Cruises 2024

Bywater Hotelboat Cruise Schedule 2024

CHOOSING YOUR HOTELBOAT CRUISE
There is so much to see and so many possible routes on the inland waterways, it is understandably difficult to decide which particular hotelboat cruise you think you would enjoy the most. In this booklet we try and outline the character of each route, its highlights and points of interest. It is impossible to cover everything, but we hope that, combined with your own personal choice criteria (time of year, heritage, towns and cities etc) you will be able to pick the one for you. If you have any queries regarding any aspect of the hotelboat holidays, please do not hesitate to call, and we will try and advise in anyway we can.

FULL HOTELBOAT CHARTER
Kerala and Karnataka are available for charter, offering full and exclusive use of the boats, services of the crew and full-board catering. With the advantage of a sizeable reduction in price, this represents excellent value.

As well as the scheduled cruises given here, we can provide tailor made itineraries at either end of the season to suit your individual needs or preferences. Please contact us on 07380 941042 or email to discuss.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS
Single occupancy of the twin/double cabin carries a supplement of 50%. There is no single supplement for a single guest in a single cabin.

PREVIOUS CUSTOMERS
A ‘Previous Customer’ discount of 5% applies to all guests who have traveled with us since 2022. Any discounts shall be accounted for in the balance payment and noted in the confirmation letter.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TO YOUR HOTELBOAT CRUISE

Almost all of our cruises this year will either start or finish at our new base on the Saltisford Canal Arm. At our new site we are offering secure parking for a small daily charge and free transportation between Saltisford and our boats at the start or end of your cruise.

If you would prefer to travel by train, Leamington Spa station is a fifteen minute taxi ride away from the Saltisford Canal Centre and has direct connections to London, Manchester and Birmingham.

CruiseFromToHighlightsNightsStart DatePrice
1WarwickStratford upon Avon

21 Miles, 55 Locks, 1 Tunnel and an excellent Aqueduct. 6 Nights, £1090 + £36 for secure parking.

Saltisford Arm, Hatton Locks, Shrewley Tunnel, Kingswood Junction, South Straford Canal, Edstone Aqueduct, Stratford Basin.

A short spring cruise through Shakespeare’s Country.

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6Thu. 18th April£1090 + £36
2Stratford upon AvonWarwick

21 Miles, 55 Locks, 1 Tunnel and an excellent Aqueduct. 6 Nights, £1090 + £36 for secure parking.

Stratford Basin, South Straford Canal, Edstone Aqueduct, Kingswood Junction, Grand Union Canal, Shrewley Tunnel, Hatton Locks, Saltisford

A short spring cruise through Shakespeare’s Country.

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6Fri. 26th April£1090 + £36
3WarwickMarket Harborough

52 Miles, 48 Locks and 3 Tunnels. 7 Nights, £1225 + £42 for secure parking.

Warwick, Bascote Staircase, North Oxford Canal, Braunston Tunnel, Watford Staircase, Crick Tunnel, Husband Bosworth Tunnel, Foxton Locks, Market Harborough Arm

Some highlights of the Grand Union Canal including the wonderful Foxton flight.

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7Sat. 4th May£1225 + £42
4Market HarboroughWarwick

52 Miles, 48 Locks and 3 Tunnels. 7 Nights, £1225 + £42 for secure parking.

Market Harborough Arm, Foxton Locks,  Husband Bosworth Tunnel, Crick Tunnel, Watford Staircase, Braunston Tunnel, North Oxford Canal, Bascote Staircase, Warwick

Some highlights of the Grand Union Canal including the wonderful Foxton flight.

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7Mon. 13th May£1225 + £42
5WarwickCoventry

47 Miles, 29 Locks and 1 Tunnel. 6 Nights, £1090 + £36 for secure parking..

Warwick, Bascote Staircase, North Oxford Canal, Braunstone Junction, Hillmorton Locks, Sutton Stop, Coventry Basin.

The first half of the Warwick Ring, taking in some delightful Warwickshire countryside.

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6Wed. 22nd May£1090 + £36
6CoventryWarwick

63 Miles, 64 Locks and 3 Tunnels. 8 Nights, £1395 + £48 for secure parking.

Coventry Basin, Atherstone Locks, Glasscote Locks, Star City, the outskirts of Birmingham, Camp Hill, Knowle Locks, Hatton Flight.

The second half of the Warwick Ring. A few days Birmingham suburbs, surrounded by delightful English countryside.

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8Thu. 30th May£1395 + £48
7WarwickTring

63 Miles and 64 Locks. 9 Nights, £1530 + £54 for secure parking.

Bascote staircase, Stockton flight, Napton Junction, Braunston Tunnel, Blisworth tunnel, Stoke Bruerne, Ouzel Valley, the Chilterns, Marsworth junction, summit at Tring.

Walking and lock wheeling on the M40 of the canal system.

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9Mon. 10th June£1530 + £54
8TringWarwick

63 Miles and 64 Locks. 9 Nights, £1530 + £54 for secure parking.

Tring Summit, Marsworth Junction, the Chilterns, Ouzel Valley, Stoke Bruerne, Blisworth Tunnel, Braunston Tunnel, Napton Junction, Stockton Flight, Bascote staircase.

Walking and lock wheeling on the M40 of the canal system.

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9Sat. 22nd June£1530 + £54
9WarwickGas Street Basin

26 Miles, 40 Locks and 3 Tunnels. 5 Nights, £945 + £30 for secure parking.

Hatton Locks, Lapworth Flight, the North Stratford Canal, King’s Norton Junction, Gas Street Basin.

A short cruise to the bright lights of Birmingham.

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5Wed. 3rd July£945 + £30
10Gas Street BasinWarwick

26 Miles, 40 Locks and 3 Tunnels. 5 Nights, £945 + £30 for secure parking.

Gas Street Basin, King’s Norton Junction, the North Stratford Canal, Lapworth Flight, Hatton Locks.

A short cruise from the bright lights of Birmingham.

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5Wed. 10th July£945 + £30
11WarwickWorcester via Droitwich

47 Miles, 101 Locks and 8 Tunnels. 9 Nights, £1530 + £54 for secure parking.

Hatton Locks, Lapworth Flight, the North Stratford Canal, King’s Norton Juction, the Worcester and Birmingham, tunnels galore, Tarrdebigge flight, Droitwich Barge Canal. the River Severn, Worcester.

A challanging cruise, ideal for lockwheeling enthusiasts.

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9Wed. 17th July£1530 + £54
12WorcesterWarwick

45 Miles, 96 Locks and 6 Tunnels. 9 Nights, £1530 + £54 for secure parking.

Worcester, Droitwich Junction, Tarrdebigge flight, Tunnels Galore, the Worcester and Birmingham, King’s Norton Juction, the North Stratford Canal, Lapworth Flight, Hatton Locks.

A challanging cruise, ideal for lockwheeling enthusiasts.

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9Mon. 29th July£1530 + £54
13WarwickStourbridge

45 Miles, 76 Locks and 5 Tunnels. 7 Nights, £1225 + £42 for secure parking.

Hatton Locks, Lapworth Flight, the North Stratford Canal, King’s Norton Junction, Gas Street Basin, The New Main Line, Netherton Tunnel, Bumble Hole, Blower’s Green, Merryhill, Delph Locks, Stourbridge Locks, Stourbridge.

In and out of Birmingham, using a delightful mixture of canals.

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7Mon. 12th August£1225 + £42
14StourbridgeWarwick

45 Miles, 76 Locks and 5 Tunnels. 7 Nights, £1225 + £42 for secure parking.

Stourbridge, Stourbridge Locks, Delph Locks, Merryhill, Blower’s Green, Bumble Hole, Netherton Tunnel, The New Main Line, Gas Street Basin, King’s Norton Junction, the North Stratford Canal, Lapworth Flight, Hatton Locks.

In and out of Birmingham, using a delightful mixture of canals.

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7Wed. 21st August£1225 + £42
15WarwickStoke Bruerne

39 Miles, 38 Locks and 2 Tunnels. 5 Nights, £945 + £30 for secure parking.

Warwick, Bascote Staircase, North Oxford Canal, Braunstone Tunnel, Buckby Locks, Weedon Bec, Blissworth Tunnel, Stoke Bruerne Museum.

Exploring the M40 of the canal system!

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5Fri. 30th August£945 + £30
16Stoke BruerneWarwick

39 Miles, 38 Locks and 2 Tunnels. 5 Nights, £945 + £30 for secure parking.

Stoke Bruerne Museum, Blissworth Tunnel, Weedon Bec, Buckby Locks, Braunstone Tunnel, North Oxford Canal, Bascote Staircase, Warwick.

Exploring the M40 of the canal system!

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5Fri. 6th September£945 + £30
17WarwickWarwick (via Gas Street Basin)

50 Miles, 91 Locks and 6 Tunnels. 8 Nights, £1395 + £48 for secure parking.

Hatton Locks, Lapworth Flight, the North Stratford Canal, King’s Norton Junction, Gas Street Basin, Farmers Bridge Locks. Curzon Tunnel, Camp Hill Locks, Knowle Flight, Shrewley Tunnel, Hatton once more.

A lovely round trip into the heart of the English canal system.

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8Fri. 13th September£1395 + £48
18WarwickOxford

63 Miles, 63 Locks and many, many lift bridges! 9 Nights, £1530 + £54 for secure parking.

Warwick, Bascote Staircase, Wigram Junction, Napton Locks, Oxford Summit, Clayton Locks, Cropredy, Somerton Deep Lock, the River Cherwell, Thrupp, the Spires of Oxford.

Taking the old route down to the Thames.

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9Mon. 23rd Septemper£1530 + £54
19OxfordBanbury

34 Miles, 22 Locks and many, many lift bridges! 5 Nights, £945 + £30 for secure parking.

The Spires of Oxford, Warwick, Dukes Cut, Thrupp, The Cherwell River, Lower Heyford, Somerton Deep Lock, Anyho Wharf, Banbury.

A very relaxed cruise up the Cherwell Valley, sampling some excellent canal side pubs.

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5Fri. 4th October£945 + £30