European Waterways
Magna Carta 8 Passenger Luxury Barge
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Magna Carta is one of the finest, most luxurious vessels cruising the British Isles today. The ambience created by combining a traditional 1936-built barge hull with fine mahogany, teak and oak woods is outstanding. Modern amenities include under floor heating, spa pool and contemporary en suite facilities for the four spacious 200sq ft suites.

The upper deck saloon and dining area feature picture windows and stylish furnishings. Your Master Chef produces a range of mouth-watering dishes whilst you enjoy the riverside surroundings from your floating country hotel. 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 Berkshire, historic Buckinghamshire and beautiful Oxfordshire from your floating country inn. Two house keepers complete the crew of four.

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Cruise Highlights
Typical Cuisine
  • Explore Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace
  • Moor beneath and visit Windsor Castle
  • Visit the Tudor manor house of Dorney Court
  • Tour the Stanley Spencer Gallery at Cookham
  • English cream tea at the Stafford Hotel
  • Visit Henley-on-Thames, the Royal Regatta town
  • Tour of Christ Church College, Oxford
  • Great walking and bicycling opportunities along the Thames Footpath
  • Tour of Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) is also available on selected departures
  • Regional Specialities
    Roasted Guinea Fowl with Wild Mushrooms, Rack of Lamb with a Herb Crust, Sweet Potatoes and Spinach, Breast of Duck with Port Sauce and Cherries
  • Wine Cellar
    Les Damnee des Prieur, Sancerre, Domaine de la Croix Jacquelet, Faiveley Montagny, Les Pontilles, Sauvignon Blanc, Don Cayetano Merlot Baroncini Rosso di Montalcino
  • Cheese Board
    Cropwell Bishop Organic Stilton, Dunsyre Blue Bath Soft Cheese, Applewood Smoked Cheddar, Oxford Isis, Sage Derby