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Recent reviews

6-night all inclusive cruise onboard our casual luxury barge in Bordeaux's region

An unforgettable week of making connections with our cousins and the barge team! A truly unique and life changing, life affirming experience!! If one looks up the word “perfection” – this canal, this barge, the itinerary, of course the gastronomy, the wine but most of all Peter, Wendy & Minnis defines it!

M & G, the United States

6-night all inclusive cruise onboard our casual luxury barge in Bordeaux's region

What a week! Hard to find words to describe the wonderful experience we all had. The crew could not have been nicer, the food was extraordinary, the tours interesting and the wines superb! Thanks for a lasting memory of our 50th anniversary.

C & B

6-night all inclusive cruise onboard our casual luxury barge through the Gascony region

There was nothing not to love about this trip. We feel as if we have been on a floating fine dining restaurant all week. The food, the wine, the table decorations/settings, all outstanding. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all, wonderful memories. Best wishes,  

S & L, Australia

Share your barge and river cruise with the world for free on Bookarivertrip.com, the global one-stop-shop for worldwide river trips & barge  cruises.

"This platform is built from the love for cruising the rivers on beautiful barges and wanting to share this unique experience. Before managing 'Book a river trip', I was active as a riverboat owner myself. I also listed my own cruise on this nice platform." Marc, manager at Bookarivertrip.com


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Book a river cruise and make your holiday unforgettable!

We believe that where you stay and what you do is part of your holiday experience, not just the destination. We are proud to share our unique selection of boats, ships, barges and yachts with you. They can be booked to make river cruises with a duration of a few days to 1 or 2 weeks. Each and every one of the barges and cruises we offer are unique and will surely contribute to an unforgettable holiday.

The options are endless. Ever thought of a river barge cruise in France, Germany or Holland? Each of these countries offers a wide variety of suitable river cruises. All taking place in some of the most beautiful and environmentally rich regions of these countries. Experiencing your holiday from the water, on your floating hotel, is nothing like anything you've ever done before.


Discover our river barge cruises in France

Pick your holiday destination region, book a river cruise and be welcome aboard! If you have any questions, special requests or need some customization, our personal cruise manager will help you directly. Your wishes are our pleasure.

River cruises Canal-du-Midi River cruises in the Burgundy Region


Why book with us?

We are specialized in river cruises and we offer the widest selection of amazing riverboat rentals around the world. At Bookarivertrip.com you're sure to find the largest variety of hand-picked river holiday cruises.

From wonderfully renovated traditional ships to the most modern and newly built barges. Each owner put together one or more cruise options. These will bring you to a new place every day. Discover the country’s countryside and historic cities while sleeping in the comfort of a very luxurious riverboat, or floating hotel.

Paying for your holiday is done via this website and is very simple and 100% safe. We offer a wide variety of payment methods per country. Furthermore, customer care is of paramount importance to us! That is why you will have one of our specialists available to customize your trip, answer your questions and make sure that what you want to book is what you will get. Only the best is enough.


Sailor Taylor Service

Choosing the right cruise can be quite a challenge, as it is something you probably haven't done that often before. Therefore, we offer our Sailor Taylor Service: tell us your needs and we will send you a handpicked selection of options.

 Just send a message to support@bookarivertrip.com or use our contact form and share your requirements with us: which dates, how many guests and the type of holiday you want to have (romantic, foody, cultural, adventurous, you name it!).

We look forward to find you the best river cruise possible for your next trip!


Some of our characteristics that make us different

* Really great support before, during and after your stay.
* We know river cruises (we ourselves live on riverboats) and love to share our experience.
* Pay in 2 terms, most owners offer a 36-64% payment scheme.
* Booking is easy, safe and simple - a great way to start your cruising holiday.
* Custom advise with our 'Sailor Taylor' service.

Thank you for your trust in us!
And wherever you go: we wish you an unforgettable cruise down the river!

Marc manager of book a river trip

Captain Marc

Manager Bookarivertrip.com

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