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Oxford Picnic River Boat Cruise for Two

Little can compare to the beauty and romance of gliding gently through the slow running water of the River Thames at Oxford. While dining on a gourmet picnic you will be taking in the sights of Oxford with this relaxed experience of river life.

The choice is yours, either a magical lunchtime picnic cruise or an enchanting sunset cruise. As you travel through Oxford, you will pass famous landmarks including Christchurch College and meadows, university boathouses, the regatta course, head of the River and Folly Bridge. From the river you will see a side of Oxford's heritage rarely seen by visitors to the city. You will take in the sights of the quaint Osney Island, its well-loved allotments and gardens. The majestic and ancient Port Meadow are off the tourist trail but represent some of Oxford's most beautiful and intriguing scenery, where the vast area of common land has remained little changed since pre-historic times and support plant and bird-life in abundance. At the top of Port Meadow is Godstow, where you will follow the identical route as taken by Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll, whilst he created 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. You will also take in the sights of Trout Island, the inspiration for another of Oxford's literacy icons, C S Lewis, and his stories of the Land of Narnia.

Whilst taking in these spectacular views, you will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch locally sourced from some of Oxfords finest caterers, where they use the freshest produce which will include all the fine staples of the traditional English picnic.

This experience is a great idea for a gift, as you don’t have to commit the recipient to a particular date – the choice is theirs! A voucher which will be uploaded to your customer account. Simply follow the instructions on your voucher to book your experience. Your voucher is open-dated and valid for 12 months.

Highlights include;

  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of Oxford from a small river boat
  • Gourmet picnic lunch, sourced from the local area

Experience Includes

  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of Oxford from a small river boat
  • Gourmet picnic lunch, sourced from the local area

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities

Departs

Daily.

Departure location

Folly Bridge, Oxford

Start times

12.30pm or 6.00pm

Duration

Approximately 2½ hours

Terms & Conditions

  • This experience is available seven days a week, with lunch cruises running from April to October and sunset cruises from May to early September, subject to availability.
  • Under 16's need to be accompanied by an adult. The vessels do not have wheelchair access and embarkation involves two steep steps. High heeled shoes are not permitted on board.
  • This experience is a great idea for a gift, as you don’t have to commit the recipient to a particular date – the choice is theirs! A voucher which will be uploaded to your customer account. Simply follow the instructions on your voucher to book your experience. Your voucher is open-dated and valid for 12 months.
  • We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
  • Please allow approximately 2 hours 30 minutes for the full experience.
  • The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary