Embark on a Magical voyage meandering the river Thames in luxury en suite accommodation while enjoying gourmet cuisine.
- Bar Service
- Three-course candlelit dinner on Friday and Saturday
- Two-night accommodation based on two people sharing a twin or double cabin
- En-suite facilities
- Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
Friday - Arrival time around 5.00pm. Captain's welcome glass of BUBBLY followed by a cocktail cruise from 6.00pm to 7.30pm. A three course Cape Malay buffet will be served on board.
Saturday - After breakfast the African Queen will cruise up river to Goring where we stop for lunch and walk about. After lunch we return to Mapledurham where we moor up for the night. A three course dinner will be served on board from 7.30pm.
Sunday - After breakfast the African Queen will cruise down river returning to Mapledurham around 12.30pm.
Only £190 pp for a Weekend Break ** Please note the Cruise does not include alcoholic beverages and Saturday lunch.
TWO NIGHTS WINTER - SPRING CRUISES
Price - £130 per person
FRIDAY - Check in from 5:00pm. Enjoy a complementary cocktail from the African Queen Bar on arrival. African Queen A La Carte Restaurant - Open from 7:30pm. Sample delicious flavours from the Cape of Good Hope. (cost not included). Bar open until late
SATURDAY - After a cooked breakfast the African Queen will cruise downstream to Reading arriving around 12:30pm. Reading is famous as one of the UK's top ten retail destinations. Enjoy a light lunch in one of Readings buzzing café's overlooking the Kennet & Avon Canal (cost not included) Return to the African Queen by 3:00pm for her journey home to Mapledurham.
SATURDAY NIGHT - African Queen A La Carte Restaurant open from 7:30pm followed by a fun evening of Karaoke or other various Parlour Games.
SUNDAY MORNING - Check out after a cooked breakfast by 11:00am
THE AFRICAN QUEEN IS MOORED AT MAPLEDURHAM HOUSE & WATER MILL RG4 7TR. AN ANCIENT ESTATE IN AN AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY WITH AMPLE FREE SECURE PARKING
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All Inclusive "Five Day Cruise" including an excursion to The Mill at Sonning Dinner Theatre & Lunch At A Riverside Restaurant.
Price - from £589.00 per person
WEDNESDAY - check in from 2:00pm A 'Welcome Safety Meeting' by Andy the Skipper will follow. At 3:00pm the African Queen will set off up-stream to Goring on Thames, following 'The Wind In The Willows Route', arriving around 6:00pm. Guests can go ashore & enjoy a 'Sundowner' at any one of the old historical pubs. Return to the African Queen by 7:30pm, a three course 'Cape Malay' dinner will be served on board. The African Queen will spend the night in Goring.
THURSDAY - after breakfast the African Queen will continue her journey upstream to Wallingford where we will turn around, the scenery along this stretch of the Thames is beautiful. At around 1:00pm the African Queen will stop for a two course lunch at a riverside restaurant. After lunch the African Queen will make her way back to Mapledurham which includes cruising through three locks. From 7:30pm a light supper will be served on board. The African Queen will spend the night at her mooring in Mapledurham.
FRIDAY MORNING - after breakfast the African Queen will cruise downstream to Caversham & moor up outside the Grand Plaza Hotel. Some may want to go ashore for a walk about. At 1:00 pm a two course lunch will be served on board
FRIDAY AFTERNOON - the African Queen will continue her journey to Sonning arriving around 4:30pm
FRIDAY NIGHT - excursion to the 'Mill At Sonning Dinner Theatre' ......... ( a list of plays for the year available)
SATURDAY MORNING - after breakfast the African Queen will cruise to Henley-on-Thames arriving around 1:00pm. A two course lunch will be served on board.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON - spend a relaxing time enjoying the beautiful historic town of Henley-on-Thames
SATURDAY NIGHT - a 'BBQ' will be served on board followed by the 'Saturday Night Quiz'
SUNDAY - after breakfast the African Queen will return to Mapledurham arriving around 2:30pm. A two course 'Sunday Roast' will be served on board while cruising
SUNDAY - check out by 3:00pm
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The Bed and Breakfast on the African Queen runs while moored near Reading from October to March
The African Queen is moored in an area of outstanding natural beauty 10 minutes from central Reading. Enjoy the comfort of her warm and cosy, en-suite, centrally heated cabins.
- Bed and Breakfast on the Thames
- Restaurant and Bar on board - Free Parking
- Free internet access
Single en-suite cabin
Double en-suite cabin
Twin en-suite cabin
The African Queen Cruises through the summer months so cannot take B&B over the weekends from March through to the end of October.
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Enjoy an unforgettable gourmet Christmas break. Sleep onboard the African Queen and experience a quintessential English Christmas filled with tradition and festivity.
Itinerary: 24th - 27th December
Christmas Eve - Check in from 5.00pm. Welcome glass of BUBBLY followed by Christmas Eve Party integrated with a Buffet Supper & Live Entertainment. Bar open till late.
Christmas Day - After a leisurely breakfast there will be several options on offer:
Church Service (Church is located on Mapledurham Estate).
Guided walk to the Folly or you may want to explore the area on your own accord.
Christmas Day lunch will be served at 3.00pm (Traditional Christmas Day Lunch with all the Trimmings). This will be a very leisurely dinner that will take most of the afternoon up. Cheese and Biscuits will be served later on in the evening.
Boxing Day - After breakfast the African Queen will cruise "The Wind in the Willows" route (weather permitting). A two course lunch will be served on board.
Boxing day evening enjoy a three course Cape Malay dinner followed by Parlour Games.
- On board Bar is open till late
Check out after breakfast.
Only £280 pp for a 3 night break
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Pipe in the New Year with a Party to Rememberon board the Thames River’s Premier Party Cruise Package Includes
·A welcome glass of BUBBLES on arrival
·Three Course Gourmet Cape Malay Dinner
·Bed and late breakfast followed by an unforgettable
·‘Blow The Cobwebs Away’ after breakfast cruise on the Thames
·Book out at 1.00pm
·Only 10 minutes from Reading – Free Parking
·Maximum 15 Passengers – Early booking advised