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British Waterways

Enjoy your cruise closer to home. Explore the magnificence of the British Waterways. Hotel Barging is a very intimate way of discovering for instance, The River Thames which is 215 miles long and rises near Cirencester in Gloucestershire and flows eastward through Oxford, Reading, Windsor, London and enters the North Sea via the Thames Estuary.

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Danube

A River starting in Germany, sweeping across ten countries through the heart of Europe until it empties out into the Black Sea. Passing through varied and stunning landscapes, including the historic Hungarian capital of Budapest, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Danube’. So whether you want to uncover the history of classical music in Vienna, explore local traditions and the intricate architecture of Budapest, or feast your eyes on the medieval architecture of Nuremburg, The Danube offers all this and so much more.

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Douro

Meander along the River Douro with stunning scenery and encounter unspoilt rural villages and towns, visiting the historic cities of Salamanca and Porto.

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Dutch and Belgium Waterways

Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways. These scenic waterways of Holland and Belgium offer a unique way to see this colourful part of Europe.

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French Canals

France has 2700 miles of inland waterways and a network of canals that link to the main rivers, connecting the English Channel and Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. In central France a series of summit level canals link the Loire, Seine and Saone providing routes from Paris to Lyon and to the Rhone valley.

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Guadalquivir

The Guadalquivir and Guadiana are major rivers of the Iberian Pensinsula that flow into the Gulf of Cádiz in the Atlantic Ocean. Between them lies the Costa de La Luz. The Guadalquivir is navigable from its mouth near Cadiz to Seville and borders the Donana National Park.

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Loire

It’s a cruel trick of nature that the Loire, France’s longest, most historic and according to folklore most feminine river, because they say she is both beautiful and capricious – so Gallic – has always denied her admirers panorama of the passing countryside from the water itself when the land is dressed so enchantingly in it’s summer best.

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Main

The Main is an important tributary of the Rhine in Germany, which it joins near Mainz and together with the Main-Danube Canal it forms a link between the Rhine and the Danube. Cruising this waterway will take you through the beautiful Bavarian countryside and past cities like Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Bamberg and Nuremburg.

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Moselle

The Moselle joins the Rhine near Koblenz and many cruises combine the mid section of the Rhine from Cologne and Dusseldorf southwards with the smaller and more intimate Moselle down to Trier. Take time to explore the Moselle terraced vineyards and south western Germany with its castles, fortresses, and villages.

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Po

Explore the Po River with its ancient cities and the Venetian Lagoon home to Venice and many historic islands The Po is navigable from its mouth to Pavia and along the way you can visit historic cities like Bologna, Cremona, Ferrara, Mantua, Padua and Verona.

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Rhine

The Legendary Rhine that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Austrian, Swiss- Liechtenstein border, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border.

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Rhone

The Rhone is 500 miles length and flows through Lake Geneva to Lyon in France, where, it meets the Saône and the upper limit of navigation is reached. The river then turns due south and passes Vienne, Tournon, Vivier, Chateauneuf du Pape and Avignon.

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Russian Waterways

The Russian waterways is a wonderful way to take in the diverse beauty and culture of Russia’s waterways, between Moscow and St Petersburg. The Russian waterways comprise of an intricate pattern of connecting rivers, canals and vast lakes. The key points along the waterways are bookended by the Russian capital, Moscow, and the country’s ‘window to the west’, St Petersburg. The River Volga also flows southward from Moscow through the steppes of Russia to the Caspian Sea. River cruising is an easier way of exploring the timeless Russian countryside. Talk to us about securing Visas for this region. Volga The Volga is Europe’s longest river, rising in the Valdai Hills northwest of Moscow, it flows into the Caspian Sea, some 2,193 miles to the south. It is the the principal waterway of western Russia The Moscow Canal connects the Moskva River with the main transportation artery of European Russia, the Volga River. It is located in Moscow itself and connects to the Moskva River and to the Volga River in the town of Dubna. Due to the Moscow Canal, Moscow has access to five seas: the White Sea, Baltic Sea, Caspian Sea, Sea of Azov, and the Black Sea. Volga-Baltic Waterway The system starts at Rybinsk, on the Volga River and the Rybinsk Reservoir, and goes northward by way of the Sheksna River and reservoir to Lake Beloye. Itineraries Sorry, we don't currently have any itineraries for this river.For up to date information please call 01954 232 802 or email sales@rivercruiseholiday.com Who sails there Related blog entries Sorry, we don't currently have any blog entries.

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Seine

Seine River, river of France, It rises 18 miles (30 km) northwest of Dijon and flows in a northwesterly direction through Paris before emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre.

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Shannon

The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland and passes through 13 of Ireland’s 32 counties and three provinces before entering the Atlantic at Limerick on the west coast. It perhaps the ultimate location to enjoy the best river cruises. Ireland’s rolling green fields, ancient Celtic monasteries and an abundance of wildlife are common place on the carefully chosen route. An Ireland river cruise will put you in touch with legends and fables as well as the warm and hospitable Irish people. Itineraries Artisan Cruise in Ireland Duration: 7 days First departure date: Contact us Prices start from: £2,790 Sailing with: European Waterways View more details Classic Ireland Cruise Duration: 7 days First departure date: Contact us Prices start from: £2,790 Sailing with: European Waterways View more details More itineraries available for this river, please call 01954 232 802 or email sales@rivercruiseholiday.com Who sails there Gallery Related blog entries Sorry, we don't currently have any blog entries.

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