The Experience

It's a tough contest, but we have compiled a list of our favourite canals in France... would these make your list?

Sampling cheese can be a delicious experience. Cheese always has a place at the table on European Waterways cruises, but what is the best way to serve it?

Wine tasting without experience can feel a little overwhelming, so the European Waterways Guide to Wine Tasting will make you a pro in four sip-size steps.

Packing for future European canal cruises? Find out what is essential to bring and what can be left at home...

From private dining in the home of a 19th Century Artist, to lunch in an historic Burgundy domaine, find out about our private dining experiences...

New to the idea of barge tours? France is a great place to take your first one! You'll enjoy spectacular views, exciting activities and remarkable cuisine.

The perfect holiday for those who love relaxing but also stretching their legs, a bike and barge holiday in France ticks all the boxes.

Offering a unique and intimate holiday option, a barge holiday in France is a wonderful way to explore this diverse and beautiful country.

A luxury hotel barge cruise isn’t like any other cruise. Discover all the perks of exploring Europe’s inland waterways at a slow pace in an intimate setting.

As dreams of European travel becomes a possibility, finding the perfect holiday doesn't have to be a daunting task! Read on to find out why...

Barge holidays can be as relaxed or as action-packed as you like, with a diverse range of activities and outings that can be made from your floating home. Here are...

From off-the-beaten-path excursions to culinary journeys through fine French cuisine – here’s our top 10 experiences to enjoy on a French Canal Barge Trip

What's better than a good read on holiday? Here's our top 10 books that inspired our love of the waterways...

We want to keep your passion for travel alive with your favourite memories from past trips with us. Here are some highlights from what you've sent in so far...

In 2019, Peter and his family chartered the Scottish Highlander from Banavie to Muirtown in the majestic Scottish Highlands. Here's a lovely poem he wrote from his journey...

The Canal de Bourgogne doesn’t just have stunning surroundings – its feats of engineering are equally impressive! Find out more here.

Cuisine plays a huge role in our cruises, so here's an introduction to our master chefs, serving an array of world-class delights on board every barge...

It's the people you meet that make your holiday truly unforgettable, so here's a few friendly faces you might meet on your luxury barge cruise...

Considering a single traveller escape? Here's a selection of our most frequently asked questions about solo cruising

Whilst our luxury hotel barges enjoy their own unique character and charm, there are a number of qualities that you can be sure to expect each time you travel

One for the foodies! What are truffles? Where can I get them? Why are they so rare?

Waterfalls in Paris? A candlelit maze in the Loire Valley? These gardens are a cut above the rest.

Sample some of France's romantic delights, from the Lovers' Bridges of Annecy to the world's largest reflecting pool in Bordeaux

No Single Supplement on a Wide Range of Hotel Barge Cruises, eliciting big savings, there has never been a better time to travel solo and make new friends!

Our guide to the crème de la crème of France's cheeses. Read on to find the perfect pairing for your wine, or just a moreish snack in it's own right!

A true, traditional taste of the Venetian region and a guided tour of the renowned fishing port, Chioggia. An Insider Experience for those of adventurous heart!

Discover the literary nature of France, expatriate Paris, the battlegrounds of WWI and the stunningly romantic villages of Chocolat

Discover the history of the bridge at the Château de Chenonceau, which the Nymphea cruises under on our Loire Valley cruise.

Abroad in Italy? Here's a rundown of useful phrases, translations and general advice on Italian Wine

Our barging holidays allow you to dig a little deeper. Find out more about the immersive ‘Insider Experiences’ we offer.

While cruising along some of France’s most iconic canals, stop off at some very well-known local markets to try and buy fresh produce.

Our 6-night cruises along the Canal du Midi in the South of France, departing on July 13, will give passengers the chance to celebrate Bastille Day, the French National Day,...

Hotel barge holidays explained: how the onboard crew, the relaxed pace and the chance for unique cruising experiences sets a hotel barge apart.

If you are a single traveller, or perhaps want to cruise with family or friends and would simply like a cabin to yourself, then our new 'No Single Supplement' offer...

Dine aboard one of our luxury hotel barges, and experience the beautiful wines, delicious local cheese and freshly prepared first class meals

European Waterways’ shore excursions along the French Canal Du Midi offer intimate glimpses into rich local heritage and historical wonders

You can’t please everyone – or can you? On our hotel barge cruises you’ll find there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Read to find out how we can manage your...

Cruising in the off-peak months the spring gives you the chance to see Europe spring back to life. Read on for the best places to cruise.

If you are a lover of fireworks, the place to be on the evening of July 14th is Carcassonne in Southwest France

September sees the launch to the marketplace of European Waterways’ new 2017 Brochure, featuring a wide choice of exclusive hotel barge cruises on the canals, rivers and lakes of mainland...

We would like to remind you of our 10% off “early bird” special offer on selected departures in 2017.

Black Friday is here! Enjoy 25% OFF selected whole barge cruises in France

With the 2019 season just around the corner - take a look at our most recent upgrades to the fleet and our ongoing collaboration with designer Marion Falchi

We have recently launched our 2018/19 brochure with details of all our European cruises on the 17 hotel barges in our fleet