Savour the delicious, robust flavours of authentic French cuisine and see the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in the UK with this Oxford River Cruise with Three Course Meal and Wine at Brasserie Blanc for Two.
You and a friend will board a boat for a magnificent cruise along the Thames, taking in a side of Oxford’s heritage few visitors get to see. Marvel at famous landmarks such as Christchurch College, Port Meadow and Godstow as you relax onboard the small and comfortable vessel. You’ll see the famous Oxford University boathouses, regatta course, Folly Bridge and Osney Island as you pass through this spectacular city, some of which has hardly changed in hundreds of years.
After your cruise you can enjoy lunch or dinner in Oxford’s Brasserie Blanc, where inspiration from Raymond Blanc’s childhood comes to the plate through hearty and homely French dishes and a menu that’s regularly updated to reflect the seasons. You and your guest will enjoy three courses chosen from a specially selected set menu along with a glass each of house wine - selected to complement the flavours you’ll enjoy as you dine. Bon Appetit!
- 2 hour 30 minute sightseeing river cruise
- See some of historic Oxford’s finest riverside landmarks
- Abundant opportunities to spot wildlife in the tranquil water meadows
- Three-course meal for two at Brasserie Blanc, Oxford
- Glass of house wine or lager or soft drink to complement your meal
- Dine on French cuisine full of continental character
- Personalised voucher and message card
- Cancellation indemnity
What happens on the day?
You’ll make your booking in advance for either lunch or dinner at Brasserie Blanc, Oxford.
On arrival you’ll be warmly welcomed and shown to your pre-booked table. Brasserie Blanc have hand selected a wonderful set menu for each of their Acorne guests to dine from. Dishes can be ordered on arrival and are based on the latest seasonal offerings.Take your time making your selection of three courses from the set menu that features at least three choices for each course, and enjoy a 125ml glass of house wine, half a pint of lager, or soft drink as you dine.
You’ll also escape for a pre-booked river cruise atop the Thames. Embarking from Folly Bridge, your approximately 2 hours 30 minute cruise will allow 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.
- Under 16s must be accompanied by a full paying adult
- Under 18s will be served a soft drink
- The vessels do not have wheelchair access and embarkation involves two steep steps
- The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary
Your vouchers are valid for nine months from the issue date, kindly note that you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date.
The meal is available seven days a week January to November: tables can be booked from 12.00 to 22.00. Bookings cannot be made in December, using the /1 voucher.
The cruise can be booked seven days a week from April to October, subject to availability, using the /2 voucher.
We recommend you book four to six weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please allow approximately 2 hours to enjoy your meal and a further 2 hours 30 minutes for the cruise with additional time to travel between.
What about insurance?
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.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
How it works
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.
Packaging and Delivery
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