Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy St George's Day & Barging in England

Today, April 23rd, is St George's Day, commemorating England's patron saint, and is England's National Day. According to legend, he was a soldier in the Roman army who slayed a dragon and saved a princess. This day also marks the birthday of William Shakespeare.

This year there are many events to celebrate HM the Queen's 60-year reign, including the Thames Diamond Jubilee pageant on June 3, 2012. Headed by the Royal Barge, a flotilla of 1000 boats of all shapes and sizes will make its way downstream through the center of London. This event will be watched by an estimated 1 million people. With the 2012 Olympic Games also taking place in London from 27 July to 12 August, it really will be a great summer to visit England.

Barging vacation cruises & trips on the Royal River Thames, England 

The luxury 8-passenger hotel barge MAGNA CARTA on the Royal River Thames has now started her new season, and her cruise route brings you in touch with the very soul of England. The Magna Carta cruises from Hampton Court to Henley-on-Thames past Royal Palaces, quaint riverside towns and villages.  It is the perfect way to admire olde worlde England and the natural beauty of Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

The Magna Carta offers 6-night, all-inclusive private charters, as well as cabin cruises.

The all-inclusive, crewed, luxury, English Hotel Barge Magna Carta is approximately 120 feet in length and has two decks. The lower deck boasts four full-width luxurious staterooms each averaging 200 square feet with private ensuite bathrooms. The staterooms may be configured as Kings or Twins according to your preference. The upper deck comprises the main salon and dining areas with large picture windows and stylish furnishings. Outside you have the sundeck with comfortable seating and the spa pool/jacuzzi.

Check out our Regional Guide to learn more about the area where Magna Carta cruises. 

Magna Carta currently has a special offer (discount) for April, May, June, and July 2012 if booked before May 31, 2012.  Contact Paradise Connections for details.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book MAGNA CARTA
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