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Picnic Cruise Oxford

River Thames, Oxford
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    • Enjoy a picnic feast on the Thames in Oxford
    • Guided tour of famous landmarks on the way
    • Daytime or sunset cruises are available
    • Beautiful Edwardian style river boats
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A Picnic Cruise on the River Thames £45.00
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    Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
    Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
    Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
    Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
    European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
    Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
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    All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

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  • Valid For 12 Months
Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

For scholarly lunch or tea, try our Oxford picnic cruise on a luxury river boat! Sample delicious fresh picnic food whilst taking in some of the key sights of the city of spires, as well as learning about the inspirational links that this section of waterway has with some of Britain’s finest writers.

Your river boat cruise begins in Oxford city centre, where you’ll board a traditional Edwardian-style boat with a full teak interior and little tables and chairs installed on deck ready for your floating picnic. During your cruise along the river you'll tuck into a platter with goodies such as quiche, salmon, marinated chicken, salad and Gala pie, all served with bread and followed by the cheese platter and scones with lashings of cream.

Daytime picnic cruises take you past Oxford’s key sights, including Christchurch College and Folly Bridge, before heading away from the bustling streets of the city towards the open meadows, banks and woodland of the local area. It is this stretch of river, past Osney Island, Port Meadow, Godstow and Trout Island, which has played such a key role in English literature. In fact, your entire picnic river boat cruise itinerary follows in the wake of a very famous author -  and your skipper for the day will regale you with all the history and literary anecdotes as you go.

If you choose the sunset Oxford picnic cruise, you will embark in the evening for a classically English riverboat experience, gliding past the University boat huts, waving at evening dog walkers on the towpath and drifting past peaceful fields and meadows, all whilst being shown the local landmarks as the sun goes down.

As the seat of academia, Oxford is a wonderful place to explore and the chance to see all the sights during the day or at sunset from the river that runs through it, complete with a delicious picnic lunch on board, makes for a superb outing. Each Oxford picnic river boat cruise lasts around two and half hours, giving you a new and memorable perspective on this renowned city of scholars and offering a tantalising taste of what this spectacular area has to offer.

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Picnic Cruise Oxford
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Review posted about 2 years ago
We had a lovely day on the river. It was very well organised and staff were friendly and welcoming. We would certainly recommend it .
Yes, I recommend this product.

Picnic Cruise Oxford
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Review posted about 4 years ago
Really lovely cruise down the Thames with a charming boat driver. Pleasant picnic lunch with wine included.
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• A lunch time or sunset picnic cruise along the River Thames in Oxford
• Fully trained helmsman to take you past famous landmarks
• Picnic typically including chicken, cheeses, quiche, gala pie
• Scones, strawberries, cream, and cakes dependant on availability
• Allow two and a half hours for this experience
• A bar is available to make independent purchases
• Tea and coffee available by arrangement on booking

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When is it available?

• Available on selected days between April and October
• Lunch time cruises departure at 12.30pm
• Sunset cruises depart at 5pm or 6pm depending on the month 
• Boarding is 15 minutes prior to departure

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Where can I do this experience?

• On the River Thames with departures from No.1 Folly Bridge, Oxford

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Who is it suitable for?

• Clothing should be suitable to the weather of the day
• Hats and sunscreen are advisable on hot days
• No high heels may be worn
• Buoyancy aids are available
• Under 18's must be accompanied by a fare paying adult
• No pets
• There is no wheelchair access but assistance can be given to those with a limited mobility to board the craft

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