European Waterways

European Waterways

European Waterways

European Waterways is the largest hotel barging company in Europe. We offer 6-night/7-day, all-inclusive cruises through the delightful River Po valley from Venice to Mantua on the charming 20 passenger vessel, ‘La Bella Vita’.

This special voyage offers fascinating excursions, wine tastings, and the opportunity to enjoy spectacular land and cityscapes en route. The itinerary also includes visits to hidden Venice, the port of Chioggia, Ferrara and the Renaissance city of Mantua.

In addition to Italy, our large fleet offers hotel barge cruises in France, Scotland, England, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Germany & Luxembourg. European Waterways’ aim is to give our discerning clients a truly unique cruising experience.

Our hotel barges 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 luxury accommodation in air-conditioned, ensuite cabins, gourmet meals, fine wines, an open bar and a wide variety of excursions. All vessels are fully crewed with a Captain, gourmet chef, hostess and a tour guide who will take passengers on an assortment of historical, cultural and culinary expeditions.

European Waterways also offer tandem cruises for larger parties and a wide selection of themed cruises, such as wine appreciation and golf – and for something extra special, a honeymoon charter!

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Areas we specialize in: Lombardy, Veneto

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Holiday types offered by European Waterways

barging in Italy


Cruise the picturesque waterways of Italy aboard a luxury hotel barge from Venice to Mantua or a Gulet cruise exploring the Aeolian Islands. The ultimate ‘slow’ holiday.


Telephone: 01753 598555