Review by Keith
Great time. V restful experience
13 July 2018
Set sail for a relaxing afternoon of sightseeing in historic Oxford. A vibrant section of the river, you’ll travel down the University Regatta Course, passing Christ Church Meadows, the University College Boat Houses and more on your way to Iffley Lock. You’ll drift along the tranquil water meadows surrounding Oxford, before turning home at Rose Island, a favourite destination of Lewis Carroll.
On board, you’ll be served an indulgent afternoon tea provided by The Folly to make the whole thing even more quintessentially British. Tuck into an array of sweet and savoury delights, including finger sandwiches, homemade scones, cakes, and tarts.
Running from May through September, this experience provides a perfect summer’s day out.
Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue, while government restrictions apply in relation to Covid-19 we are offering free extensions on all experiences so you can take your experience when the time is right.
Escape for a river cruise with this idyllic Oxford Afternoon Tea Tea River Cruise for Two on the Thames. Embarking from Folly Bridge, your approximately 90 minute cruise will allow for you to take in some of the finest that the historic city has to offer. Following the University Regatta Course, some highlights include Christ Church Meadows, the University Boat Houses and the tranquil water meadows that surround Oxford.
As part of your experience, the two of you will enjoy an on-board afternoon tea provided by coveted riverside restaurant, The Folly.
Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
This experience is available Sunday to Friday, from May to September, subject to availability.
We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please allow approximately 1 hour 30 minutes for the full experience.
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
Please ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of the experience.
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
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Great time. V restful experience
We can highly recommend this experience. Upon arrival we were made to feel welcome. We were made aware of what to expect i.e. once the guests had all arrived and the boat had been prepared, we would be called to board the boat. We were offered drinks while we waited and made aware of where to find the bathroom. Once on board the rug was most welcome there was a chill in the wind, we proceed on our cruise and tucked into our delicious afternoon tea. Good food, Lovely company, would do it again.
We had a beautiful afternoon in Oxford cruising up the river Thames. The trip was for 90 minutes long and included an afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones, cakes and a pot of tea. We left from the Folly Bridge and went through the Iffley Lock travelling along the Universary Regatta Course passing Christ Church Meadows, all in all a lovely tranquil boat trip.
I was a little disappointed with the captain of the boat as he didn't explain to the party any parts of the cruise.
Hardly any cream not enough to even use as butter on one scone each, scones over cooked and hard, pastries just small chopped up ones looked like from Tesco’s, two tea bags each of hot water, seating arrangements for us as a table of four squashed with four other random people around one table, boat needs maintaining, for £160 for four it’s not cheap and what you get for the money is disappointing.
Oxford - Folly Bridge
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