Oxford picnic sightseeing cruise

The Folly Restaurant, 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4JU, Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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Important info

  • Unfortunately, this tour is unable to accommodate wheelchairs
  • Commentary is provided in English only
  • No ticket purchase is required for infants (age 0-1)
  • 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)
What's included
3-hour sightseeing tour. Picnic aboard
What's not included
Alcoholic drinks
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Know Before You Go

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

Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until 2 days in advance
Oxford River Cruises
Meeting Point

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