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Canal Boat & Narrowboat Rental Holidays throughout Europe & Worldwide

Canal holidays are fun - whether with family or friends, you can choose an easy relaxing route or a holiday of adventure and exploration

Canalboats are comfortable self contained vessels that float on water and are easy and economical to operate. Canal boats are available for rental - hire or rent from a large variety of popular tourist destinations in many countries throughout Europe (including Belgium, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Scotland and - UK (Great Britain).

If you have ever wanted to be a sailor and drift gently afloat through the countryside, visit local art galleries, castles, vineyards or museums - wander through the quiet country canals, sailing along rivers, lochs and lakes, cycle or walk along the tow path of scenic waterways and backwaters enjoying the fresh air and peace, and maybe do a spot of fishing - in comfort, then a canalboat is for you. They are fun and offer complete freedom and flexibility. They are terrific for singles, honeymooners, families, groups, retirees and everyone in between.

Like many other products they are known by a variety of names, depending upon where you live. These include: Canalboat, Canal Boat, Canalbarge, Canal Barge, Houseboat, House Boat, Penichette, Hotel Barge, Fluvial, Ship, Hotelbarge, Riverboat, River Boat, Cruiser, Yacht, Motor Yacht, Narrowboat, Narrow Boat, Holiday Boat, Vacation Boat or Clipper. Moorings can be along the towpath side, in a marina, loch, lake, quay, pier or near a lock or other navigation landmark out of the main shipping channel of the inland waterway.

Current Specials
Nicols Canalboat Rent
2016 Specials & All Year Discounts for  France  -  Germany  -  Portugal

Le Boat Canal Boat Hire
2016 Early Booking Discounts for  Belgium  -  England  -  France  -  Germany  -  Holland  -  Ireland  -  Italy  -  Scotland

Locaboat Plaisance Canalboat Rental
2016 All Year Discounts for  France  -  Germany  -  Holland  -  Ireland  -  Italy  -  Poland

Black Prince Narrowboat Hire
2016 Cruise Rates for  England - Scotland - UK - United Kingdom

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Many boats are very luxuriously appointed and can include satellite navigation, central heating, air conditioning, bathrooms with showers and toilets, a galley with refrigerator and freezer, microwave, TV, video, DVD, stereo, radio, generators, awnings, a sun deck, bicycles, comfortable cabins, sun deck and much more. Others are more basically equipped.

As you are self contained you are able to purchase local produce including fruit, cheese, wine and delicacies of the region, from local markets, speciality shops and supermarkets and eat gourmet food without the cost of restaurants. Hot or cold drinks are available all the time- or you can disembark and dine in the waterside restaurants or pubs or hotels.

You are assured of a comfortable bed and an exciting new view every time you stop at a new destination. You only need to unpack once as there is plenty of storage space.

They all share a commanding steering position (sometimes a choice of both inside and outside) that allows great visibility for navigating and for viewing the countryside. This adds to the safety and pleasure of cruising. There is a type and style to suit everyone including both self skipper and Hotel barges complete with a Captain (Skipper) crew and Chef

In short, they are a terrific and cost effective way to tour in comfort and security wherever your fancy takes you. Wherever there is navigable water, you can go

We look forward to helping you plan, especially if it is to be your first experience on a boat. We offer the widest choice at great value in over 14 countries!

Nobody knows more or has greater expertise than we do. We are 'The Experts'

Don't forget you need to book Early - anything up to 8 months in advance, expecially for the peak holiday seasons, Easter, school holidays etc.

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