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The Lock-Keeper Blog

Every few weeks we will be blogging about the Hotel barging experience

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Visit Hampton Court Palace to stroll the spectacular gardens, see fabulous furnishings and experience the ghost of Henry VIII’s wife!

Windsor Castle was founded by William the Conqueror, a French claimant to the English throne, who seized the Crown in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings.

Christmas market cruises capture the true spirit of the holiday season, introducing travellers to Alsace and Lorraine at their most festive

The Christmas markets of Alsace are a must visit for anyone who loves the magic of the festive season. Read more in our guide to Alsace Christmas markets

A barge cruise in Italy is a feast for the senses, and ever-so relaxing - but it’s not sedentary. Shore excursions can be as energetic as you care to make...

To make it easier for you to choose which Loire Valley châteaux you stop at, we’ve put together a list of our top 5, so you don’t miss the best...

Explore the origins of the Noilly Prat vermouth distillery at the picturesque port-town of Marseillan in the South of France

Learn the secrets of the historic vineyards of Clos de Veugeot and discover why the ancient site represents the winemaking industry of Burgundy

Our 2023/24 brochure is out now! Find out what's new - from brand-new private excursions to easy-to-navigate pages to help you plan the perfect luxury hotel barge holiday...

From pizza to pasta, these are the 10 must-try Italian dishes that will make your trip to Italy even more delicious.

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