Revel in the very heart of London and enjoy whatever takes your fancy for a day in the capital. Then step from your overnight accommodation onto a river boat and follow the Thames as it threads its way serenely through the history of England. Monarchs built their palaces and planted their gardens along the banks of the river at Kew, Richmond, Hampton Court and Windsor. This tour explores all these royal gems and many other hidden treasures along a route that is unbelievably rural and yet very close to the metropolis of London.

Your cycling begins at Richmond where you disembark. Take in the royal parks where monarchs once hunted, the tranquil Thames river path with its rural backwaters and weirs, historic towns, ancient waterside inns and the houses and vistas of the rich and famous. By pass the traffic and enjoy the sights and smells of quintessential England. A royally astonishing adventure!

For further details of your route, see classic hotel itinerary and luxury hotel itinerary.

Holiday details

Price from
Classic £885 per person based on two people sharing a room
Luxury £1,440 per person based on two people sharing a room
Extras included
There are no extras, however you’ll love what’s included as standard
Duration
4 nights
Start & Finish
Starts daily except Fri or Sat from London, finishes Richmond. Richmond is 20 minutes by train into central London and not far from Heathrow Airport
Hotels
Classic Centrally located hotels and a b&b in Windsor
Luxury Characterful and historic 4 and 5 star hotels
Activity level
Gentle cycling (1) More info...
Self-guided
This tour is priced without a guide and you are free to explore on your own.  If you would like a guide for part or all of your trip, we are happy to provide a knowledgeable, local guide
Electric bikes
Available
Mileage
4 days of cycling 4 - 26 miles (6 - 42 km) per day
Terrain
Flat
Traffic-free
Almost completely - The tour does not require any cycling in London
Options
  • Additional nights in London
  • Easy transport links enabling a non-cycling partner to enjoy the itinerary

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Buckingham Palace, on the route of our 'Thames Royal Palaces' bicycle tour