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The African Queen Thames Cruises
May to October 2022, from £899 per person
April to October 2023, from £949 per person
Day 1: Mapledurham to Goring on Thames
Check in from 2pm. Welcome safety meeting before sailing to Goring on Thames. Dinner on board. Overnight in or near Goring.
Day 2: Wallingford to Mapledurham
Morning sailing to Wallingford arriving mid-morning with time to explore and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (included). Afternoon cruise back to Mapledurham. Dinner on board and overnight.
Day 3: Mapledurham to Sonning
Short walk into the Mapledurham Estate before sailing to Caversham and Sonning with lunch on board. Dinner at the ‘Mill at Sonning’ followed by a show. Overnight in Sonning.
Day 4: Sonning to Henley on Thames
Morning sailing to Henley on Thames. Lunch on board followed by a guided walk and free time in Henley. Dinner and quiz on board. Overnight in Henley.
Day 5: Henley to Mapledurham
Morning sailing to Mapledurham with Sunday lunch on board. Disembarkation at 3pm.
Note: Order of excursions may be subject to change depending on local conditions. All excursions will operate in accordance with any government guidelines regarding social distancing.
The African Queen of London
The African Queen accommodates 12 guests in cosy, comfortable cabins. The owners, husband and wife team Bonny and Andy, along with their friendly crew, serve delicious cuisine including some South African inspired dishes (mild and interesting flavours rather than hot and fiery) and will regale you with charming tales from the river and their former home in South Africa. The Upper Deck has an indoor lounge with comfortable chairs, a bar and dining area. The sundeck has seating from which to enjoy delightful views of the English countryside and riverside towns.
The African queen has 8 cabins, all on the lower deck with en-suite facilities and a small window that can be opened.
- Suite – A larger cabin with double bed and private facilities. £80 per person supplement – subject to availability.
- Double Cabin – Four cabins with a double bed and private facilities.
- Twin Cabin – One twin cabin with two single beds and private facilities.
- Single Cabin – Two cabins with a single bed, private facilities and no supplement.
FREE Parking available in the secure riverside area next to the boat on the Mapledurham Estate, near Reading.
What Our Customers Say
Just to say how much we all enjoyed the Danube Fortunes Cruise. Our first holiday with you and our first river cruise, won't be the last. We've recommended your company to friends. Read more “‘Fortunes’ River Cruise”
Swiss Pearl is the best GN cruise we've been on - would certainly book a holiday on her again. Excellent crew, amazing food quality. Drinks inclusive was great - helps towards planning a more relaxed holiday. Read more “Swiss Pearl”
We have had a wonderful 4 day stay onboard the "Swiss Pearl". Everything has been great, with Sheena and Gareth looking after us. the ship's crew and GN Voyages staff have been marvellous in providing all we need for a very enjoyable holiday. Read more “Swiss Pearl”
The presentation of all concerned, a good attitude by all staff and crew. GN hosts were excellent. the pace of the tour was just right and very relaxing. Having never heard of GN Holidays before seeing the ad, we were very sceptical on what to expect, but we are very happy with our experience, and would book and recommend them to anybody. Read more “Rhine Wine Festival”
The holiday had a relaxed atmosphere with freedom to do as much or as little as you liked at each location. Read more “Rhine Wine Festival”
The friendliness on board and good all round entertainment was fine, not to mention the good food and wine. Read more “Rhine Wine Festival”
I, like so many other,s are only ready to make a complaint, BUT, not this time. I would like to say a big thank you and well done on the river cruise. We had never heard of GN Holidays until we saw the advertisement in the Daily Mail, we liked the itinerary, but were sceptical, and thought we would give it a go not knowing what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised, the ship and crew of the Carmen were excellent, as was the pace of the tour, the GN tour manager Sheena, the host Gareth and the singer Chris Baker all deserve special praise. Read more “Rhine Wine Festival”
We enjoyed the ports of call which lived up to expectation. The Prinses Christina, although smaller than some cruisers, has a nice, comfortable atmosphere and the crew are very hard working and pleasant. Read more “Bulbfields Waterways Cruise”
Friendliness of crew who all worked hard to keep us comfortable. Atmosphere on the ship always cheerful making a very pleasant holiday. Read more “Rhine & Moselle”
Beautiful and interesting route. Friendly and efficient staff aboard ship. Read more “Rhine & Moselle”
All ship crew very friendly. Great atmosphere on board. Read more “Rhine New Year”
Staff so friendly, passengers mixed well and joined in, entertainment excellent and a spectacular fireworks show. Just great fun! Read more “Rhine New Year”