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The Lock-Keeper has gone viral! Every few weeks we will be blogging about the Hotel barging experience; From the history of our hotel barges to some of the off the beaten track excursions we visit. Intrigued? Then read on...

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A Magical, Musical Combination Verona, Venice and an Italian Opera Cruise 13th Apr 2016

Before the cruise from Venice to Mantua even begins, guests will visit the fascinating Arena Museo Opera museum, followed by dinner in the delightful courtyard restaurant. And then the real highlight, front stall seats in the magnificent setting of the Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, to watch a magical performance of one of the best-known and loved operas, Bizets Carmen.

Take your Holiday Home with you along the Canals of Europe 7th Apr 2016

A hotel barge is really a floating luxury villa – with a doting crew at your service, an open bar and freshly cooked gourmet meals every day!  Chartering a hotel barge gives you the best of both worlds – a private, luxury setting for your entire group and personalised attention, so that everyone can spend quality time together enjoying themselves instead of worrying about the itinerary. 

Reliving History in Minerve 16th Mar 2016

France’s Canal du Midi cuts through picturesque, tranquil countryside – home to award-winning vineyards, fields of wild flowers, and animals grazing in the sunshine. Drifting along aboard a hotel barge during a cruise on this lovely canal, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this region, Languedoc-Roussillon, is a place where peace has always reigned.  

Why Go to Ireland? 16th Mar 2016

Ireland is a country that has so much to offer the visitor, young and old. Firstly, of course, there is the famous Irish welcome when you can’t help but warm to the people you meet, perhaps during a conversation in a pub over a pint of the ‘black stuff’.

Chef's Recipe: Guinness Cake 15th Mar 2016

We love this moist, rich cake and with St Patrick’s Day looming, it’s the perfect cake to celebrate Ireland’s special day. It’s another recipe from Olivia Power, the highly-skilled chef aboard hotel barge Shannon Princess. Try not to be put off by the Guinness as it is not the dominant flavour, but just gives more depth to the chocolate to make this cake really indulgent.

A Holiday for Everyone 15th Mar 2016

We know that planning a holiday that matches everyone’s preferences can be difficult, especially when there is a mixed group of different ages. So chartering a hotel barge may be just the thing as it offers so much flexibility and freedom. It is a voyage of fun and exploration. 

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