Win a trip on board the timeless Paddle Steamer Waverley

Date published: 31 Jul 18

Paddle Steamer WaverleyExperience the beauty of the Thames after dark in a unique way – aboard the famous Paddle Steamer Waverley, the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world.

Built in 1946, the Waverley sailed from Craigendoran on the Firth of Clyde to Arrochar on Loch Long until 1973. Bought by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS), she has been restored to her 1947 glory, boasting timber decks and towering funnels.

Just Go! Holidays is offering two lucky Silver Travellers (the winner and their partner) the change to experience the magic of the Waverley for themselves. Simply enter below for the chance to win this fabulous prize, departing 6th October 2018, which includes return coach travel from a local pick-up point*, an overnight stay in a selected 3 or 4-star outer London hotel with full English breakfast, and a River Thames evening cruise aboard the Paddle Steamer Waverley.

This nostalgic experience is the perfect way to see some iconic landmarks and take in the glow of London at night!

*Valid for pick-ups from: Whitby, Scarborough, Pickering, Malton, York, Selby, Pontefract, Doncaster, Retford, Worksop, Mansfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Ripon, Harrogate, Leeds, Morley, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Wakefield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Alfreton, Ripley (Derbs.), Belper, Derby, Burton-upon-trent, Swadlincote, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville, Leicester Forest East Services (M1), Hucknall, Ilkeston, Nottingham, Long Eaton, Loughborough, Leicester, Scunthorpe, Gainsborough, Lincoln, North Hykeham, Newark, Grantham, Stamford, Peterborough, Peterborough Services (A1(M)), Louth, Mablethrope, Chapel St Leonards, Skegness, Boston, Holbeach, Spalding, Bourne, Lowestoft, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Wymondham, Thetford, Newmarket, Cambridge, King's Lynn, Wisbech, March, Chatteris, Huntgindon and Ely.

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  • DarDoRa
    1 day ago
    Went on the Waverley in Scotland with my parents when I was a child. I'd love to revisit this lovely ship to remind me of those happy days with Mum and Dad.
  • janetm
    1 day ago
    sounds great
  • simbasmum
    2 days ago
    Great prize - fingers crossed to win.
  • tracy-BIRRELL
    2 days ago
    Yes please!
  • forest
    2 days ago
    I would love to win please
  • Seasider57
    4 days ago
    Keep trying to get my wife on one of your cruise's, this might just convince her!
  • CPS
    4 days ago
    It would be nice to get away from it all.
  • MeMyselfI
    4 days ago
    Great Prize !
  • Saturn
    4 days ago
    This would be a wonderful experience!
  • Beachbelle
    5 days ago
    Would love this but notice there are no coach pick up points from Portsmouth so no point in entering !
  • Riversiderouge
    5 days ago
    This would be great. We could join from my son's place in Wymondham, hop on the coach to London. Cruise the iconic Thames and return to Norfolk. I must admit to cruising the Thames before, which, with a glass of bubbly in one hand and my wife of 50 years next to me, was a memorable experience.
  • JulieAAA
    5 days ago
    I lived in London for a while and went on a standard river cruise, but the chance to go back for a night and cruise on a Paddle Steamer sounds great. I would also like to visit Kew Gardens now that the big glasshouse has reopened.
  • Hilton_2
    6 days ago
    Could do with a break, been a tough year.
  • Midwood61
    6 days ago
    Would love to win a trip to London & a trip down the Thames
  • sarebear_781
    6 days ago
    Perfect! Always looking for new and interesting things to do in London!
  • TraceyA
    7 days ago
    Oh how wonderful this is! Absolutely LOVE our capital city! We are so very priviledged that we have such wonderous history, heritage and culture :) Thank you for the opportunity of entering such a lovely competition.
  • WiltshireWanderer
    7 days ago
    We would love to win this trip to London as it is our 46th wedding anniversary tomorrow. The Waverley visits Dorset every year and we would love to have a trip down the Thames.
  • Kiwi-Jane
    7 days ago
    I have lived in the UK for 6 years now and only spent 2 days in London. Would be lovely to spend an evening on a piece of history exploring.
  • MandyM
    8 days ago
    I think this would be an amazing experience, please count me in.
  • Patsiet
    8 days ago
    we all travel abroad would be great to see our own capital for a change
  • a_person
    8 days ago
    Would love to ride on this magnificent vessel.
  • paul94
    8 days ago
    Would love a trip along the Thames & see the amazing sights!
  • barney
    9 days ago
    It's quite a few years since we've been to London, so the trip on the Waverley with an overnight stay would be magic.
  • Jimshouse
    9 days ago
    Thats a great prize. I travelled on the Waverley along the Thames from Tower Pier to Whitstable about 30 years ago and had a smashing day. We were a bit cold on the deck and everyone stood on one side of the funnel to keep out of the wind, which was great until the captain announced that one of the paddles was lifting out of the water due to the uneven weight!
  • GafferG
    9 days ago
    This is a fantastic prize - I sailed on the Waverley a couple of years ago from Southend up to the Embankment and as it gets dark it's a truly unforgettable experience. This is a little different but I would love to go on board again. Whoever wins needs to wrap up as It can get very chilly on the Thames at night - you have been warned!