Barge Holidays in Europe

Explore this website for canal and river barge holidays in France, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Italy

For canal narrowboat barge holidays in the UK go to our Canal Holidays website

For crewed luxury hotel barges in France, England, Ireland and Holland go to our Hotel Barges website

In most of Europe we offer the superb collection of Pénichette barges to ensure that you get the most out of your holiday boating. We offer over 400 Pénichettes and 26 bases in France, Holland, Germany, Italy and Ireland.

You can choose from a wide variety of routes and regions. Our team are dedicated to helping you choose exactly the right Pénichette and cruising area for you and your crew.

Whether you go as a couple, as a family or with friends, there's a Pénichette that's right for you, and with weekends, mini-weeks or longer holidays on offer, we can find the boating holiday to suit you.

Use the links on the right to investigate the range of Penichettes, then choose your location from the links at the top of the page. Or let us know your requirements and preferences and we'll advise and do the rest!

When you go on holiday the staff at each base will offer their local knowledge. They will show you over your boat and will teach you just how easy it is to drive a Pénichette. All through your cruise they are there on call should you need them.

See more about:

Pénichette Boat Fleet
Life on Board a Pénichette
Pénichette FAQ

For more on barge holiday cruise routes please select country of interest from the menu at the top of the page.

For an alternative style of boat for your boating holiday see Cruiser Boat Holidays