fine regional wines. All our hotel-barges offer comfortable en suite cabins and attractive public areas. These intimate hotel-barges pride themselves on their first class, highly personalised service delivered by their well-trained, friendly crew. All shore excursions are included giving you the opportunity to explore some of France’s most interesting sights and surroundings.
For an indulgent, relaxing, yet fascinating voyage by rail and river this holiday is the perfect choice.
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When I win the lottery Guy and the team will be my personal travel guides. I’m probably not their typical clientele , however, they delivered on budget , a dream rail journey and accommodation which exceeded expectations. We travelled from UK to Verona, Florence and up to Turin with quality and information. We had a difficulty in the journey due to train lines being down and bussed for a bit. A supportive phone call was reassuring and they liaised with the rail network , making it all fine. Wonderful service from a knowledgeable team. A wonderful holiday and great experience. Thank you for all your efforts. Well done Planet Rail. They took the strain and made a dream vacation possible.