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Golf Cruise – England
Sunday, Day 1 London to Hampton Court Palace
Guests are met at the Stafford Hotel in central London** for afternoon English Cream Tea. Before being transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Magna Carta. Champagne reception and welcome by the Captain and crew, whilst moored outside Hampton Court Palace, former Tudor Palace of Henry VIII, where we stay for the night. Dinner aboard.
Monday, Day 2 Hampton Court Palace to Runnymede
This morning we leave the barge and take the very short drive to Hampton Court Palace Golf Course situated on the River Thames. This is the only golf course in Great Britain where you can play golf in the grounds of a royal palace. This unique inland links design is a deceptively challenging test for golfers of all abilities. The course has a wide variety of flora and fauna including a magnificent herd of 300 fallow deer and an ancient oak tree, which is said to be over a thousand years old. Afternoon cruise to Runnymede hotel where we have use of the excellent spa facilities including swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms and beauty treatments. Dinner aboard. (18 holes Par 71 5953m)
Tuesday, Day 3 Runnymede to Windsor
Today’s golf is at the famous Walton Heath Golf Club. Famous for staging the Ryder Cup and European Open Championships. Once owned by the News of the World, Sir Elmsley Carr would invite Mp’s, Lords and members of the press to Walton heath. Designed by Herbert Fowler in 1903.
Afternoon cruise through beautiful countryside to Windsor. We see Windsor Castle, built by William the Conqueror in 1066 and inhabited for over 900 years by the Royal Family. Our mooring is in central Windsor with a unique view of the Castle. Dinner aboard. (18 holes Par 72 6198m).
Wednesday, Day 4 Windsor to Cliveden
This morning we have an option. We can take a short drive to view the Magna Carta memorial where King John faced the powerful barons and was made to sign the document from which our barge takes her name. We also visit the commonwealth air force memorial, opened by the queen to commemorate 20,000 airmen who have no known grave. (Or Optional Golf at Wentworth to be paid for by guests directly to the club. Wentworth is considered one of Europe’s finest clubs and almost needs no introduction. Famous for the PGA and World Match Play Tournaments as well as many other events.) Later, we cruise upstream past the fabulous waterside houses of Bray and through the spectacular Cliveden Reach to our exclusive mooring on the Cliveden estate. Once home to the Astor family, it has amazing gardens and was, of course, the scene of much political scandal and intrigue. Dinner on board. (18 holes, Par 73 6142m).
Thursday, Day 5 Cliveden to Hurley
Today’s golf is at Sunningdale Golf Club, established in 1901 and ranked as one of the top 20 courses in the world. The Old Course founded in 1901 was designed by Willie Park. It is classic course with gorse and pine trees, silver birch, heather and immaculate turf. This afternoon we leave Cliveden House behind us we cruise past fabulous waterside homes, before cruising through Marlow to Hurley where we moor for the night. Dinner aboard. (18 hole Par 70 5526m).
Friday, Day 6 Hurley to Henley-on-Thames
This morning we cruise to Henley on Thames, and along the famous Henley Regatta Course. Golf this afternoon is at Temple Golf Club. This gently undulating course has panoramic views of the Thames valley and is noted for its firm, fast greens. Captains Farewell Dinner aboard. (18 hole Par 70 5697m).
Saturday, Day 7 Henley-on-Thames
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to central London**.
On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction.
This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
**Other locations are available for Private Charter bookings
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