The Best Golf Barge Cruising Vacations in Europe

golf-&-cruising-ttlPerryGolf has taken great pride over our years to deliver unique golf and travel experiences which epitomize our slogan ~ Play the Game. See the World.™ Our 2014 Golf Cruise portfolio typifies that ethos.  Each of our hotel barges is an all inclusive cruise with exceptional dining on board by your private chef and staff. We have multiple itineraries in Burgundy and Provence plus England in addition to Scotland for 2014.



 



 

Burgundy Golf Cruise ~
Auxerre to Chevroche on L’Art de Vivre

6 Nights | 2 Rounds | Parties of 8 or Less
Dates of your choosing March – October 2014

Exclusive-Use Bookings Only

PerryGolf is delighted to welcome the delightful 8 passenger hotel barge L’Art de Vivre to our golf cruising portfolio. L’Art de Vivre started life as a Scottish munitions carrier and survived long enough to be transformed by a team of skilled crafts-men into a floating celebration of the Burgundian “good life”.  Her facilities include a sun deck, spa pool and 8 bikes perfect for gentle tow path rides. The air-conditioned interior includes a comfortable saloon, dining room and an always open inclusive bar.

Your air-conditioned, en-suite cabin has either a twin or double configuration at your request.  The crew of four comprises Captain, Tour guide, Master Chef and Housekeeper, all with a love for the region, and all secure in the knowledge that their vessel represents L’Art de Vivre itself. Our special itinerary combines great sightseeing plus three two fine golf courses, both within easy reach of your barging route, and each giving you the opportunity of enjoying a taste of golf in Burgundy.

Cuisine Aboard

Regional Specialities
Terrine de Pêcheur façon Maison, Tourte Chaude d’Escargots à la Ciboulette, Filet de Rouget au Safron

Wine Cellar
Sancerre, Chablis, Pouilly Fumé,Cote de Nuits, Hautes Côtes de Beaune

Cheese Board
Brie, Maroilles, Pont L’Eveque, St Marcellin

Cruise Highlights:

  • Two fine Burgundy golf courses
  • Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral
  • Wine tasting of fine Chablis wines in a 12th century cellar
  • Visit Chateau de Bazoches, home of Maréchal Vauban
  • Tour Noyers, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
  • Visit picturesque Vézelay and its hilltop basilica
  • Explore the medieval town of Clamecy
  • Optional Hot Air Ballooning
  • Excellent towpath for walking and bicycling

Tour Inclusions:

  • 6 nights on board in private cabin with en suite bathroom
  • All meals onboard including beverages. Open Bar onboard
  • Greensfees & starting times for two rounds of golf
  • Mini-coach transportation throughout, to all planned golf and sightseeing activities. Transfers to/from L’Art de Vivre on arrival/ departure at defined times from defined points
  • PerryGolf assistance
  • All local taxes

 

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Scotland’s Great Glen Golf Cruise ~
Fort William to Inverness on Scottish Highlander

6 Nights | 4 Rounds | Parties of 8 or Less
Dates of your choosing March – November 2014

Exclusive-Use Bookings Only

PerryGolf is delighted to offer clients an opportunity of cruising the length of Scotland’s magnificent Great Glen onboard the beautiful hotel barge Scottish Highlander, while playing some of Scotland’s finest golf courses.

The 8 passenger Scottish Highlander has the atmosphere of a Scottish Country House with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings. At 117 feet she is spacious and has every comfort needed for comfortable cruising. On board you will find four en-suite cabins each with a choice of twin or double beds. The experienced crew of four, led by your captain, ensures attention to your every need. Cuisine is traditional Scottish fare, salmon, game, venison and seafood, prepared by your own Master Chef. The open bar is of course well provisioned and naturally well stocked with a variety of fine Scottish malt whiskies.

The itinerary will take you through the Great Glen on the Caledonian Canal which combines three fresh water lochs, Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, and famous Loch Ness, with sections of delightful man-made canals to provide marine navigation for craft cutting right across Scotland amidst some spectacular scenery.

Golf is included at legendary Royal Dornoch and the dramatic and highly regarded Castle Stuart, which was voted best new golf course worldwide in 2009. In addition you will play two lesser known but suitably fun golf courses in Newtonmore and Fort Augustus. This really is a unique trip and one that will be long remembered!

Tour Inclusions:

  • 6 nights on board in private cabin with en suite bathroom
  • All meals onboard including beverages. Open Bar onboard
  • Greensfees & starting times for four rounds of golf
  • Mini-coach transportation throughout, to all planned golf and sightseeing activities. Transfers to/from Scottish Highlander on arrival/ departure at defined times from defined points.
  • PerryGolf assistance.
  • All local taxes

 

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Provence Golf Cruise ~
Marseillan to Avignon on Enchanté

6 Nights | 3 Rounds
Parties of 8 or Less
Dates of your choosing March – October 2014

Exclusive-Use Bookings Only

PerryGolf is delighted to welcome the beautiful 8 passenger hotel barge Enchanté to our golf cruising portfolio. Enchanté was originally built to navigate the canals and rivers of Europe and has been completely refurbished to the highest standard. She is tastefully furnished in exotic hardwoods creating a bright and airy atmosphere and provides luxurious accommodation in four large en-suite air-conditioned suites. She has a large, spacious saloon with excellent facilities including a demonstration galley for guests to view the chef, internet connection plus guest computer, and a CD/iPod sound system The spacious sun deck is perfect for al fresco dining and has an inviting spa pool and luxurious sun loungers. Eight bikes are available to be used at any point during your cruise.

Enchanté’s highly professional crew of four is comprised of Master Chef, Tour guide and Housekeeper and is led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain who will ensure your cruise is memorable and more! Our special itinerary combines great sightseeing plus three fine golf courses, all within easy reach of your barging route, and each giving you the opportunity of enjoying a taste of golf in Provence.

Cuisine Aboard

Regional Specialities
Noisette d’Agneau en Croûte de Sel avec Sauce Romarin, Ragout de Calamars “Provençàle”

Wine Cellar
Domain de Guéry, Château de Nouvelles, La Clape, Château la Condamine Bertrand

Cheese Board
Le Saint-Remois, Fromage de Chévre au Poivre at au Thyme, Tomme de Valdeblore

Cruise Highlights:

  • Three fine Provence golf courses
  • Cruise through the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas
  • Tour of historic Arles, home of Van Gogh, with its Roman arena
  • Cruise through the Camargue National Park with its wild horses and pink flamingoes
  • Cross the saltwater lake, the Thau basin and visit the oyster culture museum
  • Tour the cellars and distillery of the world-famous aperitif Noilly Prat

Tour Inclusions:

  • 6 nights on board in private cabin with en suite bathroom
  • All meals onboard including beverages. Open Bar onboard
  • Greensfees & starting times for three rounds of golf
  • Mini-coach transportation throughout, to all planned golf and sightseeing activities. Transfers to/from Enchanté on arrival/ departure at defined times from defined points
  • PerryGolf assistance
  • All local taxes

 

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Hampton Court to Henley ~
Golf & History on England’s Royal River

6 Nights | 4 Rounds | Parties of 8 or Less
Dates of your choosing March – November 2014

Exclusive-Use Bookings Only

It gives PerryGolf great pleasure to introduce the splendid MAGNA CARTA hotel river barge, offering no more than just four couples the opportunity to sail a beautiful section of England’s Royal River in considerable comfort and style, while enjoying fine golf and history in the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. We are additionally pleased in 2014 to invite fans of the popular television series Downton Abbey to cruise with us between 13 July – 7 September so you can tour the stately star of the show Highclere Castle.

The filming of Downton Abbey at Highclere Castle.

MAGNA CARTA offers four staterooms of generous proportion, each beautifully furnished, and each with a spacious bathroom. The main salon and  sun-deck provide comfortable space to relax. Fine dining onboard is an absolute delight. Breakfast, lunch when taken onboard, and dinner are all included in the price, as are MAGNA CARTA’S excellent choice of wines plus onboard open bar of beers, spirits, and soft drinks.

It’s beauty is a well-kept secret, but only a mere ten miles west of the city of London centre the river meanders through quaint towns and villages, and through expansive and stunning green space. It feels like another world entirely, enjoyed in the shadow of the great metropolis. Each day, generally after golf, Magna Carta will sail for three or so hours at a stately pace to her next river mooring. It is simply splendid to sail each late afternoon watching the world glide by, ideally with a beverage of your choice to hand. Each evening a new mooring brings a new encounter; one evening she will berth in the shadow of Windsor Castle, another she will berth immediately adjacent to Hampton Court Palace.

There is exceptional golf to play and we have selected the very best in Sunningdale, The Berkshire and Walton Heath. We have also included Hampton Court Palace Golf Club which in addition to being a fine layout right by the River Thames, also holds the distinction of being the only golf course you can play on the grounds of a royal palace.

Time is scheduled to combine golf and sightseeing which abounds in this area. Included visits are planned to Hampton Court Palace, former Tudor Palace of Henry VIII, Windsor Castle, and to the Magna Carta Memorial, from which the vessel takes its name.

Otherwise, take in a stroll by the water along the Thames Path. Chat to the lock keepers who are legendary for their knowledge and stories. Drift past peaceful water meadows rich in wildlife. Whatever you choose, you will encounter constantly changing scenery and discover fascinating delights. No stress, no hassle – just complete relaxation.

Captain Dominic Read will be your host and guide for the week, sharing his experience and great love of the River Thames. His onboard crew will ensure you want for nothing.

 

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Upper Loire & Burgundy Golf Cruise ~
Montargis to Chatillon on Renaissance

6 Nights | 3 Rounds | Parties of 8 or Less
Dates of your choosing March – November 2014

Exclusive-Use Bookings Only

PerryGolf is delighted to add the magnificent hotel barge Renaissance to our golf cruising portfolio. This 130 ft long vessel accommodates just eight guests in some of the finest and most spacious hotel barge accommodations available, and cruises along the canals of the beautiful and historic Burgundy region of France, slightly southwest of Paris. The area is renowned for its vineyards, Gothic churches, Renaissance châteaux and picturesque villages, with gastronomic delights and the art of living having reigned supreme here since Roman times.

Renaissance has five members of crew who attend to the eight passengers throughout the cruise including a captain, tour guide, master chef and two housekeepers. The air-conditioned interior includes a beautifully appointed lounge with comfortable seating, a cosy bar stocked with your favorites and bookshelves which contain a Bose CD system, current books, and up-to-date periodicals. She has four large suites which can be configured as twins or doubles. Each has a 6 ft sq. private bathroom and a TV/DVD system. The sun-deck has seating and a spa pool, with bicycles also available for guests’ use.

Cuisine Aboard

Regional Specialities
Filet Mignon de Charolais, Medallion d’Agneau Farci a la Provencale, Filet de Sole Chablisienne, Canard au Petits Navets

Wine Cellar
Sancerre, Chablis, Pouilly Fume, Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune, Vosne

Cruise Highlights:

  • Three excellent courses each with individual character
  • 7-lock flight at Rogny Les Sept Ecluses
  • Cruise across the Pont Canal de Briare, built by Gustav Eiffel over the River Loire
  • One dinner ashore at a renowned gastronomic restaurant
  • Excellent towpath for walking and bicycling

Tour Inclusions:

  • 6 nights on board in private cabin with en suite bathroom
  • All meals onboard including beverages. One dinner ashore.
  • Drinks on board 3 rounds of golf with pre-booking of tee times
  • Mini-coach transportation throughout, to all planned golf and sightseeing activities. Transfers to/from Renaissance on arrival/ departure at defined times from defined points.
  • PerryGolf assistance.
  • All local taxes

 

For more information, please click here.

 

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