You will find the boating breaks on the Grand Union Canal are very popular and there are plenty of reasons why this is the case. Narrow boats are available to hire and they can sleep between two and twelve people, depending upon the design you of boat you choose. If you are looking for a family holiday with a difference or you just want to unwind, this is perfect for you. The holiday and the adventure are the boat. Do not worry if you have never been on a narrow boat before, as you will be given full instruction before you start your journey.
Travel in luxury and style on board a canal narrow boat. The boats are kitted out with everything you will need to make this a home from home. There are quality soft furnishings and fitted carpets. You can expect a television, a DVD and CD player, twelve-volt electric lights, central heating, a shower room and all bed linen and towels provided. There is a well-equipped, modern galley and a spacious living area.
Boating breaks on the Grand Union Canal are a great way to travel the one hundred and thirty seven miles the canal covers between London and Birmingham. You pass through some beautiful, rural scenery as well as some old canal towns and the Lincolnshire Fens. Also witness some great engineering achievements such as the Blisworth and Braunston Tunnels, the Cosgrove and Milton Keynes aqueducts and the Weedon Embankment.
Along the route you will negotiate one hundred and sixty six locks so you may need to stop off for some refreshments. There are numerous pubs and hostelries beside the canal where you can get quality food and ales. The boats are fully self-catering but a break from the cooking is always welcome.
Boating breaks on the Grand Union Canal start and finish at various places. This means you can take a break for a few days or for a longer period and cover the whole route. Whatever you choose to do you will go home feeling completely relaxed and refreshed after your holiday afloat.