Benson boats can be found at the relaxing area of the Thames, where the river is flanked by rolling countryside and farmland and quaint villages. Moorings are easy to find and the distance between locks is slightly greater than at the river’s eastern end – which means more cruising. The dreaming spires and universities of Oxford is a 6hr cruise to the west of Benson. Or, head east and in 6hrs you’ll be in Henley-on-Thames, home of British rowing. Royal Windsor is 12 hrs from Benson.
Along the way, you can stop at waterside pubs for a bit of steak and kidney pie! You’ll smile as you recall the varied charms of your Thames riverboat cruise, a unique way to travel! The world just looks different from a boat.
About The River Thames
A staycation boating holiday on the Thames: the most charming way to explore south east England Our Thames holiday boats allow you and your family to get away from the crowds and discover the famous river Thames from a different perspective, at your own pace. As you gaze at Windsor Bridge and Castle or Hampton Court Palace from your river cruiser, you feel like you have been transported back in time. Your self-drive boating holiday on the Thames takes you to large towns with shops, pubs and museums, where sightseeing and family activities are on the afternoon agenda. You’ll also stop in small villages where the pace is slow and the living is easy! The perfect staycation destination for 2021.
With comfortable sleeping accommodations for four people, a Consul boat rent is well suited as a cruiser for boat vacations with a couple and two children, or with two couples. These fine canal craft offer elegance throughout, and a saloon that’s ideal for entertaining family and friends. Two layouts are available. This boat features 1 cabin with convertable twin/double beds and adjacent bath and 1 cabin with a double bed and en-suite bath.
2 cabins, sleeps up to 4