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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course provided by Oxford River Cruises

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
This sightseeing river cruise is ideal for first-time visitors to Oxford. Sail along Oxford University’s Regatta Course, while passing by top local landmarks such as Christchurch College, and Folly Bridge. The tour helps cover more ground than a walking tour, and is a relaxing way to learn about the history of the city, its University, and its most famous sights.
  • Travel along Oxford University’s regatta course on this sightseeing cruise
  • Put away the guidebook and enjoy guide commentary along the way
  • Pick from multiple daily time slots to suit your schedule
  • See Oxford from a new vantage point and get great photo opportunities
Important Information
Departure Point
The Folly Restaurant, 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, UK
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Colin H wrote a review Oct 2020
Lymm, United Kingdom55 contributions7 helpful votes
Great boat trip our guid was very informative and helpful. It’s a very relaxing way of seeing the parts of Oxford from a different angle.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Kitteneh wrote a review Sep 2020
Wilmslow, United Kingdom39 contributions15 helpful votes
Delightful 50 min cruise. Highly recommended and good value. I learnt more history and saw where the opening scenes to Them discovery of witches’ was filmed. Also the boat house.
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Susan J wrote a review Sep 2020
Wallington, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a lovely cruise along the river. Our 'Captain' had lots of information to share and was happy to answer any questions. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Hewitt family wrote a review Aug 2020
9 contributions
Have to say this was the highlight of our Oxford trip. Nic our skipper was a superb host and really informative and fun in his details of river life. Landscape is stunning. The boat on terms of PPE we felt totally safe, so ial distancing measures in place, hand sanitizer etc all
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Date of experience: August 2020
Sue123456phillips wrote a review Jul 2020
Chippenham, United Kingdom16 contributions2 helpful votes
Really lovely boat trip. Captain Nick was so friendly and informative. Wish we were hear longer we would go again on one of the longer trips. Prob afternoon tea
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Private Hire
Overall a fantastic experience from booking to execution. We were communicating with the team via e-mail during the
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Leisurely and informative
I really enjoyed this opportunity to relax in the river in Oxford. I learned a lot, had a nice lunch, and visited a
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How to spend an enjoyable hour
All. Was extremely well done and the host/driver was very good and interesting with his comments and observations
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Excellent service
I liked all aspects of the journey. It was lovely to go down the river and the commentary from the guide was very
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Everyone was very friendly and made it a very relaxing cruise. Very informative and the welcoming approach made it
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An escape from reality!
What a lovely afternoon! The picnic was tasty with very fresh food presented in a picnic basket. The trip was so in
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Fabulously relaxing cruise and picnic
Blessed with sunny weather we were delighted we booked this cruise. Skipper Nick was great fun and the picnic was d
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A good value Christmas present to us.
We thoroughly enjoyed our picnic cruise. Nick the skipper obviously enjoyed his job, had a love of old boats and kn
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Relax on the river.
A lovely afternoon the river. A chance to see some of Oxford's stunning scenery and hear some interesting facts fr
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Hidden Delights and a beautiful Picnic on The Thames
WoW, you would never know you were in the middle of Oxford, Nick our Captain was a mindful of information, such bea
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Best day of the year
This cruise (a present from our son) was posponed from April due to Covid. I was a little apprehensive about going
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Linda C
Wonderful cruise
Nick was our guide, he was very good and we learnt many interesting facts as we cruised along the river. The picnic
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Amazingly relaxing
Just thought I would drop you a line to say thank you for a brilliant afternoon last Saturday. We had a wonderful t
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Margaret H
Brilliant Afternoon
This trip was worth every penny. The picnic was fresh and so tasty, eaten at leisure whilst being transported down
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A Great Day
We really enjoyed our river cruise. We were unaware of how much open space and glorious countryside surrounds Oxfo
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Key Details
  • Christ Church, Christ Church Meadow, and 2 more
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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