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A Canal Boating Holiday | Slowing Down

by Ingrid Hale
Le Boat - Canal du Midi

If you don’t know of them already, Le Boat is the world’s leading canal boating holiday company. They operate the largest and most stylish fleet of self-drive cruisers on Europe’s waterways. With more than 40 years of experience, their goal is to help you choose the perfect boat to suit your budget and needs, and plan the bucket-list holiday of a lifetime.

Holland - Le Boat

A canal in Holland enjoyed with Le Boat.

The idea is to enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful canals from the comfort of your own boat – no licence or prior boating experience needed. You can choose from over 17 unique destinations in eight countries across Europe, as well as Le Boat’s latest cruising destination: Canada! The cruising pace of a Le Boat holiday is a comfortable mosey… an amble at best. The setting is sublime with quaint villages, stunning Gothic cathedrals, ‘Tudoresque’ homes and vines gently passing by, all just an arm’s length away (if you could summon the energy).

France is a popular option, with over 10 destinations to choose from that best suits you. With the widest choice of boating holidays and boat charters across France, Le Boat has split the country into regions, each of which having their own unique style. Try the popular Canal du Midi in the South of France – Europe’s oldest waterway stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean – or the impressive Lot river that winds through the South West. Whichever region you choose, you’ll be certain to find fine wine, gourmet cuisine, beautiful countryside, and historical points-of-interest along the way.

Now is the time to plan ahead; with many airlines offering great deals on tickets to Europe, Le Boat has jumped on board with specials for the 2019 and 2020 season. You can save up to 25% on a canal boating holiday if you book using one of these links.

Le Boat has put together a brochure to help you plan your canal boating holiday with over 60 pages of information and inspiration. You can order one here, and Le Boat will arrange to have it mailed directly to your door.

Le Boat - Horizon interior

The spacious and comfy interior of the Horizon.

Horizon canal Boat - Le Boat

Le Boat’s Horizon canal boat

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