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Magna Carta

Magna Carta

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€3,690 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Experience British royalty with our classic cruise on board the luxurious, 8-passenger Magna Carta.

  • Country / Region
    England /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTMAG0716
  • Itinerary
    Hampton Court to Henley-on-Thames
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,476 per couple*
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From
€3,690 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Experience British royalty with our classic cruise on board the luxurious, 8-passenger Magna Carta.

  • Country / Region
    England /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTMAG0716
  • Itinerary
    Hampton Court to Henley-on-Thames
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,476 per couple*
ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS CRUISE
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary DrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesMealsMeals Gourmet meals paired with wine and cheeseItineraryItinerary Cruise between Hampton Court and Henley-on-ThamesInclusionInclusion WiFi on board

Summary

Magna Carta is a beautiful hotel barge that cruises along the British Isles. It features four suites with en suite facilities, dining area and spa pool. This barge can accommodate up to eight passengers.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to:
    • Windsor Castle, oldest and largest occupied castle in the world
    • Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace
    • Dorney Court, Tudor manor house
    • Stanley Spencer Gallery, dedicated to the life and work of the 20th century British artist
    • English cream tea at the Stafford Hotel
    • Henley-on-Thames, the Royal Regatta town
    • Christ Church College, part of Oxford University and founded in 1546
    • Great walking and bicycling opportunities along the Thames footpath
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 4 crew members
  • Transfers between London and Magna Carta
  • Cruise from March to October/Sunday departures
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Roasted Guinea Fowl with Wild Mushrooms; Rack of Lamb with a Herb Crust, Sweet Potatoes and Spinach; Breast of Duck with Port Sauce and Cherries

 

Wine Cellar
Les Damnée des Prieur, Sancerre; Domaine de la Croix Jacquelet, Faiveley Montagny; Les Pontilles, Sauvignon Blanc; Don Cayetano Merlot Baroncini Rosso di Montalcino

 

Cheese Board
Cropwell Bishop Organic Stilton, Dunsyre Blue Bath Soft Cheese; Applewood Smoked Cheddar; Oxford Isis; Sage Derby

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Itinerary 

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at the Stafford Hotel in Central London for afternoon English Cream Tea, before being transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Magna Carta. Champagne reception and welcome by the Captain and crew. Dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
This morning, explore the magnificent Hampton Court Palace. Then, tour Henry VIII’s apartments and the Royal Chapel, feel the chill in the haunted gallery and wonder at the Tudor kitchens. Outside, the gardens are breathtaking with The Great Vine, the oldest in the country still producing grapes and the famous maze. After lunch, we cruise through Molesey Lock and moor at Runnymede. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, you have the option to use the spa facilities of the newly refurbished Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel. Then we cruise to Windsor, past the Magna Carta Memorial and Magna Carta Island where in 1215, King John was forced to put meet the powerful barons and seal the historic document. Our afternoon excursion is to Windsor Castle. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066 and a royal home for over 900 years by the Royal Family, this is the largest inhabited castle in the world. We explore the State Apartments, see Queen Mary's Dolls House, St George's Chapel and enjoy the far-reaching views. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
This morning, take a short drive to the Tudor manor house of Dorney Court, a very special home that has been owned by the Palmer family for more than 450 years and used regularly as a film location. Later, we cruise upstream past the fabulous waterside houses of Bray and through the spectacular Cliveden Reach to moor en route at Cliveden House itself. Once home to the Astor family, it has amazing gardens and was, of course, the scene of much political scandal and intrigue. Late afternoon cruise to Cookham. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
After breakfast, visit the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham and take a walk around the village he once described as ‘Heaven on Earth’, before cruising through Marlow to Hurley. We tour Peter Freebody’s boatyard nearby and watch in wonder as the traditional craftsmen build and restore classic wooden craft. We have time to explore the ancient village, including Ye Olde Bell, reputed to be the oldest inn in the country, before returning to the hotel barge. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
A morning cruise to Henley-on-Thames through fabulous countryside to our final mooring along the famous Henley Regatta Rowing Course. Then, an earlier lunch, followed by a drive to Oxford for a fascinating tour of Christ Church, Oxford’s grandest college, founded by Cardinal Wolsey and then again by King Henry VIII. The magnificent surroundings were also where Lewis Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, you are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Central London.



Classic Cruise including Downtown Abbey

*Currently available on April 9, 16 & 30; May 28, July 9, 16 & 30; August 6 2017.

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at the Stafford Hotel in Central London for afternoon English Cream Tea, before being transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the Magna Carta. Champagne reception and welcome by the Captain and crew. Dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
This morning, we explore the magnificent Hampton Court Palace. We tour Henry VIII’s apartments and the Royal Chapel, feel the chill in the haunted gallery and wonder at the Tudor kitchens. Outside, the gardens are breath-taking with The Great Vine, the oldest in the country still producing grapes and the famous maze. After lunch, we cruise through Molesey Lock and moor at Runnymede. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, we have the option to use the spa facilities of the Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel. Then we cruise to Windsor, past the Magna Carta Memorial and Magna Carta Island, where in 1215, King John was forced to meet the powerful barons and seal the historic document. Our afternoon excursion is to Windsor Castle. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066 and a royal home for over 900 years by the Royal Family, this is the largest inhabited castle in the world. We explore the State Apartments, see Queen Mary's Dolls House, St George's Chapel and enjoy the far-reaching views. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
This morning, we cruise upstream past the fabulous waterside houses of Bray and through the spectacular Cliveden Reach to moor en route at Cliveden House itself. Once home to the Astor family, it has amazing gardens and was, of course, the scene of much political scandal and intrigue. Late afternoon cruise to Cookham. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
After breakfast we drive to Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), one of England's most beautiful Victorian castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland. The Carnarvon family has lived at Highclere since 1679, and the current castle stands on the site of an earlier house, which in turn was built on the foundations of the medieval palace owned by the Bishops of Winchester for some 800 years. A longstanding friend of the Carnarvon family, Julian Fellowes had Highclere Castle in mind as he wrote "Downton Abbey". He often commented he wanted a house which spectacularly testified to the confidence and soaring optimism of the Edwardian period. After lunch we visit the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham and take a walk around the village he once described as ‘Heaven on Earth’, before cruising through Marlow to Hurley. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
This morning we tour Peter Freebody’s boatyard nearby and watch in wonder as the traditional craftsmen at work, build and restore classic wooden craft. We have time to explore the ancient village, including Ye Olde Bell, reputed to be the oldest inn in the country, before returning to the barge and cruising through fabulous countryside to our final mooring along the famous Henley Regatta Rowing Course. Then, an earlier lunch, followed by a drive to Oxford for a fascinating tour of Christ Church, Oxford’s grandest college, founded by Cardinal Wolsey and then again by King Henry VIII. The magnificent surroundings were also where Lewis Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Central London.

Barge Details 

Magna Carta Deck Plan

Magna Carta deck plan

  • 4 crew
  • 36 metres long
  • 4 twin/double suites with TV (19 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck with spa pool
  • 8 bicycles available on board
  • CD player, iPod dock and books
  • WiFi (subject to reception)
  • Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

20% offer per cabin on October 15

Departure Dates (Sunday) Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before
September 3, 10, 17, 24 4,390 Euros  1,350 Euros
October 1 4,390 Euros  1,350 Euros 
October 8, 22 3,690 Euros 1,200 Euros
October 15 2,952 Euros 1,200 Euros 13 October 2017

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl
September 3, 10, 17, 24 29,800 Euros 31,100 Euros 32,400 Euros
October 1 29,800 Euros  31,000 Euros 32,400 Euros
October 8, 15, 22 25,300 Euros  26,400 Euros 27,500 Euros

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Suite per person Single Supplement
March 25 3,790 Euros 1,250 Euros
April 1, 8, 15, 22 3,790 Euros 1,250 Euros
April 29 4,550 Euros 1,400 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 4,550 Euros 1,400 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 4,550 Euros 1,400 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4,550 Euros 1,400 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 4,550 Euros 1,400 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 4,550 Euros 1,400 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 3,790 Euros 1,250 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl
March 25 26,100 Euros 27,300 Euros 28,500 Euros
April 1, 8, 15, 22 26,100 Euros 27,300 Euros 28,500 Euros
April 29 30,700 Euros 32,000 Euros 33,300 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 30,700 Euros 32,000 Euros 33,300 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 30,700 Euros 32,000 Euros 33,300 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 30,700 Euros 32,000 Euros 33,300 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 30,700 Euros 32,000 Euros 33,300 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 30,700 Euros 32,000 Euros 33,300 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 26,100 Euros 27,300 Euros 28,500 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Available For Supplement
Antiques Charter up to 8 ppl None
Family Charter up to 8 ppl None
Flower Show Cabin bookings - 1 to 2 ppl None
Golf Charter up to 8 ppl 800 Euros per passenger
Tennis Charter up to 8 ppl 350 Euros per passenger
Walking Charter up to 8 ppl 2,500 Euros per charter

Antiques cruises include visits to well-known antiques centres near London, and antique shops in Windsor, Eton and villages near the River Thames.

Family cruises include a tailor-made itinerary taking into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. Baby and child equipment can
be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes, car seats, cots, high chairs etc. Children under 18 years receive a discount on many vessels. 

Flower Show cruises include visits to various gardens in Southern England as well as a day at either Hampton Court Flower Show or Chelsea Flower Show.

Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

Tennis cruises include pre-booked and paid courts and transfers to and from the tennis clubs.

Walking cruises include daily walking with a professional walking guide.

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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