We are delighted to confirm we will be re-opening and starting to offer our special holidays again… and maybe this year to a few more of our fellow Brits and Europeans.

We have spent the last days planning out our approach to ensure a COVID safe environment for the crew and our guests and are convinced we have produced a catalogue of procedures ensuring just that.

A luxury Barge Cruise is the perfect ultra high end luxury staycation, away from the crowds and cities, and meandering through the most beautiful and tranquil reaches of the Thames.

Our boating holiday would be between Hampton Court Palace and Henley-on-Thames, we have many private moorings and the Hot Tub and Bicycles are available for all our guests.

We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with all the crew and adapted our usual procedures to accommodate all relevant and needed adjustments.

We will be able to accommodate up to 8 guests with the following restrictions:

8 guests are only possible if they are a family/group of one household

individual guests/couples can book cabins up to a group size of 6 people

The self-contained nature of barging is the perfect way to holiday in these unprecedented times. You will be able to relax, unwind, be pampered and forget for a few days how 2020 is challenging us all.

Our classic itinerary has been adapted to offer our guests mostly private tours avoiding crowds and queues! We will be able to offer a selection of the following:

a private tour of Cumberland lodge set within Windsor Great park

a private tour of Dorney Court, one of England’s Tudor Manor Houses owned by the same family for nearly 500 years

a private tour of the grounds of Cliveden Estate, where we moor for the night, discussing amongst other things the intrigue surrounding the 1960s Profumo affair

a private tour of Stonor Park, a historic country house which is home to the Stonor family for over 850 years

a visit to the set of Downton Abbey, the beautiful Highclere Castle

a visit to Hampton Court Palace

a visit to the Magna Carta and the JFK memorials at Runnymede

If you are interested and would like to find out more please get in touch with us. You can use our contact form by clicking the link below, or email Dominic on dominic@magna-carta.co.uk or call on 07836 55 19 12.

We look forward to hearing from you and help you plan your perfect 2020 ‘let’s forget about it all for a few days’ getaway aboard Magna Carta!!!