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CANAL CRUISINGTypical French Canal

Escorted Canal Barges
Relax as you cruise 4 mph through the Burgundy canal or through another one of the myriad canals that crisscross France in unpretentious luxury.

Canal barges in France and Holland offer a more ‘close up’ view of the people and the countryside. These hotel barges carry about 20 to 50 passengers. Barge cruise vacations feature all-inclusive gourmet meals, usually complimentary wine, experienced friendly English speaking crew members, and unique daily excursions with guide and motorcoach. Luxury hotel barging offers you casual elegance and comfort.

Having cruised eleven times on the French, German, and Dutch canal barges, Gott-A-Travel agents are the barge experts.

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Self-Drive Canal Boats
French Canal BargingExperience boat handling through a countryside lock and buy honey to put on your crepes from the lock house keeper.

If you are the ‘do it yourself type,’ rent a self-skippered yacht-like boat to drive yourself through the calm canal waters in France, and Holland. Or choose a narrow boat in England. Or fish from your boat in the rivers or lakes of Ireland and Scotland. Or cruise past gondolas in Venice, Italy or past castles in Germany. These self-catering boats berth 4 to 10 passengers and are quite economical when shared with family and friends. By providing your own food and drink, this can be a value-oriented vacation cruise. Boats are easy to operate and routes are well charted out. Since you choose your itinerary, it can be either very laid back and relaxing or an active ‘soft adventure.'

Gott-A-Travel offers their personal experiences with this wonderfully unique vacation in guiding you to choose the right boat and canal for you.


Canal & Co. “Luxury French Hotel Barge Vacation” All-inclusive. 20 to 50 passengers.
Crown Blue Line Self-drive boats for 4 to 10 passengers Western Europe canals, rivers, lakes.

RIVER CRUISINGViking Cruise River Boat - Holland & Belgium

River Boats
Admire the breathtaking beauty as you cruise the rivers of Europe and see storybook castles, awe-inspiring cathedrals, medieval villages, lush vineyards, and the treasures of western art.

Explore the tulip fields of Holland on a walking excursion as part of the all-inclusive river cruise experience.

Enjoy the history and beauty of ancient China and the blossoming economic giant of modern China on unique Yangtze River cruises.

Step back to the days of the paddlewheel river boats of Huck Finn and explore the Mississippi River. Discover the tranquil pace of the Ohio River and mid-west waterways.

Appreciate the unique scenery of the Alaskan Inland Passage up close. Follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark along the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.

America West Steamboat - Columbia RiverMost river boats carry from 50 to 200 passengers. These floating hotels have spacious cabins, excellent regional and American meals, friendly English-speaking crews, and enriching, entertaining excursions. Whether you choose to cruise the rivers of America, Europe, Russia, China, or other great rivers of the world, your experienced travel consultants at Gott-A-Travel will help you with their expertise.



Abercrombie & Kent Luxury cruise & tour company. All-inclusive. Attentive service.
Amadeus Waterways 3 boats.European rivers/Rhine, Main, Romania, Moselle, Danube.Black Sea.
American West Steamboat 2 Ships. Alaska’s Inside Passage or Columbia, Willamette & Snake Rivers
Cruise West Alaska, Columbia River, Calif. Wine Country, Sea of Cortes, Costa Rica
Delta Queen Steamboat 3 boats. Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland Rivers. Theme cruises. New Orleans
RiverBarge Excursion Lines 1 double barge. 198 pssgrs. Gulf Coast, Mid-West, Southern rivers.
Viking River Cruises Large fleet. Tours included. Europe, Russia & China’s Yangtze River
World Waterways Very large inventory of river and canal boats in world wide locations