Journey along the Thames in true British style with a delightful afternoon picnic cruise. Take in stunning views of some of Oxford's most beautiful landmarks and admire the scenic countryside as it drifts by. After departing from Folly Bridge, you'll pass Christchurch College and the University Boathouses on your voyage to Osney Island, Port Meadow and Godstow. Stop for a leisurely picnic by the riverside at The Folly and tuck into some scrumptious nibbles along with a refreshing beverage served in a traditional picnic basket.
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Your delightful picnic cruise departs from Folly Bridge at 12.30pm. You'll travel through the city past famous landmarks including Christchurch College, the University boathouses and regatta course, the Head of the River and Folly Bridge itself. From the river you'll take in a side of Oxford's heritage rarely seen by visitors to the city: Quaint Osney Island, well-loved allotments, gardens and the ancient Port Meadow - all of which are off the tourist trail but represent some of Oxford's most beautiful and intriguing scenery. Port Meadow, a vast area of common land, has remained little changed since prehistoric times and supports plants and bird-life in abundance. At the top of Port Meadow is Godstow. Godstow was the ultimate destination of Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll when they followed an identical route to our trip while composing 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. It is also the site of Trout Island, an inspiration for another of Oxfords literary icons, C S Lewis, and his stories of the land of Narnia. Your cruise will last approximately two and a half hours. The gourmet picnic lunch you'll be treated to will be locally sourced from the finest Oxfordshire suppliers, and due to its seasonality, will vary with the time of year. You will also receive a soft drink to enjoy with your lunch. Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions will can be catered to - please mention them when booking.
Your voucher is valid for 10 months, and is for two people. The cruise departs promptly at 12.30pm, and runs from 1st April until 31st October. There are no maximum height or weight restrictions. If inclement weather on the day you have booked prevents the cruise from taking place, all measures will be taken to try and re-book you for another date of your choice. This cruise must be booked by 5pm the day before travel. All dates are subject to availability. Wine is available to purchase at the departure point.