From Marlow via Windsor to Runneymede Cruise. The Thames is at its most scenic as it snakes towards the capital and into the home counties. Taking a cruise provides the perfect viewing platform
Not only can Marlow offer you many delights, it is also a great base to get around to visit many local attractions. Here are a selection of great days out, all within an hour or so from Marlow.
The boat leaves Windsor with views of the Castle before calling in at Maidenhead. Travelling onwards, passing through the famous Boulters Lock, to cruise the beautiful Cliveden reach, the setting of the Profumo affair and on through Cookham and Bourne End to Marlow.
This trip can combine the river cruise with a visit to the Stanley Spencer Gallery at Cookham or the River and Rowing Museum at Henley, as Henley town is only 10 minutes in your coach by road from Marlow.
Most boats were especially built for pleasure trips and provide excellent views of the surroundings. Many are on three levels with an open-deck for basking in the sun, a deck covered by an awning (for those who prefer some shade) and a fully enclosed saloon. The boats generally have toilet facilities onboard and a bar serving drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic) as well as small snacks.
Avoiding the urban sprawl that marks your entry by road into Windsor, a Thames cruise keeps the majesty of your visit in place. Leaving from the Runnymede Boathouse, cruising upstream through Old Windsor, passing the Bells of Ouzeley, Datchet and the Home Park with views of the Castle, ascending the impressive Romney Lock with a glimpse of Eton College and arrive in Windsor below the Castle just upstream of the Sir Christopher Wren House Hotel. The boat passes through two locks. The trip can take between one and a half and two hours.
To visit Marlow and Runnymede by coach contact Holt Services