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Why not discover the fun and flexibility of a canal boat holiday on board a Nicols boat!

Whether you’re travelling as a couple, a family or a group of friends a boating holidays offers complete freedom with cruising itineraries of all durations – from a weekend away or short break to longer holidays of a week or more. A boating holiday is a great way to see a country or region from a new perspective. Nicols offers canal boat holidays from 27 different start bases on the rivers and canals in France, Germany, Portugal, Hungary and Holland.

No previous boating experience or licence is needed to drive a Nicols boat. Enjoy an unforgettable holiday captaining your own stylish cruiser – suitable for crews of anything between 2 – 12 people.

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A waterways holiday
Ideal whatever your age or interests!

To help you choose the perfect boating holiday Nicols has identified regions, routes and boats that are best suited to particular types of crews or areas of interest that people are looking for from their holiday. We hope our ideas inspire you. Look out for our icon illustrations flagging these themes across the website.

Our customers cruising Europe’s rivers and canals in style!

Boating Holidays on the canal du midi

Canal boat holidays in the Aquitaine region

Choosing Nicols for a boating holiday offers complete peace of mind. Already more than 100,000 customers have travelled with us.

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River Trips

Our blog covering
everything boating holidays

Whether you’re a huge fan of the waterways or are simply looking for additional information to help with choosing your next holiday our River Trips blog section of the website is an invaluable source of information. Here you’ll find travel tales from our customers, more in-depth reports about what to see and do when renting a Nicols boat from one of our bases in France, Germany, Portugal, Hungary or Holland as well as the latest news on new boats coming out of the Nicols boatyard. You’ll even find interviews with people found on and around the waterways – from lock keepers to local artists.

05 November 2020
CORONAVIRUS - COVID 19: Book your holiday in total serenity!
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02 November 2020
Sailing in Portugal
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