Afternoon Tea Oxford River Cruise

Afternoon Tea Oxford River Cruise

Oxford River Cruises

Available to 30 November 2024
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Looking for things to do in Oxford? The River Thames awaits...

This relaxing afternoon cruise sails downstream from Folly Bridge taking in the best-known sights of the River Thames in Oxford.

Traveling down the University Regatta Course you'll pass Christ Church Meadows, the University College Boat Houses and other landmarks on your way to Iffley lock. This is often a busy and vibrant section of the river where training rowing crews, punts, and pleasure boats jostle for river space in a wonderful display of Oxford at play.

Passing through the lock at Iffley is an experience in itself. The river scenery and fascinating buildings combining to form a picture-perfect location.

Beyond Iffley, you'll travel into the tranquil water meadows that surround Oxford and there are abundant opportunities to spot wildlife amongst the green banks and overhanging willows. Then turn for home at Rose Island, a favourite destination of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell on their river journeys.

Your Oxford Afternoon Tea Experience

Aboard the boat, the team will serve an indulgent afternoon tea provided by the renowned riverside restaurant, The Folly. The traditional menu includes:

  • A delectable selection of finger sandwiches
  • Homemade scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream
  • A selection of cakes, tarts or petit fours
  • Tea

Drinks to take aboard can be purchased at the departure point.

Please note that exact contents may differ and depend on availability.

What's included on your Oxford Afternoon Tea River Cruise?

  • 1.5-hour sightseeing river cruise
  • Cruise along the University Regatta Course
  • View the University Boat Houses and Christ Church Meadows
  • Sail through water meadows and spot wildlife around Iffley
  • Travel through ancient Iffley Lock
  • Enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea served aboard
  • 10% food discount at The Folly Restaurant
  • Private options available on request
  • Public cruises May to early October
The Folly Restaurant,
1 Folly Bridge,
Oxfordshire OX1 4JU

How to find us

Departure point

Public cruises depart from their moorings at:

Folly Restaurant,
1 Folly Bridge,

The closest available parking is at the Westgate multi-story parking lot (OX1 1NT). Parking is also available at Redbridge Park and Ride (OX1 4XG). Please ensure that you allow adequate travel time and arrive at the departure point before your scheduled cruise time.

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