1. United Kingdom
  2. Oxfordshire
  3. Oxford

Oxford: Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise

Product ID: 232267
This relaxing afternoon cruise sails downstream from Folly Bridge, taking in the best known reach of the River Thames in Oxford. Aboard the boat an indulgent traditional afternoon tea is served for you to enjoy as you cruise along.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise along the University Regatta course and travel through Iffley Lock
  • Enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea served aboard
  • Sail through Water Meadows and spot wildlife around Iffley
Full description
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, 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, tea, and drinks to take aboard can also be purchased at the departure point.
Includes
  • 1.5 hour Sightseeing River Cruise
  • An Indulgent Afternoon Tea
  • 10% Food Discount at The Folly Restaurant
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks other than tea - drinks can be purchased at the departure point to take aboard the vessel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Checkin at The Folly Restaurant at Folly Bridge in central Oxford, OX1 4JU.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Unfortunately the boats are not accessible by wheelchair
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Wonderful trip. Great tea Thankyou

July 26, 2019

It was a really lovely afternoon. From the easy to find Folly Restaurant and the actual high tea and boat trip through Iffley lock. Everything was just great. My mom was visiting from South Africa and she was absolutely enthralled. Thank you

July 26, 2019

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Oxford River Cruises

Product ID: 232267