Classic & Luxury itinerary day-by-day
1. Day one
Arrive in Windsor and take time to visit the castle where the Queen still lives.You might catch the changing of the guard or take a tour of Eton College but you should if you possibly can head into wonderful Windsor Great Park. Our route gives fabulous views of London and a stroll up the soaring Long Walk back to the castle. In the evening you might treat yourself to a performance at Windsor's theatre.
Optional 5 miles (8 km)
2. Day two
Windsor to Runnymede
There's time for a little more exploration in Windsor today before heading off for a short boat ride downstream to Runnymede. Here you can enjoy tea and walk through the meadows where King John famously signed the Magna Carta. Your hotel lies a mile downstream along the Thames path through the meadows. Non walkers will be transferred there by car.
Optional 1 mile (1.5 km) with a boat ride of 1 hour
3. Day three
Runnymede to Hampton Court
Still staggeringly rural, the river ride this morning passes through timeless English riverscape and drops you at the front door of regal Hampton Court Palace. Here is 500 years of stunning royal history for you to discover from the Tudor kitchens to the maze, and the astronomical clock to the state apartments of William III. Our walk takes you through the hunting grounds of Henry VIII and the palace's extensive grounds. Your overnight stay is adjacent to the palace.
Optional 5 miles (8 km) with a boat ride of 4 hours
4. Day four
Hampton Court to Richmond
It's your choice when you move on today; but you won't be short of things to see on your boat ride as this 'Arcadian' stretch of the Thames plays host to a wealth of royal and historic treasures. Richmond is brim full of character and our walk leads you by the river to Ham House and into expansive Richmond Park. Stay overnight in a riverside hotel.
Optional 5 miles (8 km) walking with a boat ride of 1.5 hours
5. Day five
Richmond to London
A short stoll along the Thames from Richmond lie the world famous Botanic Gardens at Kew - an absolute must for those interested in things horticultural. You can board your final boat ride to London from here or Richmond and float serenely into the very heart of London. Wow - what a way to arrive in the capital! Disembark by The Houses of Parliament and across the river from The London Eye where you will stay the night.
Optional 3 miles (5 km) walking and a boat ride of 3 hours
6. Day six
Enjoy London and depart
We have an eye watering final walk for you through the capital taking in Tower Bridge and many of the famous landmarks along the river. The Thames after all is London's history and the liquid history of England.
Optional 8 miles (13 km)
the river ride this morning drops you at the front door of Hampton Court Palace