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Hampton Court to Henley ~
Golf & History on England's Royal River

6 Nights | 4 Rounds | Parties of 8 or Less
Dates of your choosing April – October 2015

Exclusive-Use Bookings Only

Departures from 13 July – 7 September
can tour Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle

It gives PerryGolf great pleasure to introduce the splendid MAGNA CARTA hotel river barge, offering no more than just four couples the opportunity to sail a beautiful section of England's Royal River in considerable comfort and style, while enjoying fine golf and history in the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. We are additionally pleased in 2014 to invite fans of the popular television series Downton Abbey to cruise with us between 13 July – 7 September so you can tour the stately star of the show Highclere Castle.

The filming of Downton Abbey at Highclere Castle.

MAGNA CARTA offers four staterooms of generous proportion, each beautifully furbished, and each with a spacious bathroom. The main salon and sundeck provide comfortable space to relax. Fine dining onboard is an absolute delight. Breakfast, lunch when taken onboard, and dinner are all included in the price, as are MAGNA CARTA’S excellent choice of wines plus onboard open bar of beers, spirits, and soft drinks.

It’s beauty is a well kept secret, but only a mere ten miles west of the city of London centre the river meanders through quaint towns and villages, and through expansive and stunning green space. It feels like another world entirely, enjoyed in the shadow of the great metropolis. Each day, generally after golf, Magna Carta will sail for three or so hours at a stately pace to her next river mooring. It is simply splendid to sail each late afternoon watching the world glide by, ideally with a beverage of your choice to hand. Each evening a new mooring brings a new encounter; one evening she will berth in the shadow of Windsor Castle, another she will berth immediately adjacent to Hampton Court Palace.

There is exceptional golf to play and we have selected the very best in Sunningdale, The Berkshire and Walton Heath. We have also included Hampton Court Palace Golf Club which in addition to being a fine layout right by the River Thames, also holds the distinction of being the only golf course you can play on the grounds of a royal palace.

Time is scheduled to combine golf and sightseeing which abounds in this area. Included visits are planned to Hampton Court Palace, former Tudor Palace of Henry VIII, Windsor Castle, and to the Magna Carta Memorial, from which the vessel takes its name.

Otherwise, take in a stroll by the water along the Thames Path. Chat to the lock keepers who are legendary for their knowledge and stories. Drift past peaceful water meadows rich in wildlife. Whatever you choose, you will encounter constantly changing scenery and discover fascinating delights. No stress, no hassle - just complete relaxation.

Captain Dominic Read will be your host and guide for the week, sharing his experience and great love of the River Thames. His onboard crew will ensure you want for nothing.

Itinerary in Brief *

Hampton Court to Henley ~
Golf & History on England's Royal River

6 Nights | 4 Rounds | Parties of 8 or Less
Dates of your choosing April – October 2015

Exclusive-Use Bookings Only

Departures from 13 July – 7 September
can tour Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle

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Day 1 (Saturday)

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Day 2 (Sunday): Kingston-on-Thames - Hampton Court Palace

Meet the Captain at The Stafford Hotel at 3pm for afternoon English Cream Tea, before being transferred to the Magna Carta at 4pm. 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.

Overnight
: Magna Carta by Hampton Court Palace.

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Day 3 (Monday): Hampton Court Palace - Shepperton

This morning we leave the barge by foot and take the very short walk to Hampton Court Palace Golf Course situated on the River Thames.

This is the only golf course in Great Britain where you can play golf in the grounds of a royal palace. The course has a wide variety of flora and fauna including a magnificent herd of 300 fallow deer and an oak tree, probably over a thousand years old.

In the afternoon enjoy a meandering cruise upstream following the course of the Thames to Shepperton. Dinner aboard

Overnight
: Magna Carta in Shepperton.

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Day 4 (Tuesday): Shepperton - Runnymede

Today’s golf is at the famous Walton Heath Golf Club. Famous for staging the Ryder Cup and European Open Championships. Designed by Herbert Fowler in 1903.

Afternoon cruise to Runnymede hotel where we have use of the excellent spa facilities including swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms and beauty treatments. Dinner aboard.

Overnight: Magna Carta in Runnymede.

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Walton Heath

Day 5 (Wednesday): Runnymede - Windsor

A day without golf! We take a short drive to view the Magna Carta memorial where King John faced the powerful barons and was made to sign the document from which our barge takes her name. We also visit the commonwealth air force memorial, opened by the queen to commemorate those 20,000 airmen who have no known grave.

Afternoon cruise through beautiful countryside to Windsor. We see Windsor Castle, built by William the Conqueror in 1066 and inhabited for over 900 years by the Royal Family. Our mooring is on a private island with a unique view of the Castle. Dinner aboard.

Overnight: Magna Carta in Windsor.

Windsor Castle

Day 6 (Thursday): Windsor - Cookham

Today’s golf is at Sunningdale Golf Club, established in 1901 and ranked as one of the top 20 courses in the world. The Old Course founded in 1901 was designed by Willie Park.

This afternoon we leave Royal Windsor behind us as 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. Dinner aboard.

Overnight: Magna Carta in Cookham.

Sunningdale Golf Club one of top 20 courses in world

Day 7 (Friday): Cookham – Henley-on-Thames

This morning we cruise to Henley on Thames, and along the famous Henley Regatta Course.

Golf this afternoon is at The Berkshire Golf Club. Founded in 1928, designed by Herbert Fowler, and constructed by the office of Crown Lands on estates once used by Queen Anne for her hunting parties in the 18th century, this course is an absolute gem.

Captains Farewell Dinner aboard.

Overnight: Magna Carta in Henley on Thames.

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Day 8 (Saturday): Henley-on-Thames - London

Following breakfast disembark Magna Carta in Henley on Thames by 10:00am.

 

NOTE: On alternate weeks, cruise will be in reverse direction. This itinerary and its golf course and sightseeing inclusions may be modified at client request.

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Tour Cost Per Golfer*:

2015 (April to October) Value Dates* Regular Dates
Based on 8 passengers $5,250 $5,915
*Non Golfers deduct $1100 per person

Departures 2015;

*Value dates: April 5,12,19, 26, October 11, 18,25


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