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Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford

Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Safety measures
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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Safety measures
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Set sail for a romantic cruise through the heart of Oxford on this 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise, including afternoon tea served on-board. Tuck into traditional English teatime treats like finger sandwiches and scones with jam and clotted cream, as you glide downstream. Following a scenic route along the University Regatta Course, you’ll discover Oxford’s surprising greenery and enjoy marvelous views of the University Boat Houses, Christ Church Meadows and Iffley lock.
  • 1.5-hour Thames River cruise in Oxford with afternoon tea
  • Marvel at Oxford’s green banks, locks and boathouses from the water
  • Enjoy a decadent afternoon tea on-board, including finger sandwiches, cakes and cream scones
  • Live commentary on-board ensures you don’t miss anything!
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Great introduction to Oxford for first-time visitors
  • This small-group tour ensures a personalised experience
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Afternoon tea
Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
The Folly Restaurant , 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, UK

Please 'check-in' at The Folly restaurant reception.

3:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Oxford River Cruises Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford.

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Reviews

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star-4
Peaceful afternoon tea on the Thames
Jane_R
, Sep 2021
Food was lovely. I was under the impression we would be able to buy drinks on board which was not the case.
star-5
Lovely experience
Sarah_C
, Aug 2021
Such a lovely experience for my sisters 50th birthday. The food was yummy and the host was so funny!
star-3
Relaxing - delicious but a bit pricey
Angela
, Jul 2021
Relaxing after living with COVID restrictions Had to request a decent seat though and were accommodated as designated boat was over crowded and trip advertised as quiet but had screaming child aboard
star-5
The lock
Alexander_P
, Aug 2020
Had a lovely experience, felt like it was a perfect amount of time. The afternoon tea was really yummy and the tour guide answered all of our questions perfectly. Would deffo recommend to anyone who wants to see another side to Oxford!
star-5
Highlight of our trip
Chinei_C
, Jul 2020
This afternoon tea river cruise definitely was the highlight of our Oxford trip. The guide was really good and energetic. Highly recommend to anyone
star-5
We had a terrific and very enjoyable...
Ann B H
, Oct 2017
We had a terrific and very enjoyable experience all around, from the wonderful--personable, joyful, and entertaining--captain to the delicious selection of sandwiches and sweets for the tea and I rarely, if ever, eat either sandwiches or sweets! to the route itself. The trip was truly idyllic--a calm and quite beautiful voyage through gorgeous areas of greenery and some waterfront houses. We would have enjoyed an even longer trip. The other passengers turned out to be terrific as well..a mix of people form the UK, along with a number of others from other countries. All amiable and pleasant. A small group, which made the trip even more enjoyable. We would definitely recommend the trip and would love to do it again ourselves!
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star-4
This was a very relaxing, slow paced...
Jeff P
, Aug 2017
This was a very relaxing, slow paced trip on the Thames. The food was excellent and more than enough for an afternoon snack. A perfect break from walking all over Oxford. The only reason it was not 5 stars was that our captain, captain Chris, gave very little information about the river or the area. He was super nice and answered questions, but this was not a guided tour. So if you are wanting a peaceful, relaxing cruise with good food and tea, this is it. Just don't expect to have a running commentary along the journey.
star-5
Very peaceful trip down the Thames...
William F
, Aug 2017
Very peaceful trip down the Thames and through Iffley Lock. The high tea set up was sumptuous : finger sandwiches, scones, small sweets - all delightful. Tea also was good, of course, although English Breakfast was the designated variety and there was no other choice.
star-3
This was a nice enough cruise but...
Anna
, Jul 2017
This was a nice enough cruise but nothing special. The afternoon tea was reasonable. The guide was friendly and gave us blankets to keep warm because, even though it was summer, it was quite cold.
star-5
We enjoyed afternoon tea many places...
Abigail R
, Aug 2016
We enjoyed afternoon tea many places during our two weeks in England. This tea was as good or better than any we had in London. The cruise was incredibly relaxing. Our guides were funny and told stories and pointed out places of interest all along the cruise. We had a marvelous time.

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