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Oxford River Cruises

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Address: 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, England
Phone Number: +44 845 226 9396
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Oxford River Cruises offers sightseeing tours, picnic and dining river...

Oxford River Cruises offers sightseeing tours, picnic and dining river trips and private boat hire in the heart of historic oxford. Our cruises are designed to suit all tastes, from lazy lunchtime get togethers and elegant dinner cruises, to corporate events and birthday parties afloat.

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US$15.34*
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course
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US$57.52*
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Including Picnic
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US$62.64*
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Exquisite Three Course Riverside Dining with Sundowner Cruise

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Excellent day out would highly recommend.

I would just like to say that we had a lovely day out at the Oxford River Cruises, the day was purchased for us as a 50th birthday present by friends. From the outset when we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would just like to say that we had a lovely day out at the Oxford River Cruises, the day was purchased for us as a 50th birthday present by friends. From the outset when we first arrived we were warmly welcomed and looked after really well. The lady ( our skipper sorry I cannot remember her name) made the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Despite cruising up and down this stretch in our own boat for years, the skipper told us loads of facts we never knew! He really knew his stuff, and every question we fired at him came back with an answer, never an 'I don't know' . He wasn't a walking encyclopaedia, he was a sailing encyclopaedia! The lads on the... More 

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Thank Carolyn D
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went on the 30 minute river cruise and found skipper very informative. Had a scone and tea (typical english) in the folly before the trip. Staff in the folly were friendly and so was the skippet

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Thank Glenn W
Slough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The trip involves a 50 minute cruise on the river Thames. You see very little of the colleges or other buildings, mainly the boathouses for the first few minutes. The rest of the trip is a quiet cruise on the river with little to see.

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Thank Julian B
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We booked the 50 minute trip to coincide with an afternoon tea experience. On the day we had to change our arrangements and the staff could not have been more helpful moving us to an earlier boat. This was much appreciated and meant we didn't have to miss out on the trip. We were very lucky with the weather, a... More 

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Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I have been on several of the cruises offered by Oxford River Cruises and have always been pleased. It is a great value and an ideal way to complement walking tours of the city. The views are lovely, the trips are peaceful and informative, but not overly chatty. So there is opportunity to be educated (a little) and to relax... More 

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Thank prof_voyager
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We enjoyed the River Cruise very much - it was definitely the highlight of our visit to Oxford. A marvellous, relaxing and peaceful look at Oxford from a completely different perspective. Two and a half hours is exactly right for this experience, and we were blessed with a perfect English late summer day as a bonus. And the stop-off at... More 

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Thank alanhollaway
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

we really enjoyed the river cruise it was very interesting and felt it was a lovely way to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary

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Worcestershire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nice gentle boat ride on a wet afternoon. Not much commentary but scenery up to the lock was pleasant enough.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

A fifty minute cruise, ok on a sunny day, cover available. Lots of bird life but not the most interesting part of the river

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