Do you and family feel like you have travelled all the known holiday spots and want to find something different? There are many Canalboat Holidays to choose from that will take you through the aqueducts and waterways of some of the European countries. Before modern transportation, goods and people were transported on the water, along the canals that are interlocked throughout the major parts of the country. So, choose a country and then a waterway and you will almost be ready for a holiday of a different sort. The holiday might be more enjoyable if you invite another family or some of the relatives along for the holiday.
A typical canalboat can hold up to 6 to 8 adults. However it is recommended that you hire a boat that is slightly bigger than your party. This will allow you and your guests to stretch out and move around comfortably on the boat. Canalboat Holidays are very popular, so you will meet many friendly and helpful people along the way. Do not be intimidated if you have never navigated a boat before. The employees will go over the operation of the vessel and how to operate the locks as you will traverse down the river. Usually there are people around the locks if you forget the instructions and need help getting your canalboat through.
Canalboat Holidays allow an unlimited amount of independence on your holiday. There is not an itinerary that must be followed and the only time that you need to be concerned with is the time that the boat needs to be returned. When you and your party see a town or village you want to explorer, there are many places to moor the boat and allow you to go onshore. The lifestyle on the canals so laid back that you may not travel very far at all and just moor the boat to a location that you find worthwhile.