Belgium is often overlooked in favour of so-called
‘grander’ destinations, but there’s a
huge wealth of Belgian tradition, history, art
and culture that it would almost be a crime to
pass by without finding out more. It’s not just
waffles, chips and mayonnaise either! Our ultra-
luxurious hotel-barge and ‘pride of Belgium’,
the Golden Odyssey, will, amongst others, prove this to
you! So please, read on...
Where is it?
To the north-west of France,
Belgium lies between France and Holland.
What are the cruises like?
with marvellous surprises—take a horse-drawn
carriage ride around Bruges, ‘Cultural Capital of
, sample a gargantuan array of excellent
, feast on fine seafood
fresher than you’ve ever tasted before, visit art galleries, tapestry shops, antique dealers
, visit First
World War battlefields
, make a private visit to a 16th century Belgian farmhouse for a sumptuous
... the possibilities are endless, not to mention the museums, monuments,
fountains and wonderful barge
to guide you through this feast for the senses!
The ultra-luxurious Golden Odyssey
, cruising through the heart of Belgium (above right) is everything
you have ever dreamed about… grand, spacious cabins
with generous bathrooms be-decked with
solid authentic English fittings, including a large bath tub
. In addition to the central heating, the huge
salon has a beautiful wood-burning fire
, and plenty of space to relax. The large dining table is bedecked
each meal time with copious proofs of Tracey’s years of chefing. The huge sun deck and ondeck
heated pool (above right) completes this vision of luxury and barging decadence, based
in Ghent, Belgium.
How does this area compare with others in Europe?
It’s a fantastic
place to barge as fewer people are aware of the many treasures it holds. This means it is calm,
feels rather elite, and you will always receive a very warm welcome
. The waterways themselves
are very historic
as barging is in the blood of the Belgians,
and you’ll cruise under delightful
in and out of charming towns with tall, narrow houses clustered
, and through open, unpolluted countryside.
We at The Barge Company are committed to increasing awareness of the beauty of Belgium,
so if you are interested in cruising here, please contact us
and we’ll be delighted to
share more information with you.
Why would I want to cruise here?
- Because you want to cruise somewhere
new and exciting,
and are keen to experience the treasures of a beautiful land.
- Because you are interested in European history, art, architecture and more..!
- Because you love good food
and would like to experience seafood at its best.
- Because you like beer and wish to taste a variety
of some of the very best in the world.
- Because you love nature, wildlife, clear, fresh air and want to escape from a hectic lifestyle
for a while.
- Because you wish to be pampered
on one of our inviting barges cruising in this area