€27,200 Per Charter
- Country / RegionEngland /
- Duration7 Days/6 Nights
- Cruise CodeMAGFAM0816
- Max Passengers8
- Cruise HighlightsAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary Drinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions Activity Use of bicyclesMeals Gourmet meals paired with wine and cheeseItinerary Cruise between Henley-on-Thames and Hampton Court.Inclusion WiFi on board
Enjoy a cruising holiday with the family on board the Magna Carta. Admire England's scenic countryside, royal palacesand riverside towns as the barge cruises from Henley-on-Thames to Hampton Court. Our itinerary is pretty flexible as you have the option to visit theme parks such as Legoland, Thorpe Park and more.
Note: Family themed cruises are charter only.
- Visit the River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames.
- Visit Peter Freebody's boatyard.
- Tour of Eton College or enjoy a day in Legoland.
- Explore the beautiful Windsor Castle or enjoy ice skating at a local rink.
- Visit the Runnymede Hotel and Spa where you can enjoy its facilities.
- Discover the magnificent Hampton Court Palace or visit the Thorpe Park.
- 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
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Points
- Pick-up: The Stafford Hotel, London at 3:00 pm
- Drop-off: The Stafford Hotel, London by 11:00 am or Heathrow Airport between 10:00 to 11:00 am
- Pick-up: The Stafford Hotel, London at 3:00 pm OR one location of the groups choice in London at 4:00 pm
- Drop-off: One location of the groups choice in London OR Heathrow airport between 10:00 am and 11:00 am
Approximate transfer duration for Magna Carta is 1 or 1.5 hours, depending on the cruise direction.
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
Les Damnée des Prieur, Sancerre; Domaine de la Croix Jacquelet, Faiveley Montagny; Les Pontilles, Sauvignon Blanc; Don Cayetano Merlot Baroncini Rosso di Montalcino
Cropwell Bishop Organic Stilton, Dunsyre Blue Bath Soft Cheese; Applewood Smoked Cheddar; Oxford Isis; Sage Derby
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Henley-on-Thames to Hampton Court
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 moored in Henley. On arrival guests are shown to their Suites followed by a 'Champagne Welcome'. Dinner on board.
Day 2, Monday
Henley on Thames is surely one of the most picturesque riverside towns and famous for the annual regatta, the most important amateur rowing tournament in the world. You have time this morning to explore the fantastic River and Rowing Museum. Learn in a "hands on" environment, see the story of Henley, its people and history and experience the thrills of rowing and its quest for speed. This afternoon cruise down the famous Regatta mile, through spectacular countryside and to the ancient village of Hurley where the barge will tie to mature trees adjacent to a field and stay overnight. Plenty of time for a cycle ride or a game of boules by the riverside. Dinner on board.
Day 3, Tuesday
Start the day with a walk around the village Hurley. Visit Peter Freebody's boatyard where craftsmen build and restore wooden launches, the men will lay down their tools for a moment to share with you their love of their trade. Within the village you'll discover the church (1067) and Ye Olde Bell (1135), the oldest inn in the country. Back aboard Magna Carta you'll cruise down through Marlow and Bourne End to Cookham. This afternoon, you are taken to Bekonscot, an unforgettable day out for everyone. This unique piece of our heritage is just waiting to be explored by children and adults alike. The world famous model villages and model railway continue to delight. Dinner on board.
Day 4, Wednesday
Your morning cruise to Windsor takes you through some of the most spectacular river scenery in existence. Below Maidenhead, some fine riverside dwellings are home to the rich and famous, while the barge approaches to Windsor you are given finest views of the Castle. This afternoon you have two options: A tour of Eton College. Founded by King Henry VI in 1440, Eton now educates 1270 boys between the ages of 13 and 18. The history is tangible as you explore the chapel, cloisters, museum and other fascinating areas or a visit to Legoland. This award-winning park has every thing needed for a magical afternoon. Educational attractions, fantastic rides, 4D Theatre, Stunt shows, Boat driving schools etc. Dinner on board.
Day 5, Thursday
Again this morning you have two options: A chance to visit Windsor Castle. Built by William the Conqueror soon after 1066, the castle is the largest inhabited in the world, and one of the present Queen's favourite homes. You will see the State Apartments, St George's chapel, Queen Mary's dolls house and the grounds OR Ice Skating at a local rink. In the afternoon you cruise to Runnymede. The river forms a natural mote around the castle and our view of it keeps changing as you cruise through Datchet and Old Windsor. You will pass Magna Carta Island where in 1215 the powerful barons confronted King John and forced him to sign the document from which your barge takes her name. Moored outside the Runnymede hotel you can visit the luxurious spa and make use of the pool. Sauna and steam rooms. Dinner on board.
Day 6, Friday
Morning cruise via Shepperton and Sunbury to Hampton Ct Palace. This afternoon once again you have a choice. Hampton Court Palace is best known through its connection with King Henry VIII between 1528 and 1547 but it has seen 500 years of royal occupation. Adults will be enthralled by the history, architecture and gardens while the younger guests may get lost in the world famous maze or enjoy a tour with an expert guide in full historical costume; OR Thorpe Park, a fabulous theme park! Here are just a sample of the rides. Feel the heat on the Nemesis Inferno, fall through time on the Quantum, ride Colossus the world's first ten looping roller coaster, defy gravity and plummet 100ft on Detonator. Captain's gala dinner aboard Magna Carta.
Day 7, Saturday
Following breakfast, disembark the barge for your transfer to the designated drop off point.
Magna Carta Deck Plan
- 117 feet long
- 8 passengers
- 4 crew
- 4 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities (200 sq ft)
- 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 2019
Departure Dates Suite per person Single Supplement March 24, 31 3,950 Euros 1,300 Euros April 7, 14, 21 3,950 Euros 1,300 Euros April 28 4,750 Euros 1,450 Euros May 5, 12, 19, 26 4,750 Euros 1,450 Euros June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 4,750 Euros 1,450 Euros July 7, 14, 21, 28 4,750 Euros 1,450 Euros August 4, 11, 18, 25 4,750 Euros 1,450 Euros September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4,750 Euros 1,450 Euros October 6, 13, 20 3,950 Euros 1,300 Euros
Charter (Whole Barge)
Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before March 24, 31 27,200 Euros 28,400 Euros 29,600 Euros April 7, 14, 21 27,200 Euros 28,400 Euros 29,600 Euros April 28 31,900 Euros 33,300 Euros 34,700 Euros May 5, 12, 19, 26 31,900 Euros 33,300 Euros 34,700 Euros June 2, 9, 16, 30 31,900 Euros 33,300 Euros 34,700 Euros June 23 31,900 Euros 33,300 Euros 34,700 Euros July 7, 14, 21, 28 31,900 Euros 33,300 Euros 34,700 Euros August 4, 11, 18, 25 31,900 Euros 33,300 Euros 34,700 Euros September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 31,900 Euros 33,300 Euros 34,700 Euros October 6, 13, 20 27,200 Euros 28,400 Euros 29,600 Euros
Suite per person 2,690 Euros Single Supplement 800 Euros
Theme Cruise Supplement
Theme Available for Supplement Antiques Charter 8 ppl None Family Charter 8 ppl None Flower Show Charter 8 ppl None Golf Charter 8 ppl 800 Euros per golfer Royal Cruise Charter 8 ppl 12,500 Euros per charter Tennis Charter 8 ppl 325 Euros per person Walking Charter 8 ppl 2,750 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.
The Royal cruise includes exclusive private visits to castles, palaces and stately homes, meeting dignitaries and people that live and work there, and seeing places not usually open to the public.
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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