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Thames & Oxford 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (MC)

  • 7days
  • England

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Thames and Oxford 7-day Luxury Barge Tour

A slow meandering journey past Royal Palaces, quaint riverside towns and villages - a real mixture of olde worlde England and the natural beauty of Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. From Henry VIII's Hampton Court past Windsor Castle to Henley with frequent stops allowing plenty of time to wander and explore. Good cycling and walking opportunities as the elegant and spacious hotel barge finds her way along the river Thames.

A luxury barge with four spacious suites with private facilities, underfloor heating, spa pool, an upper deck saloon and dining area and a master chef on board to produce a range of mouthwatering dishes.

Included in the Thames & Oxford Tour:

6 Nights accommodation on board in an air-conditioned, en-suite cabin.
The services of an experienced Captain / Host, Chef, Hostess(es), Driver/Tour Guide.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard. A local meal ashore, once per week on most barges.
An excellent selection of fine regional and international wines and spirits, plus an all day open bar, tea and coffee.
Daily excursions by chauffeured minibus and entry fees to castles, vineyards, markets and other local places of interest.
Use of barge facilities such as bicycles, boules, barge library and on certain vessels, a spa pool.
Return transfers to and from the local meeting/drop off point.

Slow Tours offers a number of other Luxury Barge Tours in Europe

  • Day 1

    Hampton Court Palace.

    Guests are met at the Stafford Hotel in central London for afternoon cream tea before being transferred to the barge moored at Hampton Court. Champagne reception and welcome by the Captain and crew. Dinner on board.

  • Day 2

    Hampton Court Palace to Runnymede.

    This morning we explore the magnificent Hampton Court Palace. We tour King Henry VIII's apartments and the Royal Chapel, feel the chill in the haunted gallery and wonder at the Tudor kitchens. Outside the gardens are breathtaking with the Great Vine, the oldest in the country still producing grapes, and the famous maze. After lunch we cruise through Molesey Lock and moor at Runnymede. Dinner on board.

  • Day 3

    Runnymede to Windsor.

    After breakfast, we have the option to use the facilities of the Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel. Then we cruise to Windsor, past the Magna Carta Memorial and Magna Carta Island where, in 1215, King John was forced to meet the powerful barrons and seal the historic document. Our afternoon excursion is to Windsor Castle. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066 and a royal home for over 900 years, this is the largest inhabited castle in the world. We explore the State Apartments, Queen Mary's Dolls House, St George's Chapel and enjoy the far-reaching views. Dinner on board.

  • Day 4

    Windsor to Cookham.

    This morning we take a short drive to the Tudor manor house of Dorney Court, a very special home that has been owned by the Palmer family for more than 450 years and used regularly as a film location. Then we cruise upstream past the fabulous waterside houses of Bray and through the spectacular Clivedon Reach to moor en route at Cliveden House itself. Once home to the Astor family it has amazing gardens and was, of course, the scene of political scandal and intrigue. Dinner on board.

  • Day 5

    Cookham to Hurley.

    After breakfast, we visit the Stanley Spencer Gallery and take a walk around the village he once described as 'Heaven on Earth', before cruising through Marlow to Hurley. We tour Peter Freebody's boatyard and watch in wonder as the traditional craftsmen build and restore classic wooden craft. We have time to explore the ancient village, including Ye Olde Belle, reputed to be the oldest inn in he country, before returning to the barge. Dinner on board

  • Day 6

    Hurley to Henley-on-Thames.

    A morning cruise to Henley-on-Thames through fabulous countryside to our final mooring along the famous Henley Regatta Rowing course. Then, an early lunch, followed by a drive to Oxford for a fascinating tour of Christ Church, Oxford's grandest college, founded by Cardinal Wolsey and then again by King Henry VIII. The magnificent surroundings were where Lewis Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland. Captain's farewell dinner on board.

  • Day 7

    Henley-on-Thames.

    After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the designated drop-off point in London.

    This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction

Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Mar 24 2019 Mar 30 2019 8 Single rooms 5,250€
Double rooms 3,950€
Mar 31 2019 Apr 06 2019 8 Single rooms 5,250€
Double rooms 3,950€
Apr 07 2019 Apr 13 2019 8 Single rooms 5,250€
Double rooms 3,950€
Apr 14 2019 Apr 20 2019 8 Single rooms 5,250€
Double rooms 3,950€
Apr 21 2019 Apr 27 2019 8 Single rooms 5,250€
Double rooms 3,950€
Apr 28 2019 May 04 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
May 05 2019 May 11 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
May 12 2019 May 18 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
May 19 2019 May 25 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
May 26 2019 Jun 01 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jun 02 2019 Jun 08 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jun 09 2019 Jun 15 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jun 16 2019 Jun 22 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jun 23 2019 Jun 29 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jun 30 2019 Jul 06 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jul 07 2019 Jul 13 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jul 14 2019 Jul 20 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jul 21 2019 Jul 27 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Jul 28 2019 Aug 03 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Aug 04 2019 Aug 10 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Aug 11 2019 Aug 17 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Aug 18 2019 Aug 24 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Aug 25 2019 Aug 31 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Sep 01 2019 Sep 07 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Sep 08 2019 Sep 14 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Sep 15 2019 Sep 21 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Sep 22 2019 Sep 28 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Sep 29 2019 Oct 05 2019 8 Single rooms 6,200€
Double rooms 4,750€
Oct 06 2019 Oct 12 2019 8 Single rooms 5,250€
Double rooms 3,950€
Oct 13 2019 Oct 19 2019 8 Single rooms 5,250€
Double rooms 3,950€
Oct 20 2019 Oct 26 2019 8 Single rooms 5,250€
Double rooms 3,950€

Car rental in England

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email info@slowtours.com for a competitive quote

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