World's Greatest Romantic Cruises
Courtesy of French Country Waterways
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).