Oxford scenic sightseeing cruise with picnic
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Activities

Oxford scenic sightseeing cruise with picnic

Language: English
Availability: Please see the calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the landmarks of the historical town of Oxford from the water
  • Discover Port Meadow, a famous inspirational site to C.S Lewis
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic served aboard the boat.
  • Listen to commentary from the knowledgeable skipper
What to expect

A river cruise is an easy and pleasant way to avoid the busy roads of the city center while admiring the beauty of Oxford's historic spots, bridges, water meadows and other attractions. Enjoy this relaxing experience of exploring the city without ever leaving your seat!

Let the quiet countryside surround you as the boat takes you down the river learn about the famous landmarks and buildings that Oxford has to offer including Christ Church College and Meadows, the University rowing houses and regatta course, as well as Folly Bridge. Discover the quiet residential suburbs and splendid areas throughout the English countryside, see Quaint Osney Island, well-loved allotments, gardens and the majestic and ancient Port Meadow.

You'll also see spots of inspiration for many of Oxford's favorite novelists such as Godstow; Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll's favorite destination, as well as the site of Trout Island; inspiration for literary icon C.S. Lewis, and his stories of the land of Narnia.

A delicious picnic will be provided aboard the boat for you to enjoy during the cruise. Typical contents include;

  • A selection of finger sandwiches
  • Homemade quiche or tart of the day
  • Homemade scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream
  • Elderflower Presse
  • Served in a traditional picnic basket with napkins, crockery and glasses (to be returned to the crew at the end of the cruise)

Drinks to take aboard can be purchased at the departure point.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • 2.5 hour sightseeing tour
    • Picnic aboard
    • 10% food discount at The Folly Restaurant
    What's not included
    • Parking
    • Alcoholic drinks
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 0-15)
    Where

    The Folly Restaurant, 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4JU

    Meeting point:

    Please meet at the Folly Restaurant moorings for all cruise departures.

    What to remember
    • Unfortunately, this tour is unable to accommodate wheelchairs
    • Commentary is provided in English only
    • Please note there is no parking available onsite: The closest car park is the Westgate Center Car Park which is a 5-10-minute walk away from The Folly (typically £5 per 3 hours)
    • The Folly, Redbridge Park and Ride is the most convenient service (south of Oxford accessed from A34 and A423). Once parked take the number 300 bus to the third stop referred to as The Police Station which is a 3-minute walk away (currently £2 for up to 24 hours parking and £2.70 adult return fare)
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Oxford River Cruises Ltd
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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