River Barging

Barging offers all sorts of variations for holidays, from canal barging to cruising through ancient cities like Venice, exploring the villages of the French countryside from the rivers and seeing a totally different aspect of many unique places.
Yacht Charter Options International represent a number of the top barging organisations in Europe and can help you with all the various alternatives.

Barges are available in all shapes and sizes and in an enormous range of destinations. We can put you in touch with ‘seasoned bargers’ to share their stories.

Ideal for a slow, relaxing vacations with family or friends. Take this opportunity to share a birthday or special occasion and explore the French country as an example.


We offer canal boat hire all over Europe, and Canada.

Whatever your passion is, you’re sure to find a destination to ‘float your boat’.

NATURE: The waterways are home to some of Europe’s finest wildlife and offer great scenery and natural spots. Discover the great parks and gardens near the waterways.

HISTORY: cruising routes packed with both famous historical sites to see and lesser-known historical gems to discover.

FOOD: Each of our regions offers delicious gastronomic treats to taste on your holiday. 

WINE TASTING: In our French cruising regions,  tour vineyards and taste the many wines they offer.

SWIMMING: Many of our cruises take you to perfect swimming spots that children—and adults—will love.

GOLF: Discover cruising routes close to excellent golf courses.

FISHING: the perfect pastime for your holiday. Europe’s rivers are full of fish to hook!

CYCLING: All cruises are perfect for gentle cycling along the towpath. Find cruises close to more adventurous cycling routes.

HORSE RIDING: For something different, take to the saddle and enjoy a gentle trot along the canal paths.

WATER SPORTS: Many of our destinations are terrific places for kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, or just taking a swim.

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