on The African Queen
Leave the hussle of the city to unwind with the tranquility of the "Wind of the Willows" Thames.
- Bar Service
- Three-course candlelit dinner on Friday and Saturday
- Two-night accommodation based on two people sharing a twin or double cabin
- En-suite facilities
Board from 17h00 on Friday to a warm welcome from the cruise hosts.
Relax and unwind with a welcome glass of bubbly. Settle into your cabin and find your way around the vessel. Enjoy the wonderful flavours of authentic Cape Malay dinner.
End the day with a nightcap in the bar and regaled by our captain with stories of the river.
Saturday begins with a hearty cooked breakfast followed by a walk through the old village of Mapledurham and a visit to the late 18th-century chapel.
Cruise heads off towards the Whitchurch Lock - a pound lock built of oak in 1787 and is th only lock on the Thames that is accessible only by boat. We will cruise pas the The Swan, a 17 century listed building overlooking the weir at Pangbourne, and then the Seven Deadly Sins - seven Gothic-style houses built in 1896 along Shooter’s Hil professed to have housed seven lady friends of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward V11)
We will then pass through a peaceful stretch of rural meadows and woodlands filled with birds and wildlife.
Majestic houses lines the banks of the river as we cruise into Goring for our lunch stop.
Once safely moored we will head to the John Barleycorn for a light lunch after which guests are free to explore the village and surrounds.
Cast off from Goring with delicious tea-time cakes on offer.
We will maneuver our way through the Goring Lock and turn around opposite Nun’s Acre to head back to Mapledurham.
On the way back to our mooring we will pass Bozedown Alpacas - the largest Alpaca farm in England. After mooring up at Mapledurham guests can explore Mapledurham or relax on board - followed by dinner and nightcaps at the bar.
The cruise ends on Sunday with a delicious breakfast before guests disembark from 10:00.
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