Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course | La Vacanza Travel

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

Duration: 50 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

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  • 50 minutes
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Enjoy a fascinating journey along the River Thames accompanied with a local knowledgeable guide. Cruise down the university regatta course, pass ancient Folly Bridge, Christchurch College and meadows, and the university rowing houses on this 50-minute sightseeing tour of historic Oxford.

Choose your preferred departure time out of three different time slots offered and embark on this 50-minute sightseeing cruise along the beautiful River Thames.

Starting from central Oxford, the cruise takes in a fascinating stretch of the river offering you an insight into the historic city's rich past and many landmarks. Cruising down the university regatta course towards quaint Iffley village you will pass ancient Folly Bridge, Christchurch College and Meadows and the university rowing houses.

This is one of the busiest and most colorful stretches of the River Thames (the stretch locally known as The Isis). Rowing eights, punts, university boats and large pleasure cruisers come together in a lively display of all that the river has to offer.

  • Local guide

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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

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.


50 minutes

User's Reviews


30 Oct, 2023

We hired a luxury private cruise on a rainy Sunday in October. Fortunately the boat had rain protection on the sides as well as a roof! There were also blankets thoughtfully provided. The cruise itself was a lovely experience for my father's 80th birthday - the driver (James) was charming and knowledgeable about the area and gave us just the right level of information to keep us interested without overloading us with facts. He was able to answer some of our more irrelevant questions! In return, we treated him to a singalong to the Sound of Music.


17 Oct, 2023

Loved every minute of this cruise! It was so peaceful and calm. Our guide Joe was great, very informative about the river and the life of the city. Would definitely recommend - I'd do it again!


16 Oct, 2023

The company seems to be a very small company operating from the Folly Bistro / Café. The staff are absolutely brilliant, the food etc superb, the whole operation is well rehearsed and ran like clockwork. Our 'skipper' wa s Rik who actually lives on the river, was very knowledgeable and very friendly. The Afternoon tea was a delight, the river ride superb and our host Rik the best. If you're visiting Oxford you should not miss a riverboat trip with these guys.


15 Oct, 2023

We really enjoyed this boat trip, entertaining, good fun and really warm and friendly atmosphere throughout. Food and service at the restaurant were fab too! Would highly recommend.


10 Oct, 2023

Not only was the weather perfect, the whole experience was absolutely lovely. The skipper knew everything, despite his young age, so we got a lot of new knowledge out of it as well. Can definitely recommend this cruise. Afterwards we had lunch at the Folly Restaurant, from where you begin the cruise, and that was extremely nice food. Going back very soon.

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Lovely experience


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Relaxing river trip


An absolutely lovely, relaxing, boat ride - definitely recommended.


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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise


Lovely little trip: relaxing and informative.


Highly recommend


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A well worth while trip introducing you to life on and around the river.


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