Panoramic tours

Sightseeing highlights cruise

Availability: Daily
Duration: 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Run away to the countryside and relax on a cruise
  • See the landmarks of the historical town of Oxford from the water
  • Listen to your friendly skipper's commentary and anecdotes
  • Relax and take in the beautiful scenery, plants and birds
What to expect

Are you visiting Oxford but you only have a couple of hours? No worries! Just hop on board with this new 30-minute tour of Oxfords’ landmarks. This half-hour cruise has quickly become a ‘must do’ in Ofxord. On this tour you will:

  • see the University Boat Houses and the Regatta course along that busy stretch of river and you’ll also get to sail around Osney Island
  • don’t miss this opportunity to experience the ancient Folly Bridge, Christchurch College and Meadows, the College boat houses and Iffley Lock from the river
  • just sit down in those comfortable boats and listen to your skipper’s insightful information and funny anecdotes about the river and the history of that particular area
  • be able to use your 10% Food Discount coupon to treat yourself to a nice coffee to enjoy on the floating pontoon before or after the cruise
  • be allowed to bring alcohol and sodas or juice with you on the cruise.
  • ... and more!

Read more
What's included
  • 30 minute sightseeing cruise
  • Commentary
What's not included
  • Pick up
  • Food
  • Drinks
Reduced price
  • Children under 16 years old: reduced
Where
6 Brook St, Oxford OX1 4JT, UK
Meeting point:

The cruise departs and ends at the moorings at The Folly Restaurant, 1 Folly Bridge, OX14JU, Oxford

How to get there?

The closest available parking is at the Oxpens Car Park (OX1 1RQ). From this car park you can walk to the moorings at The Folly (OX1 4JU). The walk takes approximately 10 minutes, part of it along the river if you wish. However, as with all city centre car parks, it is quite expensive so you might want to avoid it if you are on a budget.

The most convenient service to Folly Bridge is Red Bridge (south of Oxford accessed from A34 and A423). Once you have parked, pay at the machine by the bus stop (currently £2 for up to 24 hours). You do not need to display a ticket on your car as a number plate recognition system is used. From either of these car parks take a nunber 300 bus (adult return fare currently £2.70) to Oxford Crown Court / Oxford Police Station in St Aldates. These bus stops are 3 minutes’ walk from Folly Bridge.

What to remember
  • Commentary is provided in English only
  • Due to the popularity of this cruise and limited capacity, it is strongly recommended to book in advance
  • Unfortunately, it is not possible to accomodate wheelchairs
Read more
When
  • This cruise runs from Monday to Friday at 3:30pm, from April to October
  • The cruise lasts approximately 30 minutes

NOTE: The cruise starts from the moorings, which are situated at The Folly restaurant

Read more
Provider
Oxford River Cruises Ltd
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

You might also like

Film tours

To many, Oxford has long been associated with its famous University. However, for fans of Inspector ...

City tours

Oxford is one of England’s most renowned university cities and a private tour means you can explore ...

History & heritage tours

This guided small group tour from Oxford covers many of the main spots in the Cotswolds, while combi...

Walking tours

Follow in the footsteps of all your favorite TV sleuths in this thrilling tour of Oxford. This gorge...

City tours

With its cobbled streets, endless spires and bicycles freewheeling past you, you'll feel immediately...

Film tours

If you're a mega fan of the infamous, bespectacled wizard also known as Harry Potter, then this is t...

History & heritage tours

If you love classic British literature, film and history, then this tour is the one for you. Why not...

City tours

Follow in the footsteps of all your favorite TV sleuths in this thrilling tour of Oxford. This gorge...

Walking tours

With its cobbled streets, endless spires and bicycles freewheeling past you, you'll feel immediately...

Castle & palace tours

Discover some of the most picturesque highlights of the Cotswolds and visit UNESCO-listed Blenheim P...