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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course provided by Oxford River Cruises

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course
4.5
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HK$155.10
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Recommended by 92% of travellers
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Travel along Oxford University’s regatta course on this sightseeing cruise
Duration:
50m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7418P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
Duration
50m
Departure details
  • The Folly Restaurant, 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, UK Please 'check-in' at The Folly restaurant reception.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • 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.
Duration
50m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
239 reviews
Excellent
194
Very good
27
Average
11
Poor
1
Terrible
6

BryF922
4 contributions
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 29 May 2021
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Kevin4455
Carlisle, UK12 contributions
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 24 June 2022
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Ernie F
Colchester, UK26 contributions
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 22 June 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 27 July 2021
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Alex
2 contributions
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 15 May 2022
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Karen Mayo
14 contributions
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 16 June 2022
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graham p
2 contributions
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 10 June 2022
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SteffiB040
Lancaster, UK59 contributions
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 27 May 2022
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Chris C
1 contribution
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 19 September 2021
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simon1955
Manchester, UK12 contributions
Very safe and experienced river pilot . Continuous and entertaining commentary ,most educational with guests questions answered .the city landscape looks very different from the river especially across the college meadow . Could be different in inclement weather but the boat is undercover . Drinks can be taken onboard from the adjacent bar .
Written 13 August 2021
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G9419GFsuec
G9419GFsuec
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Peaceful way to while away an afternoon
This was a gift from our son and what a lovely one. The river was beautiful and peaceful, the tea very satisfying a
Kevin S
Kevin S
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Brilliant trip on the Thames
Excellent afternoon on the river, brilliant commentary from the skipper. Lots of interesting views and lucky to hav
Curious567140
Curious567140
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Excellent
We had a fabulous afternoon celebrating out daughter's 30th Birthday with her Bridesmaids and their Partners. The s
Alexander G
Alexander G
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Great river cruise afternoon tea
Great trip. Fantastic host. Brilliant afternoon tea. can't recommend to others enough. Host and food made it for us
stevesomerssmith
stevesomerssmith
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great day
very good day out great views , good host and just a lovely day , picnic was very good also , very enjoyable day ou
Trustme0908
Trustme0908
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Just OK
Bit disappointing - we were late leaving and did'nt get to visit the Perch Inn ( apparently the landing stage was b
Anne-Marie F
Anne-Marie F
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Perfect
Excellent for all the family for grandmas 80th. Excellent food especially the scones. Brilliant service and informa
Casjackson
Casjackson
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Really enjoyable
The boat was quiet and low in the water which meant we felt very close to the wildlife. We even saw a terrapin and
rogercM2679HE
rogercM2679HE
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Afternoo Tea Cruise
We booked the afternoon tea cruise on the 9th August, and had a drink at the river side restaurant prior to boardin
Ex-Hostie
Ex-Hostie
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Just OK
Was expecting to have at least some commentary on where we were passing and a bit about Oxford from the perspective
Laurab2k
Laurab2k
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Very enjoyable
Lovely boat trip, made even better thanks to the weather! Enjoyed our cocktails and we had a very friendly skipper
U1313YXcharlotteg
U1313YXcharlotteg
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absolutely great!
Absolutely loved every minute of our cruise including afternoon tea. it helped that the weather was glorious but ev
09p09l
09p09l
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A pleasant way to spend an afternoon
Afternoon tea was very nice and our host was very informative and friendly. The river cruse was aprox one hour long
LondonDan2021
LondonDan2021
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OK but not to scratch
We did the boat trip and taster menu. The boat trip was cute and the guide was good but the taster menu left a litt
Lynda G
Lynda G
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Perfect!!
Beautiful evening for a short trip down the river for our 30th Wedding Anniversary followed by a fantastic meal at
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