Oxford Sightseeing Picnic River Cruise

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

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  • 3 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This Oxford picnic cruise combines Oxford sightseeing with a leisurely picnic and relaxed experience of river life. Your small group cruise through the city past famous landmarks including Christchurch College and Meadows, the University boathouses and regatta course, the Head of the River and Folly Bridge . From the river you take in a side of Oxford's heritage rarely seen by visitors to the city. Complimented by a delicious picnic hamper.

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Pass By: River Thames, United Kingdom

Cruising this ancient and historic waterway passengers enjoy the beauty, peace and tranquility of river life.

Pass By: Christ Church Meadow, Oxford OX1 1DP England

The cruise takes in the views of Christ Church Meadow, a beautiful area of open countryside in the heart of Oxford. Beside the meadow are glimpses of Christ Church College, Merton College and Magdalen College

Pass By: Folly Bridge, Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 1SW England

The cruise passes under Folly Bridge, the ancient river crossing from which the city of Oxford grew.

Pass By: Port Meadow, Walton Well Road, Oxford OX2 6ED England

From the river view Port Meadow, a vast area of common land that has remained little changed since prehistoric times and supports plants and bird-life in abundance.

Stop At: Osney Lock Hydro, 46 Bridge Street, Oxford OX2 0BB England

Passing through Osney Lock passengers experience the fancinating system of locks and weirs which have managed the flow of the River Thames for hundreds of years.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Oxford River Cruises, 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU England

Oxford River Cruises offers sightseeing tours, picnic and dining cruises in the heart of Oxford

Stop At: The Folly Restaurant, 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, UK

Cruises embark and disembark at Oxford's renowned Folly Restaurant perched beside the river at Folly Bridge. Guests can order drinks from the restaurant to take aboard the boat and enjoy a meal on their return from the cruise (sold separately).

Duration: 10 minutes

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Picnic lunch
  • Professional skipper
  • 3-hour river cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Osney Lock Hydro
  • Entry/Admission - The Folly Restaurant

  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Departure Point

Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, UK

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


3 hours

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

User's Reviews


13 Nov, 2022

Not too long and not too short. Guide very friendly and knowledgable. Good introduction to Oxford and it's culture of rowing and educational institutions. Would recommend.


31 Oct, 2022

The guide was a fount of interesting information, and the tour gave us an unexpected perspective on Oxford.


20 Oct, 2022

A three hour cruise 12 noon to 3pm with a picnic from the Folley Bridge. Paul gave us a fantastic cruise up and down the Thames from the Folley Bridge. His knowledge was extensive with lots of stories about the history and life on the river and Oxford itself. He is clearly well known on the river. The picnic hamper for two was very tasty with finger sandwiches, a small quiche with delicious potato salad, scones cream and jam and a carafe of cordial. We stopped off for 20 minutes at the Holly Bush pub and were able to take a drink back on the boat with us. Lots of information about the University and we passed the various college boathouses. Would definitely recommend, it was a present from our daughter and when next in Oxford we would happily do the cruise again. Paul was brilliant, funny and knowledgeable.


17 Oct, 2022

Fantastic experience. Our skipper was incredible and so accommodating with our 4 month old baby and massive buggy! Highly recommended!


12 Oct, 2022

Absolutely loved this river cruise. We had an excellent skipper, the food was delicious and the weather was perfect. We would happily do this again and highly recommend it.

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