1 Week Cruise
5 hours per day
Oxford | University of Oxford | Bodleian Library | Ashmolean Museum | Botanic Gardens | Covered Market
Windsor Castle | Legoland
Hampton Court Palace
Choose location Lower Heyford in Oxfordshire to cruise this route.
bFrom the base at Lower Heyford, cruise through farmland to the pretty village of Thrupp with its nearby pubs. Continue south to the beautiful city of Oxford- the City of Dreaming Spires. Famous for being the home of one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Oxford also has many museums, shops, pubs and restaurants to explore.
Leaving Oxford, join the River Thames (a licence will be required and can be purchased from the lock, roughly £80 for one week). Travel through the historic market towns of Abingdon and Wallingford, stopping at riverside pubs along the way and onwards to Basildon, where there are moorings for the Beale Park wildlife park. Continue on to the pretty village of Sonning and the attractive market town of Henley-on-Thames and visit the fantastic array of independent shops, the River & Rowing Museum or some of the many pubs, bars and eateries along the Oxford canals.
Moving on, you will pass through Marlow and Cookham cruising on to the town of Windsor to visit attractions such as Windsor Castle and Legoland. Cruise on towards Runnymede and Staines-upon-Thames and moor at Penton Hook marina to visit one of the UK’s biggest theme parks – Thorpe Park. Travel on past the towns of Chertsey and Weybridge to reach Hampton Court where you can explore the home of Henry VIII, visit the grand gardens and famous maze and spend time walking the corridors steeped in Tudor history before returning to base.