Enjoy the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in the UK with this Oxford Picnic Riverboat Cruise for Two. You will board a small vessel for an extraordinary cruise along the Thames, taking in a side of Oxford’s heritage few visitors have the chance to explore.
Tuck into a gourmet picnic lunch featuring locally sourced produce from some of Oxford’s finest caterers as you gaze upon famous landmarks such as Godstow, Christchurch College and Port Meadow. You’ll pass by the famous Folly Bridge, Oxford University boathouses, regatta course, and Osney Island as you make your way through this glorious city, some of which has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. See the areas which have inspired countless great literary icons throughout history, including Lewis Carroll and C S Lewis, as you meander along the water. You can choose either a lunchtime or sunset departure for this delightful journey through one of the greatest cities in the world.
- 2 hour 30 minute cruise on the River Thames at Oxford
- Choice of either lunchtime cruise or sunset cruise
- Gourmet picnic
- Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
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What happens on the day?
You can choose either a lunchtime or sunset departure for this Oxford Picnic Riverboat Cruise for Two. Departing from Oxford’s city centre, you will travel 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 will take in a side of Oxford's heritage rarely seen by visitors to the city, such as Osney Island and ancient Port Meadow, which are off the tourist trail but represent some of Oxford's most beautiful and intriguing scenery. Port Meadow, a vast area of common land, has remained almost the same since prehistoric times and supports plants and bird-life in abundance.
See the magnificent Godstow – the ultimate destination of Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll when they followed an identical route whilst creatiing 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. It is also the site of Trout Island, an inspiration for another of Oxford’s literary icons, C S Lewis, and his stories of the land of Narnia.
As part of this experience you’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch featuring locally sourced produce from some of the city’s finest caterers.
- Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult
- The vessels do not have wheelchair access and embarkation involves two steep steps
- The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary
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.
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.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Packaging and Delivery
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