Thames Weekend Cruise aboard African Queen 2019

River Thames | England, Europe

3 days
per person
  • Goring on Thames
  • Goring on Thames
  • Mapledurham
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Note that there may be small differences between our general Itinerary for this cruise and a specific departure. To view departure specific itineraries please go to the Dates and Prices tab and click "View Itinerary" on a specific departure.

Thames Weekend Cruise

Join us for a weekend to explore the English countryside and enjoy delicious food, wonderful company, along with the first class hospitality aboard the award-winning African Queen. This beautiful barge has been restored into a floating hotel, offering all guests a welcome retreat from the rush of modern-day life. Enjoy a unique experience as we sail on the Thames through the heart of Wind in the Willows country.

Day 1: Mapledurham
Board the African Queen in the small village of Mapledurham near Reading. We are introduced to the captain and crew and enjoy a welcome drink followed by Cape Malay, a traditional South African dish served this evening.

Day 2: Goring-on-Thames – Mapledurham
After breakfast we set sail upstream through the heart of Wind in the Willows country to reach the pretty village of Goring-on-Thames. Enjoy some free time and lunch ashore. Later this afternoon we cruise to Mapledurham followed later by a three course evening meal.

Day 3: Mappledurham
A delicious breakfast is served on board before disembarking at 11am.


Cruise along the most famous river in Britain

Wake up to the beautiful English countryside each morning

Enjoy first class hospitality with wonderful company

• Relax onboard and enjoy great company and food


We offer a number of flexible travel options for you to join your cruise, whether you want to travel to the port of departure or directly to the ship. Please see below:

Join at the Ship

You are of course free to make your own way to and from the ship, alternatively we can arrange rail travel to Reading Central with a taxi transfer to Mapledurham - please speak to our Holiday advisors for details and additional costs.

Dates and pricing

The details below show the travel options, pricing and the available departure dates for this itinerary. If you have any questions about this cruise please do not hesitate to call our Holiday Advisors.


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At a glance

Length: 3 days

From: Mapledurham

Ends: Mapledurham

Travel options available:

  • Join at the Ship
3 days
per person

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Included in the Price

  • En suite cabin accommodation aboard the African Queen
  • Welcome drink
  • Full board during your cruise
  • A Cape Malay dinner
  • Visits to Mapledurham and Goring-on-Thames


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