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Boating on the Thames at Hampton Court

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Boating on the Thames at Hampton Court

41 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Italian
boat ride

Boating on the Thames at Hampton Court

boat ride

Boating on the Thames at Hampton Court

41 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

Covid-19 Starting from next weekend we will resume our day trips. Initially we will be able to accept bookings only from close groups like a family or cohabiting friends. We will accept only one group booking for up to 6 people (the boat is big enough to keep our social distancing). You will take part in a quintessentially British experience, boating on the River Thames. Away from the noise and bustle of the city center and fully immersed in the leafy suburbs of London you will learn about barges, locks, life on the river and riverside pubs! A typical cruise will start in Walton on Thames where I will welcome you on board with a cappuccino and a Danish pastry in front of a wood burning stove. I will show you around the boat and chat briefly about safety procedures while on board. With that out of the way we will set on our journey. This will be your chance to slow down, relax and adapt to the pace of life on the river. The gorgeous and tranquil Surrey landscapes will help you in the process. Our first lock will be only 30 minutes away and for those with no previous experience this will be a chance to familiarize with the procedure of 'passing a lock' and take active part with the handling of the boat. It's good fun and a way to learn about boating on the river.

Your host

Learn more about Luigi

Luigi

Born in Italy, European at heart. My passion for boats started on the Adriatic Sea when I was a teenager. Since, I have sailed extensively in Italy, Croatia, The Solent and I have also completed the crossing of the Tasman Sea between Sydney and New Zealand. I have lived in London for over 20 years and the Thames is for me a natural connection to the sea. Over the years I have explored every corner of it and I have come to appreciate and love all the different aspects this river has to offer. This passion for boats, sea and the Thames is at the heart of my Experience. I do hope that with taking part in my experience you too will discover an aspect of this river that will catch your imagination and encourage you to return for more.

What's included

Food
Coffee and teas on arrival with croissants and pastries that will be available throughout the Experience. Hot food will be…
Drinks
soft drink, teas, coffee.

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Where you'll be

Starting in Walton on Thames we will navigate the Thames up to Hampton Court Palace where we will moor up next to the Palace's Gardens for lunch. Beside the Palace itself where you will have some time to explore the surroundings and village there will be more to see and do on route as we will negotiate a few locks and will go past the Astoria (a grand houseboat adapted as a recording studio by its new owner, Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour).

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Please wear easy on/off shoes as no shoes are allowed below deck.

What to bring

Jumper, waterproofs, sunglasses, comfortable shoes easy on/off, camera.

More tips

Covid-19. Starting from next weekend we will resume our day trips. Initially we will be able to accept booking only from close groups like families or cohabiting friends. We will accept only one group booking for up to 6 people (the boat is big enough to keep our social distancing).

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Luigi
Boating on the Thames at Hampton Court
41 reviews
From £85/person
41 reviews
From £85/person