Wine Cruises on the Thames with Majestic Wines

After a year of stunning tasting evenings and paired food we have one final Christmas event that is not to be missed! See below – We will also be back for 2020 with a selection of tasting and dining events with paired wines. You can choose from a wine tasting cruise with an onboard expert who will take you on a journey through the wines of a region, or, join us for a 6-course tasting menu matched to a tasting menu of wines.

Christmas Wine Tasting Cruises – with Canapes

Friday November 29th – Sold Oot

Majest Wines - Tasting Cruises from Reading

Wine Tasting  Cruises

Enjoy the pick of a region and taste the highlights with an expert to guide you through the wines and learn from those in the know. Each cruise will depart at 19.30 and we will spend two hours following the twists and turns of the river as the sun starts to set. Nibbles and canapes will be served by The Mapledurham Catering Co.

Tickets £40 per person.

Friday November 29th 

Join us for pre-Christmas wine tasting to wet the appetite to shape the festive season. In a first for Thames Rivercruise we will be guided through a hand picked Christmas pairing of wines and canapes led by the experts from Majestic. Kicking off festivities with a luxurious glass of fizz we will tour through Christmas reds and whites before finishing in style with a desert wine. Chris from Mapledurham Catering Co has created a paired menu to match wine and represent the full Christmas experience. 

2020 Wine Tasting Cruises

We have some great tasting events in the pipelone for 2020 please check back for details shortly.

The Schedule

We will slip our mooring lines in Caversham and cruise up the river* in the early evening (departure at 19.30 for all cruises) there are open decks on all our vessels as well as good views and seating areas. A full bar is onboard with soft and alcoholic drinks. Cruises will return to the pier at 21.30 and there will be time to discuss wines and places any orders you would like to with Majestic after we return.

Dietary Requests

When booking your tickets please alert us to any special dietary requirements please enter them in the free text field. The chef and her team will also be able to assist you on the day of a cruise as to specific ingredients and provide alternatives where possible.

Wine Tasting Cruise


Wine Tasting cruises – June 13th, July 25th, August 29th and November 29th. Tapas and tasting cruises – June 11th  and August 15th

Departure Point

All tasting cruises will depart from our boarding point at Caversham Promenade or Caversham Pier (they are next to each other) by Reading Rowing club beside Caversham Bridge Reading. There are car parks nearby which are often free at the weekend.

Wheelchair Access

Our boats are multi-deck, access is via a ramp and we do have a few limitations with door widths. We recommend giving the office a quick call on 01189 481088 to discuss your requirements and we can advise on the best options for you or your guests.