European Waterways vs Discover the World - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

Awesome time

5.0 August 2015
J
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Had an awesome time with great chef Mel, captain Florian and Lola, Clare and Judith and Akim steering our barge down the Burgundy Canals!

Tour European Waterways Company Reviews

Wonderful

5.0 August 2015
J
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a wonderful trip on the Canal du Midi......

Tour European Waterways Company Reviews

Perfect trip with family, ages 54 - 87.

5.0 August 2015
J
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our staff, Captain Jonathan, Chef Jim, Hostess Lola and her sister Rosalie went over and above to make the trip memorable. We took pictures of every meal as they were works of art! We loved our time on the barge and will cherish memories for a lifetime!
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Tour European Waterways Company Reviews

Fantastic holiday in Iceland. Great service,

5.0 October 2017
J
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Fantastic holiday in Iceland. Great service, everything running perfectly for us. From flights, car hire, hotel, advanced tickets etc. Well done and thank you.

Tour Discover the World Company Reviews

Great support, everything went like clockwork

5.0 August 2017
P
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great support and service from Discover The World in making all of the arrangements for our Tailor Made Norwegian Fjord holiday; everything went like clockwork....apart from Avis car hire who gave us a car which had an oil problem! Even then, and when Avis were about as much use as a chocolate teapot, Discover The World helped us get it sorted out quickly.
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Tour Discover the World Company Reviews

Very friendly and professional

5.0 August 2017
J
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Very friendly and professional and have tailor made our once in a lifetime trip to Norway and Slavbard in the Artic Circle

Tour Discover the World Company Reviews

Tours 1 Trip 6 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 0 $ 711
Operator Type River Cruise Line Group Tour Operator
Size Regional Expert Global Operator
Trip Types
  • River Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Europe
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Scuba Diving
  • Photography
  • Adventure
Headquarters Datchet Berkshire, United Kingdom Surrey, United Kingdom
Year Established 1974 1984
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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      About European Waterways

      European Waterways specializes in offering hotel-quality barge cruises in eight European countries, with a particular emphasis on France. The barges travel slowly along peaceful inland canals that wind through scenic countryside, offering a relaxing and luxurious experience.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      European Waterways is a pioneer in European barge cruising and has the largest fleet of barges (17) operating there today. They also can arrange a wide variety of specialty and theme barge cruises, ranging from culinary to cycling, families with children to flower shows, opera to tennis, golf to art and antiques, walking to wine. And they offer daily escorted excursions to off the beaten path destinations such as wineries, castles, and markets.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Barge trips are expensive, so affluent couples interested in the cuisine, culture, scenery, and history of the destinations are the primary clientele.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Eight countries: France (Burgundy, Canal du Midi, Alsace and Lorraine, Gascony, Bordeaux, Champagne, Paris, Picardy) Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Holland, Italy, the UK (including Scotland) and Ireland.

      How Does It Work?

      You can either charter an entire barge for you, your family and/or friends, or take a cabin on a barge with other travelers. The17 barges in the fleet range in capacity from six to 20 passengers. All barges come with fully staffed crews (captain, chef, housekeeper, tour guide), and have been refurbished using hardwoods and solid brass. One barge is wheelchair accessible. Most have spa-pools on the sun deck and air conditioning below, and come with central heating and bicycles as well. Cruises are six nights and are all-inclusive (including regional wines and open bar).

      Why Travel With Them?

      Barge travel is the ultimate luxury in European waterway travel, which not only makes the name European Waterways highly appropriate, it offers a way to see Europe that few travelers ever get a chance to experience.

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