Explore Thames, England on a 47ft "Magnifique" Canal Boat
Lose yourself in the maze at Marlow's famous Higginson Park, a must-see in this historic village. Book this beautiful 47 feet "Magnifique" Canal Boat for us to 10 people. Starting at $1,049 per night and a preferred minimum rental of 3 nights. Rates: • 3 Nights Minimum: $1,049 USD per night Price includes • 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) Not included: • 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: The Heart of England Short Break overview The delights of aristocratic England prove irresistible as you come upon Windsor with its world-famous castle. You stop to sightsee and for a picnic in the Royal Park, where grazing deer keep you company! As you set off again on your River Thames boat rent, you feel serene. Every day is different with plenty of time to cycle, trek, shop and relax on the sundeck with a pint of British ale! Chertsey Chertsey is one of the oldest towns in England, founded in 666AD. These days this picturesque village, with its antique shops and restaurants, host an annual country fair dating back to 1883. In stark contrast, it is also home to Thorpe Park, the UK's leading Theme Park. Staines Staines is a bustling town which attracts scores of visitors to its impressive retail areas - The Elmsleigh Centre and Two Rivers, as well as the town centre with its pedestrianised shopping area offering a wide range of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs. Egham This water-meadow alongside the Thames makes a great place to moor up and enjoy a stroll or reflect on world history. It was near here, at Runnymede in 1215, that the historic Magna Carta was sealed. This charter laid down the foundations of much of the current British constitution and law. Windsor The Royal Town of Windsor is full of history and charm and is home to Britain's largest inhabited castle and royal residence of over 900 years – Windsor Castle. You'll also find a bustling town centre with contemporary shopping, fine dining and leisure activities. Well worth a stop for the day. Eton Across the river from Windsor is Eton, home to the famous public school, Eton College, one of the most exclusive schools in the world with annual fees of around £20,000. The ancient desks and benches bear the graffiti of generations of former pupils, which include 19 former British Prime Ministers. Maidenhead Maidenhead is an ancient town with a history going back to early Saxon times. This bustling town is now a centre of rowing excellence. It is a popular destination for shoppers and, for those who love fine dining; the area is home to some fantastic restaurants including some Michelin-starred venues. Cliveden As the river snakes past Cookham, the beechwoods rise steeply and you will see the Cliveden Estate. A country retreat on a grand scale, it was once the glittering hub of society; visited by virtually every British Monarch since George I. Cookham Cookham is a pretty village with a delightful High Street that has changed little over the centuries. Today it boasts many fine restaurants and inns. Kenneth Grahame lived in Cookham and is said to have been inspired by the River Thames at Cookham to write The Wind in the Willows. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Wallingford Wallingford, home to world famous crime writer Agatha Christie, is an attractive town that dates back to Caesar's time. It has a wealth of independent shops, traditional English architecture, antiques shops, cafes and restaurants. It has featured many times in the quintessentially English TV series, Midsomer Murders. 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. Cruise Details: • Waterways: The Thames • Cruising time: 16 hrs • Distance: 96 km • Lock types: Automatic operated by lock-keeper • Locks: 20 What To Expect Onboard: As one of our biggest canal boat rentals at 47 feet, the Magnifique is second to none in luxury, comfort and space. Magnifique Key Features • Wood-effect flooring, wood-tone cabinets and finishes, and plush upholstery create an ambiance of understated elegance. The large picture windows through let in abundant natural light, particularly in the grand saloon. • The saloon is well suited for larger parties, featuring a lavish U-shaped love seat and a large dining table that converts to a comfortable bed for two. • A music system includes a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity. The sundeck is wired for sound. Each boat also has a flat-screen TV/DVD player (satellite TV is available on some models. Flat-screen/DVD player is not available in Italy). • An inside steering station has good visibility. • Side access to the decks makes line handling easy. • The huge kitchen/galley features black granite-effect counters, stainless-steel sink, large gas stove and oven, two spacious electric refrigerators, and plenty of cabinet space for provisions. • Kitchen equipment and utensils were recently upgraded. Cabins & Bathrooms • In the rear section of the boat, you'll find two comfortable cabins with two single beds that convert to double beds. In each is an en-suite bathroom with shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink. • Two luxury staterooms forward have comfortable double beds. These cabins share the boat's third bathroom, which is equipped with a shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink. • Plentiful closets and other storage make the sleeping cabins free of clutter. • Cabin fans in all areas are welcome in hot weather. Sundeck & Features • Swimmers will love the full-width swim platform in the stern. The platform also makes it easy getting on and off the boat. • The huge sundeck features a fixed table for alfresco dining, a large umbrella for shade, and cushioned love seats for comfort. • There's also a portable cooler to keep drinks cold. The second steering station has superior visibility. • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power and 220-volt shore power. • The Magnifique is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine. Specification • Length: 14.5 m • Beam: 4.1 m • Max. Headroom: 2 m • Water Tank: 750 L • Fuel Tank: 350 L • Engine Type: Diesel • 1 bathroom adjacent to forward cabins • love seat in salon can sleep 2 additional people • 2 forward cabins with double beds • 2 rear cabins with convertible twin/double beds and bath in each cabin Additional Services: (Options & extras) Bicycles • Standard : $60 per week • Adult Cross Country : $74 per week • Child / Tag-along : $46 per week • Private Parking (Look after your car while you are away) • Open-air locked parking : from $53 per car per week • Garage : from $70 per car per week Provisioning • Sundowner pack : $55 • Starter pack : $85 Cleaning • Eco-Pack : $15 • Cleaning Service : $110 to $210 (depending on boat model) Essentials • Top Deck Cushions (Pack of 2): $7 per week • Lantern: $14 per week • Pets: $55 per animal per week Car transfer We can organize the transfer of your car(s) while you are cruising - so you can jump in your car when you arrive and just go! $175 to $420 per car. Our staff is insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Any cars less than 3.5 T can be transferred with some exceptions like camping cars, cars more than 9 pax, cars with red license plate, caravans, cars with trailers. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is not included.
- Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
- 10 guests
- Houseboats & Sleepaboards
- Canal Boat
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Wheel steering
- CD Player
- Center Cockpit
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
0% refund up to 5 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.