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ABOVE: A Canauxrama boat on the Canal St-Martin in Paris.

The following articles are from our sites about travel in Europe, Paris, Venice, and Switzerland/Austria:


Paris Sightseeing Boats
Cruise or dine on the Seine, explore the St-Martin Canal, or spend a day on the Marne River.

Paris Dinner Cruises
Half a dozen companies serve dinner (and, in some cases, lunch) on the Seine.

St. Martin Canal Cruises
Travel from the edge of Paris and into the Seine via the Canal St-Martin. The 2-hour trip traverses several locks, enters a a 19th Century barge tunnel, and cruises through a marina near the Place de la Bastille.


Ride across the Grand Canal in a secondhand gondola for less than a euro.

Gallivanting by Gondola
Venice Gondola Serenade Tour
Hire a gondola, or book a musical excursion in Venice's back canals.

Venice Islands Tour
Plan your own day trip by boat to San Michele, Murano, Burano, Mazzorbo, Torcello, and the Lido di Venezia.

Vaporetto Routes
Venice Vaporetto and Bus Fares
Vaporetto Sights & Sounds
These three articles cover Venice's waterbus network.

Venice to Chioggia
Chioggia, a fishing port at the southern edge of the Venetian lagoon, is 90 minutes from Venice by bus and ferry.

Venice Barge Cruises
Go Barging's La Dolce Vita offers 7-day, 6-night cruises by luxury hotel barge on the Venetian Lagoon and the Brenta Canal.


Swiss Lake Steamers
Cruise Switzerland's lakes on comfortable modern passenger boats and historic paddlewheelers.

Photo: Copyright © Paris Tourist Office. Photographer: Catherine Balet.

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Venice for Cruisers
Getting to or from your ship, Venice hotels for cruisers, the Marittima and San Basilio piers, and more.

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Rome for Cruisers
Trains to and from the port, plus a 35-page Civitavecchia city and port guide.


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