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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

Oxford, United Kingdom
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50 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Explore Oxford University’s famous regatta course on this 50-minute Thames River sightseeing cruise in Oxford. Hop aboard your sightseeing vessel in the heart of Oxford and cruise out onto the famous waterway. Listen as your guide sheds light on the city’s rich history, and discover local landmarks such as Folly Bridge, Christchurch College, the Oxford University boathouses and the Meadows. Share the waters with rowing eights, punts, university boats and cruisers, and watch the banks for sightings of native river wildlife.
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids

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, Oct 2017

Was boring. Was cold but glad they had blankets.

, Oct 2017

We greatly enjoyed our 50 minute river tour in Oxford as a our last activity before leaving town. Our guide was informative and entertaining about the buildings and colleges along the river's edge as well as the world of regatta racing, especially in Oxford. The time flew by and felt as though we only had 20 quick minutes instead of the actual time of nearly an hour. We took the 11 a.m. tour, and were immediately immersed in another world away from traffic and city noise. We were also impressed by the guide and the restaurant manager who were very helpful in arranging a taxi for us to make a tight connection at the train station which had been complicated by the local road construction and closures. The boat was clean and well cared for, blankets were available in case anyone needed a cover when the breeze picked up...the skipper thought of everything!

Ben H
, Aug 2017

Excellent! Informative, professional, relaxing, high quality, interesting, beautiful quiet and fume free electric boat.... Highly recommended. Thank you.

Isabelle S
, Aug 2017

I absolutely loved this river cruise! Our tour guide Alex was not only knowledgeable but also engaging and funny, and the boat itself was very comfortable. The one-hour tour was perfect for a day trip in Oxford, and I not only learned a bit about the area but also enjoyed the atmosphere with only a few other guests. All in all a lovely experience!

Olof Sigridur P
, Aug 2017

The river cruise in a small boat was highly enjoyable and the guide showed us places of interest and told us stories about various events and people who had lived along the cruise. The boat was driven by electricity, so the sailing was quiet and quite enjoyable. I highly recommend this cruise and will for sure try again if I go to Oxford.

Keith S
, Jul 2017

Folly Brasserie excellent meal and waiting room fr the cruise.
Cruise left on time with an excellent guide. Well worth the price!

Adrian F
, Jul 2017

Excellent short cruise with a lovely young lady as the guide. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride.

Maggie M
, Mar 2017

Our tour guide was fantastic and gave a wonderful, relaxing tour. He really knew a lot about the history of the area and gave us a lot of information about the Regatta, as well as the College.

Diana V
, Oct 2016

Very nice tour on a small boat, none of the ones where huge groups of 30 or more people are sitting. Our skipper Geraldine was nice, knowledgeable and entertaining and provided us group of about 8 people with lots of informative and funny facts during the cruise. Highly recommended!

, Aug 2016

Refreshing helpful commentary.

Product code: 7418P3

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