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Spirit of Oxford River Cruise for Two

Discover the spirit of Oxford with this superb river cruise for two

Price for 2 participants

If you are looking for a brand new and exciting way to explore Oxford - or a unique experience gift for a friend - then this wonderful Spirit of Oxford River Cruise for Two People is just this ticket!

This is an exceptional opportunity to climb aboard an elegant Edwardian style river boat and follow the route taken by Lewis Carroll almost 150 years ago when he first came up with the idea for Alice in Wonderland. Perfect for any literary fan, this cruise takes you past the stunning scenery that has inspired the work of some of Oxford's best loved authors, including C S Lewis, Evelyn Waugh and Gerard Manly Hopkins as well as Lewis Carroll. Departing from the city centre you will travel upstream, passing some of Oxford's most beautiful scenery and several quiet suburbs before reaching Binsey and majestic Port Meadow. Your skipper will point out places of interest, like the Head of the River and Folly Bridge, and will be able to explain the history behind each location as you cruise along the Thames. Heading back downstream, you will pass some of this captivating city's most famous sights including the Christchurch Meadows and College, the University Regatta Course, the College Boat Houses and Folly Island. Sightseeing from the river gives you a brand new perspective on he city, and it's ideal for exploring the many hidden areas that you can't see by foot!

So whether you are hoping to use this cruise as a sightseeing tour with a difference, or just want to enjoy a gentle afternoon on the water with a special someone, nothing about this fantastic tour will disappoint. An absolutely unforgettable experience...

The Spirit of Oxford River Cruise for Two is suitable for all, although unfortunately the boats cannot accommodate wheelchair users.

Buoyancy aids are available for those who would like to wear them and are recommended for non-swimmers and children.
The Spirit of Oxford River Cruise for Two lasts for about two and a half hours.
The Spirit of Oxford River Cruise is for two people.
The Spirit of Oxford River Cruise for Two is available from April to the end of October, with cruises leaving at 12:30 pm.
You should dress for the weather for your Spirit of Oxford River Cruise for Two; layers are always a good idea as the temperature can suddenly drop. It's always better to wear too much than too little, as extra clothes can always be removed, and your enjoyment can be impaired if you are too cold.

On sunny days, hats, sunglasses and sun cream are a good idea. Please avoid wearing very high heeled shoes as these can cause a risk to your safety. You should also try to ensure you bring a camera to capture the stunning scenes you will see.
The Spirit of Oxford River Cruise for Two will go ahead in all weather conditions, other than extreme weather events (storms, floods, etc). Should your public cruise be cancelled, the centre will contact you giving as much notice as possible. and you will be able to reschedule. The boat can be fully enclosed in the event of bad weather.
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