Le Boat, Europe’s number one boating holiday company, is offering up to 12% off their wide choice of self-drive boating vacations.
Journey through the Canal Du Midi in France, the Lough Derg in Ireland, the Brandenburg River in Germany, the Brenta Riviera in Italy, the River Thames in England, or Amsterdam’s intersecting waterways at a fraction of the cost.
Travelling lock to lock at your own pace, with an ever-changing backdrop and activities upon every stop, is the perfect way to explore Europe.
Whether you wish to journey to mediaeval villages, indulge in gastronomic delights or soak up the views of stunning wildlife and scenery, there’s a range of itineraries to choose from, with a discount of up to 12% if you book before 30th November 2015.
Le Boat recommends:
· Medieval Carcassonne, Canal Du Midi
The Canal Du Midi, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, links the Atlantic with the Mediterranean. Pass through oval shaped locks and arched bridges and explore the many museums, Languedoc vineyards and medieval villages of Southern France on the seven night Little Midi Cruises, priced from $711 per boat.
· Chateaux Josselin and Blain, Brittany
Immerse yourself within the carefully landscaped gardens designed by architect Achielle Duchene. Make your way towards the castle and enrich your life with the 1,000 year old historical landmark that is, Chateaux Josselin and Blain. Visit the impressive Abbey of St. Sauveur in Redon, which was founded in 832 A.D, and the thousands of different flowers and plants at Yves Rocher Botanical Gardens. Celtic charm and fairytale castles abound on the Great Brittany Long Break priced from $1,292 per boat for 14 nights.
· River Charente, France
Visit the famous cognac distilleries, Michelin-starred restaurants along the banks of the serene river near historic Angouleme and try the local seafood in Rochefort, over seven nights on a Cognac Cruise, priced from $792 per boat.
· Aquitaine, France
Follow the Canal Latéral à la Garonne, and discover local specialties at a traditional market called Marché au gras in Valence d’Agen. Taste some of France’s finest wines at The Buzet Cave on the seven night Delicacies of Aquitaine Cruise, priced from $1,063 per boat.
Wildlife and scenery cruises
· Caledonian Canal, Scotland
Scout magnificent Loch Ness for Nessie, ride on a steam train along the West Highland railway line, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys, used by Harry Potter’s Hogwart’s Express, and head to the ruined medieval Urquhart Castle which overlooks the loch. The Grand Highland Fling Cruise is priced from $801 per boat for seven nights.
· The Thames, England
See all the historic sites including Windsor Castle, Thorpe Park, Cliveden House, along with a tour of Kew Palace, and cruise along Sonning-On-Thames, a picturesque riverside village with half-timbered Tudor houses. The quaint villages and famous UK towns on The Heart of England Cruise is ideal for walkers, photographers and artists. Priced from $818 per boat for seven nights.