River cruising for couples

If you’re searching for a romantic getaway or an exciting new adventure to experience together, a boating holiday is the perfect way for couples to rekindle their bonds and recharge batteries.  Whether you choose a long weekend, a mid-week break or a leisurely week or more, your time together on one of Nicols’ smaller boats will be both peaceful and relaxing.

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Boating holidays for couples

Far from the hassle of everyday life, a boat trip is an original idea that makes for a perfect relaxing experience for couples.
Nicols has several boats that are specially designed for two-person crews. Our PRIMO and our ESTIVALE DUO are ideal with a wealth of onboard comforts as well as a rear terrace for your choice of candlelit dinners or breakfast in the sun. But, why choose? You can do both!

Surprise them with a gift card!

A Nicols gift card is a great way to give your loved one the unique gift of a river cruise.  Together, you’ll discover the many pleasures of life on the water – all aboard our comfortable boats with no need for any previous boating experience.

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What our clientssay

A wedding anniversary gift from my husband, our romantic weekend river cruise left us feeling refreshed and re-energised. I had no previous experience as a sailor but discovered this was no problem as we quickly mastered the boat as we cruised the canal.  We’ll certainly do it again and have recommend Nicols’ holidays to all our friends.

Anne – 50 years old.

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Perfects activities for your couples cruise

With so much to see and do on a Nicols boating holiday, there’s never a dull moment. Taking a river cruise takes you from one great activity to the next.  Take a look at the following ideas to help make your trip even more memorable, whether you’re a couple of foodies, wine connoisseurs or history buffs…

Gastronomic delights

If you’re looking for an exceptional restaurant to celebrate a special event or maybe just to treat yourselves, take a voyage to the discover the Michelin-starred "Côte St Jacques" in Burgundy.
Perhaps you’re a talented cook with a passion for delicious ingredients. If so, head for the markets of the Southwest and cook on board your boat!
If it’s Mediterranean cuisine that sends your taste buds tingling, France’s Canal du Midi and the Camargue region for you!
French gastronomy is never far away with gourmet riches waiting to be discovered



The Camargue

Discover the vineyards Auxerrois

France is famous for its world-famous wines so during your boating holiday, you can make stops to explore where the grapes are cultivated, harvested and transformed into fine wines.  Discover the processes and taste the end results with a tour of the many the estates, castles and cellars that are to be found throughout the following regions:




Historical site

Cruise from village to village and discover the historical treasures of France such as the medieval city of Carcassonne on the Canal du Midi, Cahors in the Lot, the Renaissance castles and Abbey of Fontenay in Burgundy and Aquitaine - the land of Musketeers.



Canal du Midi


While many of France’s small, characterful cities are a visual treat in their own right, in amongst them lovers of art and crafts can find a wealth of delights. Make a visit to Josselin or La Roche Bernard in Brittany. Discover St Cirq la Popie (ranked among the most beautiful villages in France) and its artists in the Lot Valley or explore Briare for world-renowned enamels, Nevers for its famous blue monochrome patterned earthenware or Alsace for the creations of glassblowers and crystal cutters.



Loire Valley

Our canal boat choicefor couples

Nicols offers a choice of boats designed specifically for couples. Perfect for two people, the PRIMO and DUO models feature one cabin with a shower and toilet as well as living area and kitchenette.
If you’re holidaying with a group of couples, you could choose one of our larger boats to offer you all comfortable accommodation. Our Confort range features choices with several cabins, each with a private bathroom.