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A Classic Christmas

December 2020

4 days from £439pp

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.

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African Queen

★★★
Overview
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.