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Weekend Thames Cruise aboard the African Queen

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.

3 days from £359pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • Free secure parking at the ship’s embarkation point
  • 2 visits included to Mapledurham and Goring-on-Thames
  • 2 nights’ cruise on a full-board basis



Board the African Queen in the small village of Mapledurham near Reading at 5pm. 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.

Includes Dinner


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.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights



A delicious breakfast is served on board before disembarking at 11am.

Includes Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £20.00 (3 days).


You will stay for two nights aboard the African Queen on a full-board basis.

African Queen

Beautifully converted by its loving owners,the award-winning African Queen is one of only a handful of floating hotels that sails along the beautiful Thames River. Located on the Mapledurham Estate just outside Reading on the Thames, the African Queen sleeps 12 passengers in cosy, comfortable cabins. Guests can enjoy fine food and a warm and friendly atmosphere, whilst taking in scenic views and the best the Thames has to offer.