When it comes to river cruises, England is sometimes overlooked as a potential source of fabulous opportunities. British waterways have a lot to offer, as guests who book a room on a hotel barge will discover. When you experience English river cruises, the quaint, scenic countryside opens up before you.
For holidaymakers wanting less crowded but still charmingly scenic river cruises, England may well be the perfect destination!
Luxurious and relaxing short holiday breaks in the marvellously peaceful English countryside,
enjoying the nature and beauty of our rivers and canals.
The Billet offers an all-inclusive, fully catered and fully crewed 5 star experience; in which you can do as much or as little as you choose. Relax and enjoy the countryside as we cruise the canals and rivers. You can go for walks, learn how to crew and helm the boat and how to operate the locks, or take in the local history and that of our glorious canal heritage.
Join your hosts Jerry & Jackie on their journey across the many counties England has to offer.
As seen on ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’ Programme
The Wessex Rose 5 Star luxury wide beam hotel boat offers you fully crewed all-inclusive cruising in en-suite cabins on a purpose built hotel barge, the perfect choice for your next UK canal boat holiday. Why not join the owners for a totally unique and relaxing experience on one of their cruises along the Kennet and Avon Canal and River Thames. Whether you’re looking for a short break or longer holiday David & Karen have a cruise to suit you. Route selection varies from three or four night short breaks to seven or nine night holidays exploring some of the most beautiful waterways and attractions that Britain has to offer.
**Downton Abbey Cruises 2020**
3 & 24 May; August 2, 9 & 16
These specific departures will include a visit to ‘Highclere Castle’, the real-life setting for the much-loved period TV Drama.
The elegant and spacious air-conditioned 8 passenger Magna Carta is the perfect hotel barge for the royal river. We are proud to claim that English river cruises with us will offer you an unrivalled view of England from the deck of this luxurious vessel.
Magna Carta is one of the finest, most luxurious vessels cruising the British Isles today. The ambience created by combining a traditional 1936-built barge hull with fine mahogany, teak and oak woods is outstanding. Modern amenities include under floor heating, spa pool and contemporary en suite facilities for the four spacious 200 sq ft suites.
The upper deck saloon and dining area feature picture windows and stylish furnishings. Your Master Chef produces a range of mouth-watering dishes whilst you enjoy the riverside surroundings from your floating country hotel.
Her experienced Captain knows the Thames well and will pilot the barge and be your tour guide. Your Master Chef will produce a range of mouth watering dishes whilst you enjoy the sights of Royal Berkshire, historic Buckinghamshire and beautiful Oxfordshire from your floating country inn. Two house keepers complete the crew of four.