Canal Boat and Barge Holidays

Canal Boat Holidays

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

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

A 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…..

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.

Canal Boat Holidays

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.

Boating holidays on the Llangollen canalSelf-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.