Barges and river cruise

Discover a secret side to an iconic destination on a relaxing barge or river cruise. Drift by villages and vineyards, glimpse an authentic rural life and those hidden gems that pass many others by. Whether you want to explore the waters of the mighty Amazon, cruise through the untouched beauty of Burma’s Irrawaddy or sample the local delicacies of the Champagne region, we’ll find the perfect barge or river cruise for you.

Looking for an immersive adventure that doesn't scrimp on life's little luxuries? A high end river cruise has all of the amenities and service levels of a five-star hotel and we've been fussy about hand picking only those barges and river boats that will transport you to another world, take you off the beaten track and show you some of the world's most beautiful places from a whole new perspective.

Culture lovers, imagine floating along the Mekong, watching daily life unfold in the riverside villages of Vietnam and Cambodia, exploring monasteries during your on-shore excursions. Wildlife fans, picture yourself cruising on the Amazon, surrounded by millions of acres of rain forest and the chance to see hundreds of species, from the pink Amazon dolphin to the giant river otter. If cities are more your thing, how about a voyage along the Danube, soaking up the history, architecture and culture in locations such as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest? Or why not charter a barge in the south of France with family and friends where medieval towns, mouthwatering meals and local wines await.

With a wide selection of barge and river cruises around the globe, we're ready to craft a bespoke itinerary just for you, whatever floats your boat.

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Grand Tour of Indochina

Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Hanoi & Hoi An

This enchanting journey takes in the best of Indochina, in style. Spend four nights cruising along the Mekong for a unique perspective of Vietnam and Cambodia, explore Angkor Wat with our finest guides, unwind in idyllic Luang Prabang and end up on Vietnam's glorious coastline to relax and unwind near the authentic town of Hoi An.

Best for: Couples, Culture, Family, Teenagers

Peru in Ultimate Luxury

Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, Lima & the Amazon

Explore Peru's absolute highlights by day and settle down at sumptuous properties by night. Admire the dramatic Andean scenery and cultural attractions of Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu before finishing with a luxurious Amazon cruise aboard the impeccable Aria Amazon.

Best for: Cruise, Culture, Honeymoon, Adventure

Active Peru with Lares Trek

Cuzco, Lares Trail, Machu Picchu & Amazon

The perfect trip for adventurous travelers who prefer not to compromise on luxury, this unforgettable itinerary will take you through Peru's diverse landscapes high in the Andes to Machu Picchu, taking in a lodge to lodge trek on the Lares Trail, before flying to the mighty Amazon Rainforest where you will encounter unique cultures and magnificent wildlife.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Culture, Wildlife

Cambodia in Ultimate Luxury

Siem Reap, Mekong River, Phnom Penh, Kirirom National Park, Koh Rong Archipelago

This glorious journey takes in Cambodia key sites, staying at the most luxurious properties and traveling between each seamlessly and in effortless style. Beginning in Siem Reap with private tours of the world-famous Angkor temple complex you then head to Phnom Penh on a luxury boat before staying at a luxury wildlife camp and finishing at a private island resort.

Best for: Couples, History, Honeymoon, Beach

Gourmet Peru

Lima & the Amazon

The ultimate foodie trip to Peru, this week-long itinerary takes in the gastronomic heart and lively capital, Lima, before flying up to the northern Amazon to enjoy a cruise on the ultra-luxurious Aria Amazon. Serving fine dining cuisine in between adventures in the rainforest, this is the perfect way to indulge and explore this incredibly diverse country at the same time.

Best for: Couples, Food & wine, Culture, Wildlife

Grand Tour of Southeast Asia

Hong Kong, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Riep, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

Towering skyscrapers, winding rivers and intriguing temples combine on this non-stop itinerary through the dramatic and changing scenery of Indochina, taking in five exciting countries in three weeks. Experienced guides and one-of-a-kind experiences make this enchanting tour a firm Scott Dunn favorite.

Best for: Off the beaten track, Adventure, Cruise

Highlights of Northern Thailand and Laos

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pakbeng, Luang Prabang, Bangkok

This journey begins in the glorious Golden Triangle in Thailand, exploring the temples and markets of Chiang Mai before heading into the jungle to meet Asia’s most famous and largest inhabitants. Cruise up the mighty Mekong river to Laos, heading for beguiling Luang Prabang, home to the glistening temples and saffron robed monks. Finish with two exciting nights in Bangkok.

Best for: Couples, Cruise, Culture, History

The French waterways by luxury barge

Lyon, South of France & Provence

Discover the waterways, canals and rivers of rural France in style on board a luxury barge. This itinerary offers a unique way to see France’s spectacularly beautiful countryside. The Barges operate from April to October on a variety of routes through Languedoc-Roussillon, Burgundy, Provence, Franche-Comté and the Rhône. Sleeping from four to twelve guests, the five 'péniche-hôtels' can be chartered by families or groups for sole use or booked on a cabin-by-cabin basis.

Best for: Cruise, Culture, Parties & events, Couples

Vietnam and Cambodia by Boat

Saigon, Mekong River, Siem Reap

Enjoy a slower pace of life, taking in the scenic countryside of Vietnam and Cambodia from the comfort of your floating hotel. Starting in the buzzing former capital of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), head along the world’s 12th longest river, the mighty Mekong for seven nights on your way to the iconic ruins of Angkor, in Cambodia.

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