Themed Cruises

Take a wine harvest cruise through France in Autumn for a chance to see grape picking and winemaking in action

On our Scottish cruises, the exceptionally stocked open bar plays host to several choices of single malt whiskies, scotch and bourbon. But what is the difference between them? And dare...

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...

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...

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.

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

Do you have plans for the third Thursday in November? Get to France – le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!

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

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

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

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

Private Tastings, Tours and Unique Dining Experiences Reveal the History and Traditions of France’s Renowned Wine Growing Regions

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...

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...

Rhône Valley Wine Guide: All you need to know about one of the most historic wine regions in France

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

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

Our French 'foodie cruises' feature enhanced, more immersive wine and food excursions, daily gourmet dining and onboard cooking classes presented by our master chefs.

Our top 5 picks from the Burgundy wine region, taste guaranteed!

Complete privacy, hand-picked activities, personal chef and crew... Just a few reasons why luxury hotel barges create the foundations for the perfect family holiday.

Think you know your French wines? Whilst the varieties are of abundance, the great regions are comparatively few. Learn more in our handy guide...

Top sights include a tour of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, Legoland, and Thorpe Park amusement park.

New E-Bikes, Upgraded Maps, Stunning Cycling Routes... It's time to take to the towpath and see what you can find!

France's history is inseparable from the great artists that have played a part within it, one such artist is Pierre-August Renoir, who inspired some of the design for our Burgundy...

Thinking about taking a trip to France? Here's the reasons why you should be!

Take a look at our handy guide on which theme cruises are right for you, from Wine Appreciation in France to Whisky Trail in the Scottish Highlands

This is the ultimate in family travel, pick and choose exactly what you want to do on an all inclusive barge cruise in Europe!

All you need to know on the fantastic whisky producing regions of Scotland, from the sweet speyside single malts to the smoky Islay scotch

Sip the week away aboard La Bella Vita as you indulge in Italy's finest wines and cruising scenery

This diverse region of art, history, magnificent architecture and great natural beauty is an ideal honeymoon location

There are plenty of ways to keep children entertained aboard a barge cruise, no matter the destination!

Exciting excursions, fantastic food, and stellar service - here's why a Hotel Barging Holiday is fun for the whole family!

You're tasting a place when you taste French wine, so here’s a look at some of the top french wine regions you should visit.

Bright mornings on the course and lazy afternoons with a glass of wine on deck - what could be better?

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

Whether you’re a tennis ace or a cycling superstar, make the most of the summer’s biggest sporting events on a specialist themed cruise.

Are you a true turophile (cheese lover)? Our barge cruises in France are the perfect opportunity to get tasting!

Wine tasting and sail boat racing – what’s not to love? Find out more about the Bordeaux Wine Festival here.

Take a look at these Top 5 Wine Myths and educate yourself on one of life's finest pleasures

From the movie star status of the Eilean Donan Castle to the staggering beauty of Glencoe, a Scottish walking holiday has it all.

Champagne Cruises for 2018, a unique way to see the effervescent heart of France

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!

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

A Sparkling Festival in the North East of France; Live Music, Art Installations, Unique Architecture and World Renowned Champagne in abundance

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

What’s the difference between ‘whisky’ and ‘whiskey’? Read our latest blog post (and join our Whisky Trail Cruise) to find out...

What could be more pleasant than cruising through picturesque vineyards? Sampling the fruits of their labour, of course!

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the highlight of our English flower cruises in May, which use the Thames as a route through the Garden of England.

Explore the countryside through which the canals and rivers of Europe pass by bicycle. Find out more about our barging and biking options.

On a floating holiday with European Waterways you always see something special - a different view from your cabin window every morning!

The bicycles aboard all of our vessels offer the chance to explore their surrounding countryside - this Burgundy route is a beauty!

Give your children a family holiday to remember on a cruise through the awe-inspiring waterways of Scotland aboard Scottish Highlander.

Are you getting ready to discover the Route des Grands Vins on your Alscace cruise? Here are our wine tasting tips.

Our WW1 Commemorative cruises give you a fascinating opportunity to learn more about the Canal du Nord during the Great War.

Burgundy beckons the avid oenophile. Take a look at our out top 7 wine tastings and tours in this region.

A highlight of our cruise in Alsace is the chance to discover more about the region's most famous artisan: René Lalique.

Our culinary cruises offer more than just an exquisite menu every day - they offer the chance to learn from the masters!

Go on, treat yourself to a chartered culinary cruise through the famed gastronomic landscapes of the Southwest of France.

Why not combine a trip to watch the 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris with one of our charter golf cruises in France?