Le Boat is setting a course to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – marking Her Majesty’s 70th anniversary as monarch — offering up to 15% off a houseboat holiday on the River Thames in 2022, allowing guests to make the most of their time in London while exploring the beautiful waterways of southern England.
Le Boat is the number one provider of inland waterway boat rental vacations in Europe, bringing together 50 years of experience, expertise and memories. No boat license or previous boating experience required.
A houseboat holiday allows entire families to eat, sleep, play and live onboard as they captain their own private boat and explore the region by the waterway.
Le Boat has a wide range of boats sizes to choose from in all price ranges (budget to premier class boats which sleep 2-12 people).
During a boating holiday on the River Thames, holidaymakers can explore the western section of the river, get away from the crowds and discover the famous river Thames from a different perspective. A private boating holiday on the Thames will take travellers to quaint towns with shops, pubs and museums and there are places to stop and moor overnight.
Lisa Mclean, North American Marketing Manager for Le Boat, said that: “This is an exciting opportunity for travellers to book a once-in-a-lifetime trip to London to experience the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Being on your own private cruiser allows you to sleep on board, set your own schedule, plan your own route and control your environment, determine where you stop and whom you interact with, while you explore the beautiful and historic River Thames.”
On Friday, June 3, the God Save The Queen Platinum Jubilee Run will take place on a beautiful stretch of the River Thames in between Staines and the village of Old Windsor, mere minutes from Le Boat’s base in Chertsey.
Le Boat holidaymakers will have the option to moor up and get involved, or instead simply soak up the atmosphere by watching the event in comfort and style onboard their private boat. It costs $62 Canadian (£36 or $50 USD) to enter the God Save The Queen Platinum Jubilee Run, with online registration open now.
The Royal Borough of Windsor is located along Le Boat’s Thames route, with a visit to this historic market town a must during the Platinum Jubilee year.
Le Boat holidaymakers can moor up before walking along the quaint, cobbled streets to explore The Queen’s favourite weekend home. Enjoy a spot of afternoon tea, shop for souvenirs, or stroll through one of the many beautiful gardens in the town.
Windsor will play a central role in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, with plans set to include Windsor’s Big Lunch on June 5, Members of the public are invited to bring their own picnic with the intention of creating the longest picnic table ever, running from Cambridge Gate, down the Long Walk towards the Copper Horse. The theme of the event will be the Commonwealth, with big outdoor screens set up so that major Platinum Jubilee events from across the country can be seen live from Windsor.
Pricing starts at CDN$5,069 for a seven-night Royal Cruise from Benson to Chertsey using one of the suggested itineraries.