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Oxford: Highlights River Cruise

4.5 / 5

52 reviews

Oxford: Highlights River Cruise

From US$ 11.04 per person

See the best of river life in Oxford on this lively 30-minute river tour.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 30 minutes
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  • Explore Oxford on a 30-minute sightseeing cruise
  • See ancient Folly Bridge, Christ Church College and Meadows, the boat houses, and regatta course
  • Hear about the history of the river from your knowledgable skipper
  • Enjoy a 10% food discount at the Folly restaurant with your ticket
Full description
Deciding what to do when you visit Oxford becomes easy with this 30-minute tour of the river sights. You’ll be treated to the University Regatta course and the College boat houses that line this bustling stretch, as well as cruising around ancient Folly Island and past beautiful Christ Church College and Meadows. Your tour is complemented by the skipper’s local knowledge and affords some excellent sightseeing opportunities. The comfortable boats ensures that you cruise in style, offering protection from the elements if needed. Cruises depart from the Folly restaurant and you are welcome to take drinks and snacks from their cafe and bar aboard the vessel.
  • 30-minute river cruise
  • 10% discount at the Folly Restaurant
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Cruises depart from the moorings at No. 1 Folly Bridge, Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4LB. The closest available parking is at the Westgate multi-story parking lot (OX1 1NT). Parking is also available at Redbridge Park and Ride (OX1 4XG).

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
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Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 52 reviews

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Lovely calm 30 mins on the river. The lovely guide gave us the options of full verbal tour, just the important bits or nothing at all. We chose the important bits. He was very friendly but didn't feel like he was intruding on our family afternoon. Would love to do this again.

August 28, 2020

it was relaxing , lovely ,relaxing time,

The time on the boat was so relaxing , fun, so enjoyable. the young man that was driving the boat, was full of information and the way he told it was awesome. He deserve a pay rise. Just one thing, we found it very hard to find the boats mooring, didn't know it was to do will the bar. If we had know it would of been a lot easy to find.

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August 13, 2017

Fun, relaxing and informative.

October 1, 2021

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