Luxury Hotel Barge Cruises

Luxury cruises on the canals and rivers of Europe

"Following the gentle curves of centuries old waterways, you glide past villages and countryside that will take your breath away"

This unique style of holiday takes you and a small group of fellow travellers along the inland waterways of Europe – like the Canal du Midi or Burgundy Canal in France, the Venice lagoon, the River Thames in England, Loch Ness in Scotland. You can explore wonderful countryside, delightful villages and historical treasures whilst enjoying superb service and exceptional cuisine from the onboard English speaking captain and crew.

Our hotel barge cruises let you travel in all-inclusive luxury with a balanced blend of daily excursions and relaxed cruising, gourmet meals aboard and ashore, an all-day open bar, complimentary fine wines, the use of bicycles, and a lounge area on deck from which to admire the slowly unwinding scenery.

The luxury hotel barges are specially converted from vessels originally designed to carry cargo on the shallow inland waterways. They offer air conditioned en-suite cabins for between 4 and 20 passengers. Cruise rates are available per person, and reflect level of luxury, season, and size of barge. The whole vessel can also be chartered by groups or companies.

A hotel barge cruise combines the features of a luxury hotel with the pleasures of a gentle cruise amid the sights of Europe’s leading waterways.

  • Po River Delta on La Bella Vita

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  • A 6-night luxury cruise exploring the islands of the Venetian lagoon and the Po River on board Hotel Barge La Bella Vita, with transfers, excursions, open bar and meals prepared by a Master Chef all included
  • 6 Nights, Cruise Only from £2450pp
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  • Caledonian Canal on Spirit of Scotland

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  • Explore the dramatic Scottish Highlands on this superb 6-night voyage along the Caledonian Canal on elegant hotel barge, Spirit of Scotland. Includes transfers, excursions, open bar and meals prepared by a Master Chef
  • 6 Nights, Cruise Only from £2511pp
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  • Burgundy on Art de Vivre

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  • A 6-night luxury cruise along the Burgundy Canal, sailing through the wine region of Chablis to medieval towns and chateaux aboard Hotel Barge L'Art de Vivre, with transfers, excursions, open bar and meals prepared by a Master Chef all included
  • 6 Nights, Cruise Only from £2565pp
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  • Caledonian Canal

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  • A 6-night luxury cruise of the Great Glen, sailing the Caledonian Canal from Muirtown aboard Hotel Barge Scottish Highlander. Includes transfers, excursions, open bar and meals prepared by a Master Chef
  • 6 Nights, Cruise Only from £2690pp
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