Return Trip: Chertsey, via Windsor & Kingston-upon-Thames
Allow 7 to 14 nights
You choose a mix of fine dining, peaceful river cruising, cycling, and sightseeing, and the serenity takes hold.
Reviews for the The Majestic Cruise
An excellent holiday with near perfect weather. A gentle cruise from Chertsey to Hurley and back along a beautiful stretch of the Thames.
Spent a day in Windsor shopping and sightseeing and another delightful day in elegant Marlow. However the best part was just cruising along the Thames at a gentle pace and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
Mooring at Windsor and strolling into Eaton for lunch were most memorable. Relaxing breakfasts aboard were also a highlight. The holiday was a short break with my wife, without the young children, prior to deploying to Afghanistan.
Local bars in Staines offered some good atmosphere. Seeing Runnymede, visiting Windsor castle and strolling around Eaton were worth while. The Thames lock keepers were very friendly and made for an easy journey.
We cruised down stream from Chertsey to stay overnight at moorings very close to Hampton Court Palace. This enabled us to visit the palace the following morning, before setting off up stream. We then cruised up to Henley over the next three days, stopping at Runneymede, Windsor and Marlow on the way. We then returned to Chertsey over the next three days mooring overnight at Windsor and Maidenhead. Our visit to Hampton Court was probably the most memorable experience, but cruising the Thames was also a generally pleasing and memorable experience.
Hampton Court Palace is definitely worth a visit, as is Runneymede. Windsor is worth a visit and it is also good for shopping. If you are very fit, Cliveden House is worth visiting, but you will be exhausted from the walk up to the house by the time you return to your boat. Marlow is a nice town to stop at and there are some nice moorings alongside a large park. Henley is nice to visit, although there is not a lot to see, but the shops, restaurants and pubs are good.
Comment fromLeBoat Customer Service
Dear Tony, We do have a rigorous maintenance and inspection procedure in place for all our boats and our turnaround team is usually very thorough in their preparations and checks. Obviously some items have been overlooked on this occasion and I apologize for this. The service battery, lines, heating, oven and leaky windows all should have been inspected more carefully and thoroughly. And, obviously, some of those items could have been easily replaced or better yet taken care of well before your charter was to start.