Welcome to Chiltern Canal Boat Holidays, your home for luxury narrowboat hire on the south Grand Union canal in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Our fleet of luxury narrowboats are the perfect way to explore this stunning part of the english countryside. With their bespoke cabins and fully-equipped kitchens, you'll have everything you need to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing narrowboat holiday.
Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a family-friendly adventure, Chiltern Canal Boat Holidays has the perfect waterways holiday for you. Enjoy a slower pace of life on the waterways while you reconnect with nature and wake up to a stunning new view every day!
Offering full week, mid-week and weekend canal holidays, our narrowboats (also commonly referred to as canal boats, long boats or barges) are all unique and designed by us for a memorable and luxury boating holiday on the UK's famous Grand Union canal.
Located near Tring, in Hertforshire, you can enjoy a relaxing cruise through the Chiltern Hills with it's scenic countryside, historic towns and quaint villages. We're less than one hour from the big city, making our narrowboat holidays the perfect quick getaway from London, and easy to get to from all London airports.
Whether you are an experienced narrowboater looking to hire a canal boat to explore a new part of the UK waterways, or a beginner wanting to experience your first narrow boat holiday, our canal boat hire is perfect for you!
We provide all safety equipment and a free introductory session at the start all our narrowboat holidays, which we tailor to you, so you can enjoy a safe and relaxing break on the inland waterways, no matter what your experience.
Unwind on a peaceful getaway where you can live among nature and experience a slower pace of life.
Wake up to a stunning new view every day as you discover beautiful nature spots and historic towns.
Make new memories and get the whole crew involved in boating safely (even the smallest members!)
"Narrow boat holidays are all about the journey, not the destination"
Our first time on a canal boat. When we picked the boat up, Gareth talked us through everything we needed to know and even showed us how to operate a lock or two and made sure we had the hang of driving. The boat had everything we needed and we were pleasantly surprised by how comfortable the bed and everything else was…….especially as one of us is over 6 foot. Thoroughly enjoyed our few days on the canal and would recommend Chiltern Canal Boat Holidays.
D & S Glover
Excellent canal boat holiday from start to finish. Great website with a wealth of information and very good communications from Gareth and Corinne prior to the holiday.Amazing instruction by Gareth with hands on tutorial. Lovely boat, well equipped and clean. Great itineraries on the website and packing tips.Amazing nature spots especially down the Wendover Arm. Saw herons and red kites and even went past the film set for Wicked.Son and his friend enjoyed it and we quickly settled into the slower pace of life. Definitely will do it again!Gareth and Corinne certainly made it easy and enjoyable. Thank you!
We had a fantastic week on the boat, and would highly recommend it. The owners are really lovely and gave us training as we were first timers! The boat was really nicely decorated and well equipped, and had everything you could possibly need. This will definitely not be our last canal boat holiday!
Sally & Simon
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