The Adagio cruises a selection of delightful routes on European Waterways, covering France, Belgium and Holland.

Cruise highlights are shown below and more detailed itineraries can be found by clicking on the link under the title of each cruise.

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For 2020–2021 we offer:

  • Holland Tulip Cruise in the Spring
  • Holland & Belgium Cruise
  • Belgium & Holland Cruise
  • Three Country Cruise through Holland, Belgium and Northern France in May and October
  • Upper Loire Cruise
  • Champagne Cruise mid August to mid October
HOLLAND CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

Haarlem to Haarlem Tulip Cruise (7 days / 6 nights)

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This wonderful cruise offers the unique opportunity to experience Holland at its most enchanting. The Dutch are proud of their country and it shows. They have forged this land from the sea and today rank amongst the leading engineers of the world. A diverse population and a long history of trading has resulted in a fascinating culture. Medieval architecture abounds everywhere. This once-in-a-lifetime cruise is your Captain’s favourite!

Holland Windmills Waterways

  • Tour the famous Keukenhof Gardens with the largest display of flowers in the world
  • Cruise through the heart of Amsterdam with its canals and picturesque architecture
  • Visit a working windmill, clog maker and cheese maker
  • Explore the Aalsmeer flower auction and Gouda, the mecca of Dutch cheese
  • Visit the Delft pottery to see the world famous porcelain being hand-made and painted
  • Cruise through Rotterdam
  • Tour the picturesque town of Haarlem and visit a museum of the Dutch painter, Franz Hals.
HOLLAND & BELGIUM COMBINED CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

Haarlem to Bruges (7 days / 6 nights)

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Not only do you get the opportunity to visit two of the major sites in Holland but you also experience barging at it’s most professional. The cruise from Holland to Belgium take us across the vast estuaries linking these two countries. You will also visit 3 of the most important cities in Belgium.

European Barge Cruise

  • Visit the Delft pottery to see the world famous porcelain being hand-made and painted
  • Cruise through Rotterdam
  • Harbour within the fortified port of Willemstad
  • Cruise into Belgium to Antwerp for a tour of the old quarter and a visit to the house of the
  • famous Flemish painter Rubens
  • Visit to the beautiful Belgian city of Ghent
  • Walking tour of Bruges, the “Venice of the North”
FRENCH CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

C’EST LA FRANCE! The land of good art and great living

France is the world’s greatest barge cruising destination and for a very good reason.

Quite simply… it’s magnificent!

Barging in France

Combine the beauty of the waterways with the wonderful French joie de vivre – then sprinkle in an offering of gourmet dining, some fine wines, friendly people and a generous portion of rich history – and “Voila”!.. you have the perfect recipe for what promises to be the vacation of a lifetime!

With over 3,000 miles of canals and rivers to choose from, the owners of the Adagio have selected some of their favourite cruise routes for you to enjoy.

Welcome aboard the Adagio!

To discover more about our French Cruises please see our destinations below:

 

  • Upper Loire Cruise – Montargis to the vineyards of Sancerre
  • Champagne Cruise – champagne all the way!
  • La Ferte to Montargis Cruise – exclusive cruise through the heart of Paris

Upper Loire Cruise (7 days / 6 nights)

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Paris, Seine, Barge Cruise

  • Welcome cruise through the flight of locks in the center of Monatrgis
  • Visit Chateau Guedelon, an authentic reconstruction of a Medieval castle
  • Visit to either Chateau de Fontainebleau or 12C Chateau de la Bussiere
  • Rogny les Sept Ecluses and it’s impressive flight of locks built in 1648
  • Tour of the 17th C Renaissance Chateau of Saint Fargeau
  • Explore the Medieval town of Sancerre amongst the vineyards of the Loire
  • Opportunity to know more about these wines during our wine tasting tour

La Ferte-sous-Jouarre to Chalons-en-Champagne – Champagne Cruise (7 days / 6 nights)

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Wine & Luxury European Barge Cruise

  • Welcome cruise after Champagne reception
  • Exclusive tour of Alain Bedels family owned Champagne vineyard and cellar
  • Visit to American Monument, commemorating American troops who fought in WW1
  • Visit Belleau Wood, later named “Wood of the Marine Brigade”
  • Walk around Hautvilliers where Dom Perignon reputedly discovered Champagne in 1693
  • Visit Epernay, proclaimed as the capital of Champagne and tour Moet & Chandon
  • Tour of Reims Cathedral and cellar of world reknowned Lanson Champagne
  • Explore Chalons-en-Champagne which includes 2 UNESCO listed churches

Chateau Thierry to Paris (7 days / 6 nights)

  • Chateau Thierry to Montargis via Paris – (7 days / 6 nights)
  • Visit to American Monument, commemorating American troops who fought in WW1
  • Visit Belleau Wood, later named “Wood of the Marine Brigade”
  • Exclusive tour of Alain Bedels family owned Champagne vineyard and cellar
  • Visit Meaux Cathedral and local cheese shop or WW1 War Museum
  • Tour of Chateau Vaux la Vicomte, film location of “The Man in the Iron Mask”
  • Exclusive cruise through the center of Paris
BELGIUM & FRANCE COMBINED CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

Bruges to Paris (12 days / 11 nights)

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Bruges transfer to the hotel barge moored within walking distance of the city center. 

Transfer within Paris at the end of your cruise.

  • rance, Holland, Belgium, Amsterdam, Keukenhof, Paris, Brugges, Antwerp, Ghent, waterways, EuropeVisits to the beautiful Belgian cities of Ghent and Bruges, the “Venice of the North”
  • Cruise up through the Vermandois Hills of Picardy through the many locks and tunnels of the Canal du Nord.
  • Cruise the River Somme and visit Compiegne, site of the WWI Armistice signing and home to Compiegne Palace
  • Full day excursion to Giverny to visit Claude Monet’s home and the gardens at their finest. Lunch at a local auberge. (Spring Cruise only)
  • Visit Malmaison, Napoleon and Josephine’s home
  • Enjoy an exclusive cruise aboard the Adagio through the heart of Paris past the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame