The cruise line has launched a raft of excursions on its fleet of hotel barges taking in nine European countries.


Source: European Waterways

L’Impressionniste - Cruising past Châteauneuf

The 2019/20 itineraries, offered across its 17 hotel barges, include trips in France, Italy, England, Ireland, Holland and Luxembourg.

The new brochure, launching this month, highlights an expanded choice of ‘one-of-a-kind’, escorted tours. Among the newest excursions is a private tour of the French military stables of the Château de Fontainebleau.

Other tours on offer range from meeting with a Countess and local aristocracy, to members of the French military and local lock keepers.

Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways, said: “The European Waterways’ experience is truly about the journey and not the destination.

“Our guests will cruise leisurely through the quiet, lush countryside enjoying the highest standard of comfort, luxury and fine dining.  Personalised excursions immerse them in the culture, history and traditions of the region. There are also onboard surprises that can include entertainment from local musicians, artists and storytellers for people of all ages and interests.”

About European Waterways

European Waterways operates a fleet of 17 river cruising vessels, having converted old trading barges into ‘boutique luxury’ hotel barges.

The hotel barge cruises offered by the cruise line see guests transported along a network of smaller rivers and canals that larger vessels cannot access.

The all-inclusive offerings focus on the culture, history, fine wine and gourmet cuisines of the region.

Group offerings

The European Waterways’ vessels carry between four and 20 people, but tandem barges can be booked which can take groups of up to 24 people.

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