This hugely impressive Victorian castle sits on a 1,000 acre estate and is the iconic home of the fictional Crawley family on the show. The "real" Downton Abbey has been owned by the Carnarvon family since 1679, where Lord and Lady Carnarvon still live today.
For film lovers, the cruise itinerary also features a private tour of Dorney Court, a beautiful Tudor home on the banks of the Thames, where 'Elizabeth', 'The Other Boleyn Girl', and Agatha Christie's series 'Poirot' were all filmed. We also visit Hampton Court Palace, one of the locations for the award winning film 'A Man for All Seasons'.
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The luxury, 8-passenger, all-inclusive, crewed English Hotel Barge MAGNA CARTA on the Royal River Thames has now started her 2013 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 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. Magna Carta has the most sophisticated modern amenities, including air conditioning, WI FI internet access and underfloor heating in each of the four full width suites. Each suite has exceptionally spacious contemporary en-suite facilities and colour TVs and DVD players. 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. There are eight bikes on board to take at your pleasure for rides along the tow paths.
The Magna Carta offers 6-night, all-inclusive private charters, as well as cabin cruises.
Check out our Regional Guide to learn more about the area where Magna Carta cruises.
Magna Carta currently (as of April 5, 2013) has a special offer of a 20% discount for all available departures from April 7 through June 7, 2013. Contact Paradise Connections for details.
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