'Magna Carta' - River Thames (2017)

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.

Time Event Description
30th Nov -0001
'Magna Carta' - River Thames (2017) Meet in London for atraditional English cream tea beforetransferring to ‘Magna Carta,’ mooredat Hampton Court. After areception and captain’s welcome, sitdown to a gourmet dinner on board.
1st Dec -0001
'Magna Carta' - River Thames (2017) Visit Hampton CourtPalace, built by Cardinal Wolsey in theearly 16th century. Wander throughthe 60 acres of beautiful riversidegardens with their famous maze before anafternoon cruise to Bell Weir Lock at Runnymede.
2nd Dec -0001
'Magna Carta' - River Thames (2017) This morning, you mayuse the fitness and spa facilities at theadjacent 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.
3rd Dec -0001
'Magna Carta' - River Thames (2017) 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.
4th Dec -0001
'Magna Carta' - River Thames (2017) 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.
5th Dec -0001
'Magna Carta' - River Thames (2017) At Hurley-on-Thames today, observe traditional craftsmen at work in Peter Freebody’s boatyard, a fixture on theThames for more than 300 years. Explorethe 11th-century village, perhaps visitingthe public bar at Ye Olde Belle, reputedto 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.
6th Dec -0001
'Magna Carta' - River Thames (2017) After breakfast, transferback to London where your journeyends.

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