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Magna Carta - Chelsea Flower Show Cruise

Magna Carta - Chelsea Flower Show Cruise

From
€26,100 Per Charter
 

Escape the bustling city and wallow in a lovely cruise from Hampton Court to Oxford that gives you the opportunity to see the amazing flower displays at their absolute best!  

  • Country / Region
    England /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    MCCHE0816
  • Itinerary
    Hampton Court to Oxford
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
From
€26,100 Per Charter
 

Escape the bustling city and wallow in a lovely cruise from Hampton Court to Oxford that gives you the opportunity to see the amazing flower displays at their absolute best!  

  • Country / Region
    England /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    MCCHE0816
  • Itinerary
    Hampton Court to Oxford
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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 Oxford.InclusionInclusion WiFi on board

Summary

Allow yourself to experience a relaxing cruise on board the alluring Magna Carta. You'll stroll around the beautiful gardens of the Hampton Court, Kew Gardens, Savill Garden and many more! The highlights of your journey takes you to the Chelsea Flower Show, the most famous flower show in the world. This vacation will leave you memories of fascination of these stunning flowers!


Cruise Highlights

  • Explore Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace
  • Visit the famous Kew Gardens
  • Discover the stunning Savill Garden
  • Witness the Chelsea Flower Show, most famous flower show in the world
  • Explore the Peter Freebody's boatyard

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 

Hampton Court to Oxford

Day 1, Sunday
Meet the Captain or a crew member at the designated meeting point for afternoon English Cream Tea, before being transferred to the Magna Carta. On arrival receive your 'Champagne Welcome' aboard the Magna Carta moored outside Hampton Court, former Tudor Palace of Henry VIII, where we remain overnight. Dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
Morning excursion to visit the state apartments of Henry VIII, whose 5th wife Catherine Howard is said to haunt the Great Hall and Gallery of Hampton Court, the finest Tudor Palace in existence. Wander through the beautiful Royal gardens and maze. In the afternoon enjoy a meandering cruise upstream following the course of the Thames to Shepperton. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
This morning 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. Plant 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. Cruise this afternoon to Runnymede. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
Today we start with a visit and morning coffee at stunning Savill Garden. Savill Garden covers 1,500 hectares in 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 - 200 acres of botanic gardens, famous for their trials of new varieties. Afternoon cruise to Windsor. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
An early morning start takes us to the Chelsea Flower Show, the most famous flower show in the world. Here nurseries, societies and charities create colour filled stands and amazing arrangements in a huge marquee outside the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. In addition to this there are wonderful and innovative display gardens, both traditional and contemporary, created by the brightest and best of Britain¹s garden designers. Months of work goes into these beautifully staged displays which only last a week. After this heady and colourful assault on your senses we return to Magna Carta for dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
This morning we tour Peter Freebody’s boatyard and watch in wonder at the traditional craftsman at work, building and restoring wooden boats as they have done for generations. We have time to explore the ancient 11th century village including Ye Olde Belle, reputed to be the oldest inn in the country before returning to the barge and cruising through fabulous countryside to our final mooring situated along the famous Henley Regatta Rowing Course. An earlier lunch followed by a 40 minute drive to Oxford. A fascinating tour of Christ Church, Oxford’s grandest college, founded twice, once by Cardinal Wolsey and then by King Henry VIII. The magnificent surroundings were where Lewis Carrol wrote Alice in Wonderland. For our final night we enjoy the Captains’ Farewell Dinner aboard.   

Day 7, Saturday
Following breakfast, disembark at 10 am and 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 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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