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A Classic Christmas

December 2021

4 days from £449pp

Set sail onboard the award-winning African Queen for a truly memorable Christmas on the Thames. Spend Christmas Day in charming Mapledurham, tuck into a traditional Christmas dinner and take a Boxing Day cruise along the Wind in the Willows route.
  • Enjoy a welcome Christmas Eve party with a glass of bubbly & a delicious buffet supper 
  • Tuck into a traditional Christmas day lunch, followed by cheese and biscuits
  • Visit the quaint village of Mapledurham 
  • Cruise along the Wind in the Willows route on Boxing Day 
This charming 100-foot barge is the ideal setting for a quintessential Christmas, where you can enjoy cosy nights in the middle of the English countryside, followed by days filled with tradition and festivity. The African Queen is truly unique – a floating hotel on a peaceful stretch of the Thames, and owners Andy and Bonny take great pride in looking after their guests, with warm hospitality and mouth watering meals; and the festive season is particularly special, as they host a Christmas Eve party along with a traditional Christmas Day lunch and a sumptuous Boxing Day Cape Malay dinner. So join us for a Christmas like no other, combining beautiful scenery with all the comforts of home, except that you get to enjoy the worldly pleasure of doing absolutely nothing.

Your Accommodation

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 River Thames. Formerly a working Dutch barge, African Queen is simply bursting with character. The lower deck has eight cosy cabins accommodating 14 guests, whilst the upper deck has a small sun deck with seating, an attractive dining area and bar for socialising. The owners, both an excellent skipper and charming hosts, are warm and welcoming - creating a relaxed, friendly atmosphere on board.