‘Thames Tales’ four Cruises and a River 2018 – BEST SELLER
The River Thames, the second longest river in the UK, has many stories to tell. In this two-centre short break we reveal many of those stories as we take four very different, but all equally relaxing cruises calling at Oxford, Henley-on-Thames, Kew, central London and Greenwich.
April - October 2018
Suggested itinerary by coach
Oxford Cruise and arrive at hotel
Travel to Oxford for a relaxing two-hour afternoon cruise on the River Thames to Abingdon.
The Thames Valley Cruise
We join our boat at Caversham Bridge in Reading for a gentle two-hour cruise to the delightful riverside town of Henley-on-Thames. There’s free time for lunch and to look around the town, with around 300 buildings designated ‘of special architectural or historical interest’. We then take a scenic drive following the river through Marlow, Cookham and Maidenhead.
The Thames into London Cruise.
This morning we travel to Kew for our 90-minute cruise to Westminster in the very heart of the capital. In the afternoon there’s free time to explore before we make our way to our London hotel. The evening is free for dinner, or we can arrange dinner at a riverside pub.
London to Greenwich Cruise and return home.
Our final cruise takes us on a 75-minute journey to Greenwich passing many of London’s best known sights including the London Eye, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, O2 arena and Canary Wharf. There’s free time in Greenwich: perhaps visit the Cutty Sark or the Royal Observatory. Our final ‘tale’ is a visit to the Thames Barrier Park with views of the impressive marvel of engineering that has been protecting central London from flooding since 1984.
Suggested hotels – All recently inspected by Greatdays
Hilton Reading ****
Located just 4 miles from Reading town centre and close to many famous attractions including Windsor Castle and The Oracle, this modern hotel is a great starting point to explore the area. The Hilton Reading has amenities to help you relax including an indoor pool, spa, sauna and Jacuzzi and there is a 24-hour gym to help you stay fit. The restaurant offers delicious International and British cuisine. All of the spacious bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, widescreen LCD TV with on-demand movies, hairdryer, iron and tea and coffee making facilities. Accessible rooms are available and there is on-site coach parking.
Doubletree by Hilton Docklands, London ****
Situated on the banks of the River Thames with stunning views of Canary Wharf, this 4-star hotel is the perfect base for exploring London. There is a beautiful Riverside terrace with space for up to 120 people and there is all-day dining available. Most of the spacious bedrooms boast city or river views and they all have en-suite bathrooms, a hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. Accessible rooms are available.
Other hotels available on request.
|13th & 20th April 2018
4th & 11th May 2018
13th July 2018 – SOLD OUT
3rd & 17th August 2018
14th & 21st September 2018
19th October 2018
|all from £212.00 per person|
Above dates based on 2 nights Hilton Reading & 1 night Hilton Docklands.