Our walking holidays along The Thames offer a brilliant way to get to know England up close. As the river winds its way from source to sea, there is an extraordinary amount to see and absorb - a constantly evolving landscape of meadows, woodland, flat plains, hills and wetlands, history by the mile, pretty villages peppered along stunning rural sections, culturally significant landmarks and links to great British writers and painters. There's also a chance to explore some of our finest cities and towns, including Oxford, Windsor, Eton, Marlow, Eton, Henley and Lechlade.

Whilst our routes do use parts of The Thames path, we've only used the best sections. Having spent over 25 years creating itineraries in the area, our knowledge extends to some lesser-known routes, so where we've discovered a more interesting way to go, we divert from the path and use bridleways instead.

Our selection of Thames walking holidays

We offer a selection of gentle and not-so-gentle walking holidays along The Thames which are self-guided, unless you would like to request a guide. There's some highly-recommended pubs if you need to stop for a pit stop en route, and once you've arrived at your destination, you can expect to stay in the best hotels in the area. We've hand picked a selection of luxury and classic quality options - all chosen for their first-class service, location and character. Tours range from 2 to 8 nights or more.

We share our insider tips and local knowledge with our customers in the Carter Company Adventure Handbook. Alongside the route directions, this handy guide will tell you everything you should see and do in the area according to the locals who know it best (rather than the guidebooks every other tourist uses!)

Highlights

-Hartslock Nature Reserve, which is home to wild orchids
-The gardens at Ham House
-The river terrace at the Swan Pub in Pangbourne, the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing Pimms after a day's walking!

We also offer bespoke walking holidays along The Thames - just contact us for more information