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Oxford: Student Guided Punting Tour on the River Cherwell

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Activity provider: Alumni Tours

Oxford: Student Guided Punting Tour on the River Cherwell

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

From US$ 25.57 per person

Drift along the River Cherwell on a guided punting tour in Oxford. Enjoy views of the famous University of Oxford Botanic Garden, the Christ Church Meadow, and St. Hilda's College gardens.

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Duration 30 minutes
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  • Listen to sounds of wildlife on the river and in Christ Church Meadow
  • Cruise on a classical punt with a student guide along the River Cherwell
  • Learn about the history of the University of Oxford and local student life
  • See the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, the oldest of its kind in Britain
  • Choose to extend your trip with an optional cruise along the River Thames
Full description

Relax in the beautiful scenery of Oxford on a punting trip with a student guide along the River Cherwell. Discover the grounds that inspired Lewis Carroll to write Alice in Wonderland as you pass the Botanic Garden and Christ Church Meadow before having the option to see the River Thames.

Make your way to the bouthouse to meet your friendly guide for the day. Listen to the serene sounds of the river as you climb into the boat and set off along the River Cherwell.

Have a chat about life in the city for locals and students as you cruise past the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. Be inspired as you pass Christ Church Meadow where Lewis Carroll once taught his students.

Reach St. Hilda's College gardens and decide to head back to the boathouse or spend some more time on the river. If you're feeling adventurous continue south and ride in the punt along the River Thames.

  • Student tour guide
  • Historical punting trip
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Meet at Oxford Punting, Magdalen Bridge Boathouse, High St, Oxford OX1 4AU, UK. You must bring your voucher to this address at least 5 minutes before tour time.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This can be a shared or private tour
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September 5, 2022

August 31, 2022

It was a lovely experience - so peacefu! I loved hearing the cooing of the doves and James was an excellent guide!

July 28, 2022

Product ID: 410993