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Oxford Sunset Picnic Cruise 11812514

4 out of 5 (based on 6 reviews)
Location: Oxford - Oxfordshire
For 2 people
Valid for 20 months
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Escape the evening commuters as you join your sunset cruise along the Thames in Oxford, with a gourmet picnic to share. Quite the most romantic way to spend an evening, this trip is a great way to see the dreaming spires of Oxford, and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. You’ll have an altogether different view to the tourists pounding the city’s streets, as you serenely cruise the river, taking in sights that they will miss. There’s Osney Island, namechecked in ‘The Miller’s Tale’ from Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’ - a charming riverside community. You’ll see the sunset over peaceful common Port Meadow. The Trout Inn at Godstow Bridge, featured in Evelyn Waugh’s classic ‘Brideshead Revisited’ is also recognisable from several episodes of Inspector Morse! You’re also bound to spot a magnificent College or two, along with the fascinating University boathouses. The gourmet picnic is a seasonal feast of the finest local produce, and you’ll enjoy it with a soft drink each, making this a romantic way to while away the evening as the sun sets.

What's included?
  • An approx. 2.5 hour Oxford Thames cruise for two
  • A gourmet picnic
  • A soft drink each
What do I need to know?
  • Cruise departs promptly at 6pm (5pm in September), available from 1st May - 15th Sept
  • There are no maximum height or weight restrictions
  • All dates are subject to availability
  • Please mention any dietary restrictions when booking your cruise date
  • If inclement weather disrupts the cruise, the supplier will endeavour to book you for the alternative date of your choice
  • Wine is available to purchase at the departure point


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Customer Reviews
4 out of 5 (based on 6 reviews)
5 out of 6 (83%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Brilliant time
06 August 2018
This was a really good gift, made all better by the captain having extensive knowledge of the Thames!
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
17 August 2014
we were really looking forward to going on the sunset cruise, but unfortunately it didnt live up to our expectations. I had expected my husband and i to have a romantic picnic but instead we were put on a table for 4 people with a plate of food put in front of us. About 30 mins into the trip the heavens opens and my husband was sitting by the door way with no cover so he ended up getting wet and cold. Although the skipper of the boat was friendly and amusing it just wasnt was described in the title of the cruise.
Response from Buyagift
By Giselle, Customer Services, 29 Feb 2016
Hi Thanks for your review. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent experience. I'll ensure your comments are passed onto the suppliers in hope they can improve their services in future. Thanks again for your feedback, it really helps!
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
picnic cruise
17 August 2014
It was a lovely experience having a picnic on the boat driven by Noah. He was both informative and quiet and never intrusive. We were able to enjoy the peace of the water and look at our surroundings and at other times he was able to tell us little bits of history including why herds of cows were in the water further up the Thames!!!
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
As near perfect as you could get
22 June 2014
The weather was perfect, the staff were friendly and helpful - the 'captain' was entertaining. Didn't have high expectations of the picnic but we were pleasantly surprised. Just 8 passengers meant that we all chatted together. Already told friends that it's a must do.
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Wonderful Trip Down Memory Lane
09 August 2013
Wonderful trip down memory lane. My wife and I took the Sunset Cruise (a late Christmas gift) from our daughter. Having lived in Oxford during my youth this was a beautiful way to revisit the haunts that had lived in my memory only for too long. We had a lovely evening for the cruise and appreciated the silent motor of the quaint electric boat. Our skipper was charming and informative, the perfect host. A pleasant picnic platter was served and a good bottle of complimentary wine an unexpected bonus. Many thanks for a memorable evening.
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Thames Treat
03 September 2012
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.
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Oxford Sunset Picnic Cruise