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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course
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Explore Oxford University’s famous regatta course on this 50-minute Thames River sightseeing cruise in Oxford. Hop aboard your sightseeing vessel in the heart of Oxford and cruise out onto the famous waterway. Listen as your guide sheds light on the city’s rich history, and discover local landmarks such as Folly Bridge, Christchurch College, the Oxford University boathouses and the Meadows. Share the waters with rowing eights, punts, university boats and cruisers, and watch the banks for sightings of native river wildlife.
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Popular choice with kids
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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 within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "Not easy to find, asked across the road and all the went well." See review
  • "You can buy a drink from the Folly Restaurant and take it onboard and also use the toilet." See review
  • "Really great tour of the regatta course, the tour guide was interesting and relatable to listen to it and it was relaxing to go up and down the river- definitely recommend!" See review

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star-5
A must when in Oxford!!
DIMITRIOS_P
, Aug 2022
It is a worthwhile visit when in Oxford! The serenity of the river and the enchanting environment will leave you flabbergasted!! Our skipper was very informative and friendly!! Kudos!!!
star-5
Idyllic
Sharon_L
, Aug 2022
It was so lovely this trip. On a hot summers day it’s so nice and relaxing to go along the river. The young lad who was steering the boat and talking to us was charming and knowledgeable about Oxford. Also, the bar & restaurant was perfect afterwards for a drink or lunch. Would recommend highly!
star-5
Wonderfully relaxing boat trip
Clare_A
, Aug 2022
A wonderfully relaxing tour of the river, very friendly and informed captain. Much more enjoyable than a larger boat trip. Almost seemed like a private charter. Drinks delivered to us on the boat from the restaurant before we set off made it very special
star-5
Beautiful trip
Massima_M
, Aug 2022
Very relaxing trip and the guide was very helpful , he gave us lot of information and advises . Thank you
star-4
Very pleasant morning cruise on a hot summer day.
Ann_L
, Jul 2022
Great scenery, adorable baby ducks, interesting explanation of the Thames River boat culture in Oxford. Only regret that it didn’t last longer.
star-4
River trip
Chris_F
, Jul 2022
Relaxing, very good commentary from skipper, I think named Jo. Would definitely recommend to friends. Only criticism is no mention of where to park when booking.
star-5
Excellent tour
Steve_B
, Jul 2022
Guide was very informative and very pleasant. Advised would be quieter on the return journey. She was more than able to answer any questions fired at her.
star-5
Excellent trip!
Sharon_U
, Jul 2022
2 very knowledgeable young people provided our tour yesterday. They were friendly, helpful and made the trip pleasurable. Emily steered the boat incredibly well too! Would thoroughly recommend the trip.
star-5
Oxford boat cruise
Jeremy_S
, Jul 2022
Nice cruise along the Thames/Isis in a nice sized boat. Skipper was knowledgeable and friendly. About 50 minutes long. Booked Sunday morning for 10 am in July and the Boat sailed about ten minutes after 10. Wasn’t full. But things looked busier when we returned. Overall, a very Nice boat trip.
star-4
College rowing competition course
Mark_H
, Jul 2022
We cruised past the various college boat houses and heard about the regatta races. Our guide was friendly and gave us a good feel for the rowing completion. The scenery was picturesque.
star-5
Splendid tour
Nathan_A
, Jun 2022
Joe was an excellent tour guide, providing lots of information about Iffley and all the sites, a few laughs and an insight into boat life along the Thames. You'll get to take in a few sites like the rowing clubs and lots of geese 🦆🦆 me and my partner has a great time. It's worth the £16 a head and they even brought the drinks we ordered to the boat for us.
star-4
Boat trip was very good...
Anette_L
, Jun 2022
Boat trip was very good and the guide was very good too. We found it quite difficult to see your very small sign to say where you were though. The seating area to wait from could do with a revamp maybe?
star-5
Jolly from the Folly!
Amanda_B
, Jun 2022
Great river cruise trip. Captain Jack was an excellent guide. Very informative and had a great sense of humour. Very enjoyable
star-5
Lovely river cruise
Ellen_H
, May 2022
We loved the river cruise trip, lots of interesting information throughout from our boat guide and would definitely recommend.
star-4
By all means!
David_H
, May 2022
Great preparation for the Summer VIIIs! Very informative and enjoyable. Comfortable. Light humor with good observations.
star-5
A fantastic experience!
Janka_P
, May 2022
My mother came to visit from Germany and she always wants to visit Oxford! We has done various walking tours previously so I was looking for something different. The tour was absolutely fantastic, great guide who shared local knowledge, always up for a joke. A wonderful, tranquil experience, a real alternative to the walking tours .
star-4
Thames mini boat trip
Jane_T
, May 2022
Just a nice little trip up and down the river. We were expecting punting though, however we’re glad it was a covered boat as it was raining
star-2
Not much to see. Disappointed.
Len_C
, May 2022
Joe the driver was excellent. Not much to see. Was disappointed. Poor Joe did his best. Will NOT do again.
star-5
Site seeing with a difference!
Norma_W
, May 2022
We were a group of 10 friends enjoying a reunion in Oxford 28th April. We all thoroughly enjoyed our trip up the river guided by Evie. She pointed out all the relevant sites and she was also quite entertaining. We would definitely recommend this trip as a bit different. As a tip try to suss out the pick up point in plenty of time. The Folly restaurant looks very smart it is a pity we did not have time to eat there but we did have a coffee.
star-5
Fantastic trip
Lauren_W
, Oct 2021
Mark the skipper was fun, friendly and very knowledgeable. The boat was comfortable with blankets if we were cold and the option to take drinks on board. The Folly Restaurant (where you set off) is a beautiful place, making the whole experience fantastic.
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