European Waterways
Panache 12 Passenger Luxury Barge
Belgium 2017 rates   |   France 2017 rates   |   Holland 2017 rates

Panache is a stylish 12 passenger hotel barge, with spacious public areas and six comfortable double or twin en suite cabins. All the bathrooms have twin handbasins and oversized showers. There are panoramic windows in the saloon and the hotel barge has been fitted out in traditional yacht style with brass and mahogany fittings. A large sun deck and spa pool, plus 12 bicycles for guests use to explore the towpath complete the picture.

Panache's highly professional crew of six is comprised of Master Chef, Deck Hand/Steward, Tour guide and two Housekeepers, led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain who will ensure your cruise is memorable and more. Their knowledge of the region, combined with fascinating chauffeur driven private excursions and the 12 bikes we provide will allow you to explore the areas you cruise through in as much detail as you desire.

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Cruise Highlights
Typical Cuisine
  • Holland (March to Early May)
    - Tour Keukenhof Gardens with the largest display of flowers in the world
    - Visit the Aalsmeer flower auction
    - Tour the fascinating conservation area at Enkhuizen
    - Visit the Royal Delft pottery to see the world famous earthenware being hand-made and painted
    - Tour picturesque Haarlem and visit a museum of the Dutch painter, Franz Hals
    - Tour the charming city of Leiden, Rembrandt's birthplace
  • Alsace & Lorraine (June to October)
    - Tour the beautiful city of Strasbourg and visit its Gothic cathedral
    - Explore the Route des Vins d'Alsace Visit the Meteor Brewery, founded in 1640
    - Experience an ascent or descent of the unique Arzviller boat elevator
    - Visit the spectacular Rene Lalique Collection
    - Tour of Sarrebourg including a visit to the Chagall chapel
    - Enjoy a candlelit meal whilst cruising through the two Arzviller tunnels
  • Regional Specialities
    Medallions of Veal with a Girolles and Truffle Sauce, Roasted Duck a l'Alsacienne, Magret de Canard aux Mirabelles, Le Baeckeoffe d'Alsace, Crepes Suzette with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Wine Cellar
    Riesling Grand Cru, Chassagne-Montrachet, Chablis Premier Cru Pouilly Fuisse, Gewurztraminer, Cremant d'Alsace, Florimont Riesling
  • Cheese Board
    Munster, Brie de Meaux, Fourme d'Ambert, Chaource, Tomme Fermier d'Alsace, Gouda; Leyden, Maasdam, Brokkel Ould, Limburger