Horse drawn holidays
travel by gypsy-style caravan, canal barge, covered wagon

HORSE DRAWN HOLIDAYS DIRECTORY

 

uk flagBywater Cruises

based: Clwyd, Wales, UK
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For a real one-of-a-kind holiday try this horse-drawn canal boat cruise on the Montgomery Canal in Shropshire. Travel aboard the Countess, powered by Cracker, your trusty steed! Offering a choice of four different short-breaks, from one to four nights, for family or friends groups of 6-10 people max.

| horse drawn | Wales | England |

 

Clissmann Horse Caravans

based: County Wicklow, Ireland
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A unique way to take to the road and explore Southern Ireland and the Wicklow countryside. This is an eco-friendly, self-drive holiday in a well equipped, four-berth, horse-drawn caravan. Instruction in horse control and management is included, making these holidays suitable even for those with no prior experience.

| horse drawn | Ireland |

 

Colonial Way

based: Victoria, Australia
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A holiday travelling the historic, picturesque Victorian gold fields by comfortable (emission free) horsedrawn gypsy caravan. No need to be a wagon driving expert, instruction and support is given from the start and through the journey.

| horse drawn | ecological tours | Australia |

 

France écotours
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Horse-drawn gypsy-style caravaning holidays in France. Tours available in seven beautiful rural areas in: Gascony, Franche-Comté, Cathar Country, Burgundy, Jura, Périgord Blanc and Brittany. Many tours are under the wing of an experienced wagoner, others are well briefed before hand so you can travel on your own.

| horse drawn | ecological tours | France |

 

usa flagWagons West

based: Wyoming, USA
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Wagon train vacations; 2 to 6-day covered wagon trekking breaks in the Teton Mountains. Trek on unused roads in the foothills of the Rockies in a pioneer-style covered wagon train, travelling through the most scenic landscapes of the American West.

| horse drawn | USA |

 

Green Mountain Holidays

based: Judetul Cluj, Romania

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Holidays in the Romanian Apuseni Mountain including hiking with donkeys, horse and wagon trips.

| horse drawn | trekking with animals | Romania |

 

usa flagHistoric Trails West

based: Wyoming, USA

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Travel the Wild West; 3 or 5-day vacations by authentic, wooden-wheeled, horse-drawn covered wagons on the Oregon and California trails.

| horse drawn | USA |

 

Kálnoky's Transylvanian Equestrian Centre

based: Transylvania, Romania

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Week-long courses available May to November, for carriage driving enthusiasts or anyone wishing to travel by horse-drawn vehicle.

| carriage driving | horse drawn | Romania |

 

Kilvahan Horse-Drawn Caravans

based: Co. Laois, Ireland

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Horse-drawn caravan holidays in the beautiful Irish Midlands. Full training given before guests set out on the road.

| horse drawn | Ireland |

 

usa flagTeton Wagon Train & Horse Adventure

based: Wyoming, USA

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An exciting family vacation guided by cowboys from the Double H Bar Ranches, this is a 4-day adventure by traditional covered wagon.

| horse drawn | USA |

 

uk flagWanderlusts

based: Cumbria, UK

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Horse drawn gypsy caravan holidays in Cumbria in the UK Lake District National Park. Also stationary caravan holidays in bow-top gypsy wagons (vardos).

| horse drawn | UK |

 

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This section covers all short breaks and holidays by horse drawn vehicle; including horse drawn caravans, gypsy caravan or vardo travel, wagon trail trips in the wild west of America, and water based travel by horse drawn barge or canal boat.

 

These tours might be guided, with a wagoner leading the way and helping with the horses; or self-driven trips where, generally, horse management and driving instruction is provided at the start of the journey. These holiday packages will usually provide accommodation in the towed waggon, van or barge; but occasionally they will offer separate B&B or hotel accommodation, with just the travel provided by the horse powered vehicle.