A narrowboat holiday will introduce you to one of Britain's best kept secrets, the 2000 mile network of waterways and navigations, for which the narrowboat was specially designed, that meander across some of the most beautiful countryside, and past pubs, cottages and warehouses.
Here you will discover the Britain most tourists miss on their holidays.
Two thousand miles of tranquil waterways, threading their way through some of Britain's most beautiful and unspoiled countryside, offering a haven for wildlife and an insight into our industrial heritage. A network of waterways taking you to the heart of major cities, with all the all the entertainment and leisure facilities that they provide.
Viking Afloat is one of Britain's largest and most successful boating holiday operators. First time boaters are given a friendly welcome by everybody on the canals. But you won't be inexperienced for very long, for within a short time you will be gliding serenely around the first bend into a whole new and different world.
Your narrowboat will be fully equipped with every modern amenity, so self-catering becomes a pleasure, but there are also many canalside pubs, once essential 'staging posts' for the working boats of the last century, which are now popular watering holes for holiday boaters; and most offer great food at reasonable prices.
There is nothing quite like a holiday on Britain's Inland waterways. Every bend brings forth some new feature. You can never see it all, no matter how many times you return. But why worry? A narrowboat holiday is for relaxation, for unwinding from every day pressures, for doing what you like, when you like.