Courts séjours

The best boating destinations for short breaks

3, 4 or 5nt breaks are perfect for:

  • A bank holiday weekend
  • A getaway when you've limited holiday time
  • A second holiday with a limited budget
  • A taster opportunity for those new to boating and who just want to give it a try
  • A relaxing cruise for a romantic break
  • A trip away with friends to enjoy a shared pastime - rounds of golf, fishing, biking or walking.


Booking a short break holiday

Short breaks can also be booked for the peak summer season up to 4 weeks before departure. Your boat will be ready from 16:00 on the day of departure and must be returned by 09:00 on your final day.

Short break suggestions for your next boating holiday

The Thames, England

The Little Thames Short Break

Perfect for a boating minibreak with friendly pubs, picturesque villages, and natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the charms of cruising on the Thames.

More about cruising on the Thames

Caledonian Canal, Scotland

The Highland Fling Short Break

Deep purple mountains and brilliant blue lochs provide the setting for a short boating holiday on Scotland Caledonia Canal. A true escape-from-it-all destination!

More about Loch Ness & Caledonian Canal cruises

Flanders, Belgium

The Beautiful Bruges Short Break

Pretty Bruges with cobbled streets, quaint churches and humpback bridges, plus fine Belgian Chocolates, hundreds of varieties of beer and delicate lacework - what more could you want from your midweek or weekend canal boat hire.

More about cruising in Belgium

Canal du Midi, France

The Carcassonne Short Break

Why not take a boating minibreak in the heart of the Languedoc wine region, sampling the fine cuisine and vintages and exploring historic Carcassonne with its towering walls and fairy tale turrets.

More about Carcassonne cruises

Alsace, France

The Little Alsace Short Break

As soon as you board your boat, the Alsace region immediately enchants you! Experience the Arzviller boatlift and enjoy the water skiing, kayaking and golf around this unique region! This is a Hesse return trip.

More about cruising in the Alsace

Rideau Canal, Canada


Easily combine a day in Canada’s capital city with a day surrounded by beautiful canal-side scenery, all from our conveniently-located base in Ottawa - just a short distance from the city centre.

More about the Rideau Canal

Looking for more holiday inspiration?

Take a look at all our inspiration pages to see what else you could discover on your Le Boat holiday.