What is a riverboat holiday?
Such is life aboard a riverboat
Discover a new way to vacation - (and) it requires no prior knowledge of sailing, no sailing certificates or anything else to be a skipper on a riverboat on Europe's waterways!
There are numerous exciting sailing areas and a large number of boats to choose from and a boat vacation to fit any holiday budget and crew size - it is an experience for all ages - young and old - a family trip - a trip with friends or for three generations.
Discover Europe's most beautiful lakes, rivers and canals from the sun deck of the boat, while the landscape slowly pans past you. Enjoy an adventure in a relaxing atmosphere, gourmet travel, or historic surroundings - we guarantee an unforgettable experience.
Do not worry - the boats are easy to operate and prior experience is not necessary. There is only one gear back and forth and the boats are easy to control. Before arrival, you will receive an instructional material and the transfer is given thorough practical instruction in everything from knots and hitches to how the oven works on board. The boats are well equipped and comfortable with duvets, pillows, bed linen, kitchen utensils, bathroom with toilet and shower, etc.
Stop when (and where) you will (and for as long as you like) it is glorious on a boating vacation! Enjoy an impromptu visit to a wine chateau / Chauteau, shop at the local colourful market, visit a medieval village, makes a stop at the shore for a picnic in the countryside, explore the area on rented bikes - these are just a few examples of what you can expect a boat vacation. Sailing through a sluice is a fun part of the holiday and allows everyone to get involved. Once you've gotten through the first gate, you will soon find out that it is not so difficult. Most locks are automatic or operated by the lock operator and often you can buy local products directly from him - and other sailors can share tips and experiences. As the day draws to a close it's time to moor - either at a dock/marina or along the shore and enjoy the sunset from the sun deck.
A boat vacation is also an experience and enjoyment of a region's culinary experiences and one of the highlights of the holiday. Wherever you choose to sail there are opportunities to try out the delicious local produce, regional dishes, with wines and beers. Do you feel the history, the possibilities are also diverse: from medieval castles to Gothic cathedrals and ancient castle ruins. A boat vacation on Europe's waterways is like a journey through history. Remember binoculars: wildlife along the rivers and canals are unique - and no matter how you choose to sail, you get close to the local wildlife as you are in the middle of their habitat.
When you have total freedom to plan the days are guaranteed a myriad of diverse experiences for all.