Luxury River Cruises England

History and beauty along the banks of the Royal River

England and the United Kingdom are amongst the most popular travel destinations in the world. However, the magical waters of the stunning island are often overlooked as tourists opt for the big cities such as London to go sightseeing and see sights such as Big Ben, Westminster, The Tower Of London, The London Eye, Tower Bridge, and other sights that tourists typically associate with England. However, in doing so they are missing the opportunity to see the true beauty of classic England.

A far cry from the hustle and bustle of London, the English waterways offer a serene and quaint way of seeing the rustic elegance of the country as it sails through the green landscape of the countryside and also some of the most important sites in the identity of the historic country.

Throughout your journey, you will get the chance to see gorgeous riverside towns, villages and through the River Thames Royal and past numerous royal palaces. The majority of your journey will be through the picturesque royal towns in Surrey and Berkshire. Along the way, there will be multiple stops allowing you time to explore the natural beauty that these areas have to offer.

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  • Travel through the historic Viking trading route of the English waters.
  • Cruise the Thames River Royal past royal landmarks such as Windsor Castle and Hampton Court, once occupied by Henry VIII.
  • Experience the incredible natural beauty of the English Countryside.

Hotel Barge Magna Carta truly is one of the finest vessels that cruise through the water of the British Isles today. The barge was originally built back in the 1930s and has since undergone numerous restorations to make it the luxurious vessel that never fails to blow away its guests.

Magna Carta features fine mahogany, teak, and oak woods throughout to give a cosy and traditional feel to help its guests to feel more at home. The large saloon and dining areas feature stunning picture windows on either side and contemporary furnishings so that you never miss a view in style.

The refined space of the riverboat continues into the four twin/double suites that accommodate Magna Carta’s 8 guests. The suites feature gorgeous period furniture, air-conditioning, and beautiful en-suite shower rooms. The boat also has 4 incredible crew members who will do what they can to accommodate your every need. Within the crew, you will also have your own private chef who will freshly prepare and cook your delicious food throughout the whole trip until your departure date.


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    England Barge Cruise Highlights

    Hotel Barge Magna Carta cruises the royal river Thames between Hampton Court Palace and Henley on the Thames. Along the way, you will pass through the quaint English waterways surrounded by the natural beauty of the green countryside.

    As you cruise the historic Royal River Thames you will get the chance to see stunning riverside towns and villages. In addition to this, these stunning waterways take you past iconic Royal landmarks such as Windsor Castle and Hampton Court, which was once the residence of King Henry VIII.

    The English countryside boasts some of the most beautiful scenery that the world has to offer. You can pass through the picturesque landscape before stopping for drinks at a traditional local pub where you can take in the tremendous culture of the stunning island.

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    Hotel barge, Magna Carta cruising the River Thames in England

    Magna Carta is a deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises the Royal River Thames between Hampton Court Palace and Henley-on-Thames from April to October

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    Themed Cruises England

    If you charter out the full boat then you can choose from our huge range of themes for your cruise. We will adapt our itinerary to make sure that you see and experience more of what you love. You will still follow the original stunning route but will have more stops so that you can see the true opportunities that the country has to offer.

    On our Tennis Cruise you will get the opportunity to play on the courts of Lensbury Private Club, Runnymede Hotel, Windsor Lawn Tennis Club, and Royal Berkshire Private Club. While at the clubs you will also get the chance to indulge in the other amenities that the clubs have to offer.

    On our unique Antiques Cruise  you can explore the many antiques that England has from throughout its history. If you are interested in the world of antiques then Magna Carta’s itinerary will not disappoint. We have numerous excursions to appease your antique desires like tours of well-known antique centres around London, as well as tours of lesser-known, smaller outlets in the Windsor and Eton areas.

    During the 7-day Golf Cruise, you will play at courses such as Hampton Court Golf Course, Sunningdale Golf Club, Henley Regatta Course, and Walton Heath Golf Club which stages both the Ryder Cup and European Championship. You will also get the opportunity to play at the world-renowned Wentworth, which hosts the PGA Tour and world events (extra cost to be paid directly to the club). These clubs are some of the most exclusive that England has.

    Why Book A English River Cruise?

    • Cruise the Royal River Thames passing some of the most amazing Royal landmarks steeped in history.
    • Take in the culture and the history of some of the countries most beautiful locations.
    • Explore the beautiful riverside towns and villages and the breathtaking scenery that surrounds them.


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