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THE 8 PASSENGER MAGNA CARTA is one of the finest, most luxurious vessels cruising the British Isles. The ambience created by combining a traditional barge hull (1936) and fine mahogany, teak and oak woods is outstanding.

The most sophisticated modern amenities include air conditioning, under floor heating, color TV/DVD and exceptionally spacious contemporary en-suite facilities in the four full width staterooms. The upper deck saloon and dining areas sport picture windows and stylish furnishings, and there is a jacuzzi on the upper sun-deck

Her experienced Captain knows the Thames well and your Master Chef will produce a range of mouth watering dishes, whilst you enjoy the sights of London and the home counties from your luxury floating hotel, navigating England's Royal River. Two house keepers complete the crew of four

* 8 Passengers; 2 double, 2  twin bedded suites - 200 sq. ft.
* TV in cabin / big bathrooms
* 4 Crew members
* 2 Decks
* Spa Pool
* Bicycles
* Central air conditioning / heating
* Handicap Access - NO







Meet the Captain at The Cadogan Hotel at 4pm for afternoon English Cream Tea, before being transferred to the Magna Carta. Champagne reception and welcome by the Captain. Early evening cruise to Hampton Court Palace, former Tudor Palace of Henry VIII, where we moor for the night. Dinner aboard.


Morning excursion to visit the state apartments of Henry VIII, whose 5th wife Catherine Howard is said to haunt the Great Hall and Gallery of Hampton Court, the finest Tudor Palace in existence. Wander through the beautiful Royal gardens and maze. In the afternoon enjoy a meandering cruise upstream following the course of the Thames to Shepperton. Dinner aboard.


Morning cruise after breakfast to Runnymede. We moor at Bell Weir Lock adjacent to a luxury spa hotel, The Runnymede, where we have the opportunity to visit the spa and use the pool and elaborate leisure facilities. We then cruise past Runnymede, where King John faced the powerful barons and signed the ‘Magna Carta” in 1215 as well as viewing the J F Kennedy Memorial. Dinner aboard.

Wednesday, Day 4 RUNNYMEDE - WINDSOR

This morning we cruise to Windsor before enjoying lunch on board. After lunch we have an afternoon excursion to Windsor Castle. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066 and inhabited for over 900 years by the Royal Family. Moor on a private island with a unique view of the Castle. Dinner aboard.

Thursday, Day 5 WINDSOR - COOKHAM

Leaving Royal Windsor behind us we cruise past fabulous waterside homes through the spectacular Clivedon reach and the open English countryside. We moor in Cookham, once described as ‘Heaven on Earth’ by artist Stanley Spencer, one of England’s greatest and most eccentric painters, whose gallery we visit. Dinner aboard.


A morning cruise to the village of Hurley where we have time to wander Peter Freebody’s boat yard where we can watch in wonder at the traditional craftsman at work. Return to the barge for lunch before cruising to Henley on Thames, along the famous Henley Regatta Course. Once we arrive in Henley there is plenty of time to explore the town for shopping opportunities and browsing in antique shops before returning to Magna Carta for the Captains Farewell Dinner aboard.


Following breakfast, disembark at 10 am and return to London

NOTE: On alternate weeks, cruise will be in reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.



2018 Rates

Magna Carta
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Suite per person Value 4550
Single supplement Value 1450
Suite per person Regular 5350
Single supplement Regular 1650
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat 3 night 20600
Single supplement 3 night 900
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Value 32300
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Regular 36300
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 33700
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 39100
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Regular 35900
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Value 30900
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat 3 night 21400
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat 3 night 22200
Suite per person 3 night 3050


Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 Regular Thames River
Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21 Regular Thames River
Apr 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 Regular Thames River
Mar 25; Apr 01, 8 15, 22 Value Thames River

2019 Rates

Magna Carta
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Regular 37400
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Value 32200
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Regular 39000
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Value 33600
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 40000
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 35000
Single supplement Regular 1700
Single supplement Value 1500
Suite per person Regular 5550
Suite per person Value 4750


Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Aug 04, 11, 18, 25 Regular Thames River
Oct 06, 13, 20 Value Thames River
Sep 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Regular Thames River
Apr 07, 14, 21 Value Thames River
Mar 24, 31 Value Thames River
Jul 07, 14, 21, 28 Regular Thames River
Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Regular Thames River
May 05, 12, 19, 26 Regular Thames River
Apr 28 Regular Thames River

   dining table     Suite with bath


Suite 2   Magna Cabin   lounge


Magna Carta Deck Plan