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Picnic Boat Cruise for Two

Enjoy a picnic cruise around Oxford and get a taste of a relaxed life on the river

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Valid until: 01/04/2018

5.05.0 | 2 Reviews

Unfortunately you cannot bring spectators to watch.

Product code: NPBC

£99

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Description

Cruising on the Thames is truly magical. Travelling quietly you'll witness a wonderful natural display, the abundant birdlife, horses and cows all relaxing in the Oxfordshire countryside. The river itself is vibrant and busy with rowers, narrow boats and cruisers all adding to a rich tapestry of colour and activity.

During the cruise you have the chance to stretch your legs in the gorgeous countryside. Your journey includes a delectable gourmet picnic lunch, sourced from some of Oxford's finest caterers. Exact contents depend on the availability of the freshest produce, but you can be assured that this quintessentially British way to spend an afternoon or evening will deliver satisfaction.

On this trip you'll travel through the city past 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'll take in a side of Oxford's heritage rarely seen by visitors to the city. See well-loved allotments, gardens and majestic and ancient Port Meadow, 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 trip while 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. The trip also passes through Osney Lock (one of the deepest on the Thames).

Key Information

When can you go?

This experience is available on selected dates, April to October.

How long does this activity last?

This experience will last approximately 2½ hours.

You need to know

The minimum age is 16 years. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please make us aware if you have any dietary requirements on booking.

There are no qualifications required.

This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.

You and how many others?

There will be other people on the cruise.

Family and friends

Unfortunately you cannot bring spectators to watch.

Locations

  • South West - Oxfordshire - Oxford

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Verified Purchaser

It was given to us by dear friends for our 60 th y

It was beautiful and the spread delighful. When it became chilly, there were mice snug blankets to cover our legs. Brilliant

When did your experience take place? October

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Oxford

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Brill!

I bought this as a birthday present for my husband. We took the river cruise on a Saturday evening. The weather was kind to us, the food excellent and the Skipper very knowledgable and friendly

When did your experience take place? 28/5/16

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Oxford

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service