Do you like restful holidays? Do you like holidays by the water? And would you like to be able to plan your holiday yourself? Then opt for something new,namely a sailing holiday. From now on, you can become captain of your own boat in Portugal, France or Germany! Experience what it’s like to be behind the wheel of your holiday boat!

Captain of your own boat

At the French company Nicols,which has more than 30 years of experience in building and renting boats, you can sail yourself to your ultimate destinations. You rent a boat of your choice and choose where and when you continue to the next stop. Or you can just float in the same place for a while. You don’t even have to have a license for this! You will learn everything you need to know on the day of arrival. A wonderfully restful holiday!


You’re in charge of your own vacation. You choose your own routeday after day. If you choose when you go out and where you want to stay in one place, you will come to rest. Unwinding from everyday life is the goal here, and isn’t that exactly what we’re going on vacation for? This is slow-travel at its best!

sailing holiday

Different formulas

At Nicols you can rent different types of boats. You have tailor-made for families or for a group of friends. But you also have smaller boats for couples. Comfort is present in all boats. You can also choose the routes yourself. For example, in France you can sail on Canal du Midi, Canal de Bourgogne or Canal du Nivernais. In Germany you can even sail on lakes near Berlin! And in Portugal, Nicols is the only provider of sailing holidays on Lake Alqueva in Alentejo. For more info on these routes, you might want to check out their website.

Is it for you?

Is this kind of vacation for you? Or would you prefer a different kind of holiday? Take a look at our ultimate travel destinations for 2018. Bet you wanted to be on vacation?

But before you book, be sure to check out our tips to score the cheapest airline tickets! If you’re on vacation after that, you might be able to use tips to keep your trip as cheap as possible. Have fun!

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