musical holidays | The Piano Boat

Prices from £370 pp

For just a few weeks of the year, The Piano Boat will be offering an exclusive opportunity for two to stay on board in the luxury double or twin cabin.*

Unlike other hotel boats, on board Rachmaninov there are no compromises to be made with fellow travellers - the space is yours to enjoy and the holiday exactly the way you want it.

Whilst exploring the magnificent, historical British canals, you will have the rare opportunity to experience and enjoy your very own personal piano recitals in the comfort and luxury of the Concert Saloon, and design your bespoke musical holiday to suit you.

Your holiday will include a complementary music package, inclusive of up to two private piano performances by renowned concert pianist Masayuki Tayama.

(3-4 nights - one performance; 5-7 nights - two performances)

We always do our best to accommodate requests, so if there's anything else you would like, just ask!

For your comfort and enjoyment, you will find the following facilities on board:

  • On-board WiFi

  • 7.1 speaker surround sound system and large screen TV in the Saloon for watching films

  • Ample 240V sockets and USB ports in all rooms

  • Central heating in all rooms and air conditioning in the Saloon and bedroom

  • Multi-fuel stove in the Saloon

  • Large windows throughout the boat and skylight

  • Spacious Saloon for dining and relaxing

  • Open bow deck with padded seating and handrail


  • En-suite toilet and shower

  • Underfloor heating

  • TV

  • Hairdryer

  • King size double bed or 2x full-sized single beds

  • Dressing gowns and slippers provided

  • Full-length mirror

  • Individual reading lights

  • Dressing table with mirror

  • Ample storage in the wardrobe, shelves & drawers


  • Toiletries and towels provided

  • Underfloor heating and heated towel rail

  • Power shower and flush toilet

  • Large mirror with de-misting function

*Two convertible beds are available in the Saloon for families for a supplement.

Meeting Point

The Bear on the Barge, Moorhall Road, Harefield, Uxbridge, UB9 6PE

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