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Boating in Beautiful Burgundy!

Published on September 22, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

Dawn, a team member at Waterways Holidays took her family to France in May to enjoy a boating experience with a different flavour on the canals and rivers of Burgundy. She has been kind enough to share her holiday experience with us in her travel log: After many years of boating on the UK canals, […]


Boating Holiday on the River Avon from Pershore

Published on July 1, 2015 By Waterways Holidays

Trudi, part of our team here at Waterways Holidays, has been gracious enough to write up her experiences of the River Avon on her most recent canal boat trip: On a lovely bright Saturday afternoon in May, we collected the narrowboat ‘Ostentatious’ from our boatyard just outside Pershore on the River Avon, which flows between […]


Trudi’s Boating Holiday on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Published on June 9, 2014 By Waterways Holidays

We began our weekend cruise along the lovely Kennet & Avon Canal from the pretty town of Bradford on Avon, next to the lock. We were staying and cruising on the Princess 2, which was perfect for just the two of us, plus our two dogs. The Princess 2 has a ‘reverse’ layout, which means […]


Trudi’s Narrowboat Holiday – From Stoke Prior to Autherley

Published on August 1, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

Trudi, part of our team here at Waterways Holidays has been gracious enough to write up her experiences of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal and Birmingham Navigations: Beginning our holiday at Stoke Prior near Bromsgrove on the brand new ‘Princess 4’ narrowboat, our trip to Autherley – on the junction between the Shropshire Union Canal […]


Trudi’s Canal Boat Holiday – South Oxford Canal

Published on August 1, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

Our journey began at Napton and having booked a very comfortable Duchess 4 narrowboat from there we decided to travel South down the lower half of the Oxford Canal which stretches between Napton and the historic university City of Oxford. This particular waterway is renowned for it’s quiet and very rural surroundings, mostly farmland or […]


Dawn’s canal boat holiday – Grand Union Canal

Published on April 25, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

A member of our booking team at Waterways Holidays took to the waters again. Dawn, accompanied by friends, family and Meg the dog, booked a canal boating holiday on the narrowboat ‘Jade’ from the base at Linslade. We thought it might be useful to supply you with a day-to-day diary of a weekend boat hire […]


The 2011 Barton Charter Yacht Regatta

Published on November 9, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

We recently had great fun at the hire boat sailing regatta on Barton Broad. The Waterways Holidays team chartered ‘Tropical Wind’, a 29ft Bermudan rigged yacht from the marina at Upton on the Norfolk Broads. A long established and popular event, the regatta takes place during Autumn each year and is open to participants who […]


Canal Boat Hire – River Severn and Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

Published on September 29, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

Trudi, an experienced narrow boater and member of the Waterways Holidays booking team, writes about her latest journey on one of her favourite canals, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. “It has surpassed all of my expectations…..” We began our journey from Northwick, just North of Worcester, on the 69 foot narrowboat ‘Transcendence’.  Turning onto the […]


Canal Boating Holidays on the Mid Worcestershire or Droitwich Ring

Published on July 8, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

The sleepy Droitwich Canals have just reawakened after almost a century of closure.  Years of restoration work estimated at a cost of approximately £12.7 million have been invested into the reopening of the canals. The canals and the River Severn link to form the Mid Worcestershire mini Ring-perfect for three night breaks. The Droitwich Canals, […]


Our boating holiday on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Published on April 12, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

The Waterways Holidays team have just returned from their holiday afloat on the Kennet & Avon canal. We enjoyed our time so much we thought it would be nice to let you know how we got on! Everyone receives tuition, even the staff at Waterways Holidays! So after receiving a detailed show through of the […]