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Canal boat holidays (13)

Cruising the canals of the world on your own boat is a fantastic way to unwind and take in a whole lot of culture. From England to Europe, there's something special about these holidays.


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Excellent 5/5 

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Bath / Newbridge, Bath

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

5 Nights min stay

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from £131 / night

£915 - £2310 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome
Luxury wide beam narrow boat canal holiday for up to 6 on a wide beam boat with everything you need for a relaxing break on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Silk bedding, Pocket sprung mattresses, electric bikes, jacuzzi: your comfort in mind every step of the way. Smoking i  …see more


4 Dec 2014

5/5

"All Aboard Topsy !!"

What a fab weekend! I booked Topsy for a long weekend as a surprise for my Dad's 75th. He was over the moon when he realised where we were staying. Topsy was first rate. On board was all you neede… More


4 Dec 2014

5/5

"Fantastic canal boat with loads of extras"

The other reviews were all right - a superb luxury canal boat.. We did a 5 day rental at the end of October, Mon- to Fri and pottered east as far as Dundas (so not very far!) the came back. Handov… More


28 Nov 2014

5/5

"Just what we needed...!!"

I was looking forward for a short break from the busy London: quiet, peaceful, somewhere comfortable where I could enjoy the company of my girlfriend and where we didn't have to worry about anything..… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Salford / Worsley

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £78 / night

£545 - £950 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Lucy Joe Sleeps upto 4 - Wheelchair access available A beautifully finished boat, Lucy Joe has been designed with space, luxury and comfort in mind. Stay onboard at our marina as an alternative to an hotel or explore the waterways. A warm welcome awaits.  …see more


2 Dec 2013

5/5

"What a lovely family weekend!"

We arrived and it was thundering, lightning and raining like there was no tomorrow but the central heating on the boat kept us all snug, warm and dried us out quickly. With the freedom to stop and sta… More

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Good 3/5 

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Ille-et-Vilaine / Rennes

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Good 3/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £73 / night

£511 - £599 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
Séjournez sur une péniche du début du siècle. Un lieu atypique en plein centre de Rennes. Un espace généreux posé sur l'eau de plus de 100 m2 aux prestations de qualité. Bienvenue à bord…  …see more


10 Dec 2014

4/5

"A faire !"

Nous avons passé un weekend avec des amies sur la péniche "Brise des nuits". Nous avions quelques craintes quant au chauffage et à la stabilité de la péniche mais aucun problème ! Chauffage él… More


31 Jul 2014

2/5

"avis mitigé"

l expérience sur la péniche a été très agréable. La sonorisation d' excellente qualité, la déco très personnalisée donnait un style à l'endroit et l accueil par le fils du propriétaire sym… More

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Lancashire / Tewitfield

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £108 / night

£750 - £800 / week

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  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Ducklings Narrowboat Hire, a friendly family business offering canal boat holidays on the Lancaster canal. Relax or explore Lancashire on our hire boat with family and friends.  …see more

Very Good 4.5/5 

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Lancashire / Lancaster

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £113 / night

£790 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Holiday aboard a traditional, self catering narrowboat. Bluebell is moored at Tewitfield Marina on the lock-free Lancaster Canal, 6 minutes drive from J35 off the M6, taking in coastline, city and the beautiful North West countryside.  …see more


22 Jun 2014

5/5

"Peaceful quiet and relaxing and enjoyable"

Boat was comfortable easy to handle. even though it was our first experience on the canal with a narrow boat' we really enjoyed our trip. it was so relaxing and time didn't matter. we only had 3 nig… More

we are so glad that you enjoyed our lovely little boat so much, spread the word and let others in on the secret!


20 Apr 2014

4/5

"Cosy narrowboat in beautiful location."

Great short break on homely, well fitted out boat. Owner prompt, friendly and very helpful making for a relaxing time from the start. Great love nest with facilities for friends/family to stay over.… More

Thank You- we are glad you enjoyed your time aboard and hope to see you again.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Surrey / Chertsey

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £136 / night

£950 - £1350 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Canal, barge, boat hire, River Thames, Shepperton, Chertsey, Windsor, Thorpe Park, Runnymead, Egham, Marlow, Maidenhead, Clivedon Hall IslandHenley, Day Hire, Holiday Hire, Short Breaks in London, RYA Training Courses for Inland Waterways, Marine VHF Licence, Power 1&2  …see more


27 Jun 2014

5/5

"Loved Wee Dram"

Wee Dram is all it promises. We had a great trip up the Thames to Henley and we're surprised at how far we got in six days. Wee Dram is really easy to handle and well equipt - although we chose to eat… More

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Worcestershire / Worcester

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £210 / night

£1469 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
The City of Worcester has the River Severn running through it which is overlooked by the 12th Century Worcester Cathedral. It is the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain and the birthplace of composer Sir Edward Elgar - a great place to start to explore Shakespeare country  …see more

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Estremadura / Lisbon

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £302 / night

£2110 / week

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  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Durma num veleiro no centro turístico de Lisboa, onde partiram as caravelas para descobrir mundos novos e usufrua de um passeio de veleiro pelo rio Tejo. Sinta a magia de dormir num moderno veleiro. Inclui passeio de cerca de 2,0 horas pelo rio Tejo. Está incluído u  …see more

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Aude / Marseillette

Narrowboat / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

1 night min stay

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from £63 / night

£438 / week

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  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
La visite de la célèbre Cité de Carcassonne s'impose (grands parkings, tour en calèche ou petit train). Nombreux châteaux cathares et abbayes sont également à voir dans les environset une grotte.Plage à Narbonne à 35 km (1/2 heure de route). Proche aussi de L  …see more

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Hauts-de-Seine / Boulogne-Billancourt

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

Min stay varies

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from £53 / night

£365 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Wonderful Houseboat in Paris Facing a green public park. A 30m² studio with bathroom, saloon and rooftop. Public transports nearby (metro, tramways, suburban trains, buses). Breakfast included. You cannot be closer from Paris downtown with still nature and quietness P  …see more

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Gard / Aigues-Mortes

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £63 / night

£438 - £657 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Pour son environnement : -Avec le Grau du Roi à votre porte, vous pourrez profiter d'un authentique port de pêche sur la Méditerranée et de larges plages de sable, toutes dotées d'un grand parking. Au sein des remparts d' Aigues Mortes, vous trouverez un grand choi  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Salford / Worsley

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
2 uniquely styled narrowboats, spacious, bright & cosy our boats are available for canal holidays or for use as houseboat accommodation instead of a hotel. Easy access to lovely countryside. Available all year because we have a solid fuel stoves and central heating.  …see more


14 Jul 2015

5/5

"You Just Have to Try this!"

We stayed on the GLORIA narrowboat and cruised the canals around Manchester, Sale, Lymm and Wigan. This boat is amazing. Comfortable and a home from home with everything you need to make it a happy ex… More

Ian, thanks for your lovely review. Great to see you for hire number 3 aboard 'Gloria'. Best wishes and see you again soon.


3 Mar 2015

5/5

"SO RELAXING. WONDERFUL LITTLE BREAK"

We had the use of 'Queenie' from 10am day one to 2pm day two & I have to say it was the probably the most relaxing & enjoyable 28 hours I have had in many years. I was very lucky to have been gifted t… More

Thanks both for your lovely review and thanks too for looking after the boat so well. I take it as a big compliment that you have already booked your second hire and I shall see you again in 5 weeks time. Hester


17 Feb 2015

5/5

"The Best Weekend EVER!!"

Star Narrowboats is awesome! We hired Queenie for two nights in February and had the best time. We had never even stepped on a narrow boat before, but the boat was simple and easy to handle and the i… More

Thanks Christine for your great review of Queenie, I'm glad you enjoyed the hire and it was good to meet you both. Maybe I'll see you again one day, Hester

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £1355 / night

£9484 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Charter Rates are Quoted for Minimum 02 Person & Maximum for 6 Person in U.S Dollars, Charter Rates are Nett and Inclusive of Taxes & Service Charges, Charter Rates are Valid Until December 30th, 2014, 100% Lowest Price Guarantee, Instant Confirmation, Spacious with coz  …see more

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