Let yourself drift away with our indulgent afternoon tea river cruise.
A sumptuous afternoon tea is the perfect accompaniment to a relaxed outing exploring the beauty of the river.
Travelling down the university regatta course we pass Christ Church meadows, and the university college boathouses on our way to Iffley Lock. This is a vibrant section of the river, with training rowing crews, punts and pleasure boats. Passing through the lock at Iffley is an experience in itself – the river scenery and fascinating buildings combine to form a picture perfect location.
Beyond Iffley we travel into the tranquil water meadows that surround Oxford. There are abundant opportunities to spot wildlife and absorb the peace of the river as you enjoy your on board treats. After this, we turn for home at Rose Island, a favourite destination of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell on their river journeys.
To compliment this journey, your exquisite afternoon tea on the river, provided by the renowned riverside restaurant The Folly, is served aboard.
Our traditional menu includes:
- A Selection of Finger Sandwiches
- Homemade Scones with Strawberry Jam & Clotted Cream
- A Selection of Cakes, Tarts or Petit Fours
- Tea or Coffee
Other drinks to take aboard can be purchased at the departure point.
The cruise departs from our moorings at The Folly, 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4JU. The cruise lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Advance booking is essential.
Private versions of this cruise are also available. This cruise operates between March and November.