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Houseboat Holidays Italia

Who we are

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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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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Offers, Stories, Insights

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

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A holiday is not a move

This funny, ironic story told in first person will help you understanding how you shouldn't prepare yourself for your boat cruise

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Insight

The check-in of a boat is not the same as the check-in of an hotel

Learn here everything you need to know about the first day of your holiday, the boarding procedures, the driving lessons, the briefing

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Don't call it just Aperitif, it's Aperol Sprits Time!

Composed of 3 elements: sparkling white wine, fizzy water and Aperol. It is the climax of a typical boating day, and it comes at 6pm.

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Summer cruises and Adriatic traditions

Many events take place all around the area this summer, like every year, to be enjoyed during the cruise. They recall our history and are an unmissable opportunity to enrich your river boating holiday

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July by boat
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Summer promotion 2022

The best houseboat cruises in Italy. Save today, navigating in July and August

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Early Booking Offer
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Early Booking Offer

Take advantage of our 15% discount, reserved for those who book at least 150 days prior to departure.

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Long Cruises
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Long Cruises

Cruise for 14 days or more, and you can enjoy an extra 10% discount.

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Wheelchair accessibility

Thanks to our Minuetto 6+, Houseboat holidays are inclusive and accessible to everyone.

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Travellers in couple
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Travellers in couple

Our boats are ideal for small or large families, having several bedrooms and bathrooms, but 2 people are enough to drive the boat, even without licence.

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Fireworks Lignano
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Fireworks Lignano: 14-15 August

Come and see for yourself when the sky turns into a sea of colours and lights that will take your breath away.

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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.