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Picnic Boat Cruise for Two
Picnic Boat Cruise for Two
Picnic Boat Cruise for Two
Picnic Boat Cruise for Two

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: 01/09/2019

4.64.6 | 9 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, the 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 I go?

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

How long will my experience last?

This experience will last approximately 2½ hours.

How many people is this experience for?

There will be other people on the cruise.

Can I bring family and friends?

Unfortunately you cannot bring spectators to watch.

What else do I 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.

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Picnic on the Thames

This was a gift from a friend and was perfect for me and my wife. The whole thing is well organised, the picnic was delicious, and we were very lucky with the weather. Our pilot / guide was very knowledgable and made the trip very interesting. I would suggest you purchase drinks, if you want them, from the bar before leaving. You do get Elderflower cordial, but we treated ourselves to a bottle of rose. We went back to the restaurant in the evening and the food and views were excellent.

When did your experience take place? 6th May 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? OXFORD RIVER CRUISES LTD

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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What a fantsatsic relaxing experience

This was bought for us by our kids for a Xmas present - absolutely great three or four hours on the river with great food.

When did your experience take place? June

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

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Lovely afternoon on the river

This was a gift. We had a lovely afternoon. Tasty lunch hamper and plenty to drink. We had a comfort stop half way. The Skipper, Giles told us lots of interesting facts about the history and geography of the area as we cruised.

When did your experience take place? June 30th 2018

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Cruising along the river

This was brought for my wife and I as a Christmas present. There were several other travellers who had the trip brought for them. We started from "The Folly" where the boat was loaded with the picnic hampers and water. Nathan, our "Skipper" gave us a little safety talk and off we went. It was a lovely day and very peaceful drifting along. We went through Osney Lock and continued several miles, with Nathan giving everyone some insights of the places we passed. We opened our hamper to find, sandwiches, quiches, strawberries and scones with jam and cream. We stopped in a riverside pub for a comfort break, my wife and I managed to grab a quick glass of white wine, and then we were on our way back to base. We could not fault the experience.

When did your experience take place? 26th June 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? River Trip with Picnic

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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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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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
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Beautiful scenery

This was bought as a present for my partner and I by my son, what a lovely idea we thoroughly enjoyed it. The picnic was lovely and the cruise was very relaxing. The young man in charge was very knowledgeable about the areas we sailed through. I have some mobility issues but there was no problem embarking and disembarking from the boat.

When did your experience take place? May 2018

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Lovely trip down the river, seeing some beautiful scenery. It would have been nice to have places of interest pointed out to us as we are not local to this area. Unfortunately, the lady in charge of the boat only spoke to people near her and they were local so knew the different sights anyway. Not a lot of food in the picnic provided and one of the tarts wasn't cooked properly, which was disappointing. As long as you don't expect a huge amount of food it would be ok, but as this was an evening cruise you would be better to go on to eat afterwards.

When did your experience take place? September 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

4 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
3 Service
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Verified Purchaser

boat trip oxford

sir thanks for email our boat trip was very enjoyable the lady captain gave a very good comentry and very informative the only thing that let the day down very badly was the food there was only enough to feed a small child not an adult I have sent the firm an email but gess what NO REPLY this day was a present from our family for our 50 years anaversary

When did your experience take place? 31st may 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? oxford boat trip

✘ No. I do not recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
3 Service
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