Oxford Lunchtime Picnic Cruise For Two
Float down the picturesque Oxford byways and enjoy a picnic lunch with a carafe of wine
Spend an afternoon cruising along the gorgeous banks of the Thames with this picnic boat trip. Taking in all the most-inspiring sights of Oxford town and the surrounding countryside, you can relax on the water in a charmingly outfitted cruise boat – your gourmet picnic, composed of only the freshest and best local ingredients, is the ideal addition to a serene journey down the beautiful byways of Oxfordshire’s landscape. There will be the opportunity to purchase wine at the departure point if you want to treat yourself or a loved one!
Extra information about this Lifestyle experience
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.