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Picnic Boat Cruise for Two

Enjoy a picnic cruise around Oxford and get a taste of a relaxed life on the river

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4.74.7 | 14 Reviews

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Product code: NPBC

£99

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Description

Cruising on the Thames is truly magical. Travelling quietly you'll witness a wonderful natural display, the abundant birdlife, horses and cows all relaxing in the Oxfordshire countryside. The river itself is vibrant and busy with rowers, narrow boats and cruisers all adding to a rich tapestry of colour and activity.

During the cruise you have the chance to stretch your legs in the gorgeous countryside. Your journey includes a delectable gourmet picnic, the exact contents depend on the availability of the freshest produce, but you can be assured that this quintessentially British way to spend an afternoon or evening will deliver satisfaction.

On this trip you'll travel through the city past famous landmarks including Christchurch College and Meadows, the University boathouses and regatta course, the Head of the River and Folly Bridge.

From the river you'll take in a side of Oxford's heritage rarely seen by visitors to the city. See well-loved allotments, gardens and majestic and ancient Port Meadow, some of Oxford's most beautiful and intriguing scenery. Port Meadow, a vast area of common land, has remained little changed since prehistoric times and supports plants and bird-life in abundance.

At the top of Port Meadow is Godstow. Godstow was the ultimate destination of Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll when they followed an identical route to this trip while composing 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. It is also the site of Trout Island, an inspiration for another of Oxfords literary icons, C S Lewis, and his stories of the land of Narnia. The trip also passes through Osney Lock (one of the deepest on the Thames).

Key Information

When can you go?

This experience is available on selected dates, April to October.

How long does this activity last?

This experience will last approximately 2½ hours.

You need to know

The minimum age is 16 years. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please make us aware if you have any dietary requirements on booking.

There are no qualifications required.

We would advise you to book 4 to 6 weeks in advance.

This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.

You and how many others?

There will be other people on the cruise.

Family and friends

Unfortunately you cannot bring spectators to watch.

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Verified Purchaser

Wonderful views from the boat.

Exactly the I bought it not knowing quite what to expect and was extremely pleased with everything, the boat ride, the picnic which was perfect and well thought out, and the chap explaining what we saw, and the great pub we stopped at for a drink. Perfect trip and lovely picnic. I will recommend it to friends.

When did your experience take place? mid July for our anniversary

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Isis /Thames

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Brilliant day

We were giving a gift voucher last christmas and decided to go in the bigining of october we had a brilliant day with a lovely picnic the perdon manouverong the boat was very hood and well informed

When did your experience take place? October

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Oxford river cruising

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Diane and Kevin got married....

This was a wedding present and what a wonderful wedding present it was..... We had the best time ever. The weather was perfect and everyone on the boat were lovely.. The picnic hamper was to die for. Very well thought out trip. We will definitely do this trip again and take my sister and brother in law. They will love it too.

When did your experience take place? 14/07/2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Oxford River Cruises

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Fabulous trip

This was bought for me by my brother for my 60th. This was a fantastic trip. Really good picnic lunch with food served in a picnic basket. Nice touch. We had a lovely day which made it even better. Skipper of boat was very knowledgeable and made the trip exceptional

When did your experience take place? Sept 5th

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Oxford river cruises

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

A great afternoon on the Thames

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely peaceful cruise on a very hot day in July. We had an interesting and friendly group of people on the boat and conversation flowed well. The picnic basket contained a wonderful selection of sweet and savoury items along with a refreshing drink. The boat was electric so there was no noise other than our chatter! A half-way stop at the Perch pub enabled us to have a comfort break as well as a drink in the gardens. All in all it was a lovely day.

When did your experience take place? Thames at Oxford

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Picnicboat cruise for two

✘ No. I do not recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Picnic on the Thames

This was a gift from a friend and was perfect for me and my wife. The whole thing is well organised, the picnic was delicious, and we were very lucky with the weather. Our pilot / guide was very knowledgable and made the trip very interesting. I would suggest you purchase drinks, if you want them, from the bar before leaving. You do get Elderflower cordial, but we treated ourselves to a bottle of rose. We went back to the restaurant in the evening and the food and views were excellent.

When did your experience take place? 6th May 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? OXFORD RIVER CRUISES LTD

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

What a fantsatsic relaxing experience

This was bought for us by our kids for a Xmas present - absolutely great three or four hours on the river with great food.

When did your experience take place? June

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Oxford

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

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Verified Purchaser

Lovely afternoon on the river

This was a gift. We had a lovely afternoon. Tasty lunch hamper and plenty to drink. We had a comfort stop half way. The Skipper, Giles told us lots of interesting facts about the history and geography of the area as we cruised.

When did your experience take place? June 30th 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Picnic cruise

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Cruising along the river

This was brought for my wife and I as a Christmas present. There were several other travellers who had the trip brought for them. We started from "The Folly" where the boat was loaded with the picnic hampers and water. Nathan, our "Skipper" gave us a little safety talk and off we went. It was a lovely day and very peaceful drifting along. We went through Osney Lock and continued several miles, with Nathan giving everyone some insights of the places we passed. We opened our hamper to find, sandwiches, quiches, strawberries and scones with jam and cream. We stopped in a riverside pub for a comfort break, my wife and I managed to grab a quick glass of white wine, and then we were on our way back to base. We could not fault the experience.

When did your experience take place? 26th June 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? River Trip with Picnic

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

It was given to us by dear friends for our 60 th y

It was beautiful and the spread delighful. When it became chilly, there were mice snug blankets to cover our legs. Brilliant

When did your experience take place? October

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Oxford

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service