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Hotel boats

Be pampered with the slow luxuries of life whilst basking in the pleasures of water-travel.
There are many different types of boats and cruising routes to choose from and there's always a warm welcome, whether you arrive in a group or solo.
Hotel boats usually operate with a distinctly intimate 'family' ethos and, as a paying guest, you'll have the privilege of leaving the work to someone else while you spend your days sipping tea (or wine) and soaking up the scenery as it passes by. Of course, if you want to, you can muck in with the crew, help out at the locks and learn fancy rope work. The itinerary usually allows you to plan your day around your own interests. Stay on board, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the towpath or, if you're feeling more energetic, a hotel boat makes the perfect waterways sherpa to carry your load and greet you with supper after a long day's hike.
Go tall-ship sailing in the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Highlands, or select a favourite landscape to drift off in a wide barge or traditional narrowboat pair (one boat with a motor pulls an engineless 'butty').
With a hotel boat holiday, the possibilities are endless...
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 European Waterways Ltd  

The Barn, Riding Court, Riding Court Road, Datchet, Berkshire, SL3 9JT.

Phone:  01753 598555 Fax:  01753 598550

Based on or near the Caledonian Canal

Images & Photos For European Waterways Ltd - click the images to view the full image.

European Waterways Ltd Scottish Highlander at Fort Augustus Scottish Highlander Saloon Gourmat Cuisine La Belle epoque Cruising the Burgundy Canal Anjodi Cruising the Canal du Midi

Files For European Waterways Ltd:
File #1: Scottish Highlander 4 Page Brochure

About European Waterways
European Waterways is the largest luxury hotel barging company in Europe, offering 6-night/7-day luxury cruises on its large fleet of vessels in France, Scotland, England, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and Italy. We have built a reputation for providing high quality barging holidays on our 'floating boutique hotels' to a discerning clientele in search of a truly unique experience – a far cry from narrowboating. The hotel barges accommodate between 4 and 20 passengers and are ideal for people looking for either an individual cruise with other like-minded people, or for those wanting a whole barge charter for a family or group of friends. Our all-inclusive hotel barge cruises offer comfortable accommodation aboard in air-conditioned, ensuite cabins, gourmet meals, fine wines, an open bar and all excursions. All vessels are fully crewed with a Captain, gourmet chef, hostess and a tour guide who takes passengers on excursions to places of historical and cultural interest. Also on offer are tandem cruises for larger parties and a wide selection of themed cruises, such as wine appreciation and golf - and even honeymoon charters! European Waterways was the first company to put a barge on the Upper Nivernais Canal in Burgundy, and in the “real” Loire Valley. We are also the only company with luxury hotel barges in Scotland and in the Venetian lagoon, as well as the first to offer an Avignon-to-Amsterdam 6 week trans-Europe cruise. One of the barges, Anjodi, even achieved 'film star' status following her many appearances during the TV series 'French Odyssey', when she carried chef Rick Stein on a voyage of culinary discovery through Southern France. Prices for a fully-inclusive 6 night/7 day cruise are from £2,090 per person. Our website and brochure both provide full information about all our cruises. For a copy of our brochure, more information on pricing and cruise schedules, please contact: Chris Gant, Marketing & PR Manager on the above tel no or email

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