Our Narrowboat Holidays on the Grand Union Canal

Chiltern Canal Boat Holidays provide bespoke narrowboat holidays on the south Grand Union Canal, starting near Tring, Hertfordshire in the heart of the Chiltern Hills. Our family-run business is here to help you discover the beauty of the countryside and Grand Union canal, with all its hidden gems.

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    Why Guests Love Our Narrowboat Holidays

    No Narrowboat Experience Necessary

    Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skipper, our holiday hire narrowboats are easy to handle - no skills or experience is necessary. We have all the necessary safety equipment onboard and provide full instruction prior to your journey.

    Luxury Narrowboats for Hire

    Our boats are each unique and have been bespoke designed by us to provide a welcoming home from home on the water. So, you won't find another canal boat like ours available to hire from elsewhere, making our luxury narrowboat holidays a one of a kind experience for you and your crew.

    All-Inclusive Holiday Prices

    Our prices are all inclusive and cover everything you need for an enjoyable narrowboat holiday - from fuel to bed linen, secure parking to life jackets. Take a look at out 5 star customer reviews and book with confidence today!

    Lots To Do in the Chilterns

    Discover hidden gems along the way, take part in lots of fun activities or simply relax on your own private narrowboat - there's something for everyone! Enjoy picturesque views, local pubs, walking trails and nature reserves for an unforgettable narrowboat holiday experience on the Grand Union Canal.

    Garden pavilion on the bank of the wendover arm canal
    5 Stars
    We had a great time in the 'Narrow Escape' 5 berth boat. The boat was clean and in good order, and we got good instruction on how to use it, do the locks, etc, as well as good advice on where to go. Highly recommended if you want to enjoy a slower pace in beautiful countryside!

    John Harbour

    5 Stars
    My husband and I had a brilliant experience onboard Mini Escape. Communication was great prior to our trip. Corinne also provided us with thorough and encouraging tuition prior to setting off. We loved the fit out and size of the boat - perfect for building up ones confidence boating. Exploring the canals and doing the locks was so much fun; we enjoyed it so much and can't wait to come back!


    Small hired narrow boat moored on the Grand Union in Ivinghoe

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