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The city of dreaming spires not only has an impressively diverse skyline but it also boasts truly spectacular views from the river. As one of the most famous stretches of the Thames outside London, millions have been inspired by this part of the river, including Jerome K Jerome, who set some of his world-famous ‘Three Men in a Boat’ in the area and Lewis Carroll who would take the infamous Alice on journeys down the river.
This experience is a chance to soak in the glorious countryside that can be spotted from the water, as well as taking in a completely new perspective on some of the most famous sights, including the College Boat Houses, Christ Church, Folly Bridge and the water meadows. Eagle-eyed guests may spot some of the local wildlife and photographers will relish the chance to capture some incredible shots. The delicious afternoon tea is the perfect addition to this scenic cruise and provides an elegance befitting the glorious surroundings.
This is a 1 ½-hour long cruise for two which departs from the famous Folly Bridge at around 3.30 pm - the perfect time for anyone who wishes to relax and enjoy the tasty treat of afternoon tea as the river laps at the side of the boat.
The route takes in the University Regatta Course, passing through a number of the most beautiful areas of Oxford as the boat moves downstream towards Iffley Lock. Here, it’s possible to see other river users rowing, punting, canoeing and possibly training for their next race. Between the beautiful countryside and the amazing architecture, there are sights to appeal to everyone on board, if they can tear their eyes away from the feast on offer in the form of afternoon tea.
Provided by a local restaurant with an excellent reputation, The Folly, the tea comprises a range of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones complete with jam, clotted cream and fresh strawberries, a selection of pastries, cakes and petits fours, all washed down with tea.
This experience is available on selected dates subject to availability, this experience runs from April to June and September to October.
This experience will last approximately 1.5 hours.
This voucher is for two people.
This experience is not suitable for spectators.
The minimum age for this experience is 18 years old.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.
The tour was lovely, delicious afternoon tea, beautiful scenery, and our skipper, Alex, was very knowledgeable about all the sights and had a great sense of humour; he really read the crowd well.
When did your experience take place? 06/08/18
What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The Folly/Oxford River Cruises
Very pleasant afternoon, made better as we were the only ones on the boat! Had it been full, the normal situation, it would not have been too enjoyable at all. Don’t come hungry.
When did your experience take place? August
What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Oxford tea cruise
This experience was excellent, very well organised, tea was very nice and cruise enjoyable would recommend.
When did your experience take place? 3.09.18
What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Oxford river cruise from the Folly