Canal and river boat cruises are perfect for peaceful, relaxing breaks. There are over 2000 miles of canal networks in the UK linking towns, villages & countryside, providing a safe haven for wildlife. Hiring a canal boat to explore the canal network is a great way to escape from every day routine and crowded towns and villages filled with motor coaches and noisy day trippers. Canal boat holidays take you to areas of unspoilt countryside and help you explore our industrial heritage.
The Norfolk Broads are one of the most popular
places in the UK for boating holidays. The area is an area of outstanding natural
beauty that contains a network of interlocking lakes and rivers, surrounded
River Cruises and boat trips often provide fantastic vantage points to enjoy stunning scenery, panoramic views and wildlife in it's natural habitat. The fantastic surroundings that you enjoy on river cruises and boat trips allow you to get close to many things while you sit back, relax and enjoy the changing scenery. Many boat trips and river cruises offer onboard commentary. The crew are often fully trained and can offer a wealth of local information gained from experience and research. Many town and cities such as Chester, Stratford, York have river cruises. One of the most popular is the Thames river cruise in London.
Thames River cruises enable you to get fantastic photographs of attractions such as Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Thames River Cruises also have a commentary from well informed crew who point out important highlights along the River Thames.
Holidaymaker's who want to take a river boat cruise to discover new cultures, exciting histories and the elegance of the world's finest rivers, will find a scenic river cruises the perfect option for their break. On some river cruises a handful of excursions will be included in the price you pay, while others may have optional excursions.
Scenic River cruises and boat trips are available on many UK rivers including: Thames (London), Dart (Totnes), Ouse (York), Avon (Bristol), Severn (Worcester), Yealm (Plymouth), Mersey (Liverpool), Fal (Falmouth / Truro)... and many other rivers.
Many UK lakes are large enough for sightseeing boat trips on Lake steamers. Some of the best boat trips include Lake Windermere, Rutland Water, Kielder, Loch Ness and Loch Lomond.
One of the great advantages of a boat is that it allows access to wildlife in it's natural habitat. Boat trips are available that will get up close to whales, dolphins, seals and bird colonies that are normally inaccessible.
For those who want a little bit of excitement or something different there are jet powered boat trips. London has the Thames Barrier experience which is a rib ride along the Thames to see the Tidal barrier.
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