England on the River Thames

Cruising on the Royal River Thames, the 8 passenger deluxe barge, Magna Carta, explores riverside towns and villages with a real mixture of old world England and the natural beauty of the English countryside.

Between Henley-on-Thames and Hampton Court Palace

As Magna Carta floats through Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire, guests will enjoy historic sites such as Henry VIII’s Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. Frequent stops allow plenty of time to wander and explore with excellent biking and walking as the barge floats peacefully through this scenic rural area.

Sightseeing can include:

  • English Cream Tea at the Stafford Hotel in London
  • Royal regatta town of Henley-on-Thames
  • Cliveden Gardens
  • Henry VIII's Tudor Hampton Court Palace
  • Windsor Castle
  • Stanley Spencer art gallery
  • Oxford's Christ Church College
  • Saville Gardens

Downton Abbey Cruises

On a few select weeks each year, private tours of Downton Abbey are available. If this is of interest, please let us know as they book quickly once announced.

Cruising between Henley-on-Thames and Hampton Court Palace

Please see the individual barge's itineraries for the diverse routes and excursions they include.

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Royal regatta town of Henley-on-Thames

Windsor Castle, the royal residence of Queen Elizabeth of England

Typical lock house on the river Thames

Highclere Castle in Hampshire, filming location of Downton Abbey TV series