Enjoy free time in Henley on Thames, a picturesque town on the edge of the Chilterns - founded in the 12th-century.
- Dinner in Goring-on-Thames
Look forward to a three-course Cape Malay dinner, served on board before you moor overnight in Goring.
- The African Queen
Look forward to being treated like members of the family aboard this friendly river cruise ship, offering an informal atmosphere.
- Full board
- Small Group 12 or less
- No fly
Enjoy a relaxing four-night river cruise
Join this leisurely cruise through Wind in the Willows country to explore historic riverside towns, admire the scenic Chilterns and navigate eight Thames locks.
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
- One excursion
- The hosting services of the owners
- Captain’s welcome drink
- A Cape Malay dinner
- An evening BBQ and a quiz night
- Cancellation rights
Day 1 Mapledurham to Goring-on-Thames
Embark your converted two-deck barge and enjoy a welcome reception. The African Queen has a bar, restaurant and 12 compact en suite cabins, with ten steps between decks. In the afternoon, journey along the celebrated Wind In The Willows route then enjoy some free time in picturesque Goring-on-Thames. A three-course Cape Malay dinner will be served on board before you moor overnight in Goring.
Day 2 Wallingford and Mapledurham
After turning around in Wallingford, stop for lunch at a riverside inn. During the return journey you'll experience traditional riverboat life with a cruise through two Thames locks. Moor overnight in Mapledurham.
Day 3 Caversham and Sonning-on-Thames
Moor outside the Grand Plaza Hotel for free time in historic Caversham. The African Queen then continues to the village of Sonning where you can enjoy an included show and dinner at the village theatre.
Day 4 Henley-on-Thames
Cruise to Henley-on-Thames to explore independently or perhaps join an optional excursion to the River and Rowing Museum. Enjoy an evening barbecue on board followed by a Saturday night quiz.
Arriving at the award-winning museum visitors will be greeted by the sights of rowing legends, Sir SteveRedgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent. Sadly, they are just bronze statues of the two Olympic heroes! This imaginative museum tells the story of rowing, the history of Henley and the Royal Regatta, but also has displays about local wildlife and the Thames environment. You can also learn about Toad, Mole and Ratty at a 3D exhibition dedicated to Kenneth Grahame's novel The Wind in the Willows.
Day 5 Mapledurham
During your cruise back to Mapledurham you can tuck into a delicious Sunday roast before you disembark in the afternoon.