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Magna Carta - Hampton Court Flower Show Cruise

Magna Carta - Hampton Court Flower Show Cruise

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€27,200 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
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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From
€27,200 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
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Save up to €6,940 per charter
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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!

This cruise is available on June 30, 2019 only.

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


Pick-Up & Drop-Off Points

Cabin Bookings

  • 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


Charter Bookings

  • 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.

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 

This cruise is available on June 30, 2019 only.

Oxford 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 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 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 Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland. After lunch 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. You'll pass through Hambledon Lock, and onwards through stunning countryside to the medieval village of Hurley. 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 you 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 you will cruise through magnificent scenery past the riverside towns of Marlow, Bourne End and Cookham and down into the spectacular Clivedon reach where you have special permission to moor at the house itself. After lunch you will 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 you to your 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 visit Stanley Spencer’s gallery and admire some of his paintings. Your afternoon cruise takes you 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 you will 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 you will cruise to Shepperton taking you through 6 locks in total and passing through Runnymede. Here in 1215 the Magna Carta was sealed and you can see the memorial from the boat. After lunch you will 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 your final mooring. After lunch visit the 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 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)

20% off per charter on June 21
10% off per charter on August 11

Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before
May 19, 26 31,900 Euros 33,300 Euros 34,700 Euros
June 9, 16, 23, 30 31,900 Euros 33,300 Euros 34,700 Euros
June 21 25,520 Euros 26,640 Euros 27,760 Euros  24 June 2019
July 7, 14, 21, 28 31,900 Euros 33,300 Euros 34,700 Euros
August 4, 18, 25 31,900 Euros 33,300 Euros 34,700 Euros
August 11 28,710 Euros 26,640 Euros 31,230 Euros 24 June 2019
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

3-Night Cruise

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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