Pénichettes® and Riverboat Rental - Europe
Welcome aboard! Travel the waterways and discover Europe at your own pace and leisure.
Navtours invites you on board your private motorized boat, reminiscent of the marvelous river barges of yesteryears.
You will discover unforgettable landscapes, impressive masterpieces, picturesque towns and villages, majestic castles and abbeys. Meet the river dwellers themselves; their warm welcome and wonderful traditions will surely charm you.
Hundreds of European companies offer riverboat rentals. Navtours has short-listed 3 of the most reputable riverboat rental companies to help you with your selection.
Their fleets, boat designs, destination lists and the quality of services they offer make them favorites amongst riverboat enthusiasts.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be pleased to help you choose the boat that best suits your needs and budget.
Choose from a wide range of traditional Pénichettes® built by Locaboat Holidays, a comfortable riverboat by Nicols, or from LeBoat's large fleet.
Become the captain. You don't need any special permits, license or experience to rent a riverboat.It's that simple!
You will be given a brief initiation upon your arrival and you will soon become at ease with the docking, mooring, or handling your boat through the locks. These easy-to-handle boats can be piloted at speeds of 6 to 12 km/h. These boats are truly user-friendly and with their comfortable and beautifully appointed interior, they are sure to please couples, families and groups of friends. Boats ranging from 9m to 12m are available for a romantic holiday for 2 or for a larger family or group of 12.
On average, boaters will navigate 4 to 5 hours/day for a total of 150 nm / week. You can choose to do a one-way trip or a full round-trip circuit. And don't forget to soak in the sites. Stop and visit the tourist attractions, enjoy the locks and drawbridges or take advantage of the fine-dining restaurants along the way.