Environmental Policies

Backwater Tours' boat has a hybrid engine and usually charges overnight from shore supply. Its diesel engines are only used if battery power is exhausted, and the saloon roof is bedecked with solar panels which reinforce battery endurance and support the boat's air conditioning system.

Bon Appetit!

Backwaters Tours work with local providers to bring you a taste of France while aboard the boat. So, in your week, you can expect to enjoy a local cheeseboard with fresh baguettes, quiche, local hams and smoked sausage. Not forgetting delicious cakes from the local patisserie!

Pre-Departure Stopover?

All tours start with a Eurotunnel crossing between 08:00 and 09:00, so anyone living outside Kent may need to overnight close to one of the Kent pick-up points. To help with this, we can arrange accommodation and parking at the Ashford International Hotel, and the coach then picks you up on departure morning.