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July 5, 2018

Family Canal Holidays for Less: Save up to £254 with Waterways Holidays

Fantastic family holidays for less – that’s the offer from Waterways Holidays which is highlighting deals on selected narrowboat hire across the UK.

For example, seven-night holidays on ‘Princess 4’ class narrowboats at five different locations are now reduced to £1445 for seven-night holidays starting between 28 July and 24 August 2018. That represents a saving of £254 on the original price and is for a family of four to six people.

‘Princess 4’ narrowboats with the special offer are based across the Heart of England including Stoke Prior in Worcestershire, Acton Bridge in Cheshire, Napton on the Grand Union Canal in Warwickshire, plus the Peak District, and Falkirk in Scotland.

These boats are perfect for a family, 52-feet long, with two cabins sleeping four people, and the potential for two more if utilising the convertible seating in the saloon.

‘Princess 4’ boats are four-star rated and fully-equipped for self-catering, including bed-linen and towels, and even WiFi. Many boats are pet-friendly at no extra charge.

There’s also complimentary car parking while cruising, loan of buoyancy aids and of course a thorough induction before setting off. The only extra is fuel used while cruising: budget £12-£15 per day for this.

A week on a narrowboat is ideal for families, combining the freedom of a self-catering holiday with immediate access to the great outdoors: towpaths for children to walk, run or cycle, locks and swing bridges to open and fabulous wildlife to spot. Depending on the route taken – and Waterways Holidays can advise on all the options – there are canal-side pubs for meals out, and fascinating sights from Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum to the amazing Falkirk Wheel rotating boat lift.

Waterways Holidays: 01252 339023,

Price and availability correct at date of issue: terms and conditions apply.

June 8, 2016

20% savings on Family-friendly Waterways Holidays Offer

Waterways Holidays has announced savings of 20% on short break and weeklong boat hire in July and August, targeting families who may never have been on Britain’s canals before.

Offered across a range of narrowboats based at ten different locations across the UK, and on start dates between 15 July and 3 September, the maximum saving is £434.

That’s for a week’s hire of an Emperor class narrowboat which at 69 feet long is able to accommodate up to 12 people, making it ideal for two families or a three-generation family.

Smaller narrowboats are also available, at discounted prices starting from £832 for a week on a Weir class narrowboat at the end of August.  She sleeps four, with a double and two settee single berths. Diesel fuel is additional and paid for as used.

“Britain’s canals make for the perfect family holiday,” says Waterways Holidays’ managing director Nigel Richards, “and we invite any family with kids this summer to discover this for themselves, and save money!”

The offer is valid for all new bookings booked by 30 June made by families accompanied by any number of children aged 16 years and under.

Narrowboats included in this offer are based on the Kennet & Avon Canal, the upper reaches of the River Thames, the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, the Trent & Mersey Canal, the Shropshire Union Canal, the Llangollen Canal and the Grand Union Canal.

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