World's Greatest Romantic 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
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).