Silver Travel Advisor Partner - Nicols
France’s best loved boating holiday specialist Nicols is encouraging you to try a different type of holiday with a break on the rivers and canals in Europe.
Don’t worry if you’ve never been on a boat before – no previous boating experience or licence is required. The waterways are easy to navigate and the Nicols base teams will introduce your boat and guide you through all aspects of cruising, mooring up and passing through locks.
The best thing about a boating holiday is that while cruising the waterways your view is ever-changing as you pass towns, villages and ever changing countryside – all enjoyed from a completely new perspective from your floating home-from-home.
Enjoy the perfect mix of relaxed and tranquil travel with more energetic activities such as cycling, swimming, fishing and walking. Half of the fun is in driving the boat, mooring up and passing through locks with the entire crew getting involved, be it steering the boat, holding the mooring ropes or operating the lock gates.
A boating holiday isn’t just all about the many different activities you can enjoy. After swimming, fishing, walking, cycling and exploring the many towns and villages you pass you should take some time to enjoy the slower pace of life that a boating holiday provides. Put your feet up and relax in the comfort of your boat – either in the spacious rooms or out on the sun decks and terraces. Moor up and enjoy a lazy lunch in the shade with nothing but the noise of birdsong and gently lapping water.
The boats have all the home-from-home comforts you’d expect including a spacious saloon, comfortable cabins, modern bathroom facilities and fully-equipped kitchen. Most also have an upper sundeck, rear sun terrace or sometimes both – perfect for sunbathing, enjoying the changing views and dining alfresco.
France makes up most of the Nicols programme, its extensive network of canals and rivers running throughout the country’s many diverse regions. Nicols operates from 19 different bases throughout France. Bases are also available for holidays in Germany and Portugal.
The size of the Nicols fleet means there is something to suit all budgets, especially when tied in with the year round special offers for families, couples, seniors and groups.
Nicols look forward to welcoming you onboard!