Cruise to the Views - 5 Nights

Cruise to the Views

A combination of the best sights along our ship canal and river

  • 5 Nights

  • 5 inclusive tours

  • Selected dates May to September

2020 dates available for booking

Cruise to the Views Reviews

4.67 Average

6 Reviews

Peter Cooley

Very nearly perfect. The only disappointment was how rarely I could get a WiFi signal on my iPad.

Ray Rees

Everything on this cruise was very good, and the crew were exceptionaly obliging and helpfull, I was able to manage with my walking disability, and was made aware of any problems I may encounter before hand. The only complaints I have are not enough time at Slimbridge or the Railway trip on this itinery, and maybe some better sausages at breakfast. Thank you.

Alan Shankster

Happy crew, happy ship, Relaxing cruise, hence this tip- Food was good, the vessel fine, Keep the venues and the wine.

Reg Delannoy

Could not have asked for anything better, loved it all. Captain Steve was the best. Gerri & Reg Delannoy


An interesting way to see parts of our country we usually pass through on motorways. Good company and crew and catering.


I was lucky enough to get a cancellation for a six night cruise this summer. The experience was wonderful Because I am getting older I find fitting in a lot of things in one day on a bus trip too tiring so the cruising with one outing each day was ideal. I would also like to say how well organised the outings were. Either a taxi or bus to take one to the main attraction meant we could enjoy the visit without being worn out getting there. The guided tours were also well done but there was also flexibility if you wanted to do your own thing. The food was excellent and the staff were so obliging over people with dietary problems. Far more helpful than many five star hotels, It is a holiday I would recommend to anybody though the age group tended to be slightly older that teenage or youngsters. I certainly had a wonderful time

Itinerary & Destinations


  • 2 nights on the Canal and 3 nights on the River Severn
  • Worcester Cathedral Tour
  • Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway Excursion
  • Tewkesbury Abbey Tour
  • Gloucester Docks Tour
  • Slimbridge Wetlands Wildlife Trust
  • Visit Purton Hulks Barge Graveyard
  • Starts and finishes in Gloucester's Historic Docks

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  • Glorious Views

    Sail through the Cotswolds Severn Vale to catch glorious views of the Cotswold hills, Severn estuary, Forest of Dean and the Malvern hills.

  • Historic Destinations

    Visit towns along the route with Cathedrals, Abbeys and more. Most moorings are close to the local sites and if not, we lay on a taxi service.

  • Tours & Excursions

    Join an inclusive guided tour or excursion.  There’s also a running commentary during the cruise.

  • Twin En Suite Cabins

    Cabins are en suite with shower, basin and toilet. They also have a window and climate control.

  • 4 star service

    The live in crew will take care of everything. They serve delicious meals, clean your cabins and are always happy to help.

  • Traditional English Meals

    Delicious traditional food is freshly prepared on board by our live in Chef. Special diet? No Problem.

  • Complimentary Drinks

    Tea & Coffee 24/7. Wine, Beer & Soft drinks with Lunch & Dinner. Welcome drinks and cocktails at the Captain’s Cocktail party!

  • Relaxing Atmosphere

    With just 22 passengers and a gentle daily pace, you can relax without the hubub found on larger boats.

  • Entertainment & WiFi

    Enjoy optional live entertainment, deck games and quizzes.  Use our on board WiFi to keep in touch and send photos home.

  • Easy Transport Links

    The moorings in Gloucester are 2 miles from the M5, 1 mile from the rail and bus stations and within an hour of two International Airports.

  • Parking Available

    Parking is nearby our mooring. Take an hotel extension and the parking charge is included PLUS an early bag drop.

  • Great Optional Extensions

    Stay in a local hotel before your cruise.  Tell us to book you in for a great rate.

2019 dates

2020 dates

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Cruise Options & Pricing

It can be stressful travelling to Gloucester on the day your cruise boards. Will you get there on time? Should you leave early just in case? We can help by arranging a holiday extension on the night before you board, at the Mercure Bowden Hall Hotel nearby Gloucester. This also gives you more time to explore Gloucester itself. For many of our cruises the majority of our guests do this and they are delighted. They gained an extra day’s holiday, a touch of luxury and a lot of convenience while saving money compared with organising everything themselves.

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5-Night Cruise
Car Parking or Taxi Service from Hotel
Mercure Bowden Hall B&B night before cruise
Dinner at Hotel to Value £22pp
Pre Boarding lunch near boat to value £11.50pp
Souvenir Cruise Map & pack of 5 postcards


£1,275 per person

based on twin sharing

Just the cruise, parking available at extra cost.
  • 5-Night Cruise
  • Car Parking or Taxi Service from HotelAdd £7 per car per night
  • Mercure Bowden Hall B&B night before cruise
  • Dinner at Hotel to Value £22pp
  • Pre Boarding lunch near boat to value £11.50pp
  • Souvenir Cruise Map & pack of 5 postcards


£1,354 per person

based on twin sharing

The cruise and parking are included, as well as a night in our partner hotel the night before departure so you don't miss the boat!
  • 5-Night Cruise
  • Car Parking or Taxi Service from Hotel
  • Mercure Bowden Hall B&B night before cruise
  • Dinner at Hotel to Value £22pp
  • Pre Boarding lunch near boat to value £11.50pp
  • Souvenir Cruise Map & pack of 5 postcards

Please call 01452 410411 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday for single rates availability on this cruise.