Henley is famous for its annual regattas and music festivals. The thoroughly English market town provides excellent shops and restaurants and is the perfect departure point for a voyage of discovery to unlock the secrets of the Thames. The Thames is a metaphor for the region through which the historic river flows. Whether it’s historic royal residences such as Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace or fantastic theme parks, the Thames has a lot of attractions for the whole family.
The County of Oxfordshire, together with Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, provided the backdrop for the world-fa-mous detective series “Midsomer Mur-ders” featuring the fictional Inspector Barnaby. If you are sitting in one of the quintessentially English pubs in which scenes from the series were shot, sipping on a whisky, you will feel as if you are Barnaby… Many picturesque Midsomer locations await your visit during your Linssen cruise on the Thames.
Between the historic towns, the picturesque course of the river – which was the source of inspiration for the novels “The Wind in the Willows” and ”Three Men in a Boat” – provides the perfect opportunity to switch off and relax. The famous towns and villages on the Thames – Henley, Sonning, Wallingford, Bray, Marlow and Windsor – hold out the promise of culinary delights in their riverside restaurants.
You can charter a Linssen on the River Thames and embark on a “culinary cruise”. Sail from town to town and eat in world-famous, top Michelin star restaurants. On a Linssen boating holiday, you feel as if you’re living a week or more in luxury. A one-week trip will take you either to Runnymede and back downstream or to Oxford and back up-stream. To hire a Linssen from Hobbs of Henley, you do not need to have completed an official training course or have a pleas-ure craft driving licence, but boating experience is essential.
Periods A B C D E Prices in Pound (£) Sterling 01.03. - 31.03.17 01.04. - 30.04.17 01.05. - 31.05.17 01.06. - 30.06.17 01.07. - 31.08.17 15.10. - 31.10.17 01.10. - 14.10.17 15.09. - 30.09.17 01.09. - 14.09.17 Linssen GS 34.9 AC (Henley on Thames) 4-6 pers. *1600 *1800 *2000 *2200 *2600 Security deposit *500 *500 *500 *500 *500 Fuel deposit *200 *200 *200 *200 *200 Linssen GS 36.9 AC (Henley on Thames) 4-6 pers. *1800 *2000 *2200 *2400 *2800 Security deposit *500 *500 *500 *500 *500 Fuel deposit *200 *200 *200 *200 *200 * Prices in Pound (£) Sterling Discount (for all periods) 3/night weekend or shortbreak = 65% of week price Maximum discount = 15% Optional items Free parking Included (all boats): bedlinen, (bath)towels, kitchen equipment, gas use, toilet paper
Henley on Thames to Oxford
Henley on Thames – Marsh – Shiplake – Son-ning – Caversham – Mapledurham – Whitchurch – Goring – Cleeve – Benson – Days’s Lock – Clifton Lock – Culham – Abingdon on Thames – Oxford – Sandford on Thames – Iffiey – Henley on Thames
River Thames Upstream
Return Cruise | 1 week
20 hours | 150 km | 15 locks
Animals, Mr.Toad and Harry Potter
Highlights: walk to Pangbourne, Abingdon Museum, Christchurch College (setting for Harry Potter), River & Rowing Museum, eat at The Swan or the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel.
Henley on Thames to Windsor
Henley on Thames – Hambleden – Hurley – Temple – Marlow – Cookham – Boulters Lock – Bray – Boveney – Romney – Old Windor – Maidenhead – Henley on Thames
River Thames Downstream
Return Cruise | 1 week
12 hours | 85 km | 10 locks
“Three men in a boat”
Highlights: ancient village of Cookham, changing of the guard/Windsor Castle, Windsor Race Course, Marlow, River & Rowing Museum, Bisham Abbey, eat at The Riverside Brasserie, the Bell & the Dragon, The Fat Duck, The Complete Angler, or Alain Roux’s Waterside Inn, children’s theme parks near Thorpe Park & Legoland.
Henley on Thames to Runnymede
Henley on Thames – Hambleden – Hurley – Temple – Marlow – Cookham – Boulters Lock – Bray – Boveney – Romney – Old Windsor – Runnymede – Bell Weir – Henley on Thames
River Thames Downstream
Return Cruise | 1 week
15 hours | 93 km | 12 locks
Natural beauty and heritage
Highlights: ancient village of Cookham, changing of the guard/Windsor Castle, Marlow, Bisham Abbey, eat at the Bell & the Dragon, The Fat Duck, The Compleat Angler, The Runnymede on Thames or Alain Roux’s Waterside Inn, visit The River & Rowing Museum, children’s theme parks near Thorpe Park & Legoland.
Henley to Wallingford Henley on Thames – Mapledurham – Wallingford (Midsomer Murders ‘Causton’) – Dorchester – Streatley – Sonning – Henley on Thames River Thames Upstream Return Cruise | 1 week
15 hours | 100 km | 10 locks
Midsomer Murder Cruise (Midsomer Murders ‘Causton’)
Highlights: Mapledurham House, lunch at Beetle & Wedge (offers transfer from and to your Linssen), guided tour of Wallingford (Causton), Thames path to Dorchester (Abbey & Museum), lunch at The George or The White Hart (MM Locations), meet Chris Behan (author of Exploring Midsomer), drink at The Argyll (MM location), guided tour by car of the Midsomer region (various options)
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AZ
Phone: +44 (0)1491 572035
Team Hobbs of Henley: Jonathan and Suzy Hobbs
THE THAMES – HOBBS & LINSSEN. OVER 200 YEARS OF BOATING HISTORY
Established in 1870, Hobbs of Henley Ltd is still a family-run business today and is a byword for chartering luxury-class vessels.
You too can charter a Linssen from Hobbs of Henley and embark on a “culinary cruise”. Sail from town to town and eat in world-famous, top Michelin star restaurants. “On a Linssen boating holiday, you feel as if you’re living a week or more in luxury”, says Jonathan Hobbs. “The Linssen Grand Sturdy ‘9’ Series are very stylish boats, real eye-catchers. For years, luxury yachts of this kind were considered unaffordable on the Thames. But now you can have them!”
From five generations we have gleaned all-round experience on the Thames and enjoy an excellent reputation for our 144 years of first-class hospitality on the river.
You can hire the yachts on a weekly basis from April to October. At certain times of the year, you can also hire for a few days or for a weekend. We offer exclusive day trips with a captain during Regatta week in Henley. A one-week trip will take you either to Runnymede and back downstream or to Oxford and back upstream. To hire a Linssen from Hobbs of Henley, you do not need to have completed an official training course or have a pleasure craft driving licence, but boating experience is essential.
Managing Director Jonathan Hobbs believes that the Linssen Grand Sturdy ‘9’ Series is the perfect complement to his luxury charter fleet. He looks forward to a successful business relationship between the two famous boat companies.
We will be delighted to welcome you to Henley and to share the secrets of our truly “Royal” river with you.