A short break is the ideal introduction to canal holidays and we have the best destinations to choose from for your Weekend Break.
From our Heyford base you can reach world famous Oxford if it’s culture, history and nightlife you’re after. Or choose to cruise north along the outstanding Cherwell Valley as far as historic Banbury or beyond to Fairport Convention’s home village of Cropredy.
From our Bradford on Avon base it's an easy cruise to Bath - World Heritage City and so much more; but you can choose to relax along the way in the beautiful Avon Valley or cruise east to discover one of the Wonders of the Waterways - the 29 Caen Hill locks
Your weekend break starts between 13.30 and 16.00 on a Friday and finishes at 09.00 on Monday morning (although many of our hirers hand the boat back on Sunday afternoon to get back for work on Monday). That means that if you arrive in good time you will have two whole days of boating and the remainder of Friday afternoon (depending on how organized you are) 😉
A weekend break is ideal for a short introduction to boating for the novice and we love to welcome young families right through to larger party groups all of whom we are determined to help to enjoy an unforgettable first canal experience. Don’t forget we give the most comprehensive handover instruction and boating tuition in the country and also provide our unique Hirer’s Manual to help you as you enjoy your Break