Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This wonderful river cruise in Oxford includes a sumptuous traditional afternoon tea served aboard the boat. The 1.5-hour cruise takes in the highlights of the beautiful River Thames, such as Christ Church Meadows and the University College Boat Houses, as it flows through this historic university city.

This relaxing 1.5-hour cruise starts in the afternoon from central Oxford and sails downstream from Folly Bridge taking in the best known reach of the River Thames in Oxford.

Traveling down the University Regatta Course passing Christ Church Meadows, the University College Boat Houses and other landmarks on the way to Iffley lock. This is often a busy and vibrant section of the river where training rowing crews, punts and pleasure boats jostle for river space in an wonderful display of Oxford at play. Passing through the lock at Iffley is an experience in itself. The river scenery and fascinating buildings combining to form a picture perfect location.

Beyond Iffley the boat travels in to the tranquil water meadows that surround Oxford and there are abundant opportunities to spot wildlife amongst the green banks and overhanging willows.

Aboard the boat an indulgent afternoon tea is provided by the renowned riverside restaurant, The Folly. The traditional menu includes*:
• An Selection of Finger Sandwiches
• Homemade Scones with Strawberry Jam, Clotted Cream and Fresh Strawberries
• A Selection of Cakes, Tarts or Petit Fours
• Tea*Drinks to take aboard can be purchased at the departure point.

  • Local taxes
  • Afternoon tea
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Any allergies or dietary requirements should contact us directly, as early as possible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travellers with severe food allergies
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


1 hour 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


06 Nov, 2022

Beautiful day! Knowledgeable and friendly captain. I enjoyed a lovely tea service while my husband enjoyed the cruise!


01 Nov, 2022

Guide was funny and charming. He was knowledgeable too. Lovely food, well organised delightful trip.


30 Oct, 2022

We had a wonderful time, the food was great and the commentary was very interesting and fun, altogether a very relaxing and enjoyable trip thank you.


28 Oct, 2022

What a lovely relaxing way to explore the Thames. Wonderful afternoon tea that was plentiful. Entertaining commentary along the route. Recommend the back seats of the boat!


23 Oct, 2022

Absolutely a perfect afternoon tea. I’m a guy who booked this for my wife’s birthday. And I wasn’t sure how I’d feel going on a afternoon tea I thought mainly just women. We shared the boat with a group and a young family. Our skippy was very friendly with lots of knowledge. I would highly recommend this to anyone

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Old lock house at Iffley Lock


Loading area for the cruise. The Folly Restaurant has fine cuisine


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