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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

By Oxford River Cruises
Recommended by 92% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
This sightseeing river cruise is ideal for first-time visitors to Oxford. Sail along Oxford University’s Regatta Course, while passing by top local landmarks such as Christchurch College, and Folly Bridge. The tour helps cover more ground than a walking tour, and is a relaxing way to learn about the history of the city, its University, and its most famous sights.
from
$19.67
per adult
from
$19.67
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:50m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Travel along Oxford University’s regatta course on this sightseeing cruise
  • Put away the guidebook and enjoy guide commentary along the way
  • Pick from multiple daily time slots to suit your schedule
  • See Oxford from a new vantage point and get great photo opportunities

  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • The Folly Restaurant, 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, UK Please 'check-in' at The Folly restaurant reception.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7418P3

  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course?
How much is Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course?
Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course price starts from $19.25. Discover and book Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course on Tripadvisor
What is the Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course cancellation policy?
Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course?
Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course is hosted by Oxford River Cruises. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Oxford River Cruises on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7418P3

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

AZDonnelly
AZDonnelly
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Perfect little trip
Not too long and not too short. Guide very friendly and knowledgable. Good introduction to Oxford and it's culture
L8174ZBnicolae
L8174ZBnicolae
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Wonderful tea and cakes on the gorgeous Thames
Guide was funny and charming. He was knowledgeable too. Lovely food, well organised delightful trip.
70geoffe
70geoffe
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Tea on the Thames
We had a wonderful time, the food was great and the commentary was very interesting and fun, altogether a very rela
NeilMM
NeilMM
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Messing about on the river
What a lovely relaxing way to explore the Thames. Wonderful afternoon tea that was plentiful. Entertaining commen
Katie A
Katie A
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Lovely cruise
Lovely cruise down the river (even in the rain). Will was a great skipper and gave brilliant commentary.
Massimoscastiglione
Massimoscastiglione
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Perfect experience
Absolutely a perfect afternoon tea. I’m a guy who booked this for my wife’s birthday. And I wasn’t sure how I’d fee
AnneL438
AnneL438
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Very enjoyable trip
A beautiful relaxing trip on the river . We had a great skipper. We had a chance to get off the boat and wander rou
demir935
demir935
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Perfect
Just perfect! I arranged this cruise as a social event with work colleagues and it couldn't have been more perfect!
Q4102VWchrisp
Q4102VWchrisp
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Great night activity in Oxford
We had a great time on our cruise. Our host was great - enthusiastic and engaging, and knowledgeable of her histor
runriglincs
runriglincs
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Relaxing 3 Hour cruise with a lovely picnic.
A three hour cruise 12 noon to 3pm with a picnic from the Folley Bridge. Paul gave us a fantastic cruise up and do
TerryT1442
TerryT1442
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Excellent boat trip
We really enjoyed our trip along the Isis River and were made to feel very welcome by Paul the skipper , he was ve
JoyandRichard
JoyandRichard
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River trip
We really enjoyed our river trip. Our guide and driver Nick was excellent cheerful and had a great knowledge of hi
val299
val299
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A Most Enjoyable Afternoon Cruise
Absolutely loved this river cruise. We had an excellent skipper, the food was delicious and the weather was perfect
Katerina K
Katerina K
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Fun
Was a lovely trip down the river . Yea was lovely and fresh and the skipper was interacting Lovely time celebrating
Christopher D
Christopher D
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Cruise time
A fantastic experience, the cruise was relaxing and Will our boat captain was friendly and looked after us as we cr
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BryF922
4 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
I brought this as a present for my boyfriend for Christmas 2019 but due to COVID we couldn’t go on it for a while!
We arrived and were greeted at the door by a member of staff who checked us in quickly and we made our way down to the boat. We were among 4 other groups but were spread out well on the boat, given the option of chairs or the benches at the front of the boat.
The tour guide was knowledgable and had a personal background with some of the boats and sights he was talking about. We are from Cambridge so we had banter about us being traitors by being in Oxford.
Overall the experience was great and would highly recommend to anyone. It was the perfect length of time as you didn’t get bored but also didn’t feel as if it was rushed.
Written May 29, 2021
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Kevin4455
Carlisle, UK15 contributions
Jun 2022
We really enjoyed the trip. It was great to see bits of the city from the river and to hear stories about student life and rowing. We liked being in a smaller boat than some others on the river. We would recommend this.
Written June 24, 2022
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Ernie F
Colchester, UK30 contributions
Jun 2021
We had a very pleasant trip on the Thames and Cherwell.

Chris, the helmsman/boatman, was great. He was very knowledgeable and engaging and kept us entertained with snippets of history and events that have occurred along the route.

The only downside was that the weather was absolutely appalling and spoiled the trip somewhat - obviously this is not the fault of Oxford River Cruises - despite this we enjoyed the experience.

Highly recommended but try and pick a day when it isn't raining cats and dogs!!!
Written June 22, 2021
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in_love_with_gelato
London, UK25 contributions
Staff at the folly restaurant were perfectly pleasant in checking us in and the boat driver was nice but they didn't really show us any sights. We did the 30 minute sightseeing trip and it was a relaxing and quick trip down the river but we didn't really see anything of interest. The driver didn't explain much about sights or history so although it was a pleasant trip, I wouldn't recommend it if you want to see lots of interesting buildings or learn about history of the city.
Written July 27, 2021
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Alex
2 contributions
May 2022
We took a lovely cruise on the river with a delicious afternoon tea to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and I'm so glad that we did. The captain was a fount of knowledge and managed to find exactly the right balance between talking about the sights and stories of the river, and letting us talk among ourselves/savour the sights and sounds of the river. Very glad we did this and would do it again. (And as a top tip if you're thinking of booking, you can buy/bring your drinks from the bar at the Folly restaurant. If we'd known this we'd have turned up a little earlier and relaxed as the bar before the cruise! :-)
Written May 15, 2022
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Karen Mayo
14 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
On arrival at the Folly restaurant, (departure point), we were greeted by very friendly staff, who offered coffee which was brought to the boat for us. Our skipper, Peter, was great, providing lots of very interesting information in a fun and friendly way. As well as being an informative, the cruise was very relaxing with beautiful scenery along the way
Written June 16, 2022
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misspuss57
Brisbane, Australia33 contributions
Sep 2022
Gorgeous small boat trip (with a very quiet engine) and a great skipper. This was one of the best river/canal cruises I have done during a 6 week Europe trip. Only did the 50 minute trip as had to fly home that afternoon but I think that the cruises including food and drinks would be sensational.
Written September 15, 2022
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graham p
5 contributions
Jun 2022
A lovely gentle and serene 50 minute trip along the Thames at Oxford. Accompanied by a guide who was very pleasant and struck an excellent balance between talking and explaining what was around and interesting facts and allowing the customers to take in what was all around them. Thoroughly enjoyable and would definitely recommend. There is Cafe and restaurant by the river which the company runs and all the staff were very courteous and sociable.
Written June 10, 2022
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SteffiB040
Lancaster, UK59 contributions
May 2022
A bijou vintage wooden motor boat with wicker chairs, tarpaulin top and roll-down sides, absolutely gorgeous. We opted for a couple of glasses of prosecco which was perfect for the late afternoon. Our skipper Nick was just brilliant, offering enough information to keep us interested without overkill, and a fabulous choice of light music on our return trip. We would highly recommend this company and their lovely vintage boats, but they book out fast as there are only limited spaces, so get in quick.
Written May 27, 2022
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Chris C
1 contribution
Sep 2021
My wife and I took a belated cruise courtesy of a 2019 Christmas gift from my daughter. I expected a fifty minute trip with a bit of commentary thrown in, which would have been quite acceptable. However we were treated to a very entertaining morning by our "skipper", whose name I am ashamed to say I have forgotten - but you know who you are, and included lots of anecdotes as well as really informative facts about the buildings and countryside we passed. We also managed to berth for a few minutes at a very nice pub, before the return journey. I thoroughly recommend ORC to anyone and will definitely be doing it again.
Written September 19, 2021
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