But how many of us can tick off a felucca or river boat? If you’re looking for a change from your usual break away and try something new, how about considering a canal boating or river cruise holiday?
Away from the hustle and bustle of roads and motorways, touring by boat allows you to see a country from an altogether different viewpoint. Take the pace of life down a notch, for slow and steady rules on these roads. Float through villages and towns, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of life on the riverbank and let your nose lead you to local food markets en route: there's no better way to watch the world slip by. And the best bit is that you need no experience to do this kind of holiday.
Perfect for families, groups and couples, river cruise holidays give you complete freedom to explore your surroundings and the chance to pick up a new skill. They're the ultimate leisurely activity holiday in our book. If all this sounds like just your kind of break, choose from canal boating or river cruises or take a look at our full collection of boating holidays below and take to the world's waterways this year.