Golf cruise vacations on the finest luxury barge on the Thames
Hampton Court Palace to Henley-on-Thames
|Sunday, Golf cruise Day 1 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.|
|Monday, Golf cruise Day 2 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. This unique inland links design is a deceptively challenging test for golfers of all abilities.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.
(18 holes Par 71 5953m)
|Tuesday, Golf cruise Day 3 Shepperton – Runnymede|
|Today’s golf is at the famous Walton Heath Golf Club. Famous for staging the Ryder Cup and European Open Championships. Once owned by the News of the World, Mp’s, Lords and members of the press would be invited to Walton heath by Sir Elmsley Carr. 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.(18 holes Par 72 6198m)|
|Wednesday, Golf cruise Day 4 Runnymede – Windsor|
|This morning we have an option. We can 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 20000 airmen who have no known grave.Or Optional Golf at Wentworth to be paid for by guests directly to the club. Wentworth is considered one of Europe’s finest clubs and almost needs no introduction. Famous for the PGA and World Match Play Tournaments as well as many other events-approx cost $370 (£225) per person.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.
(18 holes, Par 73 6142m)
|Thursday, Golf cruise Day 5 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.It is classic course with gorse and pine trees, silver birch, heather and immaculate turf.This afternoon we leave Royal Windsor behind us 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.
(18 hole Par 70 5526m)
|Friday, Golf cruise Day 6 Cookham – Henley-on-Thames|
|This morning we cruise to Henley on Thames, and along the famous Henley Regatta Course.Golf this afternoon is at Temple Golf Club. This gently undulating course has panoramic views of the Thames valley and is noted for its firm, fast greens. Captains Farewell Dinner aboard.(18 hole Par 70 5697m)|
|Saturday, Golf cruise Day 7 Henley-on-Thames – London|
|Following breakfast disembark at 10 am and return to London.NOTE: On alternate weeks, cruise will be in reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.|