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River and Boat guarantees
.Low prices in 12 countries
.Boats that have been certified and rated by our clients
.Personalised advice and itineraries
Enjoy a 5 to 10 % discount if you have children under 16 years of age
onboard Two people travelling together will receive a 10% discount

Discover the most beautiful destinations in Europe

The most beautiful moments

  • Visit villages
  • Fishing
  • Picnic by the water
  • To swim
  • To go cycling
  • Visit the Castles

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Licence free river boat rental

The River Boat is a flat-bottomed boat. Its square shape gives it pleasant and roomy living space and its wide windows make it very bright. Moving around on the boat is easy, and the passenger compartment, on the same level, allows children ...See more

Licence free river boat rental

Speedboats were originally designed as seafaring boats and have been adapted for river use. Their contoured shape enables better navigation, in particular if it is windy. ...See more

Licence free river boat rental

The Barge (or Houseboat) has its bridge to the rear of the boat, the advantage being a long sun deck to the front. The interior is largely wooden panelled and benefits from raised cabins to allow a maximum of light inside. ...See more

Sail without a licence

Licence free river boat rental

All our boats, without exception, can be driven without a licence. They are designed to be navigable by anyone without any experience being required. Our boats do not exceed a speed of 8 km/hour which makes for simple and easy handling. You can go away without any worries with your friends or family. ...See more

Our clients testify - 3 Reviews

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The voyage was very easy and the facilities comprehensive.
Laurence WATSON
France river navigation | October 2014 | Penichette 1020 FB

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A warm welcome to all our visitors, Our river cruises are constantly being updated and expanded, year after year. River and Boat is, therefore, delighted to offer several new destinations in Europe, where you can hire boats and barges (Germany, Belgium, Scotland, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom). In France, foreign tourists and river cruise lovers can enjoy a trip to the Lot region, notably Cahors that sits by the river Lot, as well as the river harbour town of Buzet-sur-Baise in the Val d'Albret. Renting a barge or river boat on the Canal du Midi has become an increasingly popular holiday choice, with a large number of river cruises being offered on this canal, which is historically renowned for linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. At River and Boat, you can benefit from our extensive knowledge of and experience in French river cruising. What's more, we can help you easily tailor your holiday cruise, once you have chosen your barge or river boat. Our website offers an interactive, online, itinerary planner, which lists a host of activities, sights and sounds that you can enjoy throughout your trip - local markets, historic sites, works of art along the banks of the canal, enjoyable night spots, restaurants, hidden away places to explore...all you need to do is fill out your itinerary and let us do the rest! We would also love to see your photos and videos! Our River and Boat travel advisors are on hand to make sure that your trip on one of our barges will be a truly memorable experience! Cyrille Kouznetzoff Sales Director

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