Cruises 2025

Bywater Hotelboat Cruise Schedule 2025

CHOOSING YOUR HOTELBOAT CRUISE
There is so much to see and so many possible routes on the inland waterways, it can be difficult to decide which hotelboat cruise you would enjoy the most. Here we 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 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, the 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 2023. 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
1WarwickGas Street Basin

26 Miles, 40 Locks and 3 Tunnels. 5 Nights, £995 + £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. 19th April£995 + £30
2Gas Street BasinWarwick

26 Miles, 40 Locks and 3 Tunnels. 5 Nights, £995 + £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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5Sat. 26th April£995 + £30
3WarwickMarket Harborough

52 Miles, 48 Locks and 3 Tunnels. 7 Nights, £1300 + £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. 3rd May£1300 + £42
4Market HarboroughWarwick

52 Miles, 48 Locks and 3 Tunnels. 7 Nights, £1300 + £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. 12th May£1300 + £42
5WarwickMarket Bosworth

60 Miles, 29 Locks and 1 Tunnel. 7 Nights, £1300 + £42 for secure parking.

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

A lock light route perfect for a relaxing cruise.

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7Wed. 21st May£1300 + £42
6Market BosworthWarwick

60 Miles, 29 Locks and 1 Tunnel. 7 Nights, £1300 + £42 for secure parking.

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

A lock light route perfect for a relaxing cruise.

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7Fri. 30th May£1300 + £42
7WarwickMarsworth

73 Miles, 63 Locks and 2 Tunnels. 8 Nights, £1480 + £48 for secure parking.

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

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

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8Mon. 9th June£1480 + £48
8MarsworthWarwick

73 Miles, 63 Locks and 2 Tunnels. 8 Nights, £1480 + £48 for secure parking.

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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8Thu. 19th June£1480 + £48
9WarwickCoventry (via Birmingham)

63 Miles, 64 Locks and 3 Tunnels. 8 Nights, £1480 + £48 for secure parking.

Hatton Flight, Knowle Locks, Camp Hill, Birmingham Suburbs, Star City, Glasscote Locks, Atherstone Locks, Coventry Basin.

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

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8Mon. 30th June£1480 + £48
10CoventryWarwick

47 Miles, 29 Locks and 1 Tunnel. 6 Nights, £1150 + £36 for secure parking.

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

Half of the Warwick Ring, taking in some delightful Warwickshire countryside.

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6Thu. 10th July£1150 + £36
11WarwickStratford upon Avon

21 Miles, 55 Locks, 1 Tunnel and an excellent Aqueduct. 6 Nights, £1150 + £36 for secure parking.

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

A short summer cruise through Shakespeare’s Country.

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6Fri. 18th July£1150 + £36
12Stratford upon AvonWarwick

21 Miles, 55 Locks, 1 Tunnel and an excellent Aqueduct. 6 Nights, £1150 + £36 for secure parking.

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

A short summer cruise through Shakespeare’s Country.

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6Sat. 26th July£1150 + £36
13WarwickKidderminster

54 Miles, 87 Locks and 7 Tunnels. 9 Nights, £1620 + £54 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, Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.

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

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9Thu. 7th August£1620 + £54
14KidderminsterWarwick

54 Miles, 87 Locks and 7 Tunnels. 9 Nights, £1620 + £54 for secure parking.

Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, 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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9Mon. 18th August£1620 + £54
15WarwickStoke Bruerne

39 Miles, 38 Locks and 2 Tunnels. 5 Nights, £995 + £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. 29th August£995 + £30
16Stoke BruerneWarwick

Waiting List Only!

39 Miles, 38 Locks and 2 Tunnels. 5 Nights, £995 + £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. 5th September£995 + £30
17WarwickBlack Country Museum

35 Miles, 43 Locks and 4 Tunnels. 6 Nights, £1150 + £36 for secure parking.

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

A short cruise to the bright lights of Birmingham.

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6Fri. 12th September£1150 + £36
18Black Country MuseumWarwick

35 Miles, 43 Locks and 4 Tunnels. 6 Nights, £1150 + £36 for secure parking.

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

A short cruise to the bright lights of Birmingham.

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6Sat. 20th September£1150 + £48
19WarwickOxford

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. 29th September£1530 + £54
20OxfordBanbury

34 Miles, 22 Locks and many, many lift bridges! 5 Nights, £995 + £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. 10th October£995 + £30