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Canal Boating Holidays

Discover why more and more people are booking a boating holiday with Nicols!

As a couple or with family and friends, enjoy a fun and flexible holiday with complete freedom. Nicols offers 24 starting destinations from which explore the canals and rivers of France, GermanyNetherlands and Portugal. From lock to lock, village to village, savour an unforgettable trip on board your self-drive canal boat, equipped with home-from-home comfort!

(from 0 to 16 years old)

Hire a canal barge - no licence required

Never driven a boat? Don't worry – you don't need a licence or any previous boating experience to drive any of our boats. Our teams will be there to give you a hands on demonstration of everything including how to go through locks and tie up at the water’s edge. You'll be a seasoned captain in no time!

Our boating holidays are a great way to see a country, region or even town from a new perspective – a lot of the time in the heart of the countryside surrounded by nature – and enjoy a relaxing way of life.

To find out more about Nicols boating holidays please check our "FAQ" section. For help choosing your holiday destination or boat please check out the videos. If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch: we're here to help you prepare your boating holiday!

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