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Houseboat Holidays Italia

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Houseboat, your boating holiday, no license needed.

For over twenty years, our Houseboat fleet has been sailing the waters of Northern Italy.

Specialists in renting boats without drivers in the Venice lagoon, we offer you a unique opportunity: enjoying a cruise with your loved one(s), far from mass tourism. A totally customizable, healthy, and honest travel experience.

You will get in touch with nature, choosing what to do with your time: whether to visit a natural park or a museum, whether to dine in a restaurant or on a boat, or whether to stroll through the streets of a town or take a dip in the water. Because our travel options are opportunities to be experienced in the fresh air. They fulfill the desire for an active holiday, involving excellent gastronomy, secluded beaches, unknown islets, and historic villages. As well as a desire to explore another side of Italy.

Why organize a Houseboat holiday?

  • To experience a different holiday, away from the classic way of spending summer days. To enjoy relaxing, sunrise at dawn, the lapping of the waves that rock the boat, a final glass of wine with your crew before going to bed in the evening, the slow flowing river, and the fiery setting sun sinking into the lagoon.
  • For the adventure of driving a yacht, of challenging yourself, of rediscovering yourself as a captain and discovering unknown and isolated places; to live in nature, savor local customs and traditions, and find the adaptable spirit required by boat life.
  • For the dynamism of boat living: you’ll never be short of new and exciting things to do, whether it’s crossing a navigation basin, researching your itinerary and sharing it with the crew, mooring the boat, or doing activities on land and in the open air. Kayak, standup paddleboarding and bicycle excursions are just some of the possible activities.
  • To share unique emotions: sharing the boat’s space with loved ones and your closest friends, adapting your own rhythms to those of others, putting together a crew that will remain one even when the holiday is over. These activities create a strong bond between everyone who participates in the extraordinary experience.

Choosing Houseboat Holidays Italia means choosing an outstanding partner which manages its boats exclusively with qualified staff and performs all its own maintenance and technical assistance.

The itineraries are selected directly by the company, which also handles agreements with restaurants and ports, and publishes navigation maps. All this is possible thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the navigable areas of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, something we are very proud of.

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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. Our exclusive design, which we are very proud of. Built in 2020, she is among the newest, most luxurious and best equipped Houseboats on the European scene.

4 people | 2 cabins

Grand 37

Thanks to the collaboration between Houseboat Holidays Italia and Balt Yacht, a consolidated Northern European builder, we are able to offer the brand new Grand 37, the most luxurious 2-cabin river boat on the market, built and ready to launch in 2024.

3 people | 1 cabin

Suncamper 35

The boat was built in 2024 and is the smallest in our fleet. Exclusively designed for couples, it offers a holiday experience that amounts to continuous pampering and maximum comfort and privacy.

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.

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Travel stories, inspirations and insights to prepare your holiday on board. Filter by category and enjoy reading.

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Venetian Easter Traditions: An Enchantment of Water and Culture

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Couple and Small Family Holidays: The Unique Houseboat Experience

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Birdwatching in a Houseboat: A Unique Journey into the Nature of the Venetian and Friulian Lagoons

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Breathing in the Spring Air in the Lagoon: A Unique Journey

Discover the lagoon pearls that can only be visited by houseboat, from Lazzaretto Nuovo to the Armenian Mechitarist Monastery, for a unique spring.

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The Adriatic Coast: Between Events and Gastronomy

Discover the Adriatic coast in spring, from Jesolo and Caorle to San DonĂ  del Piave, in an April full of events and traditions.

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Activities for young and old during a houseboat holiday

Discover exciting houseboat adventures for families with HHI: swimming, fishing, canoeing, cycling and unforgettable picnics.

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Summer by a Thousand and One Nights in Veneto and Friuli

Discover an enchanted summer with Houseboat Holidays Italia: adventures and flavors between Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, aboard dreamy houseboats.

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The 5 Cycling Routes You Can't Miss

Discover 5 cycling routes in the beautiful regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, among nature, history and breathtaking landscapes.

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Wines to taste during your holiday in Veneto and Friuli

Discover the authentic wines of Veneto and Friuli with Houseboat Holidays Italia. An adventure among flavours, history and nature, from Prosecco to hidden wine gems.

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Holidays on the Piave River

Explore the Piave River with Houseboat Holidays Italia: from the history of the Great War, to the nature of the Sile Park, the beaches of Jesolo and Caorle, and the magic of Venice.

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Houseboat Holidays Italia

An experience in close contact with water, along the slow flowing river, away from crowds and mass tourism.

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Secluded beaches, sometimes unknown islets, historic villages, and culinary culture.