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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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$71*
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Including Picnic

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Cannot think of a more relaxing way to spend over 2 hours on a Monday, a picnic on the river. Pete our skipper was informative with his knowledge of the area. He was also very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Cannot think of a more relaxing way to spend over 2 hours on a Monday, a picnic on the river. Pete our skipper was informative with his knowledge of the area. He was also very entertaining in his delivery. The picnic was very tasty with 1/2 a carafe of red or white wine and jugs of homemade ginger beer. A... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a peaceful, pleasant time on the water, with a very good lunch, then look no further. We had a lovely cruise, there was 12 people on board and were given every opportunity to take photos at any time. The Captain gave a very informative and interesting commentary as we sailed along.

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Lincoln
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Booked the cruise from Abingdon to Oxford and back. Left at 11:15 on time. Good boat with limited refreshment available. Bottled beers, wine, tea coffee etc.Trip runs along the Thames through 3 locks to Oxford. Lots of opportunities to see the wild like, lots of herons and the chance of a kingfisher. Large Kites circling over fields. Arrived after 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We both had a lovely time on the boat trip today. Our 'captain' was friendly and welcoming and gave us lots of interesting information as we went round. the food from the pub was lovely and despite a little bit of rain we had a fantastic trip. thank you for a great time.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I went on the dinner & cruise. Our experience started with Prosecco on the river deck of The Folly restaurant after which we were invited to board the boat which was beautifully laid up for dinner. We chose our table for 2 then ordered our 3 course meal. We ate our starter moored at The Folly then... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This a brilliant venue for a special event, good dining event on the river Thames, good food well presented, served by helpful friendly staff, always willing to help, made even better by sunny evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I took my family on a 50 minute river cruise when they were visiting me for the day in Oxford. It was very peaceful as the boat was quite small so there weren't many people. I've lived in Oxford for 3 years and really enjoyed seeing it from a completely new angle.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I went on a 50 minute Oxford Experience Cruise. The boat was comfortable and our skipper was super cool. She knew many interesting facts about the area and talked just the right amount of time (not too loud, not talking all the time, not ignoring passengers). On the way to The Folly restaurant, which is where you meet for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went on the 50 minute 'Oxford Experience Cruise' on a sunny day and found the trip very relaxing with some good sights, some interesting stories and an enjoyable dash of humour from our guide. It is a shame that the river goes in a straight (ish) line so the return journey is near identical to the outward trip but... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

As superb river cruise and an absolutely must do when you visit Oxford. Lovely small boat with only a dozen people made it very friendly and Giles, the captain was welcoming and commentated the trip superbly. Weather was great which only added to the experience.

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Address: 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, England
Phone Number: +44 845 226 9396
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford

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