• Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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Set sail for a romantic cruise through the heart of Oxford on this 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise, including afternoon tea served on-board. Tuck into traditional English teatime treats like finger sandwiches and scones with jam and clotted cream, as you glide downstream. Following a scenic route along the University Regatta Course, you’ll discover Oxford’s surprising greenery and enjoy marvelous views of the University Boat Houses, Christ Church Meadows and Iffley lock.


  • 1.5-hour Thames River cruise in Oxford with afternoon tea
  • Marvel at Oxford’s green banks, locks and boathouses from the water
  • Enjoy a decadent afternoon tea on-board, including finger sandwiches, cakes and cream scones
  • Live commentary on-board ensures you don’t miss anything!
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Great introduction to Oxford for first-time visitors
  • This small-group tour ensures a personalised experience

What You Can Expect

Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford

Travel aboard an intimate river boat

Customer Reviews

Ann B H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We had a terrific and very enjoyable experience all around, from the wonderful--personable, joyful, and entertaining--captain to the delicious selection of sandwiches and sweets for the tea and I rarely, if ever, eat either sandwiches or sweets! to the route itself. The trip was truly idyllic--a calm and quite beautiful voyage through gorgeous areas of greenery and some waterfront houses. We would have enjoyed an even longer trip. The other passengers turned out to be terrific as well..a mix of people form the UK, along with a number of others from other countries. All amiable and pleasant. A small group, which made the trip even more enjoyable. We would definitely recommend the trip and would love to do it again ourselves!

William F United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Very peaceful trip down the Thames and through Iffley Lock. The high tea set up was sumptuous : finger sandwiches, scones, small sweets - all delightful. Tea also was good, of course, although English Breakfast was the designated variety and there was no other choice.

Abigail R United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We enjoyed afternoon tea many places during our two weeks in England. This tea was as good or better than any we had in London. The cruise was incredibly relaxing. Our guides were funny and told stories and pointed out places of interest all along the cruise. We had a marvelous time.

Birthe H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Went with my mum and my 2 children. Great experience for all 3 generations.

Jeff P

4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

This was a very relaxing, slow paced trip on the Thames. The food was excellent and more than enough for an afternoon snack. A perfect break from walking all over Oxford. The only reason it was not 5 stars was that our captain, captain Chris, gave very little information about the river or the area. He was super nice and answered questions, but this was not a guided tour. So if you are wanting a peaceful, relaxing cruise with good food and tea, this is it. Just don't expect to have a running commentary along the journey.


3 star rating: Worth doing July 2017

This was a nice enough cruise but nothing special. The afternoon tea was reasonable. The guide was friendly and gave us blankets to keep warm because, even though it was summer, it was quite cold.

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