Holiday Inspirations

A weekend break on the River Wey

Posted by on July 17, 2014 at 12:16 pm

The River Wey is one of Surrey’s best kept secrets. Today the 20 mile navigable stretch of the river and its 16 locks, are owned and maintained by The National Trust. The River Wey holds both surprises and untold stories round every bend, it offers people the chance to experience and see the lovely countryside […]

Trudi’s Boating Holiday on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Posted by on June 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm

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 […]

Luxury Widebeam Boat ‘Serenity’

Posted by on April 15, 2014 at 2:48 pm

‘Serenity’ is a luxury widebeam boat sleeping four, available for self-hire holidays on the Grand Union Canal in Bedfordshire. This widebeam is fully equipped with top-notch gadgets including flat screen TV’s in the bedroom and saloon (with Freeview), wine cooler in the galley, DVD Players and a DAB Radio/CD player with iPod dock and USB […]

Norfolk Broads Boating Inspiration for the Easter Holidays

Posted by on February 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Britain’s largest protected wetland, the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads offers over 125 miles of lock-free cruising. Broadland attractions include plentiful waterside eateries, market towns, villages and many pleasant walks. Hire a boat from Horning on the Norfolk Broads and enjoy a relaxing boating holiday afloat with the family this Easter. There are so many attractions […]

Extended Cruising on the UK Canals

Posted by on February 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm

2014 Unique Long Term Cruising Opportunity! If you fancy taking 3 months or more to explore the UK’s fabulous historic canal system, we are now offering 70 foot ‘Lillian Ginger’ for extended cruising at a cost of just £1,295 per month (minimum hire 3 months). Cost excludes fuel (depart with full tank and pay for […]

Norfolk Broads vintage cruiser: ‘C’est La Vie’

Posted by on January 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Available for 2014 holiday hire on our website is four berth vintage cruiser, ‘C’est La Vie.’ Hire this classic boat and experience a holiday on one of the few remaining mahogany trimmed cruisers, a high end boat built in 1967 with a stylish interior reminiscent of times past. The boat sleeps four in comfort, with […]

Stretton under Fosse- boating short break routes

Posted by on December 3, 2013 at 3:32 pm

A short break from Stretton under Fosse to Braunston: Arrive at the Stretton under Fosse marina and receive your detailed show through of the boat to make sure you are comfortable with your hire boat. Once you feel comfortable operating your narrowboat, cruise south on the North Oxford Canal, meandering through the woodlands before reaching […]

Canal boat hire – Bath by boat

Posted by on November 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Hire a canal boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal and cruise to Bath on a traditional narrowboat, a relaxing break ideal for novices. Select your favourite narrowboat from either Bradford on Avon, Hilperton or Bath and explore the historical city of Bath including the iconic architecture, Roman Bath Spa’s and shopping facilities. An ideal […]

Traditional sailing holidays on the Norfolk Broads

Posted by on September 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm

‘Lutra’, a traditional sailing yacht, has been introduced to the Norfolk Broads for the 2013 Autumn season. She is ideal for experienced sailors looking to holiday on the Norfolk Broads, offering an excellent sailing performance as well as providing a comfortable stay for holiday hirers. Perfect for small family groups or couples, Lutra sleeps up […]

Trudi’s Narrowboat Holiday – From Stoke Prior to Autherley

Posted by on August 1, 2013 at 4:10 pm

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 […]