Oxford: River Cruise and Walking Tour to Iffley Village

Activity provider:Visit Oxford Tours

Oxford: River Cruise and Walking Tour to Iffley Village

Activity provider:Visit Oxford Tours

From US$ 186.19 per group up to 1

Fall in love with Oxford by joining a relaxing 20 minute each way Thames river cruise to Iffley village. Explore its historical sites then walk for 1 hour back along the Thames river path to Oxford.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Duration 2.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • See sites from Oxford university such as Christ church college meadows and Iffley village
  • Enjoy a relaxing river cruise trip and watch the Oxford rowers go by
  • See the unique carvings on the gorgeous church in Iffley
  • Boat cruise ticket worth up to £13 per person included
Full description
Embark on an active day out to visit Oxford. In the first half hour, you will walk past colleges of the University including Christchurch to reach the departure point for the river cruise boat. Then, glide for about 20 minutes along the Thames river to reach Iffley village. During the river cruise, watch the rowers and hear all about the Oxford rowing tradition. You'll travel along the same stretch of river that writer Lewis Carroll once rowed on and created the story for Alice in Wonderland. When you reach Iffley lock, you can see traditional narrow boats passing through the river lock. Disembark for a 1-hour walking tour to explore Iffley village which is a gorgeous village with many quaint thatched cottages and one of the oldest and most unique churches in England. This includes the option for a short drinks stop at a historic garden pub too. The default itinerary is that you then walk back 2 miles from Iffley village to Oxford city which takes approximately 1 hour. Along the way, your guide will point out specific points of interest and if you choose to learn more, they can also tell you all about Oxford lifestyles and heritage.
  • Depending on the schedule and season, what is included is an Oxford river cruise single journey and walking tour to Iffley village or a return cruise boat journey plus walk. Cruise boat ticket is worth up to £12.50 per person.
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Select participants and date



Meeting point

• Meet your guide outside the currently empty shop at 15 Broad Street • This is next to the Oxfam shop at 17 Broad Street • The guide will be wearing a red <iloveoxford> lanyard

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine however a taxi to Iffley village will replace the walking tour should the river cruise not operate
  • This activity is fun for all ages but may especially suit keen walkers or anyone wanting a more active day
  • If you don't want to walk back to Oxford, your guide can take you to where the hourly departing river cruise departs at Iffley lock and you can buy a single ticket from the boat to be returned on the cruise boat back to Oxford
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

The more than 2 hours experience was awesome. The guide Alasdair was very good in guiding us and explaining everything regarding history and tradition throughout the journey. I will recommend high for this.

July 11, 2021

Product ID: 390212