Oxford River Cruises Sightseeing

Day Sightseeing River Cruise
Discover the beauty of Oxford with a sightseeing river cruise along the majestic River Thames. Your cruising vessel will be an Edwardian-style riverboat with the teak interiors of the early 1900s and the environmentally friendly, zero-emission electric technology of today. With iconic sights to discover, fascinating facts and a local guide onboard, there really is no better way to explore the City of Dreaming Spires.

Evening Sightseeing River Cruise with a Cocktail
As the evening sun dances on the river, embark on sightseeing cruise along the Thames to end your magical day in Oxford. Before you board, choose from a selection of handcrafted, seasonal cocktails to sip while you soak in the glorious views.

50-minute cruise
Local guide
Cocktail (if selected)
Food and drink
Important Information
Please note:

Tickets may be cancelled or amended to a different date 72 hours prior to the travel date.
Refunds won’t be given for missed or late arrivals.
This activity is not wheelchair friendly.
Dogs are not allowed.


Restaurant location: The Folly Restaurant, No.1 Folly Bridge, OX1 4JU

Day Sightseeing River Cruise
Operating days: This cruise operates between March and November.
Duration: 50 minutes.

Evening Sightseeing River Cruise with a Cocktail
Operating days: This trip operates between March and October.
Duration: 40 minutes.


Day Sightseeing River Cruise 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. Setting out on this small group cruise aboard our elegant electric river boats, your knowledgeable skipper will be on hand to answer any questions throughout your journey.

Evening Sightseeing River Cruise with a Cocktail Setting sail in an Edwardian River Launch just as the sun is waning in the sky, you can experience the wonderful changing light and distinctive calm of evening on the water, cocktail in hand. Choose from a selection of cocktails freshly prepared by skilled bartenders at The Folly. The cruise is a classic tour of the River Thames as it meanders around Oxford. Enjoy the tranquillity as you gently drift past Christ Church meadows, and experience the serenity of the river winding down as we pass the university boathouses.

Further drinks can be purchased and enjoyed in The Folly bar.

Oxford River Cruises Sightseeing
Book Now
Loading Checkout...