Canal Boat and Barge holidays

 

You can find everything you need to know about canal boat, narrowboat, narrow boat and barge holidays and holiday hire here.

We have live availability for boats in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France and we can send you free brochures for all these areas.

canal boat and barge holidayA canal boat or barge holiday on Britain's Inland Waterways is a civilised adventure; civilised because you carry all your home comforts with you; and an adventure because around every bend there is something new and surprising to discover and enjoy with your family and friends. More....  

canal boat and barge holidays in France:
In Burgundy, we have Boats on the Canal du Nivernais, River Yonne and Canal de Bourgogne, and in the south of France we offer Boat rental on the Canal du Midi. More.....

Canal boat and barge holidays in Ireland:
The jewel in the crown is the magnificant River Shannon that runs from the north to the south through ever changing scenery ranging from mountains to marshland and at the Northern end, there is also the recently opened Shannon Erne Waterway. More........

The Norfolk Broads offer all the fun and convenience of a modern resort whilst maintaining a timeless charm and scenic beauty, unique to this pretty landscape. More.....

 

Why not send for a free canal boat and barge boating holidays brochure today and see what you have been missing.

Or why not find your perfect boating holiday using our online availability checker on the left of this page?

You can use our free brochure request service to get more information.

Plenty to do
Unlike most other holidays, you will find plenty to do just by the act that you're continually moving through new areas. No cost is involved in stopping to explore the countryside. There are many waterside villages with good old inns and restaurants and many tourist attractions are within a short walk of the canals. In fact you will find the waterways themselves are tourist attractions in their own right and you're right there with your own home.

Zoos, theme parks, museums, castles and cathedrals can all be found near the waterside. You can enjoy walking, cycling, fishing, photography, sketching or watching the wildlife. Idle through delightful countryside, seek out the nightlife, wonder at the engineering of the canals or explore Britain's beautiful heritage.

Self-drive canal boat and barge boating holidays give you a unique freedom to cruise through the very heart of the countryside, seeing the Britain most tourists miss. You are in charge. You choose where you want go and when you want to go. You choose where to stop and when to stop. Nothing could be simpler or safer. No complicated rules and regulations to learn. No licence required. No previous experience of any sort is required. This the holiday where you can relax and enjoy yourselves with a fresh view round every corner and the time to enjoy it.

There are dozens of routes for you to choose from, all of which is part of the fun. There are over 2000 miles of waterways for you to explore and a wide choice of areas to start your trip.

This site is just a stepping stone and we advise you to follow the links to find out more, or send for a holiday brochure using our free service.

You can contact us with your questions and we will do our best to help you find the right answers.

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A 2000 mile secret network of cruising routes for barge holidays and holiday hire around England & Wales

A National Park, a haven for wildlife and popular for boating holidays.

The 'Royal' Thames, the majestic River Severn are just two great holiday areas.

Superb scenery and safe cruising through the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands.

 

Combine wonderful boating holidays with the charms of the Emerald Isle.

Explore the wider waterways of the canals and rivers of France.


 
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