Spend an evening cruising along the gorgeous banks of the Thames with this picnic boat trip. Taking in the most-inspiring sights of Oxford town and the surrounding countryside, you can relax on the water in a charmingly outfitted cruise boat - your gourmet picnic, composed of only the freshest and best local ingredients, is the ideal addition to a serene journey down the beautiful byways of Oxfordshire's landscape. This evening cruise is a truly magical experience, and you'll even receive a bottle of wine to enjoy with your picnic.
Your delightful picnic cruise departs from Folly Bridge at 6pm (5pm in September). You'll travel through the city past famous landmarks including Christchurch College, the University boathouses and regatta course, the Head of the River and Folly Bridge itself. From the river you'll take in a side of Oxford's heritage rarely seen by visitors to the city: Quaint Osney Island, well-loved allotments, gardens and the ancient Port Meadow - all of which are off the tourist trail but represent 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 our trip while composing 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. It is also the site of Trout Island, an inspiration for another of Oxford's literary icons, C S Lewis, and his stories of the land of Narnia.
Your cruise will last approximately two and a half hours. The gourmet picnic you'll be treated to will be locally sourced from the finest of Oxfordshire suppliers, and due to it's seasonality, will vary with the time of year. You will receive a bottle of wine to enjoy with your picnic. Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions will can be catered to - please mention them when booking.
This experience is available at Oxfordshire:
Oxfordshire (South West) - Oxford
Your voucher is valid for 10 monthsfor two people. The cruise departs promptly at 6pm (5pm in September), and runs from 1st May until 15th September. There are no maximum height or weight restrictions. If inclement weather on the day you have booked prevents the cruise from taking place, all measures will be taken to try and re-book you for another date of your choice. All dates are subject to availability.
1Treat yourself to a majestic evening floating along the gorgeous banks of the Thames with this picnic cruise. Taking in all the most-inspiring sights of Oxford town and the surrounding countryside, you can relax on the water in the stunning surrounds of a charmingly outfitted cruise boat - your gourmet picnic, composed of only the freshest and most enticing local ingredients, is the perfect accompaniment to a serene journey down the picturesque byways of Oxfordshire's countryside. You'll even receive a bottle of wine to enjoy with your picnic!
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1 out of 1(100%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Despite battling classic bank holiday wet weather we had a very relaxing meander down a stretch of the Thames we would otherwise not have seen. Bought at a birthday gift for my husband I would definitely recommend this experience. We met some lovely people, had some good food and wine. The only thing that could have been better was obviously the weather.
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