Self Drive Holidays

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Take a luxury boating holiday on the Thames

Cruise up or down England’s premier river in grand style

Slip your normal moorings and 
experience life afloat

If you’re looking for a holiday with a difference why not hire a luxuriously appointed Linssen Grand Sturdy from Hobbs of Henley and cruise the River Thames? There really is no better way to see Britain’s royal river than on a self-driven trip along its most easily accessible stretches. 

We’re the first UK partner of Linssen Boating Holidays and both of our boats – Jacqueline and Midsomer – are available for weekend or weekly hire from March to the end of October. These motor cruisers provide you with unparalleled luxury afloat. You can even book a picnic hamper from our suppliers to get you in the mood at the start of your journey.

With beautiful wooden finishes and all your comforts catered for, you’ll get wonderful views from the bright saloons as you cruise along. With spacious cabins, showers and well equipped kitchens you’ll be completely self-contained as you explore such sights as Windsor Castle, Runnymede and Hampton Court Palace, or head north to the famous University city of Oxford and the Cotswolds.

To our German customers -  Please click on the buttons below to read articles 1 & 2 about a charter of a Linssen on the River Thames.
To our French customers please click on Article 3 

Article 1 Article 2 Article 3

Charter a Linssen Grand Sturdy from Hobbs of Henley

Booking a Grand Sturdy for your adventure on the Thames is easy:

1.) Telephone 01491 572035 or email to check availability – you can reserve either boat for 5 days. Alternatively use this link to check availability online
2.) Confirm your reservation by signing and sending us the booking form which you’ll find on each boat’s webpage, together with an initial payment of 30% by cheque, bank transfer or credit / debit card (all payments in UK pounds sterling).
3.) Note: if there’s less than 8 weeks until your holiday the full cost is due at the time of booking.
4.) You’ll receive confirmation and an invoice. Please check the details carefully and notify us immediately of any errors.
5.) Pay the balance for the rest of your holiday 8 weeks before departure.
6.) Sit back and relax as you get in practice for a leisurely life afloat
Linssen boats’ Ts&Cs
The Linssens sometimes have availability for self drive day hire, and as chauffeured boats for the Henley Regatta and Festivals. Contact us for details.  

Watch a Grand Sturdy in action on the Thames

For your self drive boating holiday on the Thames, choose Hobbs of Henley

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