We have a wide range of modern cruisers and traditional style canal boats to suit all groups and budgets. No need for skipper licenses. Relaxed fun for all ages as couples, families and friends.
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With the ever-increasing popularity of activity-based holidays, our self-drive vacations allow you to enjoy a variety of pursuits guaranteeing a truly memorable trip, regardless of age and interests. Driving a boat is child's play and after a short induction course, you will be ready to cast off on a wonderful journey.
For historians and those that love architecture... explore ancient monuments, chateaux, abbeys, and museums.
Sporty? Hire a canoe, a stand-up paddle-board or bicycles... Or how about horse-riding, rock-climbing, tree climbing, golf, fishing or swimming?
Naturalists? The rivers and canals are natural habitats for a wide range of fauna and flora. Coypu, kingfishers, herons, birds of prey, majestic swans, flamingo, beautiful weeping willows, stunning water lillies...
Epicureans love our holidays! Visit the vineyards to see how wines are produced, take tastings in wine cellars and explore new cuisine and wonderful, fresh food in cosy waterside bistros or Michelin starred restaurants. On all the self-drive boats, the onboard galleys are well equipped should you prefer to cook. Many lock-keepers sell their home-made produce while local markets insure that you will be spoilt for choice.
Total relaxation? Bring your sketchbooks and Kindles, card games and favourite CDs. The peaceful waterways provide the perfect backdrop for some 'me' time.
With so much choice each day, this is surely the ideal family holiday.
Whichever one of the 12 countries you choose to cruise in, and whichever region, you will find plenty to see and do to keep you all happy.
Our team of experts are always pleased to help you choose the perfect destination to suit your particular interests.