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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
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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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$52*
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Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford
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$16*
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course
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$60*
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Including Picnic

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Lovely and relaxing.

Spent an hour on here on a warm summers day. Just the tonic after walking around the botanical gardens. I would recommend this.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent an hour on here on a warm summers day. Just the tonic after walking around the botanical gardens. I would recommend this.

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Thank trenchy66cardiff
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ended my wife’s birthday with a surprise by booking a boat from Oxford River Cruises for a trip up at river Thames We were to be at the Folly restaurant at 13:00 and instructed to arrive 15 minutes early, we were booked in and seated in the restaurant while our lunch hamper and boat was readied The weather wasn’t... More 

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Thank patrickar6
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the picnic cruise and we had a lovely afternoon. The food was good, the captain (Geraldine) was knowledgeable and friendly. The only downside was only having 15 minutes at the pub at the other end. I appreciate schedules are schedules and the boat was due back, but 15 minutes wasn't even long enough to buy and enjoy a... More 

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Thank billbones2014
Fareham
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bought this using a Virgin Gift Experience voucher and choose the river cruise with picnic. Approximately 2 hours cruising down the Thames to Port Meadow with a fun guide. Great food provided by The Folly Pub (from where you depart) and only 12 people onboard so a pleasant size. Overall it's a very nice way to pass a couple of... More 

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Thank Ruth H
Dorking, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked an Oxford Experience River Cruise online as a special treat for my mother's 87th birthday. There were several issues with this ... 1) The booking I thought I'd made online for 4:30pm somehow turned out to be on the system for 11:15am - which of course we missed. Luckily, we were in the end able to get the... More 

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Thank SHDC-Dancer
Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely cruise & our skipper was very friendly & informative. She answered any questions we had. It was a beautiful sunny day & very relaxing being on the boat.

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Thank shellyt01
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and partner went on the 30 minute river cruise then dinner at the folly. The cruise was lovely and relaxing, the champagne went down a treat. It was nice to see a bit of ten boating. I wished they gone into oxford, rather than out of Oxford. But it was a lovely touch to the evening and I'd definitely... More 

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Thank stephayling
March, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took this trip 20th June 16. The day started with a bus ride from Abingdon to Oxford in the rain. As we waited to board the Golden Slumbers at 12-30 the rain stopped and the sun started to come through. It was a very nice trip with our skipper/guide giving us great information about the area and history linked... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An enjoyable and informative boat ride made more enjoyable by the silent electric powered Edwardian styled boat. The commentary was well delivered with enthusiasm.

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Thank Nathaniel G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent 2.5 hour Cruse. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Peaceful afternoon with friendly and Informative input from the captain. We thoroughly recommend it.

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