A hoilday in the UK that you will never forget. If you are looking for a real ‘get away from it all’ holiday in the UK and looking to do something completely different, this is probably for you.
This is not a sun, sea, sand and swimming pool holiday. This is a holiday which some have even suggested is about time travel!
One thing for sure is that on a narrowboat holiday, you slowwwww right down. This is your escape from fast cars, the busy roads, overflowing shopping centres and the ubiquitous PC. Instead you experience the wonders and great heritage of the waterways. Mother Nature goes about her business as the days and the seasons change. Those incomparable and hospitable canalside pubs. Fellow boaters passing the time of day. All of this at only 2 – 3 miles per hour! It really is a different world.
Canaltime at Union Wharf is based on the Market Harborough arm of the Grand Union Canal. Accommodation is on a norrow- boat which travels 2-4 MPH. Cruising from Union Wharf for 6 miles takes you onto the Grand Union where you can travel north towards Leicester or south through Foxton Locks. Foxton has 2 staircases of locks, each with 5 locks to navigate. Market Harborough is an attractive market town whose centre is within walking distance of Union Wharf. For cruising purposes guests must be fit and able-bodied and comply with the minimum occupancy policy.
The lovely town of Market Harborough is an easy walk away from the marina where these luxury narrow boats are moored. The area abounds with things to do and see especially visiting the local markets. Stay at the marina and use these luxurious narrow boats to explore the countryside by foot, bike or car. Or take your boat out and slowly cruise the beautiful waterways at a very leisurely pace. The choice is yours especially if you fancy a welcome break from the hectic pressure of life. Please note that in order to stay on these boats there is a restrictive condition where at least two able bodied persons are available at all times to handle the boat.
With a travel membership through GRN this wonderful hoiday can be yours for $398 for the week. The narrow boat will sleep 6 people so take your friends or family on this relaxing boat trip and enjoy.