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Canal and Boating Holidays in the UK, Ireland, and Europe

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Canal Holidays in the UK

Canalboat holidays in the UKHire a narrowboat and cruise scenic canals in England, Wales and Ireland, and in Scotland near Edinburgh at the Falkirk Wheel. Take a rural route such as the Llangollen Canal in Wales or perhaps explore the canals of Birmingham - reputed to have more waterways than Venice.

Visit historic Bath or Chester. Cruise the Pennines take a city centre break in London, Leeds or Manchester. Get full information and check availability online on our website.

For a completely pampered holiday try a hotel barge holiday for full crewed service.

We offer independent advice and the biggest selection of boating holidays in the UK

Boating Holidays in England

Royal River ThamesHire a cruiser boat on the famous Norfolk Broads or the historic River Thames. UK boating holidays started on the Norfolk Broads, and this area of rivers and waterways is probably the UK's leading boating region with a wide variety of nature and wildlife. The Royal River Thames from London to Oxford is a superb boating holiday location, with sights such as Windsor Castle and riverside towns like Henley.

Use our availability search facility to find your ideal boat, and book online or call us for independent specialist advice.

Boating Holidays in Scotland

Caledonian CanalLoch Ness and the Caledonian Canal form one of the most scenic areas of the UK. You can hire a cruiser boat from our bases at Inverness or Laggan midway between Inverness and Fort William. Cruise the whole length of the canal in a week and search for the elusive 'Nessie', the Loch Ness monster.

Search our website for boats available in Loch Ness or perhaps choose a narrowboat at Falkirk between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Boating Holidays in Ireland

River ShannonExplore the waterways of Ireland on an Irish boating holiday. From our 8 boating bases in Ireland cruise the River Shannon and its many loughs, mooring at waterside towns to investigate the famous Irish 'craich'. Perhaps explore further north into the lakes and bays of the Shannon-Erne waterway with its huge cliffs and fine scenery.

We offer a wide range of cruiser boats, penichette barges and canal narrow boats from our bases in Ireland.

Boating Holidays in Europe

FranceVisit our Europe Boating Holidays website to explore the rivers and canals of France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Poland. Cruise the famous Canal du Midi in France or explore the wine regions of Burgundy. Check out the canals of Holland, or cruise around Venice. Sample the clean waters in the German lake district or unspolit Poland. Cruise the canals at Bruges.

Choose from cruiser boats or the distinctive Penichette barges from boat bases throughout Europe.

We offer independent advice and the biggest selection of boating holidays in Europe

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