A Vintage Day Out 

Key facts:

The start and finish times for this experience are selected by you, we suggest meeting at 10:00 and leaving at around 17:00 to maximise your enjoyment.

 

All food and drinks including champagne and wine provided throughout the day are included.

 

Your every need will be catered for by our team on the day. This will include chauffeur, skipper, the Time-for-Tea team (who supply the very finest afternoon tea) and our restaurant partners, who will all make sure your every whim is met and expectations exceeded. 

 

This is a truly special experience - a great way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or even an engagement!  

 

PRODUCT INFO

 

  • Price are for 2 or 4 Guests 

  • Includes, pick-up and drop off in a Rolls Royce, private Stonor House tour, private boat tour of the Thames and afternoon high tea

  • All experiences lasts 8 hours

DRESS CODE

Flat shoes are recommended on the boat.

Please consider sun tan lotion, sunglasses and hats in the summer.

Three amazingly opulent options to chose from on this quintessential English day out. 
The Cars - 

ROLLS ROYCE 20 1923 

Believed to be the last surviving example of its type. This Rolls-Royce 20 HP was built in 1923 and supplied new to Sir Neville Pearson in May of that year.

At this time, Rolls Royce did not build their own bodies for cars so this one is a great example of the craftsmanship of Barker & Co - a London coach builder founded in 1710.

Affectionately known as the ‘Baby’ Rolls it is judged to “exemplify the best in early 1920s coach building.” The car is illustrated in John Fasal’s authoritative book ‘The Rolls-Royce 20’ and has featured in film version of Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ and the Worzel Gummidge TV shows! A magnificent limousine, this car is a real head-turner. 

 

ROLLS ROYCE 20/25 1933

Another stunning limousine, this time with the later 3.7 litre engine.

First supplied to Sir Erik Olof Ohlson, who was a Swedish-born British shipping magnate, coal and timber merchant. He was knighted in 1915 and created a Baronet of Scarborough in the 1920 New Year’s Honours List for his efforts to bring Sweden into the British camp during the First World War. The body of the car is by Windovers of Huntingdon, a company who started as Sadlers in 1600 and continued in car bodies until 1955. This car previously is believed to have been owned by Bertie Wooster, but only in the TV series Jeeves and Wooster! Truly a classic looking and very comfortable car.

Where to begin:

By car: you will be met by your chauffeur for coffee at The Hurley House Hotel, Henley Road, Hurley SL6 5LH 

By train: You will be collected from Marlow Station in the vintage Rolls-Royce limousine and taken for morning coffee. Marlow station is a 46-minute train ride from London Paddington.

NB -We are able to arrange a private vehicle to transport you to and from your location to the start point at additional cost.

 

 

What to bring:

A wish to be spoilt

Flat shoes are recommended on the boat

Please consider sun tan lotion, sunglasses and hats in the summer.

Sample Menu

Vintage Days Menu

 

Mediterranean Olives & Freshly Baked Bread

 

To Start…

 

Oak Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Pickle

Or

Twice Baked Goats Cheese Soufflé, Tomato Confit

Or

Crispy Duck, Ginger Risotto Cake & Plum Sauce

 

To Follow…

 

Fillet of Seabass, Spinach & Lemon Caper Butter 

Or  

Chargrilled Sirloin Steak, Field Mushroom, Vine Tomatoes

Or

Wild Mushroom Fregola, Truffle Oil & Parmesan Shavings 

 

Served With Seasonal Vegetables & Rosti Potato

 

To Finish…

 

Vanilla Crème Brulée, Almond Tuille 

Or

Rich Chocolate Tart, Red Berry Coulis, Vanilla Pod Ice Cream

Or 

Trio of Cheese, Celery & Crackers

 

Cafetières of Freshly Ground Columbian Coffee,

Earl Grey, Breakfast or Herb Teas

Served with Homemade Truffles

The Boats 

NINA 

Simply the most elegant of open cockpit launches. This beautiful 18ft long Venetian style launch, built around, 1950 has been fully refurbished with mahogany planking and floors. She is now electrically powered, and provides a beautifully silent cruise on the water. With comfortable seating, she has an all-weather cover if needed.

 

LOLAPALOZZA 

A stunning example of a wooden built day cruiser from the 1930s. Built in 1938, this boat is a fully-restored fine example of a classic. Built largely from mahogany on oak, she is a credit to the wooden boat-builders craft.This 26-foot cruiser is known for its beam and stability. It is one of just 164 built in 1937. She has both lovely inside and outside space to enjoy and an all-weather cover if needed. She is a member of the Thames Vintage Boat Club

 “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.”

- Sir Henry Royce

Be transported back into the opulence of the pre-war era. A once in a lifetime day out combining the luxury of chauffeur driven Rolls Royce transport, to an activity of your choice, followed by an afternoon cruising on an idyllic stretch of the Thames on a skippered vintage boat where a quintessentially English afternoon high tea will be served. Returning by Rolls Royce at the end of the day. Truly a memorable day out that is completly all inclusive.

Option 1: 

Traditional Thames Luxury day. A lovely relaxing full day exploring the River Thames aboard one of our vintage boats.

After introductions and coffee you will then lose yourself in the stunning world of vintage luxury – chauffeured in a pre-war vintage Rolls Royce through the Oxfordshire countryside to your privately chartered vintage boat moored on the Thames. Meet your experienced skipper for the day and he will guide you along a stunning part of the River Thames to a riverside restaurant for a relaxing gourmet 3 course lunch in stunning surroundings.

You will spent the afternoon aboard the boat taking in the magical view and atmosphere, a quintessentially English afternoon tea served before returning by vintage Rolls. A truly once in a lifetime all inclusive day out.

Traditional Thames Luxury

£1190. Two Guests, 

£1980. Four Guests / One car. 

£2380. Four Guests / Two cars

6/8 Guests POA

A day of unrivalled opulence on the River.

£1590. Two Guests

£2780. Four Guests / One car. 

£3180. Four Guests / Two cars

6/8 Guests POA

Exclusive Stonor House Day

Unprecedented access to this family home. 
Unprecedented access to this family home. 

Option 2: 

Be transported back into the opulence of the pre-war era. A once-in-a-lifetime day out combining the luxury of chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce transport, being a private guest of the owning family at one of Oxfordshire’s most stunning country houses, Stonor House for a tour and private lunch with the owner at their own grand dining table.  Stonor house is 850 years old. Making it one of the oldest family homes still lived in today. When you visit, you will see why. It’s beautiful. The historic building and sweeping grounds are breathtaking. The family's collection of art and artefacts is extraordinary.  This amazing morning and midday is followed by an afternoon cruising on an idyllic stretch of the Thames on a skippered vintage boat with quintessentially English afternoon tea served, returning by Rolls Royce at the end of the day. Truly a memorable day out that is all inclusive.

£1590. Two Guests

£2580. Four Guests / One car. 

£2980. Four Guests / Two cars

6/8 Guests POA

Chilterns Winery Day

Exclusive access and tour with the owner.
 Option 3:
This unbelievable day out returns you to a time when you can feel like lord and lady of the manor. Chauffeured in a pre-war vintage Rolls Royce to the Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery, one of England’s finest vineyards, for a private tour and tasting with the owner. This winery and brewery has the official Royal Seal of approval meaning they supply wine and beer to the Queen herself. The winery is located on the gentle slopes of the Chiltern Hills, surrounded by beech woodland and overlooking the beautiful Hambleden Valley near Henley-on-Thames. This will be followed by a beautiful lunch at a local fine dining restaurant. After lunch you'll be taken by car to your privately chartered and skippered vintage boat where you can while the afternoon away on a beautiful stretch of the Thames, interrupted only by the serving of a luxury English afternoon high tea and returning at the end of the day by Rolls Royce. A stunning all inclusive day out.
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