The 8 passenger Magna Carta is one of the finest, most luxurious vessels cruising the British Isles. The ambience created by combining a traditional barge hull (1936) and fine mahogany, teak and oak woods is outstanding. The upper deck saloon and dining areas sport picture windows and stylish furnishings and the sun deck has comfortable seating and a spa pool.
Magna Carta has the most sophisticated modern amenities, including air conditioning, WI FI internet access and underfloor heating in each of the four full width suites. Each suite has exceptionally spacious contemporary en-suite facilities and colour TVs and DVD players. There are eight bikes on board to take at your pleasure for rides along the tow paths.
Her experienced Captain knows the Thames well and will pilot the barge and be your tour guide. Your Master Chef will produce a range of mouth watering dishes whilst you enjoy the sights of royal Barkshire, historic Buckinghamshire and beautiful Oxfordshire from your floating country inn. Two house keepers complete the crew of four.
Below you can find some of the highlights of the cruises we are currently offering on Magna Carta, along with some examples of the cuisine and fine wines the master chef will present you with on board. You can view the current itineraries and maps by clicking "Magna Carta Cruises" on the menu on the right where you will also find links to the photo gallery, deck plan and cruise rates.
English cream tea at a London Hotel
Henley on Thames, Royal regatta town
Visit Tudor Hampton Court Henry VIII's palace
Moor beneath Windsor Castle
Visit the Stanley Spencer Art gallery
A fascinating tour of Christ Church, Oxford’s grandest college
Visit the Magna Carta & JFK memorials and the Savill Gardens
Optional Hot Air Ballooning
Salami of Guinea Fowl with wild mushrooms; Rack of lamb with aubergine puree, sweet potatoes and spinach; Breast of duck with blackcurrant sauce