Royal tour weekend break

The Royal wedding tour: Windsor, Bray & Henley

Messing about in boats has been part of many royal holidays, with the Queen and her family enjoying happy adventures on the Royal Yacht Britannia.

While that majestic ship may no longer be in service, with a royal wedding planned for May 2018, there has never been a better time to book a boat for a weekend exploring some of Britain’s royal romances.



Prince Harry is due to marry Meghan Markle in Windsor Castle in May 2018, and a stay on board the vintage Thames Cruiser ‘Denham Owl’ ensures that you will get a unique view on the celebrations.

The boat sleeps six people in comfort, ten minutes walk from the centre of Windsor, meaning that you will be best placed to grab your spot on the streets of the historic town.


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A five minute drive outside of Windsor brings you to the beautiful Bray marina home to a motor cruiser which sleeps six people.

This comfortable boat is also a few minutes walk from Heston Blumenthal's famous restaurant the Fat Duck, if a meal for two with "snail soup" sounds like a tempting date - apparently "it's not what is seems"... phew!


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Should you want to get a quieter encounter, then heading further up the River Thames is the picturesque town of Henley-on-Thames.

Home to the Royal Rowing Regatta and a flock of royal swans, the town has several boats listed with Beds on Board, including the luxurious four star canal boat ‘Geanna’. Her owners take all guests on a complimentary cruise of the Thames before letting them settle in to enjoy their holiday. 

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