Barging in France and other European countries is The Barge Lady’s full time specialty – and has been since 1985. We are your direct link to winetasting in Burgundy, meandering the Canal du Midi, spring tulip cruising in Holland, and exploring English castles on the Royal River Thames. Our greatest pleasure is helping you select that “perfect barge cruise:” perfect for your interests, your party and your budget. Perfect for YOU!!!

We do not represent a barge unless we know it personally; it is a tough job, but SOMEONE has to sample the cuisine and wine and experience the most tranquil and historic inland waterways of Europe. The “personal touch” continues here at our office in Chicago, Illinois, where we answer the phone ourselves and reply to e-mail within the hour. I am proud to present our top team, all dedicated to both our guests and to the barges we are so proud to represent. Let us show you why barge cruising is better with The Barge Lady!


Looking for a barge cruise expert who cares about you?

Your vacations are important to you and are a big investment.  We take that seriously and love helping you create the vacation of a lifetime with friendly and efficient service. If you choose to become our client, we will take excellent care of you with knowledgeable information and advice suited to your interests and budget.

We specialize only in barge cruises in France and Western Europe. You are in good hands!

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