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BOAT TRIPS ON THE ROYAL RIVER THAMES

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ased on the Thames at Windsor, Runnymede and Maidenhead, French Brothers luxury passenger boat operators offer a variety of boats and services specifically designed for the group organiser and tour operator.

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Trips that start from Windsor

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Trips that start from Runnymede

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Trips that start from Maidenhead

Now one of the largest passenger boat companies in the country, French Brothers have become firmly established as market leaders in the creation and management of riverboat events. As a family company, we at French Brothers pride ourselves on our professionalism and dedication to the customer, never losing sight of the importance of even the smallest detail.

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Service trips to Windsor (from Runnymede & Maidenhead)

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Service trip to Hampton Court (from Runnymede)

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Service trip to Henley (from Maidenhead)

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Christmas cruises

We are exceptionally proud of our high levels of service provided for all of our customers. Committed to ensuring these standards remain high, all staff attend the Welcome Host courses organised by the regional tourist board, where quality and friendliness are the key themes of the programme.

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Children’s trips

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Catering on board

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Combined visits

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Special events

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Private charter

We aim to create a warm welcome for all of our guests and visitors.

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Useful stuff

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Terms & conditions

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Booking Form

The prices which appear throughout are inclusive of at least a 10% discount, which applies to group bookings of a minimum number of 20 passengers (unless otherwise stated). However, for smaller groups we are running a programme of special events for which there are no minimum numbers (see pages 15-16)

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r o s d n i W m o r f s Trip Of the many treasures Windsor holds, the Royal River Thames is perhaps one of the finest. At least one of these cruises will fit into the busiest of day trips to Windsor. Whether it’s simply another activity to add to your plans or the focal point of your day, a cruise along the river makes a superb contribution to any itinerary.

Windsor 40 minute return

Windsor 2 hour return

This short cruise goes upstream to Boveney Lock and returns with fantastic views of Windsor Castle, Eton College, Mill House, Windsor Racecourse and The Brocas Meadows.

Leaving Windsor Promenade, passengers will have excellent views of Windsor Castle and Eton College. After passing Windsor Racecourse, the boat goes through Boveney Lock and passes Sutherland Grange, The Willows and Bray Film Studios. It then heads towards Oakley Court, Queen’s Eyot and Monkey Island where the boat turns for the journey back to Windsor.

The view of the Castle from the river is undoubtedly the finest there is, making this trip excellent for those who are visiting Windsor for the first time. The length of the trip also makes it popular with children, with the Home Park close by providing excellent playground and picnic facilities. Particularly suitable for those packing a lot into their itinerary, as boats depart frequently throughout the day. Embark : Windsor Promenade Departure times : 10.00 until 17.00 Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

A superb cruise to make a day out in Windsor really complete. A choice of two sailings allows for detailed planning of your excursion, it also makes for a good activity to reunite your group following a period of free time. Embark : Windsor Promenade Departure times : 13.30 & 14.30 Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

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Additional attractions Royal Windsor Racecourse Theatre Royal Windsor Castle Eton College Legoland Dorney Court City Sightseeing Tours Shopping

£8.50 per adult £4.25 per child Windsor afternoon tea cruise Join the 2 hour boat trip (as above). For your convenience we have packaged this trip with a traditional cream tea. This will be served to you at your seat so you do not have to leave your upper deck seat, unless you want to. es lud c in eam cr a te

Menu: Two fruit scones Jam and clotted cream Cup of tea or coffee

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Sarah says............... “We just wanted to thank your staff so much for going out of their way to accommodate our children and staff on a Windsor boat ride on Saturday. We decided to spend the day in Windsor but it isn’t always easy to find appropriate activities for the children. As soon as I approached your staff, they were eager to make every effort to accommodate our children. Thanks to their kindness and dedication the whole experience was very pleasurable. We all felt comfortable, safe and very relaxed. Would you please pass on our sincere thanks to those staff who were so kind”. Sarah Tosdevin, Grangewood School

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Windsor 2 ½ hour lunch cruises This cruise will take you on the same route as the Windsor 2 hour trip, travelling west, turning at Bray for the return journey back to Windsor Promenade. While you take in the beautiful scenery of the Royal River Thames, we will serve you lunch along with a cup of tea or coffee. Having lunch on board will save you time making this a perfect alternative to the busy cafes and restaurants in the town centre. We now offer a choice of 2 options, a light ploughmans lunch or a filling hot meal Embark : Windsor Promenade Departure time : 11.00 Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

Option A - Cold lunch Traditional Ploughmans Lunch English Cheddar cheese Slice of finest ham Coleslaw Green salad with tomatoes Pickles and chutneys Roll and butter Slice of cake Cup of tea or coffee

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Option A - £18.75 per person Option B - Hot lunch Delicious home made shepherds pie Selection of fresh vegetables Gravy Roll and butter Home made apple pie Fresh cream

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Option B - £22.75 per person

Windsor to Runnymede single journey

Windsor to Maidenhead single journey

Departing Windsor at 16.00 the boat passes through Romney Lock and continues to cruise downstream through the pretty villages of Datchet and Old Windsor. Travelling through the grounds of Windsor Castle, the boat arrives in Runnymede at 17.30. A wonderful trip for those planning a day out in Windsor. The Windsor Promenade is only a few minutes walk from the town centre, Windsor Castle and Eton College. The timings of this delightful cruise allow you to take in all the Royal town has to offer whilst avoiding the traffic of the town centre at the end of the day. Embark : Windsor Promenade Departure time : 16.00 Disembark : Runnymede Boathouse Arrival time : 17.30 Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

Single £9.00 per adult Single £4.50 per child

Departing from the Promenade, Barry Avenue, groups are able to enjoy a river trip passing through both Boveney and Bray Locks, past Oakley Court and Monkey Island to the Maidenhead Promenade. The late start on this trip makes it ideal for any group who have to travel some way. Located within a few miles of the M4 motorway, our Maidenhead landing stage is within easy access from most of the country. Your group can end their day with a relaxing cruise back to the Maidenhead Promenade where coaches are able to pick up easily. A unique day in Windsor calls for a unique mode of transport! Embark : Windsor Promenade Departure time : 15.45 Disembark : Maidenhead Promenade Arrival time : 17.15 Availability : Tuesday to Saturday Minimum numbers : 20

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King John placed his seal on the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215, join in as the World celebrates the 800th anniversary of this historic event.

Runnymede 45 minute return

Runnymede 2 hour return

Board the Lucy Fisher, a replica of a Victorian paddle steamer at the Runnymede Boathouse and cruise upstream to the Bells of Ouzeley, which is featured in Jerome K. Jerome’s “Three Men in a Boat”. Here the boat turns, heading downstream passing the Memorials, and onto the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds. Your cruise then finishes at the boathouse.

The boat leaves from the Runnymede Boathouse at 14.45 for a cruise through Old Windsor Lock, past the village of Datchet and through the grounds of Windsor Castle. The boat turns at Romney Lock for the journey back to Runnymede. A superb cruise to combine with a visit to another local attraction. The level landing stages and easy access makes this an ideal trip for those people with disabilities.

It is excellent for any smaller group who would like this more ‘traditional’ boat. The length of the trip also makes it perfect for children.

Embark : Runnymede Boathouse Departure time : 14.45 Availability : Monday to Friday Minimum numbers : 40 (unless a larger party is already booked) Please telephone us for availability

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Runnymede afternoon tea cruise Join the 2 hour boat trip (as above). For your convenience we have packaged this trip with a traditional cream tea. This will be served to you at your seat so you do not have to leave your upper deck seat, unless you want to.

Additional attractions Windsor Castle The Savill Garden Magna Carta RAF Memorial Frogmore House Runnymede Pleasure Grounds

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Menu: Two fruit scones Jam and clotted cream Cup of tea or coffee

£14.80 per person

Anne says............... “I would like to express my gratitude to your staff on the boat. They were very pleasant and also extremely helpful in assisting our members on and off the boat. It makes it so much easier for us and I would not hesitate in recommending you to others. We certainly hope to come back another day”.

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Runnymede 2 ½ hour lunch cruise This cruise will take you for a beautiful trip upstream towards Windsor, turning at Romney Lock for the return journey back to the Runnymede Boathouse. While you take in the beautiful scenery of the Royal River Thames, we will serve you lunch with a cup of tea or coffee. Having lunch on board will save you time making this a perfect alternative to the busy cafes and restaurants in the town centre. We now offer a choice of 2 options, a light ploughmans lunch or a filling hot meal. Embark : Runnymede Boathouse Departure time : 11.00 Availability : Monday to Friday Minimum numbers : 40 (unless a larger party is already booked)

Option A - Cold lunch Traditional Ploughmans Lunch English Cheddar cheese Slice of finest ham Coleslaw Green salad with tomatoes Pickles and chutneys Roll and butter Slice of cake Cup of tea or coffee

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Option A - £18.75 per person Option B - Hot lunch Delicious home made shepherds pie Selection of fresh vegetables Gravy Roll and butter Home made apple pie Fresh cream

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Option B - £22.75 per person

Runnymede to Windsor single journey

Jungle book cruise

Departing from the Runnymede Boathouse at 11.00, the boat passes through Old Windsor Lock and continues to cruise upstream through the pretty villages of Old Windsor and Datchet. Travelling through the grounds of Windsor Castle, the boat then passes through Romney Lock, and arrives in Windsor at 12.30.

This hour long trip takes place on board the Lucy Fisher, a replica of a Victorian paddle steamer. Board at the Runnymede Boathouse cruising through Old Windsor, then heading downstream passing the Memorials, to the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds before returning to the boathouse.

A wonderful trip for those planning a day out in Windsor. The Windsor Promenade is only a few minutes walk from the town centre, Windsor Castle and Eton College. Your coach can drop you off at Runnymede and then go on to wait for you at Windsor, hence avoiding the traffic of the town centre, and arriving in style.

An informative commentary is given and the price includes a hot dog snack with a drink. A lovely early evening trip for children that will really spark their imagination!

Embark : Runnymede Boathouse Departure time : 11.00 Disembark : Windsor Promenade Arrival time : 12.30 Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

Single £9.00 per adult Single £4.50 per child

Embark : Runnymede Boathouse Departure times : 18.00 or 19.00 Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

£11.00 per adult £7.75 per child

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d a e h n e d i a m < m o Trips fr With the many interesting and unusual attractions in the surrounding area, a cruise from Maidenhead is the ideal focal point to make any day excursion really complete. Located within a few miles of the M4 motorway, our Maidenhead landing stage is within easy access from most of the country. In particular, groups from the West Country and the Midlands will benefit.

Maidenhead 40 minute return

Maidenhead 2 hour tea cruise

This short cruise goes upstream to Boulters Lock, where it turns. It then travels downstream, passing underneath Brunel’s magnificent sounding arch. Continuing on towards the famous Michelin starred Waterside Inn, with fantastic views of the riverside houses of the rich and famous. The boat then returns to the Maidenhead Promenade.

Cruise upstream through Boulters Lock and along the beautiful Cliveden Reach, passing Cliveden House. At Cookham Lock the boat turns and makes its way back, but passes Maidenhead to show you the glorious riverside houses of the many celebrities at Bray. During your cruise you will be served a traditional cream tea. What better way to spend an afternoon?

An excellent cruise for those who want to combine a boat trip with a visit to one of the many other attractions in the area. The 10.00 a.m. sailing makes it ideal for school groups.

This is a perfect cruise for those groups who have some distance to travel as the departure time is 14.30, and our Maidenhead landing stage is within easy access from most of the country.

Embark : Maidenhead Promenade Departure time : 10.00 (other times subject to availability) Availability : Tuesday to Saturday Minimum numbers : 20

Embark : Maidenhead Promenade Departure time : 14.30 Availability : Tuesday to Friday Minimum numbers : 40 (unless a larger party is already booked)

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Additional attractions Other Attractions that you should consider including in your itinerary: Windsor Castle Eton College Legoland Dorney Court Stanley Spencer Gallery Bekonscot Model Village Odds Farm Park

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Keith says............... “I am pleased to be able to recommend French Brothers as a preferred charter for group river trips. We have been using French Brothers for many years for our groups which include Probus, Townswomen Guilds, WI, and Church parties some of which expect a higher degree of service and are looking for something relaxing - this they get with French Brothers”.

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Keith Burge, President of the Coach Drivers Club (retired) Tours Manager for Eagle Coaches


Maidenhead 2 ½ hour lunch cruise

Maidenhead evening dinner dance cruise

This cruise will take you upstream initially towards Cookham, turning at Cookham Lock for the return journey back to Maidenhead Promenade. While you take in the beautiful scenery of the Royal River Thames, we will serve you with a delicious light lunch with a cup of tea.

A wonderful social event from Maidenhead offering a 3 hour river cruise with a delicious hot meal, followed by dancing to our resident musician. A sophisticated evening reminiscent of days gone-bye.

A glorious cruise taking you through this truly unique part of the river. Embark : Maidenhead Promenade Departure time : 11.00 Lunch : Ham & cheese ploughmans (see page 13 for details) Availability : Tuesday to Friday Minimum numbers : 40 (unless a larger party is already booked)

Embark : Maidenhead Promenade Departure time : 19.00 Arrival time : 22.00 Supper : see menu below Availability : Tuesday to Saturday Minimum numbers : 40

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Delicious home made shepherds pie Selection of fresh vegetables Gravy Roll and butter Home made apple pie Fresh cream Cup of tea or coffee after supper

£18.75 per person Maidenhead to Windsor single journey Cruising from Maidenhead at 11.00, you will pass the houses of the stars, pass through Boveney and Bray Locks, past Oakley Court and Monkey Island. The boat continues past Windsor Racecourse, with spectacular views of Windsor Castle, arriving at 12.30. Located within a few miles of the M4 motorway, our Maidenhead landing stage is within easy access from most of the country. Coach access is excellent so your coach can drop you off right next to the boat - and be waiting for you at the Windsor coach park to take you home later. A unique day in Windsor calls for a unique mode of transport! Embark : Maidenhead Promenade Departure time : 11.00 Disembark : Windsor Promenade Arrival time : 12.30 Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

Single £9.00 per adult Single £4.50 per child

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Testimonials: “Thank you for our boat trip from Maidenhead down the Thames on Wednesday and the cream tea. It all worked out very well. The skipper and his crew worked very hard and made our trip a great blessing. We had many comments on how well it went. Please thank all concerned, we are very grateful”. Brian and Jan Pallett, The Honeycomb Group Kings Church Amersham “I had to write and thank you for a very enjoyable river cruise last Wednesday. Your staff were very helpful and kind and did everything they could to make it run smoothly. I would recommend anyone to book one of your cruises. Many thanks again and you make a good cup of tea on board the boat”. Marion Lee, Cubbington and District OAP Association “The best day trip we had while we were in the UK, friendly staff & well presented commentary. As we say to friends, you cannot see all by driving a car, this is the case here, you can only see all this beauty by taking one of the French Brothers River Thames day cruise trips. All you need is a camera and lots of ooh’s & ah’s.” Robert Harry, Tripadvisor

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A cruise along the river is not only an activity in itself but can also be used as an alternative form of transport to your chosen destination. Avoiding busy roads, your group can take a peaceful cruise, with your coach ready to meet you when you disembark.

These flexible and popular services are perfect for those groups who wish to spend the day in Windsor, or simply visit some other attractions in the Windsor, Runnymede or Maidenhead areas.

Runnymede to Windsor & return

Leaving from the Runnymede Boathouse at 11.00, the boat passes through Old Windsor Lock and continues upstream through the pretty villages of Old Windsor and Datchet. Travelling through the grounds of Windsor Castle, the boat then passes through Romney Lock, and arrives in Windsor at 12.30. The boat returns to Runnymede departing at 16.00 to arrive at 17.30. A wonderful trip for those planning a day out in Windsor. The promenade is only a few minutes walk from the town centre, Windsor Castle and Eton College. The timings allow you to take in all the Royal town has to offer whilst avoiding the traffic of the town centre. Opting for the return trip, you get to leave Windsor as peacefully as you arrived! Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

Runnymede to Windsor single journey

The morning leg of this trip is available as a single journey only, if required, departing from the Runnymede Boathouse at 11.00. Your coach can drop you off at Runnymede and then go on to wait for you at Windsor, hence avoiding the traffic of the town centre, and arriving in style. Embark : Runnymede Boathouse Departure time : 11.00 Disembark : Windsor Promenade Arrival time : 12.30 Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

Windsor to Runnymede single journey The afternoon leg of this trip is also available as a single journey only, leaving from the Windsor Promenade at 16.00. Your coach can drop you in the coach park and then go to pick you up later from Runnymede, hence avoiding the traffic of the town centre, and leaving in style. Embark : Windsor Promenade Departure time : 16.00 Disembark : Runnymede Boathouse Arrival time : 17.30 Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

Return £11.70 per adult Return £5.85 per child Additional attractions Other Attractions that you should consider including in your itinerary: Stanley Spencer Gallery City Sightseeing Bus Tour Windsor Castle Eton College

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"We have worked with French Brothers for years and regularly include their cruises in our day trip programme. We have always found that the friendly and helpful service that we receive from the team at French Brothers is first class. The trips have received positive customer feedback and the boats are of the highest standard that we require for our excursions. We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and it is most refreshing to work with a travel trade partner who not only understands but shares this philosophy.” Andy Callingham,Travel Manager - Buzzlines Travel

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Maidenhead to Windsor & return

Cruising from Maidenhead at 11.00, you will pass along “millionaires row” and see the houses of the stars. Pass through Bray and Boveney Locks, Oakley Court and Monkey Island, then continue past Windsor Racecourse, with spectacular views of Windsor Castle, arriving at 12.30. Departing again at 15.45, this trip makes a super end to a full day out in Windsor. This allows for your coach to meet you at Maidenhead when you arrive at 17.15 The late start on this trip makes it ideal for groups who have to travel some way. Located within a few miles of the M4 motorway, our Maidenhead landing stage is within easy access from most of the country. There is plenty of time in the afternoon to enjoy the town with its famous Castle and attractions. Your group leaves in style at the end of their day with a relaxing cruise back to the Maidenhead Promenade where coaches are able to pick up easily. A truly unique day out. Availability : Tuesday to Saturday Minimum numbers : 20

Return £11.70 per adult Return £5.85 per child

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Maidenhead to Windsor single journey

The morning leg of this trip is available as a single journey only, if required, leaving from the Maidenhead Promenade at 11.00. Your coach can drop you off at Maidenhead and then go on to wait for you at Windsor, hence avoiding the traffic of the town centre, and arriving in style. Embark : Maidenhead Promenade Departure time : 11.00 Disembark : Windsor Promenade Arrival time : 12.30 Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

Windsor to Maidenhead single journey The afternoon leg of this trip is also available as a single journey only, leaving from the Windsor Promenade at 15.45. Your coach can drop you in the coach park and then go on to pick you up later at Maidenhead Promenade - a perfect end to a perfect day. Embark : Windsor Promenade Departure time : 15.45 Disembark : Maidenhead Promenade Arrival time : 17.15 Availability : Tuesday to Saturday Minimum numbers : 20

Single £9.00 per adult Single £4.50 per child

Amazing value! Make the most of your day visit to Windsor by combining two great value trips - the Runnymede service and the Maidenhead service - all in one day!

Prebook your morning coffee to be served on arrival - only £1.50

Option 1 - Start your day at Runnymede and travel to Windsor. Spend the afternoon in Windsor then catch the afternoon sailing from Windsor to Maidenhead. Option 2 - Start your day at Maidenhead and travel to Windsor. Spend the afternoon in Windsor then catch the afternoon sailing from Windsor to Runnymede.

Combined option 1 - £11.70 per adult Combined option 1 - £5.85 per child Combined option 2 - £11.70 per adult Combined option 2 - £5.85 per child

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Whether you’re travelling from or to Hampton Court, this trip encompasses scenery from suburban London to the rural home counties.

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The cruise starts from Runnymede bound for Hampton Court for a round trip that lasts the full day. As such most groups choose one of the many boarding points along the way to start their journey, which allows plenty of time to visit Cardinal Wolsey’s majestic palace.

Runnymede to Hampton Court & return Departing at 09.15 from Runnymede, home to King John’s Magna Carta, the boat passes through the town of Staines - the ancient start of the tidal Thames before the locks were built. Chertsey is the next (and most popular stop) on this trip, passing through Coway Sale where Julius Caesar forded the river and on to Shepperton. The boat then passes through Sunbury Lock which has a unique second barge lock adjacent to it still in operation. On approaching Hampton Court, you will pass some lovely house boats, some formerly owned by stars such as Diana Dors. You are then afforded superb views of Hampton Court Palace. This cruise is perfect for any group wishing to visit the palace and perhaps puzzle out the famous maze. If your group has a long way to travel, start the cruise at one of the intermediate points listed. Those wanting a long trip - why not take the whole trip in the afternoon from Hampton Court to Runnymede. r’s pe * p i Sk oice ch

Schedule Embark : Runnymede Boathouse : 09.15 Intermediate stop : Staines :10.00 Intermediate stop : Chertsey : 11.00 Disembark : Hampton Court :13.15 Embark : Hampton Court : 14.30 Intermediate stop : Chertsey : 16.30 Intermediate stop : Staines : 17.45 Disembark : Runnymede Boathouse : 18.30 Availability : Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Minimum numbers : 20

Staines to Hampton Court Single £11.20 per adult Single £5.60 per child Return £16.20 per adult Return £8.10 per child Chertsey to Hampton Court

Single £12.60 per adult Single £6.30 per child

Single £9.70 per adult Single £4.85 per child

Return £17.80 per adult Return £8.90 per child

Return £13.70 per adult Return £6.85 per child

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Additional attractions River and rowing museum at Henley Stanley Spencer gallery at Cookham Hampton Court Palace Kew Garden

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Brian says....... “May I, on behalf of all who travelled on your boat, thank you and all your staff for the effort you undertook to make our day such a memorable experience. Everyone I have spoken to had a wonderful time and the skipper and staff on the boat were exceptional. My party was full of praise for the beauty of the trip and the information given on the boat. Also the coffee was welcome after the minibus ride from Billingshurst. Once again very many thanks for organising the trip for our group”. B Taylor, Billingshurst Community Transport

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Our trip to Henley offers a rare opportunity to continue your travels upstream. This route does not feature in any boat trips timetable and as such is exclusively only available to groups.

Why not book your group onto one of the legs of this trip and enjoy something that only groups can do. It is a voyage of discovery and sure to not disappoint.

Maidenhead to Henley & return The Maidenhead to Henley cruise calls in at the picturesque riverside towns of Cookham and Marlow, arriving at Henley in time for lunch. The boat passes through the famous Boulters Lock, cruising the beautiful Cliveden reach, the setting of the Profumo affair. Passing under the shadow of the imposing Winter Hill - the gateway to the Chilterns. Beyond Marlow, the boat passes Medmenham Abbey, home of the infamous Hellfire Club. On approaching Henley, the boat follows the route made famous by over one hundred years of rowing history. This trip is particularly suitable for those wanting a longer cruise, the full return journey is a glorious whole day on the beautiful Royal River Thames. The intermediate stops also mean that groups can take shorter cruises within the route, which lends itself well to a combined excursion with the Stanley Spencer Gallery at Cookham or the River and Rowing Museum at Henley.

Schedule Embark : Maidenhead Promenade : 09.30 Intermediate stop : Cookham : 10.30 Intermediate stop : Marlow : 11.15 Disembark : Henley : 13.45 Embark : Henley : 14.15 Intermediate stop : Marlow : 16.30 Intermediate stop : Cookham : 17.30 Disembark : Maidenhead Promenade : 18.15 Availability : Tuesday to Friday Minimum numbers : 40 (unless a larger party is already booked)

Cookham to Henley Single £11.20 per adult Single £5.60 per child Return £16.20 per adult Return £8.10 per child Marlow to Henley

Single £12.60 per adult Single £6.30 per child

Single £9.70 per adult Single £4.85 per child

Return £17.80 per adult Return £8.90 per child

Return £13.70 per adult Return £6.85 per child

“We would like to say thank you very much for an excellent lunch trip from Maidenhead on Saturday last. All the crew were courteous and efficient and were a credit to the company. The skipper’s commentary was also very interesting and well presented. ” Mr P L Voss, Princes Risborough Rotary Club

Combine your boat trip with a visit to the River and Rowing Museum

“Just a letter in appreciation of your arrangements for our trip on 30th June from Runnymede to Hampton Court and return. Everybody in the party really enjoyed the ploughmans lunch. Lastly a word of thanks to the young crew on the boat, who were very attentive and pleasant”. Mr T Maber, Ruislip Northwood Probus Club

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s e i t r a p s a m Christ on the thames Customers just love our Santa special cruise and come back year after year to relax on the Royal River Thames with Father Christmas! The all-weather, centrally heated vessels mean that even at this time of year, your group will stay warm and dry.

Santa special Christmas lunch cruise

Board the boat at the Runnymede Boathouse at 13.00. This cruise takes you upstream as far as Old Windsor Lock and then downstream through Bell Weir Lock passing Runnymede, the Memorials and Staines. The boat usually turns at Penton Hook Lock for the return to Runnymede. Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch while seasonal music is played throughout the journey. Father Christmas will then board at a lock and present each passenger with a small gift. A really fun cruise guaranteed to fill everyone with festive cheer!

Santa special menu Mulled wine Hot soup of the day Roast turkey Roast potatoes Brussel sprouts Carrots Pigs in blankets Traditional stuffing Sherry gravy Christmas pudding and brandy sauce Tea or coffee with mince pie

Embark : Runnymede Boathouse Departure time : 13.00 Arrival time : 16.00 Availability : November, December & January Minimum numbers : 40 (unless a larger party is already booked)

Only £34.00 per person

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Looking for a Christmas evening party?

The Santa special is a very peaceful cruise - however if you fancy something a bit more lively this year, then why not join us in the evening for one of our Christmas parties with a disco. We have 5 dates for our joiner parties (no minimum numbers) HOWEVER if you can get 36 friends & colleagues together then you could select a private boat on ANY date.

Christmas joiner party dates Friday 12th December Saturday 13th December Sunday 14th December Thursday 18th December Saturday 20th December Please note that for the Santa specials & private evening charters all dates remain totally flexible - please telephone us for availability on 01753 827345

£44.00 per person

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"The Santa Special Christmas Lunch Cruise is very popular with our regular clients'' said Geoff Allen of Travallen Travel & Events. “Whether it be a private group or corporate arrangement success is always assured from the French Brothers team who pay attention to detail from the first brief to the last minute of the event". Geoff Allen, Travallen Travel & Events


s p i r t s ' n e r d l i ch perfect for school trips

Almost all of our trips are suitable for children. Whether they are visiting us as part of a school trip or as part of a day out with a children’s group such as scouts or guides.

Either way this is a surefire winner - all children love a boat trip - not only is it fun but there is so much to see, they will no doubt learn a lot too! We have identified a couple of trips that we know the children will love.

Windsor 40 minute return

Curriculum based

This short cruise goes upstream to Boveney Lock and returns with fantastic views of Windsor Castle, Eton College, Mill House, Windsor Racecourse and The Brocas Meadows.

Full informative commentary

The view of the Castle from the river is undoubtedly the finest there is, making this trip excellent for those who are visiting Windsor for the first time. The length of the trip also makes it popular with children, with the Home Park close by providing excellent playground and picnic facilities. Particularly suitable for those packing a lot into their itinerary, as boats depart frequently throughout the day.

Special rates for schools: 2 free teacher places Other adults helpers charged at child rate All relevant paperwork provided including risk assessments to make your visit as easy to arrange as possible Special discount for your end of term school prom (telephone us for details)

Embark : Windsor Promenade Departure times : 10.00 until 17.00 Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

£5.30 per adult £2.65 per child Also available, 45 minute trips from Runnymede (see page 3 for details)

Jungle book cruise This hour long trip takes place on board the Lucy Fisher, a replica of a Victorian paddle steamer. Board at the Runnymede Boathouse cruising through Old Windsor, then heading downstream passing the Memorials, to the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds before returning to the boathouse. An informative commentary is given and the price includes a hot dog snack with a drink. A lovely early evening trip for children that will really spark their imagination!

"It was fun and exciting”. "I liked seeing all the wildlife & being told what to look out for". "I can't wait to go again". "The boat was brilliant". The Brownies "It is such an easy evening to organise, the crew are excellent ... Everything considered, an evening enjoyed by the girls and leaders alike". Eileen Williams & the 2nd Egham Brownies

Embark : Runnymede Boathouse Departure times : 18.00 or 19.00 Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

£11.00 per adult £7.75 per child

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d r a o b n o g n i cater Choose from our menus to enhance your cruising experience. We remain flexible to cater for special occasions and dietary requirements, and are happy to tailor menus for your individual needs, just contact our booking office.

On arrival

lunch

MC1 - Morning coffee

FW1 - Ham and cheese ploughmans

Freshly brewed coffee or tea

English Cheddar cheese Slice of finest ham Coleslaw Green salad with tomatoes Pickles and chutneys Roll and butter Slice of cake Cup of tea or coffee

£1.50 per person MC2 - Morning coffee Freshly brewed coffee or tea Assorted mini Danish pastries Shortbread biscuits

£5.25 per person FB1 - Sausage breakfast roll Fresh bread roll with Lincolnshire sausage Cup of tea or coffee FB2 - Bacon breakfast roll Fresh bread roll with succulent smoked back bacon Cup of tea or coffee

£4.65 per person

“The food was first class and I would definitely recommend to friends and colleagues”. Mrs J Everard, Courthouse Junior School “The lunch provided was excellent and your staff were all very helpful. We were impressed by the clean and comfortable boat”. Ann Hume, Maidenhead Crossroads Care “The food was excellent, and plenty of it, which is a change these days. Please be assured that I will be happy to recommend your company to anyone who might ask for it”. Mr J Dimmer

£9.00 per person

Have your lunch or tea on board - and save valuable time during your day Afternoon teas FT1 - Traditional cream tea Two fruit scones Jam and clotted cream Cup of tea or coffee

£6.30 per person FT2 - Tea tray Round of savoury sandwiches Scone with butter and jam Slice of cake Packet of biscuits Cup of tea or coffee

£8.00 per person Should any of your group have any special dietary requirements such as vegetarian food, gluten free or dairy free, please let us know.

Jasmine says............... “Thank you for giving us a wonderful day, cruising from Windsor to Staines on the Steam Boat Nuneham. The cruise was so peaceful. Chris gave a very interesting commentary. The afternoon tea was presented very nicely & enjoyed by all. Thank you once again for a lovely day out, we all thoroughly enjoyed it”.

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Jasmine Cook, Jasmine Travel Club

Model of Lucy Fisher


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For many years, groups have chosen to combine a river trip with French Brothers and a visit to the nearby local attractions such as Savill Garden & Bekonscot Model Village.

Partnerships have now been formed to offer exceptional value for the Group Organiser, by providing a one stop shop - also making life easier as well as providing a perfect solution to a complete day out.

Royal Garden & River Cruise Both are half day attractions that complement each other, and are located a mere 2 ½ miles apart. With this tried and tested formula, we have created a new package combining both visits for a full days experience. Benefiting from superb value, the group organiser is now able to book a combined visit with a single telephone call. Whether you choose to have lunch on the boat or at the Garden there is a choice of 2 packages to provide a full day out with all meals included.

at Bekonscot

With free coach parking at both sites and all meals included, this really is an unbeatable “one stop shop” for the group organiser. Option 1 - A morning visit to The Savill Garden with lunch, followed by a 2 hour afternoon river trip from the Runnymede Boathouse with a cream tea.

Bekonscot Model Village Start your day with a relaxing 2 ½ hour cruise from Windsor during which you will be served a delicious ploughmans lunch. Rejoin your coach and head off to spend the afternoon at the worlds oldest model village. Become a giant in a miniature world and wonder at the buildings portraying rural England as it was in the 1930s. Two of French Brothers steam boats are also reproduced, adding yet more authenticity to the bygone era. Embark : Windsor Promenade Departure time : 11.00 Lunch : Ham & cheese ploughmans (see page 13 for details) Availability : Daily Minimum numbers : 20

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Boat Departure time 14.45 Boat Arrival time 16.45 Option 2 - A 2 ½ hour boat cruise in the morning from the Runnymede Boathouse with lunch, followed by an afternoon visit to The Savill Garden with a cream tea. Boat Departure time 11.00 Boat Arrival time 13.30

Option 1 £29.50 per person Option 2 £26.50 per person

Combined trip £24.75 per person

Royal garden & river cruise

Bekonscot combined trip

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Sunday lunch cruise Bird & wildlife cruise Swing music extravaganza Events on genuine steam boat

We have a programme of special events for the public on set dates for which there are no minimum numbers. This makes them suitable for small groups, including families. Numbers are limited so advance booking is essential - dates are published on our website frenchbrothers.co.uk and our public trips timetable. Small groups and individuals can book online. However for large groups of 40 or more it is usually possible for you to select a date that suits your group - please contact us for availability on 01753 827345.

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Sunday 18th May s: DateSunday 21st September

Groups of over 40... pick your own date Join us for an amazing nostalgic cruise of discovery through the Queen’s back garden. This fantastic cruise is on board one of our beautiful and genuine Victorian steam launches. Departing from Runnymede in the morning you will pass though Old Windsor Lock and the pretty village of Datchet. Salute our Monarch’s flag as we steam along past the grounds of Windsor Castle. In the afternoon the boat returns to Runnymede. Now restructured for groups, you are able to take the cruise with or without food - simply select the optional menu if required. Groups of over 40 have the option to select a more specific date. Embark: Runnymede Boathouse 11.00 Disembark: Windsor Promenade 13.00 Embark: Windsor Promenade 15.00 Disembark: Runnymede Boathouse 17.00

Single £26.00 per person Return £42.00 per person Choose one of our optional menus Optional Lunch Menu - £10.00 Hearty English pub style ploughmans English Cheddar cheese, slice of finest ham Pork pie, coleslaw Green salad with apples and tomatoes Pickles and chutneys, roll and butter Slice of cake

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Bird & wildlife cruise Saturday 17th May Sunday 7th September

Join us for a very special bird & river wildlife enthusiasts cruise. Our knowledgeable skipper will provide a tailored commentary highlighting all the wildlife along the Thames you will see. There is a choice of 2 sailings from Windsor Promenade, a morning trip with hearty ploughman’s lunch as well an afternoon trip with a full English tea. Lunch menu: Hearty English pub style ploughmans English Cheddar cheese, slice of finest ham Pork pie, coleslaw Green salad with apples and tomatoes Pickles and chutneys, roll and butter Slice of cake Embark: Windsor Promenade 10.00 Disembark: Windsor Promenade 13.00 Afternoon tea menu: Selection of premier deep filled sandwiches Hand made scone with butter, clotted cream and jam Individual fruit tartlet Biscuits with a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee Embark: Windsor Promenade 14.00 Disembark: Windsor Promenade 17.00

Both cruises £22.00 per person

Optional Afternoon Tea Menu - £10.00 Selection of premier deep filled sandwiches Hand made scone with butter, clotted cream and jam Individual fruit tartlet Biscuits with a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee

Stuart says...............

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“With my family, I had an enjoyable day out last Sunday on their special steam excursion to Windsor and back with their beautifully restored Steam Launch Nuneham. The helpful and friendly crew provided a running commentary during the trip, and both the ploughmans lunch (outwards) and the cream tea on the return were excellent”. StuartH90, Tripadvisor 15


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Easter Sunday - 20th April Father’s Day - 15th June Summer lunch cruise - 3rd August End of Summer - 14th September Autumn lunch cruise - 19th October

Board the boat at the Runnymede Boathouse at 13.00. This cruise takes you upstream passing through Old Windsor Lock, past the village of Datchet and the grounds of Windsor Castle. The boat turns at Romney Lock for the journey back to Runnymede. The perfect gift for a loved one. Menu: Homemade soup of the day Traditional Sunday roast lunch Chef’s dessert Embark : Runnymede Boathouse 13.00 Disembark : Runnymede Boathouse 16.00

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2013:

Xmas with So Sinatra - Thursday 5th Dec Xmas with So Sinatra - Thursday 12th Dec

2014: So-Sinatra - Saturday 3rd May Might Be Bublé - Saturday 26th July So-Sinatra - Saturday 6th September Xmas with So Sinatra -Thursday 4th Dec Xmas with MB Bublé - Thursday 11th Dec A rare opportunity to enjoy the company and sounds of two of the country’s foremost tribute acts. Dancing after dinner is optional, otherwise sit back and relax to these much loved entertainers whilst you cruise the beautiful reaches of the upper Thames.

£34.00 per person

This is a marvellous package that not only has some excellent swing music, but also includes a fantastic buffet as well as a glass of Champagne on arrival

Autumn Colours

Menu:

Date

Saturday 11th October Sunday 12th October Saturday 25th October Sunday 26th October Or for groups of 40+ available throughout October

Cruise from Maidenhead through the magnificent hanging woods at Cliveden and experience the beautiful colours of Autumn. Choice of 2 sailings from Maidenhead, a morning trip with hearty ploughman’s lunch as well an afternoon trip with a full English tea Lunch menu: Hearty English pub style ploughmans English Cheddar cheese, slice of finest ham Pork pie, coleslaw Green salad with apples and tomatoes Pickles and chutneys, roll and butter Slice of cake

Champagne reception Dressed whole salmon Breast of chicken in coronation sauce Roquefort, spinach and baby onion flan Mixed leaf salad, Tomato & herb salad Hot new potatoes, Coleslaw Chef desserts Embark: Runnymede Boathouse 19.30 Disembark: Runnymede Boathouse 23.30 Or for groups of 30+ available on a date of your choice

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Embark: Maidenhead Promenade 10.00 Disembark: Maidenhead Promenade 13.00 Afternoon tea menu: Selection of premier deep filled sandwiches Hand made scone with butter, clotted cream and jam Individual fruit tartlet Biscuits with a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee Embark: Maidenhead Promenade 14.00 Disembark: Maidenhead Promenade 17.00

Both cruises £22.00 per person

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All of the trips featured in this brochure are charged per person & offer cost effective solutions to organising a boat trip with us, However.....

Should your group need something different to that already featured, such as a lunchtime or evening trip for use exclusively by your group, then we have an events team on hand to advise how to arrange a private charter on board one of our boats. Call our events team on 01753 827346

Small boat private charter

Large boat private charter © rowl images

You can charter Windsor Royal for exclusive use for smaller groups that would normally use a 49 seater coach. Ideal for groups that do not want to share a vessel or that want a longer trip, as our charter rates allow for up to 4 hours. Also suitable for special needs groups that would prefer a little privacy.

Exclusive charter available from £650

For large events the New Queen of the Thames is an impressive choice. She is the largest boat on the Upper Thames, with a capacity of 180 passengers. This means that she can easily accommodate 3 coaches. Her capacity for a seated dinner is 68 - ideal for those presidential hand over dinners or even gala charity events. Moreover she is ideal for groups that have the luxury of a large membership that love boat trips, when you know that you will achieve high numbers for this years outings.

Medium boat private charter Lady Margaret Anne is an example of a medium sized boat and can accommodate 90 guests. Also suitable for formal lunches as she can seat about 40 guests at tables.

Exclusive charter available from £850

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Exclusive charter available from £1100

Genuine Victorian steam boat charter Built in 1898, S.L. Nuneham is a rare example of a genuine Victorian steam boat. She is available for exclusive charter to all lovers of the bygone age. Particularly suitable for clubs that specialise in outings with the emphasis on history and nostalgia. Also available for landmark events such as golden weddings or 80th Birthdays.

“Thank you all so much for making our special day even more special. The trip on the beautiful Nuneham was fantastic and far exceeded our expectations”. Charles & Julia Sunderland

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useful stuff

For a comprehensive list of directions and maps to all of our landing stages, please visit our website if you can, these can be found at: www.boat-trips.co.uk

In the meantime here are the addresses to our landing stages (post code for sat nav is in red).

Windsor Coach Park

Hampton Court

Alma Road Windsor SL4 3HY

Adjacent to Hampton Court Railway Station East Molesley KT8 9AE (south side of the river)

Windsor Promenade Barry Avenue Windsor Berks SL4 1QX

There are a number of steps to negotiate so customers should assess the suitability carefully.

Chertsey

Whilst Windsor is good for access, with disabled parking nearby, there is no dropping off beside the embarkation point.

Chertsey Lock, Thames Side Chertsey KT16 8LD

Runnymede Boathouse

Useful contacts:

Windsor Road Old Windsor SL4 2SG (sat nav will not recognise this postcode)

French Brothers (01753) 851900 www.frenchbrothers.co.uk

Access at Runnymede is excellent - your vehicle can get very close to the boat, so passengers do not have far to walk.

Windsor visitor information (01753) 743900 www.windsor.gov.uk

Maidenhead

Disabled guests

Ray Mead Road Maidenhead SL6 8NP There are a number of steps to negotiate as well as a narrow promenade, so disabled customers should assess the suitability carefully.

Henley Mill Meadows Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1BF

The Lucy Fisher has very good access for wheelchairs users. We remain dedicated to improving our facilities for people with disabilities. Due to the irregular layout of our others vessels, we ask that you contact us should your group have any special requirements, in order for us to advise you in the best possible way.

Marlow

We like to offer people with restricted mobility extra time and help to board the boat. We manually lift wheelchairs on board, down two shallow steps, so advance notice helps us plan for this. Electric wheelchairs & scooters are generally too heavy to lift.

Higginsons Park Pound Lane Marlow SL7 2AE

Most boats have a front cabin with excellent visibility for anyone unable to use the top deck. Toilets unfortunately are not accessible to wheelchairs.

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s n o i t i d n o c & terms Oct 2010

Booking Conditions. For Regular Group Booking Clients - Part Charter only 1. CONTRACTS. A binding contract is only entered into when French Brothers Limited of Clewer Boathouse, Clewer Court Road, Windsor (French Brothers) and whether trading as French Brothers, Bray Boats, Thames Steam Packet Boat Company or Windsor Boats, has issued a Confirmation of Booking. This takes place after we have received a completed and signed Booking Form. The person signing the Booking Form accepts responsibility on behalf of all members of the party. 2. PAYMENTS. No deposit is required from a regular Group Booking Client with whom prior credit arrangements have been agreed. 3. CANCELLATIONS BY YOU. No cancellation charges will be applied to a regular Group Booking Client with whom credit arrangements have been agreed. Nevertheless, notice of cancellation should be given as early as possible and we reserve the right to withdraw future credit arrangements if a Client persistently cancels bookings less than seven days prior to the hire. 4. CANCELLATIONS BY FRENCH BROTHERS. 4.1 We reserve the right to cancel your booking at any time and to provide you with a full refund. If our cancellation is made less than 14 days before the hire date for a reason other than those mentioned in paragraph 4.2 we will in addition pay you reasonable compensation. 4.2 Occasionally we have to cancel the operation of a vessel arising from circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we cannot avoid. Example are, riots, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, lock delays, natural disaster, fire or adverse weather or river conditions or other similar events. The risk of cancellation in these circumstances is yours and you are responsible for the full hire price notwithstanding cancellation. You are strongly recommended to obtain suitable insurance cover for such contingencies. 5. ALTERATIONS BY YOU. We will do our best to make any alterations you may require after confirmation has been issued subject to the payment of any increased costs relevant to the change. We cannot normally make any alterations less than 14 days prior to the hire date. 6. ALTERATIONS BY FRENCH BROTHERS. 6.1 We will make every effort to ensure that vessels operate at agreed times but we reserve the right to vary operating times or to substitute vessels if any of the events or conditions referred to in 4.2 apply. 6.2 We also reserve the unconditional right, to refuse a booking, or to prevent a person from being carried in the event of conduct which is likely to cause distress, damage or annoyance to passengers, employees, property or to a third party. 7. CONDUCT ON BOARD THE VESSEL. 7.1 The skipper of the vessel shall be in sole charge throughout the duration of the hire and you and all members of your party will comply with the lawful commands of the skipper and his crew. 7.2 You and all members of your party must conduct themselves properly at all times whilst on board and must take account of their own safety and that of other passengers. 7.3 You will be liable to us for any damage caused to a vessel or any of its fixtures and fittings by you or any member of your party due to any unreasonable conduct or behaviour. 7.4 Neither you or members of your party may take on board any vessel any food, alcohol or other beverages, such items may only be consumed on a vessel if arranged by us. No musical or other entertainment is to take place on board a vessel unless also arranged by us. 8. SMOKING. French Brothers operate a non smoking policy in line with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Health Billâ&#x20AC;? in England and Wales 2007. This policy applies to all guests, staff and visitors on board the boats as well as the bookings and ticket offices, shops, stores and all other enclosed areas owned or managed by French Brothers at Clewer, Windsor or Runnymede. No person may smoke anywhere on board any vessel engaged in a public sailing or group hire. 9. FREE PLACE FOR ORGANISER. For trips booked from the group travel brochure, the group organiser can travel free of charge. This offer is limited and applies to groups of 40 or more. Only 1 free place per group. Offer does not apply to catering and has no cash value. Please request free place at time of booking - not transferable or applicable to private charter events or packaged trips. 10. PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES. You should advise us in good time whether any member of your party has any medical condition or disability requiring any special care during embarking or whilst on a vessel. We will use every reasonable effort to assist such passengers but if we are not informed in reasonable time, we cannot be responsible for any inconvenience or costs which may arise if carriage of that person is refused. 11. MODEL RELEASE. We occasionally take photographs of our boats and events on board which will inevitably include images of passengers. These images are used in our marketing material which includes brochures and our web site. The organizer agrees to allow us to use such images, we will not pay any royalties or fee. We will not take photographs or use images should the organiser object. We will cease to use images should the organiser lodge an objection, however printed matter will remain in force for the life of the publication. Electronic images (on our web site) will be removed within 7 days should we receive any objection from an organizer. Please indicate by ticking the opt out box on the booking form should you object to photographs being taken. French Brothers retain copyright on all pictures. You may apply to us for permission to use such images for your own use and distribution. 12. LIABILITY. Should you or one of the persons included in your booking suffer death, personal injury or illness arising out of an activity forming part of your hire arrangements, our liability to compensation will be limited by the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 or any re-enactment or regulations made thereunder which permit operators of passenger vessels to limit their liability. We will only accept responsibility if there has been a fault on our part or our suppliers and the cause was not your own or the relevant persons fault. Details of these limits of liability can be obtained from our Head Office upon request. The maximum liability for any damages other than for death, personal injury or illness will be limited to the total price paid for the hire of the vessel. 13. JURISDICTION. All matters arising from your contract with us are governed by English Law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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ng form bookiGroup Hire Booking Form - 2014

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Email: groups@frenchbrothers.co.uk Tel: 01753 827345 / 851900 Fax: 01753 832303

French Brothers Ltd. The Clewer Boathouse Clewer Court Road Windsor Berkshire SL4 5JH ORGANISER DETAILS Name Group name Address Email address Telephone : Daytime

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CATERING REQUIREMENTS Number of passengers to be catered for Menu code and description Any other dietary requirements? Other information Where did you hear about us? I agree to the terms and conditions I am over the age of 18 Signed Date Tick to opt out of model release of promotional photographs (see section 11 of booking terms) Tick if you do not want to receive emails from us relating to special offers & promotions.

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Boat trips on the Royal River Thames Discounted group rates • Lunch cruises Tea cruises Evening dinner cruises • Scheduled trips between: Henley Maidenhead Windsor Runnymede Hampton Court • Combined visits • Special events: Bird & wildlife cruise Autumn colours Historic steamboat cruise • Private charter also available

01753 827345 01753 851900 Fax: 01753 832303 groups@frenchbrothers.co.uk www.frenchbrothers.co.uk French Brothers Ltd, The Clewer Boathouse, Clewer Court Road, WINDSOR Berkshire SL4 5JH


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