Take a look at the boat hire on the Grand Union Canal of which provides a family holiday with a difference and a great way to unwind. Travel in a traditional narrow boat that can sleep between two and twelve people. The difference with this kind of break is that the boat is the holiday. Travel in comfort and style in these well-equipped boats. On a narrow boat you can expect a television, Cd player, DVD player, electric fridge, modern galley, shower room, central heating, fitted carpets and quality soft furnishings. Bedding and towels are also usually provided.
Initially you may think the hire of a narrow boat is expensive. What you must remember that inclusive of the price are living accommodation, transportation and the cost of the fuel. When taking this into consideration the cost of hiring a narrow boat is really quite reasonable. A holiday on the Grand Union Canal in a narrow boat is now quite a luxurious affair but this was once the main route between London and Birmingham.
The canal stretches to one hundred and thirty seven miles long and has one hundred and sixty six locks. You will pass through some beautiful countryside, some old canal towns and the Lincolnshire Fen. You will also see some of the great engineering structures that made the canal possible. There is the Blisworth and Braunston Tunnels, the aqueducts at Cosgrove and Milton Keynes and the Weedon Embankment.
Boat hire on the Grand Union Canal allows you to stop off along the way and visit the many pubs, serving excellent food and ale and take some well-deserved refreshment. Do not worry if you have never been on a narrow boat before as you will be given lessons on all you need to know before you set off.
Boat hire on the Grand Union Canal is very relaxing. Go at your own pace and enjoy the scenery. The first lock is always a bit daunting but you will soon get the hang of it. This is a great way for the family to spend a holiday and have some fun.