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River, Coastal & Canal Cruises

 We are delighted to unveil our brand new River, Coastal & Canal Cruises brochure covering departures until April 2024.

Cruises are a wonderful way to travel, allowing you to relax and watch the ever-changing scenery as you cruise by, travelling in style and comfort without the repetitive necessities of hotel formalities. The need to only unpack once is a welcome benefit.

Our choice of vessel is deliberate to reflect the flavour and ambience of the routing and our carefully selected partners share our ethos for an exclusive boutique-style cruising experience, ideal for the discerning traveller with an interest in culture, history and nature.

We offer complimentary cabin selection^ on each vessel with an experienced captain, a professional and knowledgeable cruise director and an attentive crew to look after your needs and ensure the smooth running of the cruise.

Our ‘no flying’ leisurely barge cruises in France allow you to explore the French waterways while avoiding airports and aeroplanes. For more than 20 years, Jules Verne has been the main UK partner of the innovative French cruise company, CroisiEurope, a firm favourite with so many of our customers. Travelling by Eurostar from London to Paris or Avignon, choose from our new ‘Festive Barge in Paris’ to make this festive season truly magical, or one of our Péniches, all expertly designed with beautiful cabins, restaurants, bars and sun terraces - ‘Péniche Bourgogne’ with No Single Supplement, ‘Péniche Provençale’ from Arles to Sète, ‘Péniche Champagne’ offering daily Champagne and local produce tastings, or ‘Péniche sur Loire’ with No Single Supplement and a £50 saving. We also offer a reduced price on ‘Péniche Alsacienne’ through the scenic heart of Alsace from Lagarde to Strasbourg.

Exuding regal charm, imperial elegance and tasteful sophistication, there are few better ways to experience the golden beauty of the stunning Douro valley region than from the decks of the Spirit of Chartwell on ‘Royal Barge on the Douro’.

We offer luxury coastal cruises in Croatia on board the deluxe MV Admiral; choose from ‘The Coast of Explorers & Emperors’ or ‘Secret Wonders of Croatia’ for a delightful 7-night discovery of historic towns, national parks, Roman architecture and more.

It’s important we remember that around the United Kingdom there are plenty of spots to visit. For over twenty years, the beautiful ‘Lord of the Glens’ cruise ship has been an icon of the Caledonian Canal with its sleek good looks and sumptuous interiors; it is the perfect way to experience Scotland from the water. Cruise in stunning waterways, hidden sea-lochs and around beautiful islands while surrounded by Scottish nature. Take in many fascinating historical sites on a cruise of a lifetime.

For somewhere far-flung, opt for ‘Assam & the Brahmaputra’ or ‘Along the Banks of the Hoogly’ Downstream or Upstream with No Single Supplement, cruising through rural countryside away from the tourist trail.

Since Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile topped the box office, Nile river cruise bookings have surged; ‘The Original Nile by Royal Steamer’ with on board lectures sails on the classic Nile route from Cairo and the Pyramids to ancient Thebes and Aswan, visiting rarely explored temples and tombs, all from a luxurious floating base on board the restored deluxe paddle steamer the SS Misr.

As we are all too aware prices are going up, sadly travel is no exception and although we are endeavouring to hold back on increasing ours, the pressure is building. Prices in our brochures are correct at the time of printing, so please check individual tours for current prices. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee.

View our full range of river, coastal & canal cruises >