The Willow Tree Short Break Cruise aboard the 39' Motor Yacht in Thames, UK
See the historic village, parks and beautiful rivers of Thames, England! Book a boat tour "The Willow Tree Short Break Cruise" aboard the 39' Motor Yacht for up to 6 people. Starting at $229 USD per night (3-nights minimum). Rates: • $229 per night (3-nights minimum) What's included in the price? • Renting the boat and its equipment • A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect • Towels and linen for all passengers • A boat handling demo • Technical support • On-board cruising information • Locks free (except in Ireland & Holland) What's not included in the price? • Any additional extras & services • Boat damage waiver, Fuel cost & deposits • Travel from/to the base(s) • Mooring fees • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance What You Can Expect Historic towns with village greens edge up to the river shore, creating a pleasing setting for cycling and strolling. The Willow Tree Short Break When approaching Henley-on-Thames, you gaze at a postcard-perfect scene — sculling crews row sleek craft, and colorful waterfront pubs and shops look inviting. You know you’re in the midst of quintessential England, so you stop for a lunch of roast beef and Yorksrent pudding washed down with a pint of local ale, a favourite on River Thames cruises! Your Cruise Details • Waterways: The Thames • Distance: 75 km • Locks: 28C • Cruising time: 14 hrs • Lock types: Automatic operated by lock-keeper Main Activities Along the Way Experience the millennium maze: Lose yourself in the maze at Marlow's famous Higginson Park, a must-see in this historic village. Hear musical delights: Every Monday near Henley concerts sponsored by the Nettlebed Folk Club bill top rock and folk artists. Amazing Reading: Stop here and take time to visit this huge city with its great patrimony, its typical restaurants, and shops. Catch your meal in the Thames: The River Thames is a real angling heaven. Roach, perch, barbel or carp, there is something for pleasure such for serious anglers! Key Towns and Villages On Your Cruise Benson This large, attractive village lies at the foot of the beautiful Chiltern Hills and it home to Le Boat's main marina on the Thames. There is a village adjacent with a small supermarket, off license and an attractive pub serving meals. Moulsford A small, but pretty village which faces South Stoke on the opposite bank. South Stoke has a quaint church and a 17th century village pub. Neither village has any shops but the highlight in Moulsford is the famous Beetle and Wedge Hotel. Goring This pretty town sits between the Chilterns and the Berksrent Downs within a designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The Norman church of St Thomas can be seen overlooking the river and there are many shops, restaurants and bars to help while away a lazy afternoon. Pangbourne-on-Thames Pangbourne dates back to Saxon Times. Lord Nelson's Bo'Sun lived in Pangbourne and is buried at St James the Less church, built in 1660. The individual shops are full of character and the surrounding area is ideal for walkers, photographers and artists alike. Mapledurham Mapledurham is one of the most picturesque spots on the Thames with views of Mapledurham House and the country's last working mill, which still produces stone-ground flour. Mapledurham has one pub, The Pack Saddle, in Chazey Heath. Reading Famous as one of the UK's top ten retail destinations, the heart of Reading offers much more than superb shopping. The Forbury Gardens, a nationally acclaimed Victorian formal garden, leads you beautifully to the ruins of Reading Abbey, an ancient monument and burial place of a King of England. Sonning-on-Thames Sonning-On-Thames is a picturesque riverside village with half timbered Tudor houses and is one of the prettiest stops along the Thames. Sonning Lock, with its colourful gardens, is lovely place for a stroll and the impressive arched bridge, built in 1775, spans the River Thames perfectly. Henley-upon-Thames Best known for its Royal Regatta, Henley is synonymous with rowing and attracts some of the world's finest rowers. Just a few strides from the riverbank is the heart of Henley with its historic church, town hall and market square, the latter bustling with busy stall-holders and shoppers on market days. Marlow Marlow is a charming Georgian market town, spanned by an elegant suspension bridge. Marlow is the venue for the annual royal ceremony of 'Swan Upping' when cygnets are tagged, and for the Marlow Town Regatta, held in June. With its many restaurants and bistros, every month in Marlow has a vacation feel. What To Expect Onboard: Demand is high for Crusader boat cruises! Amongst our larger canal boats, this well-appointed 39-foot cruiser serves as your spacious floating villa! Three separate cabins with en-suite bathrooms give these canal boats unparalleled privacy. This model offers a variety of sleeping arrangements from single and double beds to singles that convert to doubles, making it possible for you to cruise with children, single adults and couples. The versatility of the boat is excellent! Specification • Length: 11.90 m • Beam: 3.90 m • Max. Headroom: 1.92 m • Water Tank: 1500 L • Fuel Tank: 300 L • Engine Type: Diesel • Cabins: 3 • Head: 3 • Sleeping capacity: 6 Deck Plan • Boat Size: 11.90 m x 3.90 m • 2 cabins with convertible twin/double beds • 1 cabin with two single beds • 3 en-suite baths Interior & Saloon • The kitchen/galley features a stove, sink, and an electric refrigerator. There's loads of storage space and lots of room to work. • The saloon boasts a large U-shaped love seat, dining table, and a radio/CD player. The steering station provides good visibility. Cabins & Bathrooms • For families or groups of single friends, the two rear (aft) cabins each have single beds. For couples, you can convert the singles to doubles. • The forward stateroom has a spacious V-berth (two single beds). • Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. Sundeck & Features • A spacious sundeck is a grand viewing area and wonderful for gatherings. • The second steering station offers superior visibility for the skipper. • A safe is aboard for your convenience and security. • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power. Shore power (220 volts) is available on some models. • The Crusader is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine. Kitchen Features • Burner/ Oven • Grill • Fridge Heating / Cooling System • Heater • Fans Electrical • Electricity • 12/220V Converter • Shore Power (220V on dock) • 220V on cruise Exterior • Sliding roof Sundeck • Bimini (sunshade) • Deck Shower • Portable cool box • Plancha Audio / Visual • CD / Radio player Navigation • Internal Steering Position • External Steering Position Other Features • Toilets Type: Electric • Safety Box Bimini - Lot, Germany & Italy Please note that this boat model is equipped with a Bimini in Italy, Germany and Lot River. Additional Services: Options and Extras To enhance your experience, you can add extras & services to your vacation. The availabilities and prices of the extras will be confirmed at the start of your booking. Bicycles To explore the countryside or just get to the boulangerie. • Standard: $60 per week • Child / Tag-along: $46 per week Lantern For alfresco dining on the sundeck of your boat. • Lantern: $14 per week Parking • Open-air locked parking: From $53 USD per car/day • Garage: From $70 USD per car/day Car Transfer • $175 - $420 depending on the route Top Deck Cushions Enjoy extra comfort with top deck cushions, perfect for sitting and sunbathing on! • Pack of 2: $7 per week Cleaning • Eco-Pack: $15 • Cleaning Service: $110 to $210 (depending on boat model) Early Check-in & Late Check-out • Early Check-in: $125 (subject to availability) • Late Check-out: $125 (subject to availability) • *Not available on Vision boat models
- Captain is not included.
- Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
- 6 guests
- Luxury, Events & Large groups
- Motor Yacht
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Air Conditioning
- Wheel steering
- Inboard Engine
- CD Player
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
0% refund up to 30 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
If You Cancel Your Holiday Cancellation Terms: To cancel a reservation, the Renter should notify the Company in writing. Period before departure in which you notify the Company and Cancellation Penalty: More than 70 days prior to departure date: Deposit is non-refundable Between 70 and 43 days prior to departure date: 45% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 42 and 15 days prior to departure date: 60% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 14 days and departure date: 100% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable If You Change Your Booking If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date (in the same season only), destination or boat, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. The price of your holiday may increase or decrease to reflect the changes requested by you. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of US$140 (more than 70 days prior to departure) or US$250 (between 70 and 15 days prior to departure) per booking amendment and any further cost we incur in making this alteration and any increase in the cost of your trip. Please note that no changes or rescheduling are permitted less than 14 days prior to departure. Please check whether your holiday insurance will cover any changes or increased costs resulting from a change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible.