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Tales of the Thames - River Cruise...from £389pp

Tales of the Thames - River Cruise...from £389pp

Friday 6th to Monday 9th September 2018 - Cruise the river Thames into London, enjoy three separate cruises from Oxford to Reading to Henley-On-Thames to Westminster

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Cruise the Thames into London

The source of the River Thames is near the Village of Kemble, in the Gloucestershire, and flows

for 215 miles to the English Channel near Southend. This tour follows the length of this mighty river. We start in Oxford with an afternoon two hour cruise to Abingdon. The following day we cruise through the Thames Valley from Caversham Bridge in Reading to Henley on Thames, passing through scenic countryside and the village of Sonning. We start our final cruise the next day at Kew for a 90 minute trip into Central London ending at Westminster.

 

The Oxford Belfry , Nr Thame****

This 4 star hotel is set in 17 acres of beautiful grounds and is 8 miles from the historic centre of Oxford.   Rooms at the Belfry are set around 2 courtyards with flower borders and a sparkling fountain and the hotel offers guests an indoor swimming pool and spa facilities.   Dinner will be served in the Rycote Resturant and uses only local ingredients and Terrace Bar offers a bistro style environment.

Guoman Tower Hotel, London****

Our favourite hotel is nestled between the River Thames and St Katherine's Dock and alongside two world Heritage Sites - Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, the Tower Hotel is ideally located to visit some of London's great attractions and is only a short walk from Tower Pier and other great transport links for getting around the city.

 

Your holiday includes:

· 2 nights dinner, bed & full English breakfast at the Oxford Belfry

· 1 night bed & full English breakfast at the Guoman Tower Hotel, London

· Oxford to Abingdon cruise

· Caversham Bridge(Reading) to Henley cruise

· Kew to Westminster Pier cruise

· Free time in London

· Travel by Tally Ho! Pullman coach

· Accompanied by our Tour Manager

 

£389 price per person based on two sharing a twin/double room.   Single supplement £100

 

Your nearest pick-up point.

Friday 6th September

Leaving Devon and make our way to our first hotel near Oxford. On route we travel to Christ Church Meadows in Oxford where we board our first river boat and make our way to the picturesque market town of Abingdon. As we sail down the river we pass through beautiful countryside with highlights including the Oxford University Inter College Regatta course and the magnificent Nuneham House. Then on to our hotel in time for dinner.

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Saturday 7th Sept

After a full English breakfast we make our way to Caversham Bridge in Reading for our second cruise with Salters Steamers, sailing to the bustling town of Henley. As we pass through beautiful countryside rich in wildlife you will see the immaculate grounds of Park Place and Holme Park as well as the lavishly opulent riverside properties of Wargrave and Henley. There will be time to explore Henley-On-Thames before we head back to our hotel in Oxford for dinner.

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Sunday 8th September

This will be our last breakfast at The Oxford Belfry before our final cruise from Kew to Westminster Pier in London. This cruise takes approximately 90 minutes and passes along the course of the University Boat Race, sailing past Chiswick, Barnes, Putney, Battersea and Chelsea. In the afternoon you will have time to explore the area around Westminster, famous for the Houses of Parliament or South Bank, near to the London Eye, before checking into our hotel, The Tower Hotel, near to Tower Bridge where you have the evening free to enjoy one of the many restaurants nearby.

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Monday 9th September

After a leisurely breakfast you have free time to explore London, in the early afternoon we return home to Devon.

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D=Dinner, FE=Full English Breakfast

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Buckfastleigh Lay by on old Buckfastleigh - Ashburton Rd
Nr Furzeleigh Mill
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
Others Other pick up points are available
Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Car Park by Library
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel
Torquay Torquay coach bay outside Princess Theatre
Totnes 7 Stars 2 Totnes 7 Stars opp. Morrisons
Totnes KEVICC Totnes KEVICC
Wembury Wembury Odd Wheel Pub
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