Starting as a small trickle in the Cotswolds the River Thames travels over 210 miles through the heart of some of England’s most picturesque towns.
Friday We depart and travel to Oxford and enjoy a two hour cruise to Abingdon, passing through beautiful countryside. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Reading and the Hilton Hotel. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.
Saturday Today we enjoy a two hour scenic cruise from Caversham Bridge to the bustling market town of Henley-on-Thames, passing through picturesque riverside villages. The countryside is rich in wildlife and the highlights include passing the immaculate grounds of Park Place and Holme Park as well as the lavishly opulent riverside properties of Wargrave and Henley. We will enjoy time at leisure, before returning to our hotel via Marlow, Cookham and Maidenhead.
Sunday We depart after breakfast and continue to Kew, were we will board our scenic cruise into central London. Here we will pass through the sights made famous by the University Boat Race. On arrival in London we will enjoy time at leisure before continuing to the Tower Hotel for one night, bed and English breakfast.
Monday We depart after breakfast and board our final cruise from Tower Pier to Greenwich, passing under the iconic Tower Bridge. On arrival in Greenwich you will enjoy time at leisure to explore the royal heritage and amazing attractions, all in a beautiful riverside setting. We depart later this afternoon to make our journey home.
The Hilton Reading is a modern and contemporary hotel ideally located for visiting the Thames. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include a bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Lift to all floors.
Located on the North Bank of the River Thames, the Tower Hotel is ideally situated next to Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and St. Katherine’s Dock. This modern hotel has 801 bedrooms all of which have superb views of the city and are all en-suite with digital television, radio, telephone, iron/ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional facilities include The Brasserie for a light snack or meal and Xi Bar for a refreshing drink. Lift to all floors. Nearest underground station: Tower Hill.