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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Including Picnic

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, UK
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Picnic lunch or dinner
    • Professional skipper
    • 2.5-hour river cruise
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant meals not included
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This outing was worth every penny. The picnic was wonderful, and the food was fresh and tasty. Our skipper Mark was cheerful, very knowledgeable about the local area and its history, including the wildlife that we saw. We can honestly say that he made the trip worthwhile,
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    We had a lovely afternoon cruising. Nick our skipper was really informative and our picnic was lovely. I would definitely recommend it.
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    It was a lovely cruise, well organised and relaxing. Chris the skipper was great; friendly, informative and relaxed. The boat was comfortable and the mooring was easy to find. Definitely recommend it!!!
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    Great day out , nick the skipper was excellent , about two and half hour cruise with two stops for toilet and drink breaks . We didn't have the hamper but took our own snacks which was no problem . You can take alcohol on board as long as it's brought from the bar when booking
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    An excellent day - the arrival at the Folly Hotel was friendly and helpful and the welcome on board by the skipper Nick was a great start to the day. His knowledge about the river and it's surroundings was extensive with good humour added to make the trip memorable. Full marks
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