Lunchtime Picnic Cruise
Our lunchtime picnic cruise combines Oxford sightseeing with a leisurely picnic lunch and a relaxed experience of river life.
We travel through the city past famous landmarks including Christchurch College and Meadows, the University boathouses and regatta course, the Head of the River and Folly Bridge . From the river we take in a side of Oxford's heritage rarely seen by visitors to the city. Quaint Osney Island, well-loved allotments and gardens and majestic and ancient Port Meadow 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 picnic lunch is provided by riverside restaurant, The Folly, and typically includes; smoked salmon and cream cheese, Parma ham, mixed leaf salad, sun dried tomato, olives, pork pie, scotch egg, Stilton and Cheddar cheese, chutney, pitta bread and strawberries and cream*.
The Lunchtime Picnic Trip costs £45 per person and £30 for children under 16.
The cruise departs from our moorings at The Folly, Folly Bridge, Oxford,
OX1 4LB. Departure is at 12.30pm. The cruise lasts approximately 2.5 hours. This cruise must be booked by 5pm the day before travel.
Private versions of this cruise are also available (a surcharge applies for groups of less than 8 people). This trip operates between April and October.
*exact contents may differ and depend on availability