Short breaks

Short breaks

Our top boating recommendations for a little escape

3, 4 or 5nt breaks are perfect for:

  • A long weekend
  • A getaway when you've limited vacation time
  • A second vacation with a limited budget
  • A taster opportunity for those new to boating and who just want to give it a try
  • A relaxing cruise for a romantic break
  • A trip away with friends to enjoy a shared pastime - rounds of golf, fishing, biking or walking.


Booking a short break vacation

Short breaks can also be booked for the peak summer season up to 4 weeks before departure. Your boat will be ready from 16:00 on the day of departure and must be returned by 09:00 on your final day.

Short Break suggestions for your next boating vacation

The Thames, England

Perfect for a boating minibreak with friendly pubs, picturesque villages, and natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the charms of cruising on the Thames.

More about the Thames

Caledonian Canal, Scotland

Deep purple mountains and brilliant blue lochs provide the setting for a short boating vacation on Scotland Caledonia Canal. A true escape-from-it-all destination.

More about the Caledonian Canal

Flanders, Belgium

Pretty Bruges with cobbled streets, quaint churches and humpback bridges, plus fine Belgian Chocolates, hundreds of varieties of beer and delicate lacework - what more could you want from your midweek or weekend canal boat hire.

More about cruising in Flanders

Canal du Midi, France

Why not take a boating minibreak in the heart of the Languedoc wine region, sampling the fine cuisine and vintages and exploring historic Carcassonne with its towering walls and fairytale turrets.

More about the Canal du Midi

Alsace, France

As soon as you board your boat, the Alsace region immediately enchants you! Experience the Arzviller boatlift and enjoy the water skiing, kayaking and golf around this unique region! This is a Hesse return trip.

More about Alsace-Lorraine

Brittany, France

Explore Brittany via two enchanting waterways — the River Erdre and the Canal de Nantes à Brest. From the charming city of Nantes to the laid-back villages that line the way, see Brittany on a short boating break.

More about Brittany

Looking for more holiday inspiration?

Take a look at all our inspiration pages to see what else you could discover on your Le Boat holiday.