Canal du Nivernais

Cruising the Canals & Rivers of Europe

With Tom Sommers' EuroCanals Cruising Guides

Your own boat in Europe

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Cruising Europe - At the helm of your own boat, whether rented, purchased or brought to Europe.

New to cruising? Read Orion to learn what it is like.

Waterways - Maps of the inland waterways in 19 Countries of Europe.

EuroCanals Guides can help you find the best routes, canals, boatyards and moorings. Guides are updated regularly, through 2022.

Traveling on your own vessel, at your own schedule and with just your own family or friends, is an ideal way to visit Europe and experience the culture and customs of life in many countries. Cities, villages and countryside are often very accessible by natural or man-made waterways. Cruisers can travel at their own speed and on their own route, stopping almost anywhere to spend a night or a week. You can bring your own affordable hotel right into the center of many major cities, or find a secluded anchorage amidst peaceful surroundings.

You can buy a boat in Europe, transport a boat to Europe or rent a vessel from bases throughout Europe. Use the EuroCanals Guides to find a boat broker, boat builder, rental-boat company, or a winter-storage boatyard. Then use the guides to plan where you may want to cruise and where to make overnight stops and sightseeing visits.

Hello Tom, Thanks so much for all the work you have done over all these years and your freely offered support, it really is very much appreciated.  So much so it has enabled a group of complete amateurs to take a 40 foot steel Dutch motor boat from Arnhem to very close to the Med, all via your guides, and we're still going!! Stay safe. John C.

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