Unique Weekend Break - 2 nights

Unique Weekend Break Cruise

A small sample of our holidays offering big value for money

  • 2 Nights

  • 1 inclusive tour

  • Selected weekends from April to October

  • Special Offers Available

2019 dates available for booking.

Unique Weekend Break Reviews

5.00 Average

6 Reviews

Chris Weaver

How do you write a short review of our cruise? For a start we were only given choices between very poor to very good! I needed EXCELLENT or MAGIFICENT. We started with our most helpful crew taking our luggage and putting it in our cabins, which incedentely were splendid, far superior to what was imagined. The crew just go better each day they just could not do enough for us. The entertainment put on for us was top notch, as was the Captains running commentary’s. The food was exemplary, every day a new culinary delight, the only complaint was from the waistband of my trousers! Max & Jennie, were initially concerned that we might not appreciate a river cruise in the cold and wet weather. They need not have worried, who noticed the weather-we didn’t, and Jennie’s 80th Birthday will be remembered for a long time, you and your crew Captain made that possible for us, thank you very, very much. We shall most certainly be back, for another helping of your magnificent service.

Stephanie Weager

What a wonderful way to spend an Easter weekend. The service on board and quality of the boat enabled us to drift our minds away and totally enjoy the whole trip. It left us fully relaxed and rejuvienated . Our only complaint was that it was over too soon.

Stephanie Weager

What a wonderful way to spend an Easter weekend. The service on board and quality of the boat enabled us to drift our minds away and totally enjoy the whole trip. It left us fully relaxed and rejuvienated . Our only complaint was that it was over too soon.

Nevile Robinson

I have just mailed a letter to Ricard Clements saying that my wife and I (84 & 86) rate this as the most enjoyable weekend we have had in 58 years of marriage., Your crew were so wonderful and what they did for us was exciting. The food was superb and the 'Skipper' gave us every attention together with his excellent commentaries. The cabins were 'great' and our fellow-passengers - as always a gigantic mix - added to our enjoyment. My wife, rather handicapped after brain surgery just 9 weeks ago thought the attention that your 'Quintet' were 'perfection'

Penny Kraft

We booked for a weekend break as a tester as we had never been on such a small boat before, it seemed much longer though as such a lot was packed in over the time. We loved the visit to Slimbridge, all the food we had was great and the crew were attentive and very pleasant. The captain Steve gave good commentries and the Saturday entertainment was second to none. We would certainly reccomend the company and hope to take another cruise in the future.


We took the 'Unique Weekend Break' cruise in April 2017 and were very impressed with the service, meals, excursions and care demonstrated by all the crew. Saul Junction on the canal was very attractive and the associated history tour most enlightening. The visit to the Slimbridge Wetlands Wildfowl Trust centre was a major highlight especially since we had previously visited the London Wetlands Centre and heard a little about Slimbridge during that visit. The visit to the Purton Hulks Barge Graveyard was truly fascinating. It was hard to take in the concept of 'concrete barges' yet there they are! We were very well looked after throughout and would have no hesitation in recommending English Holiday Cruises for a truly unfogetable experience.

Itinerary & Destinations

Day Itinerary
Friday 6.00pm board, welcome drink, dinner, safety briefing.
Saturday 9.00am Sail. Moor at Slimbridge for lunch. Free taxi and entry to Wetlands
4.00pm Taxis return to vessel. Proceed to Purton and view barge graveyard.
6.00pm Cocktails followed by dinner and live entertainment
Sunday 7.30 am Sail to Saul for a talk on the history of the local waterways
11.00 Re-board for return to Gloucester over a traditional roast lunch.
1.45pm Disembark.

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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.

Here's what happened in 2018...


*6th - Sold Out

13th - Sold Out


12th - Chartered

*26th - Sold Out

2019 dates available for booking.

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Cruise Pricing

This cruise has low rate pricing for early April and late October each year.

Low Rate - £295pp twin sharing



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Normal Rate - £395pp twin sharing



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