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Oxford to Henley (5 nights) Tuesday 21 May 2024

The Waterfront at Henley

Welcome onboard the Wessex Rose Hotel Boat for a wonderful cruise from Oxford to Henley on the Thames, a unique opportunity to experience the very best the river has to offer.

The Thames between Oxford and Henley 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 length of our cruise, so cruisers wishing to experience part of the route from the shore can stretch their legs between stops or even between locks.

Leaving Oxford, we follow the river as it winds gently through scenic open countryside to the pleasant and historic town of Abingdon, reputedly the oldest town in the country with a rich collection of ancient buildings and well worth exploring. Continuing downstream, we cruise close to the small historic town of Dorchester which boasts an impressive Abbey dating from AD 635, and 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 medieval bridge which connects the town to Crowmarsh Gifford on the opposite bank.

Heading south we cruise through the Goring Gap, recognised as one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames and home to the charming village of Goring-on-Thames nestling on the river’s east bank, before continuing around the southern reaches of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the pleasant National Trust river meadows at Pangbourne.

Below Pangbourne we pass Mapledurham House at Purley, 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.

Cruising downstream along the outskirts of Caversham and Reading, 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.

From here we follow the river through open countryside towards Henley, skirting Wargrave on the East bank and Shiplake with its splendid college building set into the hillside on the West.

Henley is a 12th century market town on the banks of the Thames most famed for its reputation for holding the world’s greatest rowing regatta, but it is also a charming town with over 300 buildings designated as being of special architectural or historical interest. We aim to arrive in time to allow for guests to explore the town and visit the Henley River and Rowing Museum before spending the final night of the cruise on board.

Cost per person for this cruise £1,300.00*
Deposit required £650.00 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 Oxford to Henley Tuesday 21 May 2024

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Price: £650.00

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*Price based on 2 people sharing a twin/double cabin. Cabins booked for 1 person incur a single occupancy supplement of 50%.

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