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An update on Brexit and your boating holiday

Following on from our original article about how Brexit might effect your boating holiday we’re able to update you with the latest information as the UK moves towards exiting the EU on the 31st January 2020.


We won’t let Brexit ruin your boating holiday plans!

Although many of our customer have already booked their 2020 boating holiday we know that some people are worried about how and when Brexit might affect their travel. At Nicols we’re doing everything we can to make sure you can enjoy life on the waterways with the minimum impact from Brexit.


Holidays after 31st January 2020...

The UK is now on track to leave the EU with a transition period beginning after Brexit on 31st January 2020. This transitition period lasts until the end of December 2020 and will see flights, ferry and train transport between the UK and Europe operate as normal.

An excellent source of Brexit advice for travellers is this page on the ABTA website.

We are convinced, that for this coming boating holiday season (March – October 2020), there will be no impact on your travel to Europe, but in order to provide peace of mind we’re continuing with our Nicols Brexit Guarantee.


What is the Nicols Brexit Guarantee

If for any reason your transport arrangements for getting to any of our Nicols bases* is cancelled due to Brexit with no alternative offered, then Nicols will let you postpone your holiday to a different date or refund you the cost of your holiday without incurring the usual administration charges for changing or cancelling a booking.

All that we’d require is proof from your travel provider that they have cancelled your travel and that there is no other alternative method (train, flight, ferry) of getting to the Nicols base for collecting your canal boat.

* our Brexit Guarantee applies to all Nicols bases apart from Lübz in Germany.


Relax with risk-free booking...

If you’ve been thinking about booking a boating holiday but are worried about the impact of Brexit then don’t be. With our Nicols Brexit Guarantee you can book risk-free. What’s more, as one of the leading providers of boating holidays with over 300 boats and 25 bases across France, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary and Portugal you can book with confidence knowing that your holiday is in safe hands.

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