€27,200 Per Charter
- Country / RegionEngland /
- Duration7 Days/6 Nights
- Cruise CodeMAGWAL0816
- 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 Hampton Court and Henley-on-ThamesInclusion WiFi on board
Prepare for a gentle exploration of the stunning destinations between Hampton Court and Henley on Thames. This 6-night cruise a board Magna Carta allows you to discover breathtaking riverside towns and destinations such as Richmond Park, Windsor Great Park, Virginia Water Lake and the famous Henley Regatta Course. Enjoy a worthy stroll at the Playing Fields of Eton and admire the Windsor Castle! A wonderful vacation filled with fascination!
Note: Walking themed cruises are charter only.
- Explore Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace
- Walk along the Richmond Park
- Visit Windsor Great Park
- Stroll around Virginia Water Lake
- Walk the Runnymede Memorials and Playing Fields of Eton
- Discover Cookham Dean
- Explore the Henley Regatta Course
- 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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Hampton Court to Henley-on-Thames
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. On arrival enjoy a 'Champagne Welcome' by the Captain. Early evening cruise to Hampton Court Palace, former Tudor Palace of Henry VIII, where we moor for the night. Dinner aboard.
Day 2, Monday
This morning we walk in Richmond Park. Here at the top of Richmond Hill we find 2500 acres of undulating grassland and bracken, dotted with coppiced woodland and wilder than anything for miles around. Eight miles across at its widest point, it is famed for its red and fallow deer, which roam freely, and for its ancient oaks. For the most part untamed, the park does have a couple of deliberately landscaped plantations. In the afternoon enjoy a meandering cruise upstream following the course of the Thames to Shepperton. Dinner aboard.
Day 3, Tuesday
Morning cruise to Runnymede. We moor at Bell Weir Lock adjacent to a luxury spa hotel, where we have the opportunity to visit and use the pool and elaborate leisure facilities. After lunch we visit Windsor Great Park. Comprising about 4800 acres of wooded parkland and gardens, we walk around Virginia Water Lake, a large ornamental lake fringed by trees, paths and rides. This glorious walk perfectly reflects the changing seasons and never strays far from the water's edge. Virginia Water covers about 160 acres and was developed in the middle of the 18th century for the Duke of Cumberland after his victory at Culloden. Dinner aboard.
Day 4, Wednesday
Walk the Runnymede Memorials and the Playing Fields of Eton. After breakfast we take a short cruise to the Runnymede pleasure grounds and then stroll across the meadows to theMagna Carta memorial. This commemorates the place where in 1215, King John faced the powerful barons and was forced to seal the Magna Carta. We then start climbing towards the JFK Memorial and continue up Coopers Hill to the Commonwealth Airforces Memorial, a most fitting site to remember the 20,000 or so commonwealth airmen who have no known grave. We then continue back to the boat before a spectacular cruise to Windsor.
After lunch we walk the Playing Fields of Eton. Beginning with a worthy stroll along the Thames path we soon head for the famous playing fields where, according to Wellington, the battle of Waterloo was won. For the duration of this walk we are aware of Windsor Castle, its high defensive position dominating the view. After walking we take a late afternoon cruise to our private mooring. Dinner aboard.
Day 5, Thursday
Walk Cookham Dean and Winter Hill. Leaving Royal Windsor behind us we cruise past fabulous waterside homes through the spectacular Clivedon reach and the open English countryside. We moor in Cookham, once described as 'Heaven on Earth' by artist Stanley Spencer, one of England's greatest and most eccentric painters.
This afternoon we take you for a ramble up the old packhorse way to Cookham Dean, where Kenneth Graham lived and was inspired to write 'The Wind in the Willows'. Look out for muntjac deer and other wildlife in this beautiful setting, and then climb to Winter Hill for panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. Dinner aboard.
Day 6, Friday
Walk the Ridgeway, Kingston Lisle to Ashbury. A morning cruise to the village of Hurley where we have time to wander Peter Freebody's boatyard and watch in wonder at the traditional craftsmen at work.
Return to the barge for lunch before cruising to Henley on Thames, our final approach being along the famous Henley Regatta Course. This afternoon we finish with a truly magnificent walk along the Ridge. Between Kingston Lisle and Ashbury are the undisputed highlights of the entire Ridgeway. Iron Age Uffington 'Castle', the White Horse of Uffington and the Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow. The countryside surrounding the Ridgeway is rich in wild flowers and bird life, and traces of early man are everywhere. As if what we have done is not enough, our return walk is along footpaths linking three of the lovely settlements that lie at the foot of the downs: Ashbury, Compton Beauchamp and Woolstone. Captains Farewell Dinner aboard.
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 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, 23, 30 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 Walking Charter 8 ppl 2,750 Euros per charter
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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