Longer Canal Holidays

Canal Boat Holidays - Life in the Slow Lane

One of the many delights of canal cruising is the wide choice of routes available. Indeed, in England and Wales there are over two thousand miles of rivers and canals that can be navigated aboard our narrow boats. Take your time and enjoy the slow and most relaxed pace viewing the best of the beautiful British countryside, all aboard a Wyvern Shipping canal boat.

Longer Narrowboat Holidays with Wyvern Shipping

The Grand Union Canal

Linslade is situated on the Northern Edge of the Chiltern Hills, just an hour's journey by road or rail from London. Linslade adjoins the Market Town of Leighton Buzzard, which over the last hundred years, has become famous for its sand. Much of this sand was transported by Narrow Gauge Railway to the canal and loaded aboard narrow boats. Many of these loading wharves can still be seen today.

The Grand Union Canal was one of the last canals to be built and opened in 1806 to provide a direct route from The Oxford Canal at Braunston to the River Thames at London. It has many outstanding engineering achievements, like the Blisworth and Braunston tunnels, the aqueducts at Cosgrove and Milton Keynes and the Weedon embankments.

Many of our experienced customers returning from holiday have commented on how the southern Grand Union Canal is one of the most beautiful, varied and quietest of canals with excellent pubs and leisure facilities.

Recommended Routes for Longer Cruises

The following are recommended 7 nights, 10-11 nights, 10-14 nights and 14-17 nights canal boating holidays:

2-6 Week Canal Boat Holidays

An extensive six week cruise is a fantastic way of touring the heart of England at an affordable price with no expensive car hire or hotel bills, contact us for more information.

Remember our prices are inclusive of fuel, gas, car parking, TV, DVD player, VAT, bedding and damage waiver!

Canal Boat Holidays from Wyvern Shipping