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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

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course
4.5
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€14.66
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
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
What to expect
Choose your preferred departure time out of three different time slots offered and embark on this 50-minute sightseeing cruise along the beautiful River Thames. Starting from central Oxford, the cruise takes in a fascinating stretch of the river offering you an insight into the historic city's rich past and many landmarks. Cruising down the university regatta course towards quaint Iffley village you will pass ancient Folly Bridge, Christchurch College and Meadows and the university rowing houses. This is one of the busiest and most colorful stretches of the River Thames (the stretch locally known as The Isis). Rowing eights, punts, university boats and large pleasure cruisers come together in a lively display of all that the river has to offer.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7418P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide
Exclusions
Lunch • Drinks • Food and drinks
Duration
50m
Departure details
The Folly Restaurant, 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, UK Please 'check-in' at The Folly restaurant reception.
Inclusions
Local guide
Exclusions
Lunch • Drinks • Food and drinks
Departure details
The Folly Restaurant, 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, UK Please 'check-in' at The Folly restaurant reception.
Duration
50m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
Popular mentions

4.5
132 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Carolee612
Ulverston, UK20 contributions
Oxford boat trip
Short river cruise past all of the boat houses to the 1st lock. The boat guide George was knowledgeable and funny which made it a worthwhile trip
Written 30 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul
Reading, UK1 contribution
A calm journey through nature
Booking was easy and seamless. The cruise was on time and well organized. One hour of ultimate peace through nature, abundance of water,sky,fresh air and beautiful green surroundings. Loved it thoroughly.
Written 28 July 2021
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in_love_with_gelato
London, UK25 contributions
Nice but not many sights seen!
Staff at the folly restaurant were perfectly pleasant in checking us in and the boat driver was nice but they didn't really show us any sights. We did the 30 minute sightseeing trip and it was a relaxing and quick trip down the river but we didn't really see anything of interest. The driver didn't explain much about sights or history so although it was a pleasant trip, I wouldn't recommend it if you want to see lots of interesting buildings or learn about history of the city.
Written 27 July 2021
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Grace M
Ormiston, Scotland, United Kingdom62 contributions
Lovely way to spend an hour.
Really enjoyed our trip on the river - especially as Nick was our guide/captain; we went up as far as Iffley lock. We were allowed off there for 15 minutes - perfect for a quick, gorgeous photo opportunity. We also bought a drink at the pub, and our glasses were returned on the next cruise!
Written 27 July 2021
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Dca
3 contributions
Great river cruise
Jul 2021
My family and I had a lovely tranquil afternoon cruise. Great boat ,comfortable and yet intimate. The skipper was very informative and entertaining. Would definitely recommend. Although we didn’t eat at Follys restaurant it is in a fabulous setting and the staff here are also very good. Would love to try for lunch or dinner next time pre / post cruise.
Thank you for a very enjoyable afternoon!
Written 25 July 2021
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jollyjillHampshire
hampshire126 contributions
A MUST DO,
This really is a wonderful little cruise. We ambled down the river to Iffey lock on a lovely little boat, (with a quick stop for a drink at the local pub) and back, weather was perfect, which was a bonus, and the “skipper” was very informative and fun. Next time we are in Oxford, we would certainly do a trip with them again.
Written 22 July 2021
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Lynne J
1 contribution
Gentle quiet tour down the river
Jul 2021
With only a small number of passengers plus a quiet engine ( and add the optional Pimm's) what a lovely way to spend time on the river.

Would have liked a longer cruise option, no sure of the logistics on that.
Written 22 July 2021
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Dave M
1 contribution
Pleasant and friendly service
Jul 2021
Small personalised boat in lovely environment skipper kept us amused and was very informative and knowledgeable
Written 21 July 2021
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MGall8
Swansea, UK14 contributions
Excellent would highly recomend
Jul 2021
Excellent trip, unfortunately afternoon tea trip was fully booked so we booked afternoon tea separately at The Folly and then took the 1/2 hour boat trip which tied in well.
Skipper was informative and knowledgeable and trip was very scenic - would highly recommend
Written 21 July 2021
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Jill Butler
1 contribution
Beautiful river cruise.
Jul 2021
The whole river cruise was most entertaining and the commentary was very interesting and informative. Lovely views along the river and the university rowing houses were very spectacular. We moored along by the Isis pub and had 15 mins break where you could take a quick walk along to see Iffley lock. The whole cruise was 50mins long which was good, and lots to see along the way. 🙂
Written 19 July 2021
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Col48
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A perfect 70th birthday!
It is very difficult to say what was our favourite part of the experience, because, to be honest, everything was of
H7958YWlaurenk
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Excellent River Cruise Experience
We had such an amazing afternoon sightseeing on our river cruise recently. The afternoon tea was delicious too. We
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Picnic cruise
We went on a river cruise with family ( 4 adults ) , with picnic . Our Guide George was really good . Knowledgeable
Ining771
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Lovely time !
Wonderful experience. The whole journey was so relaxing and calm. Picnic food were good. The captain was great.
Andrew S
Andrew S
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Good value for money and worth doing! ...an excellent guide !
The overall experience was fun , informative and most enjoyable ! ....we had dinner at the Folly Restaurant which w
Jells42
Jells42
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Lovely afternoon tea on the Thames
A lovely boat trip on the Thames with a very knowledgeable 'captain' pointing out things of interest. The afternoo
424mischah
424mischah
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Lovely cruise, highly recommend
A lovely relaxed river cruise. Highlight of our day trip to Oxford. Skipper was knowledgeable and friendly and the
markjermy
markjermy
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Oxford River Trip and Dining - excellent
Excellent river trip and dinner. Food was superb and all of the staff very courteous and friendly. I would thorough
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Get booked…don’t miss out :)
Fantastic cruise with afternoon tea! Pimms purchased from the restaurant you cruise from to take on board, Skipper
Siobhan_D746
Siobhan_D746
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An experience definitely not to be missed
Such a fabulous evening and an experience that really is not to be missed, if you are in Oxford. The picnic, beaut
bandh_s
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Excellent
This was our second cruise with this company and as excellent as the first. Relaxed cruse with entertaining comment
Michael B
Michael B
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Glorious river trip with a superb meal to follow
The whole event was fantastic. A marvellous short cruise with commentary along the river followed by an excellent m
kevinsm7777
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Definitely recommend
Brilliant time - afternoon tea was excellent (though an extra tea bag would be good!) & so relaxing on the river. G
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Oxford river cruise
Excellent cruise, delicious picnic, friendly and helpful captain. Lovely scenery and very relaxing, a great afterno
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Lovely sundowner cruise
Quality cruise. Our cruise captain gave some interesting information based on the route we took. Very peaceful, rel
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