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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Magna Carta' - River Thames 2017


7 Days from $4,550

Limited to 8 guests

Offer

Savings available on select cabin and charter dates. Contact A&K for details.

The River Thames runs throughout the tapestry of English history, and 'Magna Carta' takes you on a voyage of discovery. Cruising between Henley and Hampton Court you see picturesque villages and royal palaces, stop at Windsor Castle and the Astors' lush Cliveden Estate and Gardens, raise a pint at what is reputed to be the oldest inn in England, and visit traditional craftsmen at work in a boatyard that has lined the Thames for more than 300 years. Unique itineraries can also be developed for chartering groups with special interests such as theater, antiques, gardens or World War II history.

Vessel Information

117 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating

Capacity for 8 in four cabins: three king/twin and one queen. All have hardwood floors, TVs with DVD players and windows that open.

Each en suite bathroom features under-floor heating and heated towel bars, plus shampoo/shower gel, one robe per person, shower caps and hairdryer

Salon features panoramic windows, hardwood flooring and a CD player with selection of CDs

Split-level sun deck features a spa pool

4 touring/mountain bikes provided

All meals and alcoholic beverages included

Deck Plan
SUNDAY
SUNDAY

Meet in London for a traditional English cream tea before transferring to ‘Magna Carta,’ moored at Hampton Court. After a reception and captain’s welcome, sit down to a gourmet dinner on board.

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Meals: Dinner
MONDAY
MONDAY

Visit Hampton Court Palace, built by Cardinal Wolsey in the early 16th century. Wander through the 60 acres of beautiful riverside gardens with their famous maze before an afternoon cruise to Bell Weir Lock at Runnymede.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
TUESDAY
TUESDAY

This morning, you may use the fitness and spa facilities at the adjacent luxury hotel. In the afternoon, visit Windsor Castle, built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror and still inhabited by the modern-day Royal Family.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WEDNESDAY
WEDNESDAY

Cruise to Boveney Lock for a private tour of Dorney Court, which has been owned by the Palmer Family for 450 years. It has provided a lovely setting for films such as Poirot and The Other Boleyn Girl. After lunch, 'Magna Carta' has special permission to moor at Cliveden Reach. Once home to Waldorf and Nancy Astor, the estate has enjoyed a glittering history as a hub for society events.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
THURSDAY
THURSDAY

At Cookham this morning, visit Stanley Spencer's gallery with time to walk in the village he loved and frequently painted. Then enjoy a leisurely cruise along the historic river to Hurley-on-Thames.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FRIDAY
FRIDAY

At Hurley-on-Thames today, observe traditional craftsmen at work in Peter Freebody’s boatyard, a fixture on the Thames for more than 300 years. Explore the 11th-century village, perhaps visiting the public bar at Ye Olde Belle, reputed to be the oldest inn in the country. After an early lunch, take a drive to Oxford, one of England's oldest university towns. Tour Christ Church, Oxford's grandest college, before returning to 'Magna Carta' for a gala farewell dinner to end the memorable week.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
SATURDAY
SATURDAY

After breakfast, transfer back to London where your journey ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

'Magna Carta' can also cruise from November to March; contact A&K for details.


Prices are in USD, per person and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability.

  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 30 - Oct 7, 2017
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $5,350
    Single Supplement
    $1,650
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $39,100
    Single Supplement
    N/A

    On Apr 09, Apr 16, Apr 30, May 28, July 09, July 16, July 30 and Aug 06, itinerary will be slightly amended to include a visit to Highclere Castle, setting for the television series "Downton Abbey."

    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 8 - 28, 2017
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,550
    Single Supplement
    $1,450
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $33,700
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
Journey Details

Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-7 guests.

Antiques, family, garden, golf, tennis and walking theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).

'Magna Carta' can also cruise from November to March; contact A&K for details.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

New bookings only. Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at anytime.


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