Bywater Hotelboat Cruise Schedule 2020
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.
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 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 5% applies to all guests who traveled with us in 2018 or 2019. Any discounts shall be accounted for in the balance payment and noted in the confirmation letter.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TO YOUR HOTELBOAT CRUISE
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.
Thank you so much to everyone who has booked already for 2020. The following cruises are now full: 4, 7, 10 and 12 .
We have had a cancellation for single cabins on two cruises for next year:
Cruise 8 Liverpool to Manchester 7 nights £850.00 Friday 19th June 2020 Friday 26th June 2020
Cruise 9 Manchester to Sowerby Bridge 8 nights £960.00 Monday 29th June 2020 Tuesday 7th July 2020
Let me know if you are interested in either of these.
26 locks, 55 miles, 1 tunnel
Cropredy, Oxford canal summit level, Napton locks, Braunston, Hillmorton Paired locks, Hawkesbury Junction, Coventry Basin
|6||Wed 15th April||£N/A|
|2||Coventry||Stoke on Trent|
31 Locks, 70 miles, 1 tunnel
Coventry Basin, Hawkesbury Junction, Atherstone Locks, Fradley Junction, Great Haywood, Stone, Etruria
|9||Wed 22nd April||£1050|
|3||Stoke on Trent||Chester|
49 Locks, 45 miles, 1 tunnel
Etruria, Harecastle Tunnel, Cheshire Paired Locks, Bunbury Staircase Locks, Ellesmere Port Museum, Chester
|9||Sat 2nd May||£1050|
35 Locks 63 Miles, 3 tunnels and 2 aqueducts
Chester, Hurleston Junction, Wrenbury, Whitchurch, Ellesmere, Chirk Aqueduct & Tunnel, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen
|8||Wed 13th May||£waiting list only|
|5||Llangollen||Nantwich (via the Montgomery canal)|
61 miles, 31 locks, 3 tunnels, 4 aqueducts
Llangollen, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Chirk Aqueduct & Tunnel, Frankton Locks, Maesbury Marsh, the newly restored stretch of the Montgomery, Hurlestone Locks, Nantwich
|8||Fri 22nd May||£960|
58 Miles, 16 locks and 1 boat lift!
Nantwich, The Flashes, Anderton Boat Lift, the River Weaver end to end, Northwich.
|7||Mon 1st June||£850|
82 miles, 15 locks, 6 tunnels, 1 boat lift and 1 aqueduct
Northwich, Anderton Lift, Preston Brook & Dutton Tunnels, Barton Swing Aqueduct, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Liverpool
|8||Tue 9th June||£waiting list only|
58 miles, 26 locks, 4 tunnels
Salthouse Dock, Liverpool Dock Complex, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Worsley, Barton Swing Aqueduct, Castlefield Basin.
|7||Fri 19th June||£waiting list only|
31 miles, 82 wide locks
Manchester, The Rochdale Canal, The Pennines, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Tuel Lane Lock
|8||Mon 29th June||£waiting list only|
|10||Sowerby Bridge||Whaley Bridge|
58 miles, 82 wide locks, 34 narrow locks, 5 aqueducts, 2 tunnels
Tuel Lane Lock, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, The Penines, Manchester, Bugsworth Basin, The Peak District
|10||Wed 8th July||£waiting list only|
81 miles, 34 locks, 2 tunnel, 4 aqueducts
Bugsworth Basin, The Peak District, Bosley Flight, Harecastle Tunnel, The Caldon Canal, Churnet Valley Steam railway (if timings coincide), Etruria
|9||Mon 20th July||£1050|
86 miles, 72 locks, 6 aqueducts
Etruria, Stone, Great Haywood, Swarkestone, Erewash Canal, Trent Junction, River Trent, Beeston Cut, Nottingham
|9||Thu 30th July||£waiting list only|
57 miles, 46 locks, 1 tunnel, 1 aqueduct
Nottingham, Beeston Cut, river Trent, Trent Junction, River Soar, Bottom of Foxton Locks, Market Harborough
|7||Mon 10th August||£850|
|14||Market Harborough||Warwick via Stoke Bruene|
78 miles, 64 locks, 5 tunnels and 6 small aqueducts
Foxton Staircase Locks & Inclined Plain, Leicester Branch, Blisworth Tunnel, Stoke Bruerne, Braunston Tunnel & Town.
|9||Wed 19th August||£1050|
51 Miles, 92 locks, 6 tunnels
Hatton Locks (twice!), Lapworth locks, The Stratford Canal, Bourneville, Gas Street Basin, Farmers Bridge Locks, The Grand Union, Knowle Locks
|8||Tue 1st September||£960|
45 miles, 99 locks, 4 tunnels of 2.5 miles in total, 3 small aqueducts
Hatton Locks, Kingswood Junction, Wast Hill & Tardebigge Tunnels, Tardebigge Flight,Droitwich, Worcester, Diglis Basin
|7||Fri 11th September||£850|
|17||Worcester||Stratford upon Avon|
0 miles, 112 narrow locks, 5 tunnels of 2.5 miles in total, 2 aqueducts
Worcester, Tardebigge Locks, Tardebigge & Wasthills Tunnels, Lapworth, Kingswood Junction, Forest of Arden, Stratford upon Avon
|8||Mon 21st September||£960|
|18||Stratford upon Avon||Banbury|
58 miles 103 locks 3 aqueducts 1 tunnel
Stratford, Forest of Arden, Kingswood Junction, Hatton Flight, Stockton Flight, Napton, Oxford Canal Summit, Cropredy
|8||Thu 1st October||£96|
33 miles and 19 locks
Somerton Deep Lock, The Cherwell River, Thrupp, South Oxford Canal, Dukes Cut, The Upper Thames, The spires of Oxford
|5||Sat 10th October||£650|
33 miles and 19 locks
The spires of Oxford, The Upper Thames, Dukes Cut, South Oxford Canal, Thrupp, The Cherwell River, Somerton Deep Lock.
|5||Sat 17th October||£650|