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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 a 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 into 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, and tea.

Oxford: Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Prosecco

2. Oxford: Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Prosecco

Experience a lovely boat trip down the River Thames, departing from Folly Bridge passing through Iffley lock (The oldest and most beautiful lock on the Thames). Before heading on down river to turn at ‘’Rose Island’’, (formally known as the swan hotel). Take in the sights of Christ Church meadows, college boathouses, and beautiful countryside scenery along the way.

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A beautiful experience!! The staff where very polite, everything was well organized and very well prepared! The Scones and sandwiches where freshly made and delicious. I hardly recommend this wonderful tour!!!!

Loved, loved, loved it!!! Everything was perfect. Our guide, young, handsome and knowledgeable. Perfect. The weather was beautiful. A winner in all departments. Highly recommend.

Very well done. Lovely captain Four persons in my party. There were approx 12 persons on board. Calm and relaxing. Would highly recommend, Wanda Olson

Our skipper was very pleasant and friendly, informing us of the many local traditions. The tea was yummy. I only wish I hadn't eaten lunch before!!

It was a great adventure to explore small canals on the river Thamse.