Top 5 European Cities to Rent a Boat in Rivers for A Day

By Kanika from SamBoat - August 12, 2021

One day of sailing

On the European continent, there are many navigable places that people always yearn for. Travelers often bring their friends or family on a sea cruise for a few days. However, there are also many picturesque places in Europe that provide you with one day’s sailing options. Next, Samboat will introduce you one by one about the 5 cities in Europe that you can’t miss for sailing and sightseeing. Each of these places has a unique view.

  • Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands with a great number of canals, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the best attractions of Amsterdam is its historic canals, regarded as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. There are many artistic landmarks in Amsterdam including the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and Hermitage Amsterdam etc. Amsterdam is also the Tulip Capital of the world. Every Spring, there’s a famous tulip festival happening in Amsterdam. Meanwhile, many tulip parks will open to the world. If you visit Amsterdam between 19 March and 8 May in 2022, you will encounter the unique Dutch tulips. Moreover, renting a boat and sailing in the canals to capture the historic building is the most romantic way to visit Amsterdam with the smell of flowers. Samboat has prepared many boat choices for your trip in Amsterdam. Click here for more information:

  • Venice

Venice is the top popular city of Italy, attracting a great number of tourists every year. Venice is located in northeastern Italy, composed of 118 small islands known as “City of Water” and “City of Bridges”. There are more than 400 bridges in Venice alone to link with the canals. In Venice, renting a boat is a necessary as a traveler, which is also the best way you can discover the unique sites of Venice. Venice often has cool winters but hot and humid summers.  The best periods to visit Venice of the year are from September to November and from April to July missed the busy tourists flows. Venice is a city that is perfect for a daytrip by renting a boat. which will never let you regret. You could capture as many as the views and landmarks on the boat you rent, purely having a great sightseeing time. Samboat is there for your boat rental in Venice. Click here for more information:

  • Paris

Paris is the capital of France, known for its romance and elegance by the world. Paris is also a global city for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture, continuously attracting tourists from all over the world. The river la seine crosses central Paris, creating breathtaking views for the city. When it comes to the warm spring, green summer and chill autumn, renting a boat to visit Paris city can be a great idea. There are all different types of boats for renting in Paris provided for you by Samboat. Enjoying your day while capturing the highlights of Paris by boat can be the best combination. On a boat in la seine, you can start the trip from the east to the west from Notre-Dame to the statue of the liberty. This will be a unique day trip for you in Paris. Samboat will be there for your boat rental in Paris. Click here to find out our boat rental service:

  • Porto

Porto is the second biggest city of Portugal, surrounded by small hills and crossed by Douro River. Porto also is a coastal city located in northwest Portugal. Porto is especially famous for its stately bridge and local wine production, attracting a big amount of tourists each year. Moreover, Porto possesses one of the oldest European centers classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Renting a boat with your group to explore the charming landmarks and sites in the river is a perfect choice in Porto. Meanwhile, it seems so joyful that you can share a bottle of Porto wine as well as tasty snacks with your group on the boat you rent for a day trip. Sailing on a boat in Douro River in Porto, you will discover the medieval city of Porto and the breathtaking bridges including Dom Luís I Bridge and Arrabida Bridge and so on. Samboat is there for you boat rental service in Porto. Click here for more information:

  • Lyon

Lyon is the third biggest city in France, located at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône. Lyon is known for its cuisine and gastronomy as well as exceptional landmarks such as  the Old Lyon, the Fourvière hill, the Presqu’île and the slopes of the Croix-Rousse, all included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. River Rhône and River Saône are the two main river crossing Lyon so that you can sail and enjoy the views in both of the rivers. Sailing in the river Saône, you will have two sides of views with different styles. First, you can capture the highlights of the Old Lyon and Fourvière hill. The gorgeous white La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière won’t let you miss it. The other side is a more modern Lyon with stylish building and the center of Lyon. Hiring your own boat to discover the local culture and history of Lyon is no doubt the perfect choice for one day’s trip. Samboat offers you the best boat rental service in Lyon. Click here for more information:

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