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BARKIS AND PEGGOTTY
England
Passengers: 5 each. These boats, 11 feet wide, travel as a pair in Cambridgeshire. Head-room is only 6 feet 7 inches. Cabins are twin, with opening windows, and private shower and toilet. There is a crew of four plus a dog.

CLEMENTINA
England
Passengers: 4/5. This barge goes from Stratford-on-Avon to Cotswold and Gloucester. There are two cabins and two bathrooms. This is a self-catered barge, in other words no meals are provided. You eat in village pubs, picnic on the riverbank or cook aboard yourself. Whole boat charter  with pilot only or with pilot and tour guide.

DE VROUWE ALIDA
England
Passengers: 5. This 17 m (55 ft.) Dutch sailing barge was built in 1905. Officers are U.S. and crew UK. Itineraries include the Rivers Cam and Great Ouse from Cambridge to Ely to Downham Market. One cabin has a double bed, shower, toilet, one has two single births, and there is one berth in passageway. There is a rowboat, one adult and one child bicycle, art supplies, sandbox and toys. Shore excursions include Cambridge colleges, museums, Ely cathedral, nature reserves, markets, fishing, according to choices of guests. The guests pitch in as crew. Fares are about 50% of continental high season barge cruise rates, according to the owner. There are discounts to US military families, clergy-led retreats, and COPARS families. The barge is available with chef on board or for self-catering/riverside dining.

FINGAL
Scotland

Fingal is a large holiday barge that cruises Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal in the Highlands of Scotland. Bunk beds,ensuite bathrooms. Theme weeks include cycling, canoeing, wildlife, music and Walk the Great Glen week. 

LADY TEAL
England
Passengers: 5. Cabins have ensuite bathroom. There is one double bed cabin, one with twin beds and one single cabin. No children under age 16.

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER
Scotland
Passengers: 8
.  It cruises the highlands of Scotland beginning in Inverness and visiting Lochs Dochfour, News, Oich, Ness and Lochy, Cawdor Castle, Urquart Castle, and Invergarry Castle. Cabins have twin or double beds, private bath, and two windows. An on-board chef features traditional Scottish cuisine, including salmon, venison, pheasant and partridge. Passengers can play tennis or fish for trout. Two golf charters feature four or five golf courses, and a premier golf charter includes Gleneagle.

SHANNON PRINCESS
Ireland
Passengers: 12. This barge, moored in front of a castle in Athlone, floats through the Shannon River. There is a crew of five. From the salon, stairs lead down to a suite, four twin cabins and two single cabins, each with private bath and windows that open. A golf, gourmet, equestrian, or fishing program may be added at extra cost.

MAGNA CARTA
Great Britain
Passenger Capacity: 8. A luxury river cruiser, 117ft. long, with two levels and cabins averaging 200 sq.ft. Her main cruise route through rural England includes Hampton Court Palace, mooring at Windsor Castle, and navigating through ancient locks and bridges.
Special interest cruises include golf (with courses such as Wentworth and Sunningdale), theatre, tennis, art, antiques. The barge is fully air-conditioned, has underfloor heating, en-suite facilities, king double or twin bed cabins with TV-DVD,  and a spa pool. The crew of 4 includes the owner-captain and a master chef, and Magna Carta's own air-conditioned mini-bus is used for all transport.

NARROWBOATS
England, Wales
Passengers: 2-10 There are several fleets of self-drive narrowboats that are from 40 to 70 ft. long and are always a maximum of 7 ft. wide, to fit the canal locks of England. They are usually less expensive than bigger crewed barges and are easy to navigate.
To travel on one of these, go to NARROWBOATS

Fares are those last reported to us and can vary widely.

 


 
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