A canal boat holiday in Oxfordshire is a fabulous way to take a step back in time and explore some beautiful historic areas in this popular part of the south east of England.
Enjoy a boat trip along the South Oxford Canal and try your hand at river cruising along some beautiful stretches of the River Thames. (A river licence will be required for the Thames, at approximately £80 for one week. You can purchase this whilst on your trip).
There are a selection of short breaks, either weekend or midweek short trips, from our canal boat base in Oxfordshire, including return journeys to Oxford, Banbury and some delightfully named villages such as Cropredy and Thrupp.
Longer holidays involve cruising the River Thames, including a lovely two-week cruise down to Hampton Court Palace and return. This route takes in more historical royal sites than any other – including Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace and Hampton Court Palace. This area is a great place for a family-friendly holiday, as you can moor up and explore these famous castles as part of your trip.
The Dreaming Spires, Oxford
Oxfordshire Canal boat hire base
The Black Prince Oxfordshire narrow boat hire base is at Lower Heyford. From here you can explore the local area plus travel further afield to other regions such as Berkshire and Richmond-Upon-Thames. You can hire a boat for short breaks or longer holidays, such as a weeks cruise or even a two or three week canal boat holiday.