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Oxford Sightseeing Picnic River Cruise

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

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  • 3 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-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.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • Service animals allowed
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

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.


3 hours

User's Reviews


17 Oct, 2023

Beautiful, calm and informative! Captain was friendly and very knowledgeable! Scenery was divine! A wonderful way to learn more about Oxford from the water! The picnic was delicious too!


27 Sep, 2023

The best birthday treat I can remember. Relaxing, informative, just messing about on the river as said in The Wind in the Willows. The picnic was excellent and it was an awesome experience. Thank you from Barbara and Glyn


26 Sep, 2023

Food was excellent and so was the skipper, shame it was his last day, with the Company. His Lock handling when it broke down and keeping us informed of the problems were top notch. The Lock keeper was absolute rubbish, went on his lunch break and he knew the lock was faulty, well played Skipper..


22 Sep, 2023

We went on the 'picnic' lunch cruise at noon. The checking-in arrangements went smoothly. There were three other couples on the boat, which has a maximum dining capacity of 8 or 10, so the ambience was very relaxed and not crowded. The picnic lunch was well-packed in a hamper per couple, and the elements were similar to what would comprise an afternoon tea (sandwiches, scones etc): it was perfectly adequate and filling. Lemonade and water was provided. The guide was excellent, with her commentary peppered with an ascerbic wit. She knew the river and had some good stories to tell. After lovely weather on the way up-river, we had rain on the return, but the boat has see-through drop-down curtains which protected us from the adverse weather. Would thoroughly recommend this as a treat for someone who enjoys going out on the water.


17 Sep, 2023

What a great experience. The boat was nice and small and informal. The guide was exceptional, very witty and just shared enough information without talking the whole time. The picnic hamper was superb. The whole trip was relaxing and so peaceful. Would definitely recommend. The only comment is that there is a 10 minute walk to the toilet break and the boat is not easy to get in and out of so not recommended for anyone not fit and able.

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Great experience in the Water!


Thank you Martin for the Birthday memory


Beautiful trip!


Fantastic Cruise


Excellent 3 hour trip, good value, lovely picnic.


Beautiful & relaxing boat tour


Lovely evening and great picnic


Friendly skipper and tasty meal


Lovely, calm, tranquil cruise along the river with knowledgeable skipper


An enjoyable, good value experience.


A WONDERFUL way to see a different perspective of Oxford!


Fab afternoon cruising on the Thames


Excellent cruise and well operated


Oxford Sightseeing Picnic River Cruise


Lovely birthday picnic


Relaxing day out in Oxford


Would 100% Recommend


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Oxford picnic cruise a MUST




Brilliant experience!


Wonderful picnic along the River!


Perfect little trip


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