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Henley to Oxford (4 nights) Wednesday 15 August 2018

The Thames at Marlow

Join the Wessex Rose for a delightful four night cruise from the beautiful historic town of Henley on Thames, most famous for holding the world’s greatest rowing regatta to Oxford’s magnificent  ‘dreaming spires’. Henley is a 12th century market town on the banks of the Thames, a charming town with over 300 buildings designated as being of special architectural or historical interest and well worth a visit before joining the boat for your cruise.

The Thames between Henley and Oxford offers a wealth of stunning scenery, wildlife, historic buildings and impressive waterway architecture, with much to see and appreciate throughout the cruise. For the avid walker, the Thames Path follows the river along the entire length of the cruise, so cruisers wishing to experience part of the route from the shore can stretch their legs between stops without losing sight of the boat.

Leaving Henley we follow the river upstream skirting Wargrave on the East bank and Shiplake with its splendid college building set into the hillside on the West as we head towards Sonning, a pretty village which straddles the Thames with the help of an attractive 18th century bridge and has its own theatre housed in the former Sonning Mill on an island close to the lock.

Cruising on through Reading and Caversham, we come to Purley and Mapledurham House, thought to have inspired E H Shepherd’s illustrations of Toad Hall along with its 15th Century Watermill which is still working and producing flour. Further upstream the Thames flows alongside the pleasant National Trust river meadows at Pangbourne and continues on around the southern reaches of the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty to the historic village of Goring-on-Thames, nestling in an idyllic position on the East Bank of the River.

At the charming ancient market town of Wallingford, more recently famous for being the location of Causton in the TV series Midsomer Murders, the river passes under a magnificent 22 arch bridge and continues on through the spectacular Oxfordshire countryside to the historic town of Abingdon. With evidence of Bronze Age settlement Abingdon claims to be the oldest town in the country and its rich collection of ancient buildings guarantee an interesting visit.

Beyond Abingdon, the Thames winds gently to our destination at Oxford, a city of hidden treasures, renowned for its history and heritage and we aim to arrive around lunchtime on the last full day of the cruise to allow guests the opportunity to explore at leisure before spending the final night on board.

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Cost per person for this cruise £710.00*                                     Deposit required £355.00 per cabin

To book please select the required number of cabins below. Our three cabins are identical and can all be configured as either twin or double bedded rooms according to your preference.

Please refer to our terms and conditions before booking. If you have any questions or specific requirements please contact us.

Twin/Double Cabin Henley to Oxford Wednesday 15 August 2018

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Price: £355.00

Twin/Double Cabin Henley to Oxford Wednesday 15 August 2018

Cabin Not Available

Price: £355.00

Twin/Double Cabin Henley to Oxford Wednesday 15 August 2018

Cabin Not Available

Price: £355.00

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*based on 2 people sharing a twin/double cabin. Single supplement applies, please see our 2018 price list

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