The Best Boating Holidays in Europe

Getting out onto the open ocean is a feeling like no other. It’s so peaceful out there which makes it the perfect holiday choice for anybody that wants to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. There are so many places all over the world where you can spend a week sailing on the ocean and living a life of luxury. If you’re really dedicated, you can hire yourself a houseboat and get the full nautical experience. If you fancy changing things up this year and taking a nautical holiday, these are some of the best places in the world to go.

It’s not very exotic, but if you’re a little short on cash, places like Cheshire mean you can still take a great holiday right here at home. The UK has a wonderful system of canals so you’ve got plenty of options, but Cheshire is one of the best places to go. The picturesque countryside that runs along the canal is perfect for a relaxing getaway and there are plenty of quaint villages and towns in the area where you can enjoy a traditional pub lunch. If you’re looking for something a bit more exciting, then this might not be the best place for you, but if you want a serene weekend out in the country, it’s perfect. 

Croatia is becoming a very popular holiday destination recently, with people flocking from all over Europe to visit. One of the best ways to see it is by boat. There are plenty of places that offer a yacht charter in Croatia, for a private experience. You can see the entire coastline in around a week, stopping off along the way to take in some of the brilliant sights. If you’ve never been to Croatia before, this is the best way to do it. 

Amsterdam is one of the most popular European destinations for a long weekend because of its great party atmosphere and rich cultural heritage. Whatever your style, there’s something there to see. If you want to do away with the hostel experience, why not try a houseboat instead. There are plenty of great ones located in the vibrant district of Jordaan which is perfect for a long weekend of partying. They’re a lot bigger than you’d think so they’ll be comfortable enough for couples or small groups. 

The peaceful area of Bitterfield in Germany is ideally situated near the exciting city of Leipzig. The area is much quieter so you’ll have the best of both worlds. You can relax on a lovely houseboat during the days and then venture into Leipzig to see some of the tourist attractions like the Old City Hall and the Battle Of The Nation’s Monument. There are plenty of other great museums and monuments in the city so you’ll never be short of things to do. 

Paris is an incredibly romantic city to visit but you can really put the icing on the cake by staying in a houseboat while you’re there. Even though they’re situated in the middle of the city, they’re surprisingly peaceful so you can get out and see all of the sights, but you can still escape all of the noise at night.