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World's Greatest Romantic Cruises

French Country Waterway Cruises

Courtesy of French Country Waterways

French Country Waterways — Horizon II and others

The Experience: Enjoy quiet and casual exploration of the French countryside on an intimate, 8- to 12-passenger barge. Cruise on historic canals and through locks and visit romantic châteaux, wineries, and quaint villages while sampling fine wines (like Puligny-Montrachet) and local cheeses at meals prepared onboard by a French-trained chef.

Intimate Moment: Borrowing a couple of the barge’s bikes and heading off to riverside villages to explore quiet lanes on your own.

Sample Price: Six-night Central Burgundy; departs Sept. 4, 2010; $6,095 to $6,295 (includes transportation from Paris).


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