Destinations

Have you ever wanted to visit a fairy tale-like castle? Cruise the Burgundy Canal aboard hotel barge L’Impressionniste and you will be greeted with the beautiful sight of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois.

A historic barge with a fascinating past, now a luxury hotel barge cruising the Canal du Nivernais in Burgundy, offering stylish interiors, gourmet dining, and unforgettable excursions.

A hotel barge cruise is a fantastic option for multi-generational families looking to enjoy a unique and relaxing escape together. With the entire barge privately chartered for your group, you...

Gently cruising the Burgundy Canal, the 12-passenger La Belle Epoque showcases the very best of Northern Burgundy and is ideal for wine and culture enthusiasts.

Champagne may be a famous wine, but the region is also home to exquisite landscapes, heritage, and cuisine. Find out more with our Top 10 Best Things to Do!

Step aboard 8-passenger hotel barge Finesse and experience the most exquisite wines of Burgundy, classic cuisine, and extra helpings of culture

Measuring more than 230km from north to south, the Burgundy wine region is as varied as it is beautiful, and our luxury hotel barges cruise through some of its most...

Australian TV chef, Justine Schofield, cruised through Burgundy aboard hotel barge La Belle Epoque in her latest series: French Gourmet. Discover the highlights from her cruise here...

Italy produces approximately 600 different types of cheeses, and some of their most famous cheeses date back centuries, or even millennia years in the case of Pecorino Romano

From Neptune's Staircase to Eiffel's Pont Canal de Briare - here are our top 10 extraordinary feats of engineering on Europe's inland waterways

With many of Southeast England's iconic locations based outside of London, a Thames River cruise can reveal some off-the-beaten track gems.

Spring is an ideal time to visit Burgundy. Warming temperatures create perfect conditions for sightseeing and cycling alongside the canals, and the hillsides are in bloom

Our Burgundian cruise aboard La Belle Epoque offers the chance to visit the stunning Château d’Ancy-le-Franc. Find out more about it here.

Guide to Italian wines including wine regions, categories, classifications, how to read the label and more!

Italy’s longest river, the River Po flows through many important cities through its 562km course, including Turin, Piacenza, Cremona and Ferrara.

A river cruise in Italy with European Waterways is a fantastic introduction to this wonderful country, with something for every kind of traveller.

The Venetian Lagoon is an ambiguous area that is neither land nor sea. Stretching some 34 miles in length and 7 miles wide, it takes a crescent shape along...

The Venetian Lagoon is an ambiguous area that is neither land nor sea. Stretching some 34 miles in length and 7 miles wide, it takes a crescent shape along...

This Italian chocolate cake is easy to make and just as easily devoured! Originating from Capri, torta caprese is known for its cocoa and almond flavour.

Travel writer, photographer and avid 'quilter' Rose Palmer-Sungail shares her memories aboard hotel barge La Bella Vita...

The Loire Valley is the home of vineyards, storybook castles, caves and watersports, a wonderfully versatile destination for the whole family!

History, architecture, art and food! Dijon has the best of them all. But what if you only have one day to spare?

While today there are only several hundred Venetian gondolas left, their elegant, sleek shape and gleaming paintwork have made them a symbol of Venice.

Bordeaux - The very essence of elegance, exquisite food, life affirming art and architecture... need we even mention the wine?

Looking for an indulgent cultural experience? Look no further than our spectacular Opera Cruises from Venice to Mantua.

Situated just off the Canal du Midi, the Château de Paraza is the ultimate wine tasting experience for visitors to the Minervois wine region.

We are delighted to announce the latest addition to the European Waterways fleet: the 8-passenger Ultra Deluxe hotel barge, Kir Royale, debuting in Champagne from May 2024...

Cruising the Canal du Midi on your next trip? Here are our best picks along this iconic waterway.

Consumed at social gatherings all over the globe, it’s used for toasts at weddings and seeing in the New Year. But the real question is, do you know your champagne...

The Ultimate Guide to the Canal du Centre - History, interesting facts, maps, nearby towns and villages, places of interest and lots more!

Reims is famed for its cathedral, champagne, and stunning architecture – here’s the lowdown of what to see and do so you don’t miss out.

Know the difference between a Kir and a Kir Royale cocktail? Let us tickle your tastebuds with everything you need to know about the making of the elegant Kir Royale...

‘Le Plus Beaux Villages de France’ is a collection of stunning small French villages. Read on to find out which ones you can visit on our cruises.

Discover the great significance of the American battlefield and cemetery at Belleau Wood, and the Château-Thierry American Monument - where US soldiers turned the tide of World War One

With over 100 islands in the Venetian lagoon, it’s tricky to pick the best ones to visit, so we’ve compiled a shortlist of our top 10.

Prosecco, the drink of choice for celebrations all over the world. But do you know your prosecco from your spumante?

Discover the history behind the construction of the Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy, and how it's one of our most popular cruises today!

Experience the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands guided by our top 10 things to do, to see the best landscapes, lochs and architecture in the region.

Are you considering a trip to the Alsace region, but you need some pointers on where to go? We’ve got you covered for all the best things to do in...

If you're a civil engineering buff, the waterways of France will provide much to marvel over (and under, and through!)

What barging enthusiast wouldn't love Venice? Take a look at our top recommended sights along the Grand Canal.

Beaune is overflowing with history, art and wine. Here are the best sites for culture lovers, including parks, museums and of course, tastings.

A beautiful stop aboard La Bella Vita's Italian cruise route is the colourful port of Chioggia – here's what to do while you're there!

The dazzling Italian city of Ferrara will captivate your imagination and transport you to a Renaissance utopia. Filled with an array of cultural and architectural masterpieces, you’ll think you’ve woken...

Cruise beneath the five-arched bridge of the Château de Chenonceau and experience the splendour of its turreted façade when you cruise the Loire Valley aboard Nymphea

Autun's rich architectural and cultural heritage makes this one visit not to be missed when cruising aboard hotel barge Finesse in Southern Burgundy

The French city of Auxerre is a dwelling frozen in time. Whilst you’re wandering around, it’s easy to forget you’re in France, and think you’re in a fairy-tale!

Burgundy is one of the most idyllic regions in rural France. With so many beautiful places to explore, you’ll need our Top 10 guide to see the best bits!

Awe-inspiring views, and a dark yet fascinating history abound at this unique spot on the banks of the world-famous Loch Ness...

Visited aboard luxury hotel barge, Nymphea, the Château de Villandry really is a blooming marvel with spectacular floral gardens that are sure to impress all year round...

Explore Ireland’s rich history at the Clonmacnoise ruins aboard luxury hotel barge Shannon Princess

The Scottish beer industry is thriving and with more than 100 breweries operating the variety and quality of Scottish beers and ales on offer is greater than ever

The Abbaye de Moissac, in the foothills of the Quercy vineyards near the River Garonne, feature awe-inspiring architecture that tell stories that date back to the early 1100s. Visit on...

Located fifty kilometres south of Auxerre, Vézelay offers a rich tapestry of culture, tradition and history amidst spectacular surrounds...

The spectacular fortress of Carcassonne is the best-preserved medieval fortress in the world and has served as inspiration to the castles of fairy tales

The River Yonne is one of the most important rivers in Burgundy, extending from Auxerre, where it joins the Canal du Nivernais

Sancerre is the most recognizable appellation for French Sauvignon Blanc in the Loire Valley. The region’s rolling limestone hills and semi-continental climate deliver richly textured wines

Discover Strasbourg’s iconic Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, offering awe-inspiring views from the tallest medieval spire in Europe!

Viva the experience together on the Barge Rosa with great friends cruising down the Canal de Garonne through the vineyards of the French Bordeaux!

Armagnac is a brandy that is produced in the Gascony region of Southwest France, but what makes it so special? This article will tell you all you need to know...

Stéphane Mazières worked alongside chefs from global Michelin-starred restaurants. Now working aboard hotel barge Rosa, read more about his career...

The world famous Keukenhof Gardens in Holland is renowned for its spring displays of over 7 million colourful tulips and flowering bulbs.

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

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

Cruise through the charming city of Mantua, Italy and explore its 6 must see sights aboard the La Bella Vita hotel barge.

Whisky is fascinating. There are hundreds of variations, yet very few whiskies taste alike. Find out more in our beginners guide to Whisky

The Ultimate Guide to the Canal du Nivernais - History, interesting facts, maps, nearby towns and villages, places of interest and lots more!

Writer and Travel Expert, Lauren Yakiwchuk recounts her luxury cruise aboard hotel barge La Bella Vita from Venice to Mantua

Relax onboard the luxury Barge, La Belle Epoque, and enjoy a tour of the famous Abbaye de Fontenay

Step aboard the luxury hotel barge Scottish Highlander and experience the magic of the highlands at Cawdor Castle.

Take the opportunity to sit back on the sundeck of Magna Carta with a sherry in hand, enjoying views of Great Britain's royal palaces and rural landscapes.

This summer, we're celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Could there possibly be a better way to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 year reign than to visit England and cruise the...

The Ultimate Guide to the Caledonian Canal - History, interesting facts, maps, nearby towns and villages, places of interest and lots more!

Does it get any more indulgent than sampling exceptional wines at the vineyards of Burgundy’s oldest wine company? Maison Champy has been producing award-winning wines since 1720 and it’s the...

Thinking of taking one of our river cruises in Italy? One of our top destinations and this short video shows you why guests love it so much!

Need ideas for take-home treats from a Garonne river cruise in the French region of Gascony? We have some good ones here…

Guests aboard L'Art de Vivre or La Belle Epoque will visit the renowned Domaine Laroche, situated in the famous vineyards of Chablis...

Our River Shannon Cruises discover the myths and legends that hang over Ireland’s most famous waterways to this day…

If you’re thinking about embarking on an Italian river cruise, we’ve chosen 10 top reasons why we know you’ll love the experience.

Whip up this recipe and sit back with a glass of Irish cream liqueur for St Patrick's Day.

Cruising by barge, you’re bound to fall in love with the natural beauty of Ireland. Learn about history and culture on a cruise along the River Shannon.

A themed canal and river cruise in Italy is a wonderful way to dive deeper into the Italian way of life.

When considering the merits of a Caledonian Canal cruise, The Scottish Highlands is a destination that is well worth looking at. Here are just some of the reasons why…

Luxury, history and culture: this is what a river cruise in Italy is all about. Discover the highlights of the top 6 places to visit on an Italian river cruise....

The seven-rise Fonserannes Locks are an architectural highlight of any barge cruise. France is rightfully proud of this 17th-century engineering gem.

Holidays on the Canal du Midi are very popular today, but not many know about the construction of the Canal du Midi. Find out about its rocky history here…

The Bianco Canal is a little known Italian Gem, but what is there to see and do as you cruise along it?

Indulge in fine scotch, freshly caught wild salmon & other culinary delights on a barge cruise on the Caledonian Canal

The River Saône flows for 300 miles from the Vosges Mountains to its junction with the River Rhone in Lyons and is navigable for 230 miles

The Étang de Thau, sometimes known as the Bassin de Thau, is the largest of a collection of saltwater lagoons that span along the French coast from the Rhône to...

Burgundy Wine Guide: The Burgundy wine region is home to some of the most expensive wines in the known universe, there are plenty of good, affordable wines that can...

Languedoc Wine Guide: All you need to know about one of the largest wine producing regions in the world

Bordeaux Wine Guide: All you need to know about one of the most significant wine regions in France

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