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Since 1974, we have specialised in creating luxury hotel barge holidays on some of the most beautiful inland waterways of Europe.  Over the past 4 decades, as well as building up the most extensive range of hotel barges in Europe, we have gained a unique expertise covering all aspects of the hotel barging industry; from designing and building the actual vessels, researching and creating our bespoke itineraries, to crew training, fine wine selection and choosing food suppliers.

You can rest assured that every member of European Waterways, from the top down is passionate about hotel barging, and your clients will be well looked after. 
Aboard their hotel barge, your clients will glide serenely along waterways that pass through magnificent countryside; be taken on fascinating local excursions; indulge in delicious meals, fine wines and comfortable accommodation – whilst all the time being pampered by their attentive crew.
Our exclusive collection of hotel barges can accommodate between 6 and 20 passengers and are ideal for either an individual cruise with a group of like-minded people, or for those wanting a whole-barge charter for a group of family or friends.
Hotel barging is a unique experience and our Sales Team are happy to assist with any sales, commission or marketing enquiries to help you sell more European Waterways hotel barge cruises.

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Sales and Marketing Support 

We have a number of sales and marketing tools available including an online brochure, an online Agents Reservation system providing 24/7 access, a Downloads area where you can access marketing material such as brochures, flyers and photographs and an agent friendly 'white label' video channel. Please see below for more information on each of these facilities

Online Brochure

Please note that this version does not include our website or contact details and can be embedded onto your website. 


Agents Reservations System

We have developed our own Agents Reservations System where there are a number of facilities that will make it easy for you to manage your bookings with European Waterways. You can check availability, reserve cabins, make bookings, check cruise rates,  manage current and past bookings and download sales and marketing material including brochures and photographs.
If you have not already signed up to our Agents Reservation System and would like a login or you have forgotten your password, please e-mail  Once you have your login details you can access the reservations system here.


We have a number of videos hosted on YouTube and Vimeo.  The videos hosted on Vimeo are agent friendly and do not include any contact details or links to our website. To see our main video please see below:

Please feel free to embed them onto your website, include them in your e-marketing material and, of course, forward them to your clients. If you have any questions or require any assistance please e-mail To see all of our videos please click here

We also have a compilation of short videos on a DVD which would be a useful training tool for your sales team, or perhaps to give to your own clients. If you would like copies, please contact us.

Training and Presentations 

We can provide product training presentations to introduce you to hotel barging. These can be either in person, online or on the telephone.  Please contact us to arrange an appointment.


Travel Trade Events

In Spring 2017, for the 7th year running European Waterways will have a stand at Atout France's flagship event, Rendezvous-en-France, that brings companies like ourselves together with tour operators and travel agents from around the world. The event takes place March 29 & 30 2017 in Rouen. If you are attending, we would be delighted to meet you there and you can make an appointment using the RDV online system, or just drop by our stand.

There will also be a 'Boat Show' at Capestang on the Canal du Midi in April 2017. Travel agents are very welcome to attend on April 6 & 7 to visit a large number of hotel barges on display and network with barge owners and other agents at informal social gatherings.
Visit for more details and to register.

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UK Tel: +44 (0) 1753 598555
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Canada Toll Free Tel: 1 877 574 3404
Australia Toll Free Tel: 1 800 828050
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