Having already had a few good weeks of weather, we are sure there is still more to come, as this is one of the best summers we have had in years. The weather plays a huge part in the UK travel industry, because many holidaymakers go overseas in order to get the sun, which is very sad.
We say this because the UK is a beautiful country and has so much to offer, and so we would ask you to consider a river cruise in the UK. Okay, so we know there is not as many of these as there are in other countries in Europe, as our rivers are not as wide, but there are still some great ones to go on, you just need to look a little more.
River cruises for UK only – There are a few specialist websites out there that cater for these very cruises, although many of them require you to pilot your own boat up and down the river, although there are still a few traditional river cruises to be found.
English Holiday Cruises gives you the chance to explore the Cotswolds Severn Vale up the River Severn, where you have the choice of a 2-3 day mini break or a 4-5 night mini cruise. These are on a full board basis and will come with three meals per day and complimentary tea and coffee. All cabins have en-suite facilities. More details and price can be found by visiting the website.
One of the best river cruise destinations in the UK has to be Scotland, as many of the waterways are still untouched, and so their beauty remains. The River Cruise Specialists has four great river cruises for Scotland, although you have to be prepared for the price, as these start at £812 for 6 days, and up to £1636 for 8 days
These are just two examples, although we have to admit, river cruises in the UK are very limited, but then it is a small country. If you still wish to travel up a UK river, then one of the best ways to do this is by hiring your own boat or barge, and then go explore in your own time.