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Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford

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    This relaxing 1.5-hour cruise starts in the afternoon from central Oxford and sails downstream from Folly Bridge taking in the best known reach of the River Thames in Oxford.
    Traveling down the University Regatta Course passing Christ Church Meadows, the University College Boat Houses and other landmarks on the way to Iffley lock. This is often a busy and vibrant section of the river where training rowing crews, punts and pleasure boats jostle for river space in an wonderful display of Oxford at play. Passing through the lock at Iffley is an experience in itself. The river scenery and fascinating buildings combining to form a picture perfect location.
    Beyond Iffley the boat travels in to the tranquil water meadows that surround Oxford and there are abundant opportunities to spot wildlife amongst the green banks and overhanging willows.
    Aboard the boat an indulgent afternoon tea is provided by the renowned riverside restaurant, The Folly. The traditional menu includes*:
    • An Selection of Finger Sandwiches
    • Homemade Scones with Strawberry Jam, Clotted Cream and Fresh Strawberries
    • A Selection of Cakes, Tarts or Petit Fours
    • Tea*Drinks to take aboard can be purchased at the departure point.
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    A lovely relaxing journey with fabulous scenery. To start with the lady who took my booking was extremely kind and helpful. We've had courteous staff throughout the whole trip. The skipper was particularly friendly and entertaining making for a very interesting journey. The afternoon tea...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank mysteryshopper10
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Nice relaxed excursion with excellent food and boat operator who guided us along a very pleasant section of the river from Folly Bridge down through Iffley lock and back.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AugustTrips
    Reviewed July 10, 2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed the 50 minute cruise. Having good weather helped of course but the vessel's operator was both amusing and informative. The vessel was comfortable with open sides giving very good views. Having a pre-booked glass of Pimms made it even better. It is...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 589MichaelP
    Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

    Not only was my father helped in and out of the boat but with my unfortunate dietary issues, I was expecting to be taking my tea home for others to enjoy as so often, having informed people of my dietary requirements, I am faced with...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank FarAway495924
    Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

    I need to say we had the best condition for this trip, sunny and hot weather. We arrived too early at the restaurant, but were welcomed friendly. We could wait at the terrace and wanted to have drink. Here comes the point - please be...More

    Thank Yarnell8
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