Touring holidays on The Thames

From the peace of the countryside to the bustle of London, the Thames wends its way through ever changing landscapes from its source in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds to its exit in the North Sea. Touring along the Thames valley means that every day you will see something different, but it’s always beautiful. Its strategic position in British history has justifiably earned it the description by John Burns of “Britain’s Liquid History.” A holiday touring the Thames gives you the time to fully enjoy this beauty and history. Discover the many castles, palaces and gardens dotted along the waterway, as well as the houses of artists and writers inspired by the area. With plenty of charming hotels, country inns and some highly acclaimed restaurants, this will be a holiday to remember.

Although straddled by a string of iconic towns – London, Windsor, Oxford and more - the overriding feeling along the river is one of tranquility and rural charm with an abundance of wildlife. Our carefully chosen routes mean you magically avoid the busy thoroughfares and arrive by the quieter back roads. Add in a boat trip, theatre visit or guided tour of say Windsor Castle or Hampton Court Palace for additional fun!

Our Thames highlights

Petersham Nurseries

Enjoy the vibrant Petersham nurseries in Richmond, coffee and cake with a celebration of the seasons

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‘The most fairy-like little nook on the whole river’, the village history stretches back to Anglo-Saxon times

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Long Walk at Windsor

Wonder at the majestic sweep and elegance of the Long Walk at Windsor

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Hampton Court Palace

Home of Henry VIII and several other monarchs. Visit the Tudor kitchens, distinguished gardens, real tennis court and a lot more.

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View of London's South Bank

Vibrant mix of architectures and styles as you cycle along the Thames through London

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Admire Christopher Wren’s dramatic seventeenth century architecture at Greenwich

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