African Queen Thames River Cruises

Spring Cruising Weekend Break

African Queen Thames River Boat Cruises
Embark on a magical voyage meandering the river Thames in luxury en suite accommodation while enjoying a complimentary glass of bubbly.

From £279 per person

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Package Includes

  • Bar Service
  • Three-course candlelit dinner on Friday and Saturday night
  • Two-night accommodation based on two people sharing a twin or double cabin
  • En-suite facilities
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

Available Dates

  • 02/03/18 Spring Cruising Weekend Break
  • 09/03/18 Spring Cruising Weekend Break
  • 16/03/18 Spring Cruising Weekend Break
  • 23/03/18 Spring Cruising Weekend Break
  • 30/03/18 Spring Cruising Weekend Break


Friday – Check in from 5pm. Welcome glass of BUBBLY on arrival followed by a Three Course Cape Malay Dinner served from 7:30pm.

Saturday – After a cooked breakfast the African Queen will cruise upstream to Goring a beautiful award winning English country village. A Two Course Lunch will be served while cruising. On arrival passengers can go ashore to explore this little village. The continuous array of flowers displayed outside the famous late George Michaels house are beautiful & there are many old English Pubs not forgetting the Village Hall which often has crafts for sale.

Passengers return to the African Queen by 3:00pm for her return journey to Mapledurham.

Saturday night – A three Course Dinner served from 7:30.

Sunday morning – Check out after breakfast.

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Please contact Arena Travel 
Phone – 01858 438455
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Here's what people say about us

  • Spent several days aboard a 100ft Dutch Barge! Excellent food – Bonnie is a superb chef, ably assisted by Bobby. Wonderful atmosphere. Compact accommodation but exceedingly clean and very functional! and “user friendly”. Andy is an excellent mine host – tells very funny stories and has a really good sense of humour. Beautiful countryside. An experience to treasure and to repeat!

    Patrick M – South Africa
  • A weekend with a difference!

    If you are looking for peace, great food, then this is the place to be. Andy, Bonnie and Bobby do everything humanly possible to make their guests comfortable. Andy is the skipper, keeping many people amused with his anecdotes and experiences of life. Bonnie and Bobby keep their guests exceptionally well fed and comfortable.

    Everybody on our trip gelled (young and old) and on Saturday we had a wonderful evening celebrating a guest’s birthday. We sang, danced, laughed and had a thoroughly good time.


    W Spatriciab – Wellington
  • Christmas on the African Queen!

    Last year my fiancee and myself went on the African Queen for Christmas. We enjoyed it so much that we had to take my family and friends there this year. The location it self is probably one of the most beautiful locations in England. Again the crew’s service was excellent, no request is to big for Andy and Bonnie. Their hospitality is also unmatched.
    All I can say about the food is that words can’t do it justice and it needs to be experienced!

    Renier P – UK
  • Great weekend – nothing quite like it!

    Seeing our great national river up close while others do all the hard work was well worth the price. You would be hard pushed to find such a combination of excellent food and under-stated seamanship anywhere else. All we had to do was relax and enjoy. Given our weather can be unpredictable the boat was well fitted for all possible circumstances and so was the bar – nice to see a classic paper spreadsheet in use 😉

    Roger C – Mattishall
  • Have just returned from five days on board the boat hotel, African Queen.

    It was a most enjoyable, relaxing experience. Our expectations were exceeded when we received a phone call from Bonny, the co-owner of the vessel, to welcome us in advance and to check that if we had special dietary needs could be met. She also checked that we had any concerns prior to our departure. Shortly after boarding we were treated to home made scones with jam and cream and that was the start of interesting, quality meals which were cooked to perfection. Delicious!


    Ezanns – Lincoln