The Savoir Faire 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 2018 we offer:

  • Holland Tulip Cruise in the Spring
  • Holland & Belgium Cruise
  • Three Country Cruise through Holland, Belgium and Northern France in May and October
  • Paris & Burgundy Cruise early May and August
  • Burgundy Cruise from mid May to mid August
  • 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
  • Visits to the beautiful Belgian cities 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 Savoir Faire have selected some of their favourite cruise routes for you to enjoy.

Welcome aboard the Savoir Faire!

To discover more about our French Cruises please click on any of the destinations below:

  • Paris & Burgundy Cruise
  • Moret-sur-Loing to Auxerre – Burgundy Cruise
  • Paris to Epernay – Champagne Cruise

Paris & Burgundy Cruise (7 days / 6 nights)

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Paris, Seine, Barge Cruise

  • Enjoy an exclusive cruise aboard the Savoir Faire through the heart of Paris past the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame
  • Tour of Vaux la Vicomte – setting for the filming of “The Man with the Iron Mask”
  • Walking tour of Moret sur Loing. See where the Impressionist Alfred Sisley painted some of his most well known paintings
  • Visit Chateau de Fontainebleau where many French monarchs have left their mark
  • Visit Sens, the oldest town in France with its magnificent Gothic cathedral
  • Enjoy a wine tasting of fine Chablis wines in a local cellar
  • Tour of Auxerre, the splendid riverside capital of Lower Burgundy, with its timber-framed houses and the fine Gothic Cathedral of Saint-Etienne

Moret-sur-Loing to Auxerre – Burgundy Cruise (7 days / 6 nights)

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France Barge Charter

  • Walking tour of Moret sur Loing. See where Sisley painted some of his most well known paintings
  • Visit Chateau de Fontainebleau where many French monarchs have left their mark
  • Tour the medieval town of Provins and watch a ‘birds of prey’ display
  • Visit Sens, the oldest town in France with its magnificent Gothic cathedral
  • Enjoy a wine tasting of fine Chablis wines in a local cellar
  • Tour of Auxerre, the splendid riverside capital of Lower Burgundy, with its timber-framed houses and the fine Gothic Cathedral of Saint-Etienne

Paris to Epernay – Champagne Cruise (7 days / 6 nights)

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Wine & Luxury European Barge Cruise

  • Enjoy an exclusive cruise aboard the Savoir Faire through the heart of Paris past the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame
  • Tour of Vaux la Vicomte – setting for the filming of “The Man with the Iron Mask
  • Visit Meaux, the home of the famous Brie de Meaux cheese
  • Visit WW1 American Monument and the Battlefield of Belleau Wood
  • Wine tasting and tour at the world famous Champagne House of Moet & Chandon
  • Visit Epernay, a town packed with Champagne houses
  • Visit Reims Cathedral where the Kings of France were crowned
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 Savoir Faire through the heart of Paris past the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame