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Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Set sail for a romantic cruise through the heart of Oxford on this 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise, including afternoon tea served on-board. Tuck into traditional English teatime treats like finger sandwiches and scones with jam and clotted cream, as you glide downstream. Following a scenic route along the University Regatta Course, you’ll discover Oxford’s surprising greenery and enjoy marvelous views of the University Boat Houses, Christ Church Meadows and Iffley lock.
  • 1.5-hour Thames River cruise in Oxford with afternoon tea
  • Marvel at Oxford’s green banks, locks and boathouses from the water
  • Enjoy a decadent afternoon tea on-board, including finger sandwiches, cakes and cream scones
  • Live commentary on-board ensures you don’t miss anything!
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Great introduction to Oxford for first-time visitors
  • This small-group tour ensures a personalised experience
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Local taxes
Afternoon tea
Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
The Folly Restaurant , 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, UK

Please 'check-in' at The Folly restaurant reception.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Any allergies or dietary requirements should contact us directly, as early as possible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travellers with severe food allergies
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Oxford River Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford.
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What is the social distancing policy during Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford.

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star-5
Such an enjoyable...
Lesley_F
, Aug 2022
Such an enjoyable experience. Lovely afternoon tea, trip was very well organised by staff. Highly recommend.
star-5
A relaxing afternoon tea
Bobby_S
, Aug 2022
A really nice experience on the river and lovely food and friendly staff would highly recommend this trip
star-3
Not worth the Money
SenD_L
, Jul 2022
The disorganisation of the boarding & provisioning of boat was irritating. Having one tea bag per person was mean. There was no choice of white/brown bread. We had all white, others had a mix; hate white bread! Skipper/ guide had very limited knowledge to impart.
star-5
River cruise 🚢
Parveen_S
, Jul 2022
We had a great experience on the boat and the tea was very nice and tasty 😀 Children really enjoyed it 😀
star-5
Good value for money .
Angela_K
, Jul 2022
We enjoyed the whole experience, from the booking through to the efficiency of all the staff before the trip during and after , would recommend this trip to anyone . Thank you to Jake the tour guide , excellent.
star-5
Fun, great food and history of Oxford
Scott_S
, Jul 2022
A great tour of Oxford with great food and a fantastic guide (George) who knew the history of the school, crews and city inside and out! Lovely way to spend the afternoon!
star-3
Experience was good overall, but less than expected
Ray_S
, Jul 2022
Boat was nice; tea, scones and sandwiches were fine; but seared in bow - very hard to hear the woman “driving” the boat and explaining the features we were seeing.
star-5
Oxford on the water from Folly restaurant
Kim_J
, Jul 2022
We really enjoyed our cruise, great afternoon tea good company, a good way to see a different part of Oxford especially on a bright sunny day. The pilot was very informative and made our day.
star-4
Pleasant way to spend an afternoon!
Leanne_A
, Jul 2022
Afternoon tea was nice- sandwiches need to be covered in cling film to ensure don’t dry out. Scones were lovely. Boat trip was relaxing- great way to spend a sunny afternoon!
star-5
Awesome
JamesW_S
, Jul 2022
A MUST for visiting Oxford! Our guide Joe was great. Relaxing, good food & romantic. Well organized.
star-5
Don’t miss it!
Kristin_W
, Jun 2022
Folly Restaurant provided the food and they are fantastic. Boat was clean and comfy and tea and food wonderful. The captain was informative and the River view just beautiful. Unforgettable! Truly recommend!
star-5
Birthday celebrations in Oxford
Joyce_O
, Jun 2022
I booked this for my husband's birthday as part of a weekend away in Oxford with the family and it was brilliant! The afternoon tea was delicious, the guide tour shared lots of local knowledge and was very funny! And the gorgeous sunny weather helped too. It was great value for money and the children enjoyed it as well! ( 14 and 10 years old).
star-5
Afternoon Tea
Julie_W
, Jun 2022
A really good trip great host and a good afternoon tea. Very relaxing Would recommend this trip down the river
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star-5
A very relaxed trip along...
Karin_F
, Jun 2022
A very relaxed trip along a beautiful stretch of river. Food was yummy and the guide/captain was great.
star-2
Not worth £45 each
Beryl_A
, Jun 2022
The table spilling over with all the cakes etc when somebody boarded the boat. There were 2 tables that didn't move at all then there were 2 tables that should not have been used as they both had to be held to stop total carnage. The guide did his best to get replacements but it was all unsteady until we got moving but you Darenth move. Then when we got to eat the sandwiches which were crusted on top as nothing was covered we ate them as we had paid £90 for the trip. Totally disappointed. The 2 tables of 4 people had a proper substantial table but we and the other couple had, in our opinion, 2 tables that should not have been on there.
star-5
Wonderful experience
Anthony_W
, Jun 2022
Excellent guide followed by exceptional afternoon tea. Staff very helpful, small number on boat made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience
star-5
Lovely way to spend an hour in Oxford
Ruth_D
, Jun 2022
Tranquil afternoon on the river. Well organised. Fabulous afternoon tea. Good communication prior to the event
star-5
Best trip in oxford
Marion_S
, Jun 2022
Beautiful boat with the most incredible afternoon tea. The guide was knowledgable and charming. Best thing we did in Oxford and would highly recommend to anyone!
star-5
Wry commentary, good scones.
Graham_P
, May 2022
Excellent information delivered in a wry style by Ellie. Good sandwiches, excellent scones, good cakes. Entertaining ducks. Cool on the river in May, bring a windproof. Had a drink in the restaurant whilst waiting, good ambience.
star-5
River, tea, scones!!!
thomaslearning
, May 2022
Wonderful boat tour along the Thames. It was a beautiful sunny day with lots of student rowing teams on the water. Captain Jack was very informative. The food and tea were really good too.

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