Treat yourself to a majesticevening floating along the gorgeous banks of the Thames with this picnic cruise. Taking in all the most-inspiring sights of Oxford town and the surrounding countryside, you can relax on the water in the stunning surrounds of a charmingly outfitted cruise boat - your gourmet picnic,composed of only the freshest and most enticing local ingredients, is the perfect accompaniment to a serene journey down the picturesque byways of Oxfordshires countryside. Youll even receive a soft drink each to enjoy with your picnic!
Your delightful picnic cruise departs from Folly Bridge at 6pm (5pm in September). Youll 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 youll take in a side of Oxfords 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 Oxfords 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 Alices 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 youll be treated to will be locally sourced from the finest of Oxfordshire suppliers, and due to its seasonality, will vary with the time of year. You will receive a carafe of wine to enjoy with your picnic. Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions will can be catered to - please mention them when booking.
Cruise along the breath-taking Oxfordshire banks at dusk and enjoy a delicious picnic