Canal boat holidays on the River Thames

Oxford holidays

Boat Centre, Eynsham, Witney, Oxon, OX29 4DA

Canal boat holidays on the River Thames and Oxford Canal

Meander west along the River Thames to Lechlade in the Cotswolds. Or head east to the dreaming spires of Oxford, the riverside meadows of Abingdon and beyond.

Peace. Quiet. Quaintness. Lechlade is a couple of days leisurely cruising and it’s the highest point to which the Thames is navigable. You’ll find St John’s Lock with its statue of Old Father Thames overlooking the water and the bridge where poet Shelley composed ‘A Summer Evening Churchyard’.

Or head in the other direction, and just three hours you’ll reach Oxford, ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’.

From Oxford you can cruise on along the River Thames to Abington or Wallingford. Or transfer onto the Oxford Canal and cruise to Lower Heyford and back.

On longer breaks you can continue on to Reading, Henley, Marlow and Windsor.

For more information about short breaks from Oxford, click here

For information about week-long holidays from Oxford, clickhere

For information about 10-day and 2-week breaks from Oxford, click here

To read Stan Cullimore’s review of his canal boat holiday on the River Thames, clickhere

To read our blog about a Spring time narrowboat holiday on the River Thames, click here

For further information please consult the Pearson (P) or Nicholson (N) Guides indicated above and found here.

Routes: South of England Circuit
Waterways: River Thames, South Oxford Canal, London's Waterways

Below is a selection of Narrowboat routes that we have hand picked to help you decide which holiday you would like to take.


So why choose Anglo Welsh?

Over 55 years providing unique canal boat holidays in England and Wales.
Modern and spacious narrowboat and wide beam barge hire – from 2 to 12 berths.
Wide choice of narrowboat hire locations and canal boat holiday destinations.
Canal boat holiday routes for novices & experienced boaters.
Flexible holiday booking, no hidden costs.
Family friendly and pet friendly holidays.
Great days out on the water.
Luxury canal boat hire and Thames boating holidays.

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