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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

Excellent 5/5 

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Bath / Newbridge, Bath

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £131 / night

£915 - £2100 / 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 is allowed on the boat, but only on the outside decks. Please do not smoke inside.  …see more

Very Good 4.5/5 

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Essonne / Draveil

Narrowboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

5 Nights min stay

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from £82 / night

£572 - £858 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Holidays in Paris, unusual lodgings, new experience  …see more

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £155 / night

£1084 - £1500 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
A beautiful narrowboat which guests can drive themselves, an ideal holiday for those who like to explore the River Thames at their own pace. Enjoy peace & tranquility. Pets welcome  …see more

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Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

Narrowboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £155 / night

£1084 - £1704 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome
Enjoy the freedom of a narrowboat holiday,cruising at your own pace on the River Thames on boat Gema. Sleeping up to 8 people in 3 cabins, the boat provides a high standard of accommodation, ideal for family holidays or friends holidaying together. Tuition is provided. The cabins can be made up entirely of single beds or double beds, or a mixture of both.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Warwickshire / Henley in Arden

Narrowboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £120 / night

£840 - £1260 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
The perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British canal system. Spirited Away is a skippered hotel-boat offering B&B, day trips, weekend retreats and longer breaks. Boat-made veggie/vegan food available. Narrow boats, wide eyes, open minds...  …see more

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 Great family accommodation on the River Thames Shepperton, Walton, Weybridge, Chertsey, Thorpe Park, Egham  …see more

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from £120 / night

£840 - £1450 / week

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Holiday narrowboat in Guildford

Surrey / Guildford

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £120 / night

£840 - £1450 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
luxury, narrowboat, river wey, river thames, relaxing, peaceful, scenic Full instruction given, novices welcome. Buoyancy aids provided.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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from £144 / night

£1004 - £1585 / week

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Holiday narrowboat rental

Cheshire / Nantwich

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £144 / night

£1004 - £1585 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Luxury Narrowboat holidays in the heart of England which offer a unique and relaxing way of discovering the English countryside and fascinating heritage. Beginners welcome, full training provided. Please note that we offer a minimum 3-night stay. Bed linen, towels, safety and boating equipment and WIFI is included in the holiday cost, fuel is extra.  …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 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

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Wiltshire / Devizes

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £50 / night

£350 - £850 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Narrowboat canal cruising mini break  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Northamptonshire / Great Billing

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £63 / night

£440 - £490 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
A narrow boat home, Peewit is cruised all year round on the Northampton arm and the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal. Where you stay will depend from one week to another along this route. All I ask is that you enjoy your stay and leave our narrowboat as you found it, for others to enjoy.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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from £110 / night

£765 - £800 / week

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Holiday narrowboat in Warwick

Warwickshire / Warwick

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £110 / night

£765 - £800 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard. The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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from £158 / night

£1100 - £1520 / week

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Holiday narrowboat in Warwick

Warwickshire / Warwick

Narrowboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £158 / night

£1100 - £1520 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard. The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Warwickshire / Southam

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £133 / night

£930 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
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Excellent 5/5 

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Warwickshire / Stockton

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £82 / night

£570 - £1210 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome
n the lounge area there are two comfortable chairs. The galley is well equipped with a full size four burner cooker with overhead extractor fan, 4 cu ft. refrigerator with frozen food compartment, stainless steel sink and drainer and ample storage space.  …see more

Good 3.5/5 

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Warwick / Central Warwick

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Good 3.5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £133 / night

£930 - £1410 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard. The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more

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Warwick / Central Warwick

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Short stays welcome

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from £147 / night

£1025 - £1765 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard. The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more

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Warwick / Central Warwick

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Short stays welcome

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from £133 / night

£930 - £1600 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard. The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more

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from £140 / night

£975 - £1410 / week

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Holiday narrowboat in Southam

Warwickshire / Southam

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £140 / night

£975 - £1410 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard. The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more

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Warwickshire / Southam

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £147 / night

£1025 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
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Excellent 5/5 

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Bedfordshire / Leighton Buzzard

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £80 / night

£560 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Narrowboat, Leighton buzzard, Bedfordshire,  …see more

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Hauts-de-Seine / Boulogne-Billancourt

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

1 night min stay

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from £52 / night

£358 / 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 Possibility to pick you at the airport for 30€ (instead of 70 to 80 for a regular taxi)  …see more

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Vietnam / Ho Chi Minh City

Narrowboat / 10 Bedrooms / sleeps 20

1 night min stay

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from £198 / night

£1383 - £16154 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
The Bassac offer short-to-medium-range discovery cruises in charming, authentic river cabin cruisers. Joining in on a cruise is the simple and cost-effective way to enjoy some time on board and discover the delta for the smaller groups, actually even for single passeng  …see more

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Aude / Marseillette

Narrowboat / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

1 night min stay

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from £46 / night

£320 - £426 / 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 Limoux.  …see more

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £468 / night

£3276 - £9424 / 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 cozy ambiance, plenty private corners with large window for individual couple  …see more

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Cambridgeshire / Peterborough

Narrowboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £184 / night

£1285 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Narrowboats, River Nene, Boating  …see more

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Estremadura / Lisbon

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £293 / night

£2050 / 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 um passeio de veleiro de cerca de duas horas e um welcome drink.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Porto District / Porto

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £46 / night

£320 - £348 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Hire a Motor Yacht and cruise the beautiful Douro River. From Porto - Portugal Our two bases are on the lower and upper end of the vineyards area making possible a one way cruise in the entire Douro. SPECIAL PRICES IF RENTED TOGHETHER WITH ADVERTS: - CHALET OVER DOURO WATER - PORTO DOURO SAIL YACHT  …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 £140 / night

£980 - £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. £130 per night -(1 bed used) FREEDOM OF THE CANALS. £80 per night per bed - BOAT REMAINS STATIONARY.  …see more

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