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Oxford: Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise

1. Oxford: Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise

Traveling down the University Regatta course, the boat passes Christ Church Meadows, the University College Boat Houses, and other landmarks on your way to Iffley lock. This is often a busy and vibrant section of the river where training rowing crews, punts, and pleasure boats jostle for river space in a wonderful display of Oxford at play. Passing through the lock at Iffley is an experience in itself. The river scenery and fascinating buildings combine to form a picture perfect location. Beyond Iffley you will travel into the tranquil water meadows that surround Oxford and there are abundant opportunities to spot wildlife amongst the green banks and overhanging willows. The boat turns for home at Rose Island, a favourite destination of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell on their river journeys. Aboard the boat an indulgent afternoon tea is provided by the renowned riverside restaurant, the Folly. The traditional menu typically includes: a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes, tarts, or petit fours, and tea.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

I booked the wrong dates didn’t find out till we got there To our surprise they fitted us on that day was a lovely sunny day on the river with great food and the driver was loaded with knowledge for us to listen to about the history great trip highly recommended

Very pleasant experience only six people to a boat which made you engage with others the guide was a lovely young man with expert knowledge of the local area the food was excellent and plenty of it

Super skipper. Obviously loves his job and the river. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Afternoon tea lovely. Overall a very enjoyable afternoon.

A lovely trip on the thames, enjoying Afternoon Tea. Our guide/skipper was full of knowledge over the area

A relaxing cruise with a beautiful cream tea and nice commentary.