Suggested Itineraries for Groups and School Trips
We take in a fascinating stretch of River as we cruise down the university regatta course towards quaint Iffley village. We pass ancient Folly Bridge, Christchurch College and Meadows and the university rowing houses. This is one of the busiest and most colourful stretches of the Thames (the stretch locally known as The Isis). Rowing eights, punts, university boats and large pleasure cruisers come together in a lively display of all that the river has to offer.
This cruise lasts for approximately 1 hour and is £8.50 per person and £7 for children under 16.
As River Experience Trip but extended to include passage through Iffley Lock and into the beautiful countryside surrounding Oxford. We make our turn at picturesque Rose Island.
This cruise lasts for approximately 90 minutes and is £13 per person and £10 for children under 16.
This unique cruise follows the route taken by Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell in a small rowing boat almost 150 years ago, when the timeless tale of Alice in Wonderland was created. Departing the city centre we pass famous landmarks including 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 and Lewis Carroll and is the site of their famous picnic during which Carroll created his story. Godstow 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. The trip passes through Osney Lock (one of the deepest on the Thames).
This cruise lasts for approximately 2.5 hours and is £19 per person and £15 for children under 16.
If you have ever dreamt of taking a bite out of an ‘Eat me’ cake, or gulping down a 'Drink Me' bottle while gliding down the river looking out for that mysterious white rabbit, this trip could be for you. The trip follows the same route as our Alice in Wonderland Cruise but includes an indulgent, gourmet afternoon tea of homemade scones, jam and clotted cream with sandwiches, tea and 'Eat Me' cakes.
This cruise lasts for approximately 2.5 hours and is £29 per person and £21 for children under 16.
"The beginning of Alice was told to me one summer afternoon when the sun was so hot that we landed in meadows down the river, deserting the boat to take refuge in the only bit of shade to be found..." Alice Liddell