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

  • 7days
  • England

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Luxury Barge Tour London and Oxford

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 Luxury Barge 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.

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  • 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

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A really super week on board. The staff and crew could not have been better, they were always ready to help and assist to whatever our needs. They all went out of their way to make the week something to remember and in some cases more than they were expected to do. This is the second barge cruise we have been on and have recommended them to our friends. - June 2022

Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 02 2023 Apr 08 2023 8 Single rooms 6,190€
Double rooms 4,690€
Apr 09 2023 Apr 15 2023 8 Single rooms 6,190€
Double rooms 4,690€
Apr 30 2023 May 06 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
May 07 2023 May 13 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
May 14 2023 May 20 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
May 21 2023 May 27 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
May 28 2023 Jun 03 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jun 04 2023 Jun 10 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jun 11 2023 Jun 17 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jun 25 2023 Jul 01 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jul 02 2023 Jul 08 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jul 09 2023 Jul 15 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jul 16 2023 Jul 22 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jul 23 2023 Jul 29 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jul 30 2023 Aug 05 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Aug 06 2023 Aug 12 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Aug 13 2023 Aug 19 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Aug 20 2023 Aug 26 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Aug 27 2023 Sep 02 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Sep 03 2023 Sep 09 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Sep 17 2023 Sep 23 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Sep 24 2023 Sep 30 2023 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Oct 01 2023 Oct 07 2023 8 Single rooms 6,190€
Double rooms 4,690€
Oct 08 2023 Oct 14 2023 8 Single rooms 6,190€
Double rooms 4,690€
Oct 15 2023 Oct 21 2023 8 Single rooms 6,190€
Double rooms 4,690€
Apr 07 2024 Apr 13 2024 8 Single rooms 6,190€
Double rooms 4,690€
Apr 14 2024 Apr 20 2024 8 Single rooms 6,190€
Double rooms 4,690€
Apr 21 2024 Apr 27 2024 8 Single rooms 6,190€
Double rooms 4,690€
Apr 28 2024 May 04 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
May 05 2024 May 11 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
May 12 2024 May 18 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
May 19 2024 May 25 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
May 26 2024 Jun 01 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jun 02 2024 Jun 08 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jun 09 2024 Jun 15 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jun 16 2024 Jun 22 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jun 23 2024 Jun 29 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jun 30 2024 Jul 06 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jul 07 2024 Jul 13 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jul 14 2024 Jul 20 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jul 21 2024 Jul 27 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Jul 28 2024 Aug 03 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Aug 04 2024 Aug 10 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Aug 11 2024 Aug 17 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Aug 18 2024 Aug 24 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Aug 25 2024 Aug 31 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Sep 01 2024 Sep 07 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Sep 08 2024 Sep 14 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Sep 15 2024 Sep 21 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Sep 22 2024 Sep 28 2024 8 Single rooms 7,450€
Double rooms 5,650€
Sep 29 2024 Oct 05 2024 8 Single rooms 6,190€
Double rooms 4,690€
Oct 06 2024 Oct 12 2024 8 Single rooms 6,190€
Double rooms 4,690€
Oct 13 2024 Oct 19 2024 8 Single rooms 6,190€
Double rooms 4,690€
Oct 20 2024 Oct 26 2024 8 Single rooms 6,190€
Double rooms 4,690€

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