Luxury river barge cruise vacations on the English hotel barge MAGNA CARTA cruising the Royal River Thames. Based in London England. English Hotel Barge MAGNA CARTA - Royal Thames River Cruises -

English Hotel Barge MAGNA CARTA
Cruising the Royal River Thames
between Hampton Court to Henley-on-Thames, England


The 8-passenger Magna Carta is one of the finest, most luxurious vessels cruising the British Isles. The ambience created by combining a traditional barge hull (1936) and fine mahogany, teak and oak woods is outstanding.

Barging in England - Magna Carta
Magna Carta - Cruising the Thames

Magna Carta has the most sophisticated modern amenities, including air conditioning, WiFi internet access and underfloor heating in each of the four guest cabins. Each suite has exceptionally spacious contemporary en-suite facilities and color TVs and DVD players. The upper deck saloon and dining areas sport picture windows and stylish furnishings. The sun deck has comfortable seating and a spa pool (hot tub). There are touring bikes on board to use at your pleasure for rides along the tow paths.

Her experienced Captain knows the Thames well and will pilot the barge, as well as being your tour guide. Your Master Chef will produce a range of mouth watering dishes while you enjoy the sights from your floating country inn.

The Middle Thames...
Thames map
Map of Magna Carta's Route Along The Thames

A slow meandering journey past Royal Palaces, quaint riverside towns, villages, a mixture of olde worlde England and the natural beauty of Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. From Henry VIII's Hampton Court past Windsor Castle to Henley with frequent stops allowing plenty of time to wander and explore while Magna Carta follows this old Viking trading route deep into rural countryside. Gentle exploration are the keywords, with good cycling and walking opportunities as the elegant and spacious Magna Carta finds her way inland.

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