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Choosing the right holiday for you

Choosing the right holiday for you

A boating holiday is perfect, especially if you are looking for an immersive experience, in contact with the vastness of nature, to be spent outdoors and away from crowds and mass tourism.

It is not an exclusive proposal limited to a few people, and it is easy to find an ideal propose for you among our offers.

Life on board allows you to live in contact with your family or relatives, leaving you the freedom to choose between staying isolated or visiting ashore.

Whether you are an expert or a novice, alone or in a group, fearful or enterprising, we’ve developed a package that’s right for you.

Whether you want to go on vacation with your family (immediate or extended), organize a corporate team-building experience, or meet new people, choose the offer from our range that best suits your needs.

For over 20 years, this has been our most popular offering: our workhorse. With over 20,000 active cruises, it’s the choice of those who want to rent a boat, forming a single crew from a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 10 people.

Ideal for families of any size or groups of friends who want to fully enjoy an immersive, dynamic, adventurous and relaxing holiday.

We offer boats of different sizes and capacities, with a maximum of 4 double cabins. The minimum crew to hire a boat is 2 adults, who must be physically fit and able to moor and move on board without limitations. However, we suggest a minimum crew of 3 people for greater maneuvering comfort.

Navigation is authorized only during the day; it’s better not to sail after 6pm, instead mooring the boat in an authorized area and getting ready for dinner and after-dinner activities.

The ideal navigation time is about 3-4 hours a day, leaving time to fit in visits to the numerous attractions on land which that are located along the route recommended to you.

The vacation generally lasts 7 days. All itineraries have been designed to be covered in 20-25 hours of navigation.

There is no rigid and fixed schedule, or mandatory stops; you can decide the rhythm of your holiday day by day, including hours of navigation and duration of the stops, freely choosing where and how long to stop based on your personal interests and wishes (while always remaining within the areas and routes authorized by the company).

The rental price includes a clean, maintained boat, equipped with bed linen and towels, with a fully operational kitchen, water in the tank, and enough fuel to sail for 7 days and more.

Here you can find details of what’s included and excluded in the rental price.

If your group is larger than 10 people, such as 2 families who want to sail together, or a reunion of friends, you need to choose a group package to give you an adequate number of beds.

Group cruises are always offered with cheaper rental rates than single hire.

On request, the company can provide an accompanying guide to help the group time-manage the itinerary and provide suggestions on sailing the yachts, as well as on attractions to visit on land. This service is not available in all cruise areas and must be requested when booking.

We suggest not exceeding 50 people, since sailing with more than 6 boats together creates objective difficulty in identifying suitable mooring areas to accommodate the whole group together.

For groups, large capacity boats are generally used, with 3 or 4 cabins according to availability. Groups are invited to contact the office well in advance to organize.

This product requires in-depth analysis of the itinerary in advance, since not all cruise routes may be suitable for hosting fleets. Our office will be able to provide the best possible directions to satisfy every need.

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the best selection of boats

Houseboat fleet

We offer you the best river boat solutions for a high-level vacation. A safe, pleasant, exciting holiday. Made possible by our experience, which means we have personally tested each boat.

8 people | 4 cabins

Minuetto 8 Electric

The first and only Houseboat with an electric motor. It’s our exclusive design, and we’re very proud of it. It’s also the newest boat in the fleet, having been launched in 2020.

6 people | 3 cabins

Minuetto 6

This yacht is perfect for a medium-sized family who wants enough space to spend a relaxing week on holiday.

8 people | 4 cabins

Minuetto 8

This model has been available since 2018, and is therefore very recent. It is a refined and much appreciated boat, with a captivating modern design.

4 people | 2 cabins

Horizon

This is the best 2-cabin boat we offer, a recent boat and one that’s very popular with tourists. It is generally chosen by couples or small families of 3 or maximum 4 people.

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