December 20, 2017

Le Boat's Royal CruiseOur friend Lisa McLean, marketing manager at Le Boat sends along this timely story. You’ll love it!

“Attached is a new editorial promote Le Boat to Royal Wedding Watchers and travel to the UK this spring and take part in the royal celebrations between Meghan Markle and Price Harry. What better way to take in the upcoming noble nuptials than by travelling along the River Thames onboard your own private Le Boat canal cruiser? “

After much speculation Prince Harry finally popped the question to American actress and longtime Toronto resident Meghan Markle and people are EXCITED.

“This milestone event undoubtedly puts the global media spotlight on Britain. If the 2011 British tourism boom that resulted from the union of Prince William and Kate Middleton is any indicator, Windsor will be the place to be in May, 2018”, said Gavin Landry Visit Britain Executive Vice President Americas.

Le Boat InteriorWhat better way to take in the upcoming noble nuptials than by travelling along the River Thames onboard your own private Le Boat canal cruiser? Combining luxury, history and stops at all the must see royal sites on your private Thames river cruise.

Le Boat is Europe’s largest self-drive boat rental company and has created the perfect itinerary on the Thames River, aptly named “The Royal Cruise,” so travelers can enjoy the royal wedding atmosphere and take part in the celebrations.

The River Thames is one of the world's most historic waterways taking you to Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace and Cliveden House. The waterway is England’s longest river spanning 215 miles. It played a key part in the UK's history and is strewn with quintessential English villages, welcoming pubs, culturally rich cities like Oxford, luscious countryside and great fishing spots!

“With no previous experience or boating license required, a Le Boating vacation on the River Thames is perfect way for royal watchers to travel through South East England and visit all the royal sites and if lucky- spot a member of the Royal Family along the way!“ says Cheryl Brown, Managing Director at Le Boat.

Le boat offers eight different Thames River itineraries for a once in-a-life-time experience wherein you can wake up every morning in a different quaint English village and enjoy views of the castles and rolling green countryside from your upper deck.

While the town of Windsor is guaranteed to be overflowing with royal watchers leading up to the wedding, you can avoid the crowds and take in the festivities while sipping a cup of tea on the deck of your very own private luxury cruiser come wedding day.

Windsor CastleMust- See Destinations

Windsor
Famous for being home to the largest inhabited castle in the world is a royal watcher’s paradise. Cast off from the Le Boat base in Chertsey and make your first stop Windsor Castle. See for yourself the opulence and splendor and discover why the couple picked this location for their wedding on May 19, 2018. Pack a picnic and get lost in the immaculately manicured Royal Gardens and be sure to stay for the changing of the guard (try and avoid the temptation to make them smile). Fun Fact: If the Royal Standard at Windsor Castle is flying, The Queen is at home but if you see the Union Flag flying, she’s not in residence.

Eton CollegeEton College
Cruise over to the other side of the Thames and find one the most famous public schools in the world, Eton College. Founded in 1440 by King Henry VI and former alma mater of Prince Harry, Eton has been the place for the elite of British society to educate their children for generations. Take a tour and you may even see the ancient desks and benches that bear the graffiti of generations of former pupils including 19 former British Prime Ministers.

Windsor RacecourseWindsor Racecourse
It’s no secret that the royal family members are equestrian aficionados Harry and Meghan are no exception. This historic racetrack is one of the oldest in the UK dating back to 1866 and is a favourite of the royals. Offering races throughout the spring and summer you can also enjoy live musical performances on Monday nights under the stars.

For more information call 1-800-734-5491, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.leboat.com

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