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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 an 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 in to 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,...

    Excellent river cruise and a very indulgent afternoon tea. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Oxford: Scenic Sightseeing Cruise with Gourmet Picnic

    2. Oxford: Scenic Sightseeing Cruise with Gourmet Picnic

    This cruise travels 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 passenegers 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 this trip while composing 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. It is also the site of Trout Island, an inspiration for another of ...

    The experience was great. A lovely, calm, pleasant trip and the sunset was outstanding. The stop off was also beautiful. Our guide was also absolutely lovely, can't fault him. Highly recommend.

  • From London: Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge Full-Day Trip

    3. From London: Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge Full-Day Trip

    The first stop on this tour is Windsor Castle. With its sweeping landscaped gardens and turreted Round Tower, it is easy to see why the castle is the Queen’s favorite weekend residence. Enjoy a fascinating through-the-keyhole peek at the lavish State Apartments, home to priceless artworks by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. You can also visit Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St George’s Chapel - the final resting place of the monarchs of old, including Henry VIII. The tour then moves onto spectacular Stonehenge. You will never forget your first glimpse of the monolithic rock formation rising up against the skyline of the Salisbury Plain. Theories abound as to Stonehenge’s mysterious origin? Was it intended as a religious temple? An astronomical clock? A Bronze Age burial ground? Make up your own mind as you explore this unique landmark. Your final stop of the day is the charming universit...

    The trip was really fantastic. Bruce - guide, very kind and funny person. I recomend this trip.

  • Oxford: 30-Minute River Cruise plus 3-Course Dinner

    4. Oxford: 30-Minute River Cruise plus 3-Course Dinner

    Your Oxford evening begins at 18:00 when you board an elegant Edwardian gentleman’s river boat for a 30-minute cruise to take in the highlights of river life in Oxford. See Folly Bridge, Christchurch Meadows, the university boat houses, and part of the regatta course while sipping a complimentary glass of Prosecco. This is the perfect time to be on the river as the light takes on a magical quality. Disembark at The Folly restaurant, where your dinner will be served in charming surroundings either inside the restaurant or, weather permitting, on the floating river terrace. The Folly's evening a la carte menu offers relaxed fine dining. You’ll find a comprehensive wine list if you’d like to purchase wine to complement your meal. Combine 2 of Oxford's best experiences for an exceptional and memorable evening. 

    We had a very enjoyable 30 minute round trip on the river and then back for a lovely meal right by the river bank overlooking Folly Bridge. The service on all aspects of our trip and meal were excellent. Very pleased that we booked it.

  • From Oxford: Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace with Pub Lunch

    5. From Oxford: Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace with Pub Lunch

    This small-group tour takes place in England's most outstandingly beautiful countryside, the region of the Cotswolds. The small, executive vehicles allow the tour to go off the beaten track through the valley of the River Windrush, and along single track roads to the town of Burford. Take a guided walk to the historic church, then after further exploration, continue to the Coln Valley and the charming Bibury, once described as the prettiest village in England. Stroll through the water meadows and see historic Arlington Row, a group of ancient weaver's cottages. It's then onwards to Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold, all the while taking in the leafy, winding country lanes that big coaches cannot travel on.  After that, enjoy lunch at a traditional country pub. Menu choices include Pan Roast Chicken Breast, served with Potato Cake, Roast Carrots & Tarragon Cream, or Chef's veget...

  • Warwick Castle, Stratford, Oxford & Cotswolds Day Trip

    6. Warwick Castle, Stratford, Oxford & Cotswolds Day Trip

    Travel into Britain's past as you escape the hustle and bustle of London. Start off the day with a short walking tour of Oxford, home to one of the world’s most famous universities. The ivy-clad colleges that make up the university are seen as some of the finest architecture in Europe. There will be some free time to shop for souvenirs before heading through the Cotswolds towards Stratford. Private tour of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall Described as ‘one of the most atmospheric, magical and important buildings in the whole of Britain,’ Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall opened it’s doors to the public for the first time in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of the writer's death. Step back in time to the 1570’s when William Shakespeare was a pupil learning to read and write, and see the room where leading theater companies came to perform - a strong influenc...

    Very knowledgeable guide made this trip very interesting and enjoyable. We learnt so much more about Shakespeare, his environment and where he grew up.

  • London, Oxford, Stratford, Christmas Lunch in the Cotswolds

    7. London, Oxford, Stratford, Christmas Lunch in the Cotswolds

    Experience the best sights of London and explore some of the region's historic cities on this Christmas Day tour. After your morning hotel pick-up, begin Christmas day with a panoramic tour of London, taking in all the major highlights - Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and more. This is the perfect day for a drive through Europe's largest city - there's absolutely no traffic! Next, head off to Oxford for a festive walk through this ancient university town, passing by the ivy-clad colleges and picturesque honey colored buildings. Pass along Christchurch where Harry Potter was filmed. Take in such famous buildings as the mighty Romanesque Radcliffe Camera and The Ashmolean. From there, journey into the limestone hills of the Cotswolds. There will be time to stop for photos outside Blenheim Palace where Sir Winston Churchill was born, before we continue to a classic Brit...

  • Oxford: Historic Pub Tour with Student Guide

    8. Oxford: Historic Pub Tour with Student Guide

    Take a tour of some of England’s oldest pubs, and learn about their connection to world-famous scholars and writers. Visit the city’s best-known ale houses, and off-the-beaten-track pubs. Meet your guide in the city center to start your tour. As you walk between pubs, hear how beer was blessed by Catholic popes, how it helped build the pyramids in Egypt, and how it pushed technological developments. Discover the history of the pubs you stop at, learn about local ales, and hear explanations of Oxford drinking traditions. Admire the medieval architecture and decorative interiors of the places you visit. Choose from any of the drinks available to enjoy throughout the tour, at your own expense. Your guide will leave you with a drink at the final pub on the tour route.

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What people are saying about Oxford

The experience was great. A lovely, calm, pleasant trip and the sunset was outstanding. The stop off was also beautiful. Our guide was also absolutely lovely, can't fault him. Highly recommend.

Great trip left on time nice skipper Ben , very informative all the time we were onboard ,nice afternoon tea ,would do it again .

The trip was really fantastic. Bruce - guide, very kind and funny person. I recomend this trip.

Absolutely fabulous, only 12 people on board too made it a very enjoyable experience

Excellent river cruise and a very indulgent afternoon tea. Thoroughly enjoyed it!