Canal boat holidays

Canal boat holidays (58)

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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Worsley holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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 start where and when yo  …see more

from £150 / night

£795 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Henley-on-Thames holiday narrowboat rental

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
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.T  …see more

from £303 / night

£1350 - £1754 / week

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from £303 / night

(5) Very Good 

22

Narrowboat rental in Draveil

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“A peaceful and comfortable sail along the Marne” We had a great time sailing along the Marne and through the locks between Paris and Epernay. The boat is comfortable and well-equipped and the owner/pilot friendly and welcoming. There was food and win  …see more

from £170 / night

£763 - £1356 / week

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from £170 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Rhone / Lyon

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £64 / night

£356 - £594 / week

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from £64 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Holiday narrowboat in Surrey

Surrey / Guildford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Excellent boat on a great stretch of the canal network” Box of Delights is a really well equipped boat - far better than the ones we normally hire. It was also nice dealing with a person rather than an anonymous company. We had the boat for a long  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 / week

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from £250 / night

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Alappuzha holiday narrowboat rental

Kerala / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The main attractions of a shikara Boat alleppey ride are the shallow and narrow canals, Paddy , village in Kuttanad, mouthwatering lunch on the outskirts of the lake with fresh lake fish and variety of other dishes.Riding on a shikara in the evening is a tranquilising  …see more

from £8 / night

£56 / week

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from £8 / night

22

Uppsala County / Uppsala

17 32 1 night min

  • 17 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 32
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £39 / night

£270 / week

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from £39 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Narrowboat rental in Northern England

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A relaxing week in beautifu and peaceful surroundings.” A very relaxing week on the beautiful Shropshire Union canal near Chester. There were many good canal side pubs and restaurants along the way. Martin and Ann were extremely helpful and we particu  …see more

from £80 / night

£713 - £1835 / week

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from £80 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Very clean and comfortable boat - plus can take dogs.” The boat was very clean unlike the previous 3 narrow boats that I have hired. In particular, the toilet/bathroom, cooker, kitchen untensils were clean. The mattress was very comfortable and was li  …see more

from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted fo  …see more

from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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from £251 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat rental

Warwickshire / Rugby

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Time to unwind...” This is a holiday with a difference at a very relaxed pace. The food is great (vegetarian), lots of it with Tor (owner/cook) always preparing food, cooking, or baking bread, cakes and other treats. Pootling on the canals gives one a  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 / week

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from £140 / night

(21) Excellent 

29

Porto holiday narrowboat rental

Porto District / Porto

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Unique way to see a beautiful part of Portugal” We spent a fantastic week exploring the upper Douro Valley on two boat. Our party of 11 hired two boats with skippers. Jose Alberto was an excellent guide and host and is very knowledgable about the regi  …see more

from £162 / night

£551 / week

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from £162 / night

9

Aude / Marseillette

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £73 / night

£505 - £594 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) Excellent 

4

State of Minas Gerais / Capitolio

1 15 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £320 / night

£2238 / week

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from £320 / night

(4) Very Good 

10

Ille-et-Vilaine / Rennes

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £119 / night

£763 - £1475 / week

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from £119 / night

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Lisbon District / Lisbon

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £254 / night

£1774 / week

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from £254 / night

(3) Excellent 

30

Holiday narrowboat in Tewitfield

Carnforth / Tewitfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
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

from £125 / night

£750 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in West Country

Somerset / Bath

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful luxurious break on a beautiful boat” I cannot recommend Topsy and Lazy Daze Cruises enough! We spent two days on the boat which was fully equipped with everything you could need. It's warm and cosy with a coal fire and comfy furniture. The b  …see more

from £300 / night

£1005 - £2100 / week

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from £300 / night

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Stockton holiday narrowboat rental

Warwickshire / Stockton

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Samuel James is a 63ft all steel narrowboat built on a hull supplied by Colecraft and will house up to seven people in comfortable accommodation.  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1255 / week

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from £110 / night

(10) Very Good 

10

Narrowboat rental in Etruria

Stoke-on-Trent / Etruria

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
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, saf  …see more

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(2) Excellent 

4

Narrowboat rental in Peterborough

Cambridgeshire / Peterborough

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Narrowboats, River Nene, Boating  …see more

from £200 / night

£1285 / week

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from £200 / night

(3) Average 

20

Holiday narrowboat with golf nearby in Northern England

Lancashire / Lancaster

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
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

from £125 / night

£820 / week

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from £125 / night

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Toliara Province / Toliara

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £212 / night

£678 / week

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from £212 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday narrowboat in Bromsgrove

Worcestershire / Bromsgrove

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
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, sa  …see more

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in Stockton

Warwickshire / Stockton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Peace and quiet away from the holiday hustle and bustle” Having picked up a boat earlier in the year from their Warwick marina we decided to repeat the experience over Christmas and the New Year and take a two week cruise on the Dorothy Constance whic  …see more

from £82 / night

£570 - £820 / week

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from £82 / night

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Holiday narrowboat in Stockton

Warwickshire / Stockton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Thomas David, our smallest boat at 38 foot, provides accommodation for up to four people and is available for mid- week and weekend breaks, or longer periods, commencing on Fridays or Mondays  …see more

from £63 / night

£440 - £700 / week

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from £63 / night

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Holiday narrowboat in Warwick

Warwickshire / Warwick

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
At 65ft Kate Elizabeth provides accommodation for up to six to eight people. There are two permanent double beds, two single beds and the facility for an additional bunk, or a convertible double in the lounge if required.  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1250 / week

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from £110 / night

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Holiday narrowboat in Stockton

Warwickshire / Stockton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Providing comfortable accommodation for up to six people, Florence Edith is a 57ft all-steel narrowboat.  …see more

from £94 / night

£655 - £1060 / week

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from £94 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in Warwick

Warwickshire / Warwick

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“An excellent last minute decision.” After deciding quite late to go on another canal holiday we found Kate boats. Excellent service and value for money. The facilities on board were ample with suitable storage, cooking facilities and equipment provide  …see more

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Holiday narrowboat in Stockton

Warwickshire / Stockton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Madeleine is a 47 foot semi traditional stern narrowboat. This will sleep up to 4 but gives luxury cruising for two.  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £1085 / week

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from £96 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in Warwick

Warwickshire / Warwick

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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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(144) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat rental

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
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, saf  …see more

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Holiday narrowboat in Southam

Warwickshire / Southam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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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Rhineland-Palatinate / Meuspath

1 50 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £9 / night

£59 / week

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from £9 / night

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Holiday narrowboat in Stockton

Warwickshire / Stockton

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Amy Clare provides comfortable accommodation for four to five people. She is a 52ft all-steel narrowboatLooking out over the bow is the lounge and dining area with a foldaway table and two settees, which convert to two single berths and a single bunk.  …see more

from £83 / night

£580 - £930 / week

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from £83 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday narrowboat in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
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

from £166 / night

£1158 / week

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from £166 / night

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Narrowboat accommodation in Warwick

Warwickshire / Warwick

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Rebecca is a 47ft all-steel cruiser stern narrowboat, with accommodation for up to four people.  …see more

from £80 / night

£555 - £895 / week

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from £80 / night

169

State of Mato Grosso / Poconé

12 24 5 nights min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

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from £103 / night

£717 / week

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from £103 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Penkridge holiday narrowboat rental

Staffordshire / Penkridge

2 8 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Whether you’re a seasoned boater or new to canal boating, “JONES FAMILY CRUISING” would like to offer you the opportunity to get afloat at an affordable price and experience the joy of the UK Canal Network on our privately owned boat “Maddison” Maddison is ba  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

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Narrowboat rental in Warwick

Warwickshire / Warwick

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Rachel is a 47 foot semi traditional stern narrowboat. She sleeps up to 4 but gives the ultimate in luxury cruising for two.  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £1085 / week

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from £96 / night