Cruising the Canals & Rivers of Europe

With Tom Sommers' EuroCanals Cruising Guides

Your own boat

Rent a boat

EuroCanals Guides can help you find boats, canals and moorings.

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, Thank you for the updates, these guides are amazing work which helps plan future trips and also spurs the imagination for further adventures into the wonderful world of the European canals.
Best Regards, Simon

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2020 is EuroCanals 20th anniversary! And the 10th anniversary of Tom and Carol Sommers' 3-month cruise around Holland described in the book Orion, time for a complete update.The story is available as a printed book, a Kindle version or a PDF download.
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New Photo Guide: Liaison Deule-Escaut Includes Canal de Roubaix,
Canal de l'Espierres and Spierekanaal