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The Oxford River Experience for Two 11812511

4.5 out of 5 (based on 77 reviews)
Location: Oxford - Oxfordshire
For 2 people
Valid for 12 months
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Beautiful Oxford, the city of dreaming spires is perhaps best seen from the river. The stretch of the Thames you’ll see on this fascinating cruise is known as "The Isis” and takes in the University Regatta course, historic Folly Bridge and Christ Church college. You’ll also see the Oxford boat houses, where the new generation of athletic students prepare for the famous Boat Race, and peaceful, quaint Iffley Village. On any one day, you may share the river with rowing eights, large pleasure cruisers and students or tourists messing about on punts! This most lively stretch of the river provides many opportunities to relax and witness the vibrant atmosphere, as well as admire the majestic architecture and sights of fascinating historic significance.

What's included?
  • A river cruise for two along the Oxford stretch of the River Thames
What do I need to know?
  • All our vouchers are fully flexible and can be redeemed against our huge range of experiences
  • Your voucher is valid for two people
  • Available week round, from March–November
  • Cruises last for approximately 50 minutes at the following times throughout the day – 10am, 10.30am, and 11am
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult (18 or over)
  • The boats don't have wheelchair access, but boat staff are happy to assist passengers with limited mobility to embark and disembark
  • If inclement weather on the day prevents the cruise from taking place, all measures will be taken to try and re-book you for another date of your choice
  • The journey will take approximately one hour
  • All dates are subject to availability


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Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (based on 77 reviews)
Oxford from the River
27 October 2022
Great trip today spectacular autumnal views. Captain Will friendly and informative with a sense of humour. Thoroughly recommend this trip.
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Christmas
Good value
25 June 2022
I bought the Oxford River trip for my daughter and grandaughter -- excellent price!
Occasion: Just because!
Gift Experience
12 June 2022
We had a really enjoyable relaxing trip on the river.
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
Two on the Thames
11 October 2021
We received a warm welcome from the moment we arrived at the venue, the staff were helpful and informative and we enjoyed a lovely coffee whilst waiting to go on board. The boat was comfortable and the young lady that was our guide was brilliant, amusing and so informative. A truly enjoyable trip.
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
Beautiful river trip
21 September 2021
A warm sunny autumn day, a quiet electric boat, beautiful scenery, informative skipper, lovely way to spend an hour (which seemed much longer!)
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Anniversay
Relaxing river cruise
07 September 2021
The staff in the Folly pub where the boat left from were very friendly and helpful. The staff on the boat were very knowledgeable, and made our parents 80th birthday celebration one to remember! Thank you.
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Birthday
Very enjoyable boat trip
30 August 2021
We really enjoyed this 50 minute river trip. Our skipper was friendly and knowledgeable, and gave us lots of interesting facts about the buildings and wildlife we passed. Not a trip to take if you want to see the colleges, as most of them aren't visible from the river. We caught a fleeting glimpse of Christchurch! Lovely and relaxing - you can take a drink on board if you get there a bit early to order from the Folly Restaurant. Bring an extra layer as it can get chilly on the river, though rugs are provided.
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Christmas
Enjoyable day out
15 August 2021
Didn’t know what to expect but really enjoyed the bald trip. The guide was really professional and gave us a lot of information about the river, the boats and history. Really enjoyed the experience
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Just because!
River cruise
14 July 2021
It was very scenic, the host so informative, very polite and funny
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
02 May 2021
The blurb about this cruise is deceptive - it should read “from a distance you can see Christchurch College - one of the largest of the Oxford University colleges - with its impressive cathedral” etc
Response from Buyagift
By Lynsey, Customer Services, 13 Sep 2021
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience fully. I have passed your comments to our events team to ensure they are aware of your comments and future improvements can be made. Thanks again for taking the time to leave your feedback.
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Other occasion
The Oxford River Experience for Two