Boat holidays and river cruises are a fantastic way for groups of friends and families to enjoy the outdoors, explore beautiful scenery and relax in the sun. If you're after a sense of adventure and a holiday jampacked with activities then you'll find that boating holidays have it all.
In the UK, boat holidays in the Norfolk Broads offer the chance to get back to nature while river cruises along the Thames are the perfect way to discover quintessentially English villages and historical sights. Scotland and Ireland also offer plenty of scenic river cruising opportunities and the perfect setting for a boat holiday.
If you fancy a week on the canals of continental Europe you'll find that canal holidays and river cruises are equally popular there with varied offering beautiful countryside, spectacular wildlife, delicious food and wine and plenty of opportunities for more active pursuits. The many rivers and canals of France, Germany, Belgium and Italy are just waiting to be explored on board a boating holiday.
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The Norfolk Broads is one of the most beautiful and picturesque parts of the UK and perfect for exploring on a boating holiday this summer. Nature fans may particularly be interested in boating holidays in the Norfolk Broads as the area and surrounding region are noted for the huge range of wildlife which can be spotted.
If you've never taken a canal boat holiday before, you might be wondering what makes this sort of getaway so popular. The answer is plenty - from unrivalled freedom and low prices to a fantastic range of destinations, there are many reasons thousands of Britons choose to holiday on the water. Read on for an introduction to boating.
If you're looking for the perfect break to relax and unwind with a spot of fishing or boating, book a holiday cottage in Fowey, Cornwall, and do just that.
Booking a holiday onboard a canal boat is likely to fill you with excitement, especially if you're new to this type of getaway. Learning to steer and moor a boat is all part of the fun, but to make sure your break is memorable for all the right reasons, it's wise to follow a safety checklist.
If you're seeking a break that allows you to get away from all the strains of modern-day living then you will surely find that canal boat holidays can provide you with plenty of opportunities to relax and take things easy.
Hiring a canal boat to explore a whole new region is a great way to spend a few days or weeks away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. It's never too early to start planning your breaks for the next year or so - take a look at our guide for great destinations and things to do on boating holidays in 2013.