Bywater Hotelboat Cruise Schedule 2018

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 shall try and advise in anyway we can.

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 in this booklet, 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 occupancy of the twin/double cabin carries a supplement of 50%. There is no single supplement for a single guest in a single cabin.

A ‘Previous Customer’ discount of 10% applies to all who have taken a Bywater Hotelboat Cruise previously. Any discounts shall be accounted for in the balance payment and noted in the confirmation letter.

When planning our schedule we endeavour  to include locations which have good travel connections, although this is not possible on some canals. We also avoid weekend arrivals in locations where we feel there may be disturbance from town centres on first or last evenings. This helps our guests to avoid engineering works on rail lines. and to enable them to take advantage of cheaper weekday travel on public transport.. For those arriving by car, we make every effort to arrange secure car parking facilities at most of our locations. We hope that your travel to and from your hotelboat cruise will be easy and convenient. Should you require any assistance in planning your travel, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

2018 Cruises

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CruiseFromToHighlightsNightsStart DatePrice


Somerton Deep Lock, The Heyfords, The River Cherwell, Thrupp Turn, Oxford City

5Wed 18th April£625

Oxford city, Thrupp Turn, Cherwell valley, Somerton Deep Lock, Cropredy, The Summit, Napton Locks, Warwick

8Tue 24th April£920

Warwick, Stockton Brook, Braunston, Blisworth Tunnel, Stoke Bruerne, Marsworth.

9Thu 3rd May£1010
4TringLittle Venice


Bulls Bridge, Little Venice, Regents Park and Zoo, The Bow Loop & Olympic Stadium, Limehouse Basin, Paddington Arm

8Mon 14th May£920
5Little VeniceTring

The Paddington Arm, Little Venice, Regents Park & Zoo, Limehouse Basin, The Bow Loop and Olympic Stadium,

8Thu 24th May£920
6TringMarket Harborough

Marsworth, Stoke Bruerne, Blisworth Tunnel, Watford Locks, Crick Tunnel, The Leicester Branch summit, Foxton Locks

7Sat 2nd June£820
7Market HarboroughCoventry


Foxton Staircase Locks, The summit, crick Tunnel, Watford Locks, Braunston Tunnel, Hilmorton paired locks, Hawkesbury Junction, Coventry Arm,

7Mon 11th June£820

Coventry Arm, Hawkesbury Junction, Atherstone Locks, Fradley Junction, Great Haywood, Stone, Meaford Flight

9Tue 19th June£1010

Etruria, The caldon Canal, Leek Branch, Cheddleton Flint Mill, Churnet Valley, Consall Forge, Froghall Tunnel and Wharf,

7Thu 28th June£820

Harecastle Tunnel, The Cheshire Paired Locks, The Flashes, The Anderton Boat Lift, The Length of the River Weaver,

8Fri 6th July£920
11NorthwichStoke8Mon 16th July£920
12StokeMarket Drayton8Wed 25th July£920
13Market DraytonChester8Fri 3rd August£920


Chester city and walls, Beeston, Bunbury Staircase Locks, Hurleston Junction, Grindley brook Staircase locks, Ellesmere, Chirk tunnel & Aqueduct, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen.

8Mon 13th August£920


Llangollen, The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Chirk Tunnel & Aqueduct, Frankton Locks, Ellesmere, Grindley Brook Staircase Locks, Wrenbury, Hurleston Locks. Nantwich

8Wed 22nd August£920

Nantwich, Audlem, Norbury Junction, Wolverhampton 21 locks, Black Country Museum, The Old main Line, Gas Street Basin, Kingswood Junction, Hatton Locks, Warwick

9Sat 1st September£1010


Saltisford Arm, Stockton Flight, Braunston, Hollmorton Locks, Newbold Tunnel, Atherstone Locks, Knowle, Hatton locks

10Fri 14th September£1100

Warwick, Hatton Locks, Kingswood Junction, Lapworth Locks Forest of Arden, Wooten Wawen, Wilmcote, Stratford on Avon

6Tue 25th September£725

Stratford on Avon, Wilmcote, Wooten Wawen, Forest of Arden, Kingswood Junction, Hatton Locks, Stockton Brook, Napton, The South Oxford Canal summit, Cropredy,

9Tue 2nd October£1010