France’s best loved boating holiday provider Nicols think they have the answer with these five great reasons to get onboard...

A wide choice of holiday destinations

Europe has a vast network of inland waterways – all offering very different holiday experiences due to the history and culture of the towns and villages that line the waterways and the varying landscapes that the rivers and canals flow through. Nicols offer boating holidays from over 20 starting points in France in addition to holidays in Germany and Portugal.

Stylish and spacious boats

Choosing the right boat is vital - after all it is your holiday accommodation in addition to your transport. With a fleet of over 500 boats, Nicols really does have a boat to suit crews of all sizes and budgets. There are boats for couples, boats for families and boats for large groups. For 2018 there are even two brand new boats – a luxury new flagship to the Nicols fleet and the first electric powered hire boat

No previous boating experience needed!

Yes, like the celebrities in the TV shows, Nicols will let you loose onboard one of their boats without any prior boating knowledge. All of the boats are easy to drive and the helpful Nicols base team will show you the ropes when you collect the boat, even taking you out on the water to show you things such as mooring up and negotiating a lock.

A holiday loved by all ages

No matter what your age is you’ll love the fun of being part of a crew – whether that’s driving the boat, grabbing the ropes when mooring or helping the friendly lock keepers operate the locks. What’s more there is such a wide variety of activity to enjoy around the waterways. This could be anything from visiting a waterside vineyard, climbing the turret of a medieval castle, spotting pink flamingos and other unusual wildlife or a bike ride along the tow path.

Themed special offers for year round savings

In addition to the monthly special offers from Nicols, customers can take advantage of a series of themed discounts that are available all year round. These discounts are available for crews of couples, large groups, families and more and the good news is that they can be combined with other offers also.

Request your free copy of the Nicols brochure

If you’d like to receive a copy of the new 2018 boating holidays brochure then complete the short form on the Nicols website. Alternatively you can view a page-flip version online here.



About Nicols

As France’s best-loved boating holiday tour operator Nicols welcome over 30,000 cruisers a year. They have been offering boating holidays and building boats for over 30 years so there’s not a lot they don’t know about boating! The shared location of the holiday sales office and the shipyard has seen customer feedback communicated and implemented directly which is why Nicols fleet of over 500 boats continues to get better and better.

Boating holidays are available throughout France – choose from Brittany, Anjou, Charente, Lot, Aquitaine, Canal du Midi, Camargue, Loire Valley, Burgundy, France Comte and Alsace – as well as in Germany and Portugal.

For more information visit or call 02392 401320