Thames Boating Holidays

Thames Boating Holidays

We offer canal boat holidays on the River Thames from near Oxford

Climb aboard your luxury Anglo Welsh narrowboat and head off into the sunset for a Thames boating holiday to remember.

On a short break (three or four nights) from our Oxford base, you can travel along the River Thames to Lechlade, Oxford or Wallingford. On week’s holiday, you can cruise on to Henley.

On a 10-day or two week vacation you can reach Windsor and London.

Boat hire from Anglo Welsh gives you all you need in terms of choice, training, availability and value for money. We’ll provide you with all the tuition you need to learn the ropes before you set off.

Whether you’re an experienced canal boater or a complete novice, our British Marine qualified staff will take you through everything you need to know to operate a canal boat. We’ll show you the facilities on board your narrowboat and how to navigate through locks. And we’ll explain all the narrowboat handling etiquette you need to know.

Once your handover is complete, you can set off on your very own narrowboat holiday adventure. You can travel at your own pace, watching out for wildlife and stopping off to enjoy waterside pubs and exploring villages, towns and cities along your route.

Be Inspired

We offer a range of different types of holidays such as City Breaks, Relaxation Cruises and Popular Destinations

City Breaks
Rural retreats
Popular places

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.

Anglo Welsh. So much more than narrowboats

...but don't just take our word for it