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Magna Carta - Family Cruise

Magna Carta - Family Cruise

From
€26,100 Per Charter
 

Planning a family vacation in England? How about join our 6-night cruise on board the stylish Magna Carta? Our family cruise will take you to the heart of England along the beautiful River Thames.

  • Country / Region
    England /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    MAGFAM0816
  • Itinerary
    Henley-on-Thames to Hampton Court
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
From
€26,100 Per Charter
 

Planning a family vacation in England? How about join our 6-night cruise on board the stylish Magna Carta? Our family cruise will take you to the heart of England along the beautiful River Thames.

  • Country / Region
    England /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    MAGFAM0816
  • Itinerary
    Henley-on-Thames to Hampton Court
  • 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 cheeseItinerary Itinerary Cruise between Henley-on-Thames and Hampton Court.InclusionInclusion WiFi on board

Summary

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.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 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.

 

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 

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. We 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 we cruise down the famous Regatta mile, through spectacular countryside and to the ancient village of Hurley where we 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
We start the day with a walk around the village Hurley. We 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 us their love of their trade. Within the village we discover the church (1067) and Ye Olde Bell (1135), the oldest inn in the country. Back aboard Magna Carta we cruise down through Marlow and Bourne End to Cookham. This afternoon, we 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
Our morning cruise to Windsor takes us 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 approaches to Windsor give the finest views of the Castle. This afternoon we 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 we 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 we 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. We 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 we cruise to Runnymede. The river forms a natural mote around the castle and our view of it keeps changing as we cruise through Datchet and Old Windsor. We pass Magna Carta Island where in 1215 the powerful barons confronted King John and forced him to sign the document from which our barge takes her name. Moored outside the Runnymede hotel we 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 we 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.

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
Family Charter up to 8 ppl None

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. 

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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