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Oxford: Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise

1. Oxford: Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise

Traveling down the University Regatta course, the boat passes Christ Church Meadows, the University College Boat Houses, and other landmarks on your way to Iffley lock. This is often a busy and vibrant section of the river where training rowing crews, punts, and pleasure boats jostle for river space in a wonderful display of Oxford at play. Passing through the lock at Iffley is an experience in itself. The river scenery and fascinating buildings combine to form a picture perfect location. Beyond Iffley you will travel into the tranquil water meadows that surround Oxford and there are abundant opportunities to spot wildlife amongst the green banks and overhanging willows. The boat turns for home at Rose Island, a favourite destination of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell on their river journeys. Aboard the boat an indulgent afternoon tea is provided by the renowned riverside restaurant, the Folly. The traditional menu typically includes: a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes, tarts, or petit fours, and tea.

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5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Excellent tea. Jo the guide/in charge of the boat was excellent. He was relaxed and just chatted through the whole trip. Very enjoyable took away ‘doggy’ bags as couldn’t eat all of the food.

Friendly and very informative captain. The riverboat was clean and afternoon tea was scummy. A lovely relaxing trip down the river , very enjoyable. I totally recommend it to all age groups.

It was a great and relaxed experience. The journey could have gone on for hours... The tea time was just as we had ideally imagined it. We would book the tour again at any time.

It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon for my sisters hen do, very relaxing and the afternoon tea was beautiful.

Look at the ducks and name them and look how cute they are