APT has introduced small-group barge holidays in the United Kingdom in 2020. Magna Carta is a unique floating hotel proposition for travellers and can be shared by up to eight guests in four spacious suites. Guests are accompanied by a crew and onboard chef.
Following 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 1960s political scandal, the Profumo Affair.
Magna Carta’s ambience is 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.
Departures are offered from May to September 2020, priced 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.
For more information, see aptouring.com.au/travel-styles/barge-cruising