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Magna Carta - Hampton Court Flower Show Cruise

Magna Carta - Hampton Court Flower Show Cruise

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€25,300 Per Charter
 

Take a leisurely scenic cruise from Oxford to Hampton Court on board the luxurious Magna Carta and visit one of the great annual horticultural event, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show!

  • Country / Region
    England /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    MCHAM0816
  • Itinerary
    Oxford to Hampton Court
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,476 per couple*
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From
€25,300 Per Charter
 

Take a leisurely scenic cruise from Oxford to Hampton Court on board the luxurious Magna Carta and visit one of the great annual horticultural event, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show!

  • Country / Region
    England /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    MCHAM0816
  • Itinerary
    Oxford to Hampton Court
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,476 per couple*
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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 Oxford and Hampton Court. InclusionInclusion WiFi on board

Summary

Prepare to be awed by the amazing flowers and magnificent surroundings with a cruise journey on board the elegant Magna Carta! You'll witness picturesque sceneries along the famous Regatta Mile, Christ Church, towns of Marlow and a lot more! Discover the stunning floral displays and colour-filled traditional or contemporary gardens at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, one of the biggest annual flower show in the world!
 

Cruise Highlights

  • A fascinating tour of Christ Church, Oxford's grandest college
  • Cruise through magnificent sceneries past the riverside towns of Marlow, Bourne End and Cockham
  • Visit Cliveden Estate and Gardens
  • Discover the Stanley Spencer's gallery 
  • Visit the stunning Savile Garden
  • Explore the famous Kew Gardens
  • Visit the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 
     

Inclusions

  • Transfers between Central London and the hotel barge 
  • Luxury 6-night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 4 crew
  • Use of barge facilities including DVD players in each cabin, bicycles and a spa pool

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 

Oxford to Hampton Court

Day 1, Sunday
Meet the Captain or a crewmember at the designated meeting point for afternoon English Cream Tea, before being transferred to the Magna Carta, moored along the famous Henley Royal Regatta course. On arrival guests receive a 'Champagne Welcome' by the Captain and crew. Dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
This morning we take a 40-minute drive to Oxford for a fascinating tour of Christ Church, Oxford’s grandest college. Unusually, it was founded twice, once by Cardinal Wolsey and then by King Henry VIII. The magnificent surroundings were where Lewis Carrol wrote Alice in Wonderland. After lunch we set sail and cruise the famous Regatta Mile. Here, every year in July rowing teams from around the world compete in front of Champagne and Pimms fueled crowds. We pass through Hambledon Lock, and onwards through stunning countryside to the medieval village of Hurley. We wander through Peter Freebody’s boatyard and watch in wonder as the traditional craftsmen build and restore classic wooden craft as they have for generations. Afterwards we have time to explore the ancient village including Ye Olde Belle, reputed to be the oldest inn in the country before returning to the barge. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
This morning we cruise through magnificent scenery past the riverside towns of Marlow, Bourne End and Cookham and down into the spectacular Clivedon reach where we have special permission to moor at the house itself. After lunch we visit Cliveden Estate and Gardens. This magnificent estate, former home of Lord and Lady Astor, boasts amazing views and incredible gardens. First laid out in the 18th century they include a formal parterre, a wonderful water garden with a restored Pagoda made for the Paris Exhibition of 1867, a long garden with topiary and 18th century Venetian statues. Truly stunning. A late afternoon cruise takes us to our stunning overnight mooring in Cookham. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
Artist Sir Stanley Spencer, one of England’s greatest and most eccentric painters, once described Cookham as ‘Heaven on Earth’. Much of his work was painted in and around the village. This morning, after breakfast we visit Stanley Spencer’s gallery and admire some of his paintings. Our afternoon cruise takes us through Maidenhead and Boulters Lock (made famous in Victorian times), past fabulous waterside homes in Bray and down to the heart of Windsor. This afternoon we visit the stunning Savile Garden. Savile Garden comprises over 1,500 hectares of Windsor Great Park maintained by the Crown Estate and contains a diverse range of land uses. Over 60% of the Great Park is open to the public and it is estimated that more than 3 million visits are made each year. The Gardens Department is responsible for 600 hectares of the Great Park including the Savill Garden. There is also an optional visit to the nearby Wisley Gardens which is 200 acres of botanic gardens, famous for their trials of new varieties. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
This morning we cruise to Shepperton taking us through 6 locks in total and passing through Runnymede. Here in 1215 the Magna Carta was sealed and we can see the memorial from the boat. After lunch we visit the famous Kew Gardens. With the new Bonsai collection, Palm House where all the plants have their first flush of new growth and tropical water lilies are opening their exotic blooms in the nearby Waterlily House. Plants of a smaller stature or scale can be seen in the Rock Garden and here plants from the world's mountain ranges are grown alongside Mediterranean species, both enjoying the open, sunny position and free-draining soil. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
Morning cruise to Hampton Court Palace which is our final mooring. After lunch we visit the show! Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, set in 25 acres of Royal parkland, where ingenious design, original ideas and creative flair, combine to inspire. Organized by the Royal Horticultural Society, nurseries, societies and charities create 25 colour filled traditional and contemporary gardens in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, including spectacular water gardens. There are also stunning floral displays in 8 huge marquees, including the British Rose Festival, plus much, much more. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
Following breakfast, disembark the barge for your transfer to the designated drop off point. 

Barge Details 

Magna Carta Deck Plan

Magna Carta deck plan

  • 117 feet long
  • 8 passengers
  • 4 crew
  • 4 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities (200 sq ft)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 8 touring bikes
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to reception)
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
Flower Show Cabin bookings - 1 to 2 ppl None

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.

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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