The Thames river cruise, available from The River Cruise Line, provides an excellent opportunity to experience the tranquil rural beauty of England’s southern counties. Cruise in comfort and style through the counties of Oxfordshire and Berkshire, a region that inspired Kenneth Grahame to create The Wind in the Willows.
The Thames is the longest river in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom. Its source is located in the Cotswolds and it flows for approximately 215 miles across the south of England before emptying into the North Sea at the Thames Estuary. Click on the featured cruises below to find our Thames river cruise.
River Thames Cruises
5 days from £619
Flowing for 215 miles, England’s longest river passes beautiful towns and villages before gaining volume and pace as it reaches London. It completes its course at the Thames Estuary, flowing into the North Sea. While it is best known for flowing through London, the river flows alongside several other towns and cities, including Oxford, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor.
This river, which has 45 locks, is home to many iconic landmarks, not least those dotted across the banks in London. There is so much to see along the river before reaching the capital that a cruise is the perfect way to ensure that you see it all. Visitors can relax as they cruise past typical English landscapes and explore the charming towns and villages sitting along the Thames.
You can discover this great river in comfort and peace on a unique River Cruise Line journey.
• Admire the picturesque English countryside along the world famous Thames.
• Explore typical English market towns such as Wallingford, the former home of Agatha Christie and regular TV location of Midsomer Murders.
• Discover hidden gems along the course of the river, such as spending an evening at the Sonning Dinner Theatre, on the Oxford/Berkshire border.
• Visit the home of the annual Henley Regatta, Henley-on-Thames, and spend time at the River and Rowing Museum.
Henley-on-Thames is recognised around the world for its annual regatta. The historic town is only a few strides from the River Thames and is filled with beautiful buildings.
The market town of Wallingford is the former home of Agatha Christie and is a regular TV location of Midsummer Murders.