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Oxford River Cruises

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Address: 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, England
Phone Number: +44 845 226 9396
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Oxford River Cruises offers sightseeing tours, picnic and dining river...
Oxford River Cruises offers sightseeing tours, picnic and dining river trips and private boat hire in the heart of historic oxford. Our cruises are designed to suit all tastes, from lazy lunchtime get togethers and elegant dinner cruises, to corporate events and birthday parties afloat.
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$78*
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Exquisite Three Course Riverside Dining with Sundowner Cruise
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$72*
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Including Picnic

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A relaxing boat trip

My wife and I really enjoyed our river cruise on the 18th of August. The journey along the Thames and Cherwell rivers was tranquil after a busy day and a half around Oxford... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After booking our 2 and a half hour trip through a gift voucher we had been bought. We choose the river cruise as we thought it was something a little different. The boat takes 12 passengers. 6 were having lunch and 6 wern't. We are so glad we were in the group that did,nt have lunch on board after seeing... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I really enjoyed our river cruise on the 18th of August. The journey along the Thames and Cherwell rivers was tranquil after a busy day and a half around Oxford sightseeing. We were surprised by the Riverboat cafe where you could grab a coffee, etc to unwind in pleasant surroundings and it also offers drinks that can... More 

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Banbury
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely way to view a different side of Oxford. Well organised and good value. Next time we will have afternoon tea first

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I just loved our visit here. How "Really British" it was. When we got there, we got a sincere greeting. We got there nearly an hour early so we had a cup of tea sitting outside, right by the river, watching the varied river craft pass us quietly and serenely. The staff was ample, attentitive and so... More 

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Myself and my friend had a lovely time, shame the weather wasn't a bit warmer! The lady who captained the boat was very knowledgeable, with many interesting snippets of information. We had tried to book on the 2.5hr trip but it was fully booked, we will be back to take that option another time.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The cruise today was part of a high tea package at the Folly gifted to my wife and I for our 40th wedding anniversary by our eldest daughter and her family. I have to say that along with the wonderful weather experienced on Saturday 22nd August the whole day couldn't really have been more perfect. I posted several photo's on... More 

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Stratford upon Avon
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had been given a present of a picnic cruise on the Thames at Oxford. Sadly the British summer dampened the outward leg of our journey. Boat plastic sides were down and the rain reduced visibility. We were warm and dry and had access to rugs if required. Captain cheerful and informative. Company pleasant. Picnic lunch provided by Folly was... More 

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berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I took my 90 year old mother on a trip this morning. The staff couldn't have been kinder or more helpful. The electric boat means that the river is lovely and quiet and the commentary was good but also balanced with a bit of peace. My mum asked to go again next year.

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a marvelous time on the 'Spirit of Oxford' 2.5 hour cruise. The gentle ride along the river was very pleasant. The boat's eco-friendly electric motor was nearly silent. Our "Alice" enthusiast was thrilled to take the same boat ride which Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell had. Even our two easily-bored teenagers had a good time. Our captain, Peter,... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went on the river experience cruise. The boat leaves from The Folly Restaurant just over the Folly Bridge. We had coffees on the veranda before setting off. Lovely old river boat and trip down the river with the captain pointing out points of interest. Added bonus Oxford city rowing regatta was on. Went back to the Folly and had... More 

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