Shearings Holidays has partnered with Backwaters Tours to offer three new tours that include cruise trips on European canals and rivers.

Jane Atkins, Shearings Holidays’ managing director, said: “These tours offer something a little different for those who want to explore the region in a different way, and combine days on the rivers and canals with other experiences and attractions.”

Floralies & the Canals of Flanders combines two day-long cruises in Belgium with a full day exploring Ghent and the Floralies 2020 exhibition, a floral event held every five years.

Deparing May 3, 2020, it costs from £703, including four nights’ half-board accommodation and coach travel.

The Scenic Waterways of Paris features day cruises on the Seine, the Marne, and the Canal St Martin in Paris.

Departing June 7, 2020, it costs from £682 for coach travel and four nights’ half-board accommodation.

Cruising the Champagne Capitals includes day cruises on the Aisne and Marne canals.

Departing on May 3 and 17, 2020, it costs from £616 for coach travel and four nights’ half-board accommodation.

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