Six of the best boating holiday destinations for 2024

Nicols Boating Holidays are well known for their innovation – both in terms of the boats they build but also in the destinations on offer. France is one of the most popular and biggest destinations on offer with 17 Nicols bases in 11 regions but holidays are also available in lesser known but equally as interesting destinations such as Portugal, Hungary, Germany and the Netherlands. What’s more, for 2024 a brand new destination will be launched….so watch this space!

Whilst we wait for news from Nicols about the new destination let’s look a bit more at the other lesser known holiday ideas. For instance did you know that in Portugal you can not only enjoy great weather all year round but also find fortified villages, a sunken village, many watersports opportunities in warm clear waters and even the chance to go all ‘Robinson Crusoe’ style and moor up for an overnight stop on one of the many uninhabited islands.

Nature lovers should look at holiday options from the Nicols German bases – nestled in the heart of a thousand lakes rich with greenery, birdlife and wildlife – or the Nicols base at Kisköre in Hungary which is perfectly located for visits to Hortobágy National Park and the famous ‘Puszta’ (the largest grassland in central Europe) which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

If the hustle and bustle of cities is more your thing then in the Netherlands your Nicols boat can take you there. Explore two very different cities in Amsterdam and Maastricht.

Wherever you choose, no previous boating experience is needed to hire a self-drive Nicols boat with models available for crews of couples, families or groups of friends.

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