What better way to experience the best of Britain than via its idyllic waterways, on an effortless luxury barge cruise?
Leaders in luxury touring and cruising, APT, has opened up an intimate small group holiday experience aboard the handsomely outfitted barge Magna Carta. A unique floating hotel, accompanied by an expert crew and on-board chef, the Magna Carta accommodates just eight guests in four spacious suites, to entertain the ultimate boutique cruising experience.
After an overnight stay in London, guests embark on an all-inclusive six-night journey. Bypassing the traffic, this leisurely cruise meanders through past and present, stopping off at the historic cities, old-world villages and stately homes that line the Thames River. Guests are invited to explore the royal seats of Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace on specially guided tours. While afternoon tea at Cliveden House sets the stage for the secrets that have played out here, including the 1960’s political scandal, the Profumo Affair.
Back on board, the experience is second to none as guests enjoy the Magna Carta’s inviting ambience, akin to a stylish country hotel. Intuitive service is a given and every attention to detail includes fine wood finishes, period furniture and contemporary features. Whether guests choose to unwind in the outdoor heated spa, relax over a sumptuous chef-prepared meal or make use of the walking and bicycling opportunities along the Thames Footpath, there are always the quintessentially pretty English river views to enjoy.
Alighting in the rowing regatta town of Henley on Thames, or docking to explore Oxford’s most illustrious university colleges, cruising aboard the Magna Carta delivers guests to the doorstep of discovery each day and ensures every step of way is both seamless and superbly indulgent. Magna Carta is Latin for ‘Great Charter’ and aboard this luxury vessel guests can rest assured it will be! Sailings guarantee guests will explore and savour Britain’s finest throughout the best time of year, departing from May to September 2020 from $11,595 per person. Book before 30 November 2019 to take advantage of a Fly Free Superdeal offer of a return economy airfare per person including taxes up to $300.
To discover more about this exciting opportunity or to request a brochure please call 1300 196 420, visit https://www.aptouring.com.au/travel-styles/barge-cruising or contact your local travel agent.