The Caversham Princess
Adventures on the River
This tour, based in the upmarket riverside town of Marlow, has an aquatic theme and follows in the footsteps of Mole and Ratty of 'Wind in the Willows' fame. It includes a visit to the River and Rowing Museum, a relaxing cruise on the River Thames, free time in Henley-on-Thames and the Royal Borough of Windsor. This tour operates over the weekend.
River & Rowing Museum • Marlow • Henley on Thames • Mapledurham House • Thames
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in the riverside town of Marlow
Day 2 Travel to the edge of the Chiltern Hills for a visit to the River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames. Groups are met on arrival before enjoying the numerous exhibitions available including an audio tour of the fascinating world of Wind in the Willows, inspired by the countryside around the River Thames. For groups of 30 or more, a boat trip from the museum can be added for an additional charge. Enjoy free time in the pretty town of Henley-on-Thames.
Day 3 Enjoy a relaxing cruise through Wind in the Willows Country and relax as the boat winds its way along the majestic river from Caversham. Arrive at Mapledurham for a visit to this fascinating Elizabethan manor house, which is also home to the last working watermill and the first hydro powered turbine on the River Thames. Guides will be on hand to give details of the history of the house, the milling process and the production of 'green' electricity.
Day 4 Two options for today: Take a scenic tour through Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds or visit the Royal Borough of Windsor, where a visit to Windsor Castle or another river cruise can be arranged for an additional charge.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
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Crowne Plaza Marlow
This deluxe hotel is superbly located in a peaceful spot overlooking a lake and landscaped gardens, yet it is easily accessible from the M40, M4 and M25 motorways. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished and all feature queensize beds. Glaze restaurant offers a modern British menu and enjoys stunning views of the lake.
• 4 star • 168 bedrooms
• Lift and 56 ground floor rooms
• Leisure centre with indoor pool
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Marlow
• Audio tour of River and Rowing Museum
• Boat trip Caversham to Mapledurham
• Admission to Mapledurham House, Watermill and Turbine
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