A wide choice of self-drive canal
holidays with Viking Afloat throughout the Waterways,
(Canals and Rivers) of England and Wales.
Afloat canal boat holidays will
introduce you to one of Britain's best kept secrets, the 2000
mile network of waterways and navigations, for which the canal
boat 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
canal boat holidays.
We will introduce you to Viking
Afloat one of Britain's
largest and most successful holiday operators. First time
boaters are given a friendly welcome by everybody on the canal.
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.
The specially designed canal boats are easy
to handle and of course, everything happens at a relaxed pace.
You will be given all the instruction you need by the holiday
company and will soon head off on your very own adventure
like a seasoned boater.
Your canal boat 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. A holiday of contrasts, taken
at a slow pace. The variety is endless, city, town, village
and country, wide canal, narrow canal and river.