Locaboat boating holidays take you right to the heart of a region, giving you a real flavour of the place and allowing you explore it up-close, in your own time, in your own way. Rent a boat from one of our bases and take charge of your holidays!


Take a cruise in a self-drive boat with Locaboat

Locaboat’s selection of over 200 river cruises lets you choose between some of Europe’s most beautiful waterways, rivers and lakes. With a fleet of 380 self-drive boats, Locaboat Holidays has 24 departure bases in 5 European countries. Wherever you decide to go, our priority is to make sure you have an unforgettable holiday.

Cruising along a waterway is a unique way to travel. Aboard a self-drive boat, with no licence required, you’re in complete control of your holiday and are free to discover the most beautiful corners of France and Europe. On your journey you’ll take in local cuisine, cathedrals, castles and all the other highlights of European culture!


How do I select a cruise?

We are experts in European self-drive boat hire. First, choose your destination, then the boat of your dreams, and we’ll train you to skipper it. When you rent a boat with us, you have so many options: in our boating holidays in France, you can explore the Burgundy wine trail, discover the magical landscapes around the Canal du Midi, or choose one of our other bases to discover this magnificent country by boat.

Outside France, we offer boating holidays in Ireland, Netherlands, Italy and Germany. Enjoy a romantic cruise around Venice, choose Ireland to reconnect with nature, or enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday exploring the lakes of Germany.

You’ll find all the information about our cruises, activities and unmissable sites on our website’s destination pages. If you’d like some advice about choosing where to go, don’t hesitate to contact our teams – they’ll be able to find just the place to make your holiday special.


Destinations for your Boating Holidays


Help me Discover our collections

We’ve created collections to help anyone who’s undecided or who hasn’t been on a waterways cruise before. Collections provide suggestions for boating holidays based on themes. Browse our website to find inspiration – and if you still can’t make up your mind, don’t hesitate to contact our travel advisers who will be delighted to help you complete your holiday planning.

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