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Canal barge holiday

Are you looking for an unusual holiday to share with family or friends?
Why not hire a canal barge?
No licence needed!

Attractions of a canal barge holiday

  • Simplicity: all Nicols boats can be driven without a licence, regardless of their size.
  • Freedom: you can stop wherever and whenever you please... you're completely independent...
  • Peace and tranquillity: get away from it all in a beautiful setting...
  • Get back to nature: the flora and fauna changing colours with the seasons. A canal barge holiday takes you to the very heart of nature.
  • Explore heritage and local cuisine: each village is brimming with cultural treasures (castles, museums, etc.) along with restaurants and vineyards!
  • Activities for young and old alike: swimming, fishing, picnics on the canal bank, walks or bike rides along the tow path... There's never a dull moment on a canal barge holiday!
Attractions of a canal barge holiday

Hire a canal barge on Europe's finest rivers

In France, Germany or Portugal: NICOLS rents out canal barges on Europe's finest rivers for your next canal barge holiday!

.. In all, Nicols offers canal barge hire from around twenty destinations !

Hire a canal barge on Europe's finest rivers

Choose Nicols and its self-drive canal barges

Since 1986, Nicols has built over 600 canal barges at its boatyards. Its experience and know-how is famous in the boating holiday world: over 30,000 passengers choose a Nicols canal barge for their holiday every year!

Choose Nicols and its self-drive canal barges

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