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Tour Operator: Oxford River Cruises 2 hours Travel method:   Boat Region / Starts from: Oxford

Oxford Picnic Cruise - Private

Treat yourself to a lazy cruise along the gorgeous River Thames with our picnic cruise.

Taking in the most-inspiring sights of Oxford town and the surrounding countryside, whilst enjoying a floating picnic lunch


2 Hours


We 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, we take in a side of Oxford's heritage rarely seen by visitors to the city. Quaint Osney Island, well-loved allotments and gardens, and majestic and ancient Port Meadow 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 little changed since prehistoric times and supports plants and bird-life in abundance. At the top of Port Meadow is Godstow. Godstow was the ultimate destination of Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll when they followed an identical route to our trip while composing '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.

Your picnic lunch is provided by the riverside restaurant, The Folly, and typically includes*;

  • An Selection of Finger Sandwiches
  • Homemade Quiche or Tart of The Day
  • Homemade Scones with Strawberry Jam, Clotted Cream, and Fresh Strawberries
  • Elderflower Presse

If your group is less than 10 passengers a private Picnic Cruise can still be organized but different pricing will apply, please contact us for details. Each of our boats can accommodate 12 people. For larger groups we will make use of two or more boats which will cruise along the river together. Passengers are given the opportunity to swap from boat to boat so that groups can mingle

*exact contents may differ and depend on availability.

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