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Institute of Tourists Guiding

MR 04676

Henley-on-Thames Town Tours

Discover the lively and historic riverside town

River and rowing, and much more besides

Come with us and explore this quintessential English town at the heart of “the season” and hear about the rowing, the brewing and the River Thames.

Brakspears still has a brewery in the town, although not in its original location which is now a hotel.

Let’s also hear about Humphrey Gainsborough, Mary Blandy, Dusty Springfield and George Harrison, as well as seeing the town through the eyes of Midsomer’s Inspector Barnaby.

Even if Henley Regatta is not on the town is always lively and typifies an English riverside market town.

Customise your tour

Create your ideal day by selecting any of the options from the table below. Choose your distance, time or type of activity. At any point, feel free to get in touch and we will help you build the perfect tour for you and your group.


Type of activityApproximate lengthAbility
Henley highlights
75 minutes (1 mile, 1.5 kilometres)
Gentle - for all abilities and ages
The town and the Thames
2 hours (2 miles, 3 kilometres)
Medium - average level of fitness
A walk and a boat trip
Half day, up to 4 hours (3 to 4 miles, 5 to 7 kilometres)
Gentle - for all abilities and ages
A walk and a museum
Half day, up to 4 hours (distance variable)
Medium - average level of fitness

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Immerse yourself in the Henley story

In our 75 minute tour, we can get a real feel for the town.  From a very traditional market place we will discover buildings as old as 1325, a brewing history, and transport links by road and water.

The tour can be more specialised, for example seeking out its Midsomer Murders locations.  Or we can arrange a brewing-focused tour.

In two hours we can also walk along the River Thames, perhaps to one of the Thames locks or to the famous reach where the rowing regatta is held.

A half day visit will also allow us to combine this with a visit to the River and Rowing Museum, or a boat trip on a longer section of river.

Here is just a glimpse of what Henley-on-Thames has to offer:

Qualifications and accreditations

  • Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding
  • Member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides
  • Blue Badge Guide for South and South East England 2011
  • Blue Badge Guide for South West England 2014
  • Ambassador for the Great West Way
  • Member of Midsomer Tours
  • Guiding endorsement for Windsor and Eton
  • Member of Visit Thames

Andrew Lannerd

Transcendent Travel

For the past few years, Graham and the team at Tours 2 order have offered my clients a friendly, behind-the-scenes look at a variety of locations. I cannot recommend them enough for their professionalism, knowledge and approach, which is always well-received by my guests.

British visitor

Brit Movie Tours

The guide really knows his stuff. Very entertaining, very knowledgeable.

Michelle Patrick

Hobbs of Henley

Graham has been a Blue Badge guide on quite a few of our specialist river trips on the Thames. He is a very informative guide and professional and it is a pleasure to work with him”

HF Holidays guest

Friendly and relaxed with a good sense of humour.

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