Choose a lunchtime or sunset picnic cruise starting at the picturesque Folly Restaurant perched beside the River Thames.
The 2.5-hour sightseeing cruise takes you through the famous university city of Oxford and see famous landmarks including Christchurch College and Meadows, the University boathouses and regatta course, the Head of the River and Folly Bridge. From the river you will take in a side of Oxford's heritage rarely seen by visitors to the city. Quaint Osney Island, well-loved allotments and gardens and majestic and ancient Port Meadow are off the tourist trail but represent some of Oxford's most beautiful and intriguing scenery. Port Meadow, a vast area of common land, has remained little changed since prehistoric times and supports plants and bird-life in abundance.
At the top of Port Meadow is Godstow. Godstow was the ultimate destination of Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll when they followed an identical route to this cruise whilst composing 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. It is also the site of Trout Island, an inspiration for another of Oxfords literary icons, C.S. Lewis, and his stories of the land of Narnia.
Your picnic lunch or dinner is provided by riverside restaurant, The Folly, and typically includes*:
• Potted Salmon, Crème Fraiche and Capers
• Pork Rilettes with Sage and Shallot
• Quinoa, Red Onion and Coriander Salad
• Mini Bread Loaf
• Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Loaf with Rocket and Pesto Dressing
• Chocolate Brownie
• Homemade Ginger Beer
• A Glass of Wine or a Soft Drink Alternative*Please be advised that the menu will vary with seasonal availability.