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Oxford: River Cruise plus 3-Course Dinner

1. Oxford: River Cruise plus 3-Course Dinner

Your Oxford evening begins when you board an elegant Edwardian gentleman’s riverboat for a cruise to take in the highlights of river life in Oxford. See Folly Bridge, Christchurch Meadows, the university boat houses, and part of the regatta course while sipping a complimentary glass of Prosecco. This is the perfect time to be on the river as the light takes on a magical quality. Disembark at The Folly restaurant, where your dinner will be served in charming surroundings either inside the restaurant or, weather permitting, on the floating river terrace. The Folly's evening a la carte menu offers relaxed fine dining. You’ll find a comprehensive wine list if you’d like to purchase wine to complement your meal.

Oxford: Historic Pub Tour with Student Guide

2. Oxford: Historic Pub Tour with Student Guide

Take a tour of some of England’s oldest pubs, and learn about their connection to world-famous scholars and writers. Visit the city’s best-known ale houses, and off-the-beaten-track pubs. Meet your guide in the city center to start your tour. As you walk between pubs, hear how beer was blessed by Catholic popes, how it helped build the pyramids in Egypt, and how it pushed technological developments. Discover the history of the pubs you stop at, learn about local ales, and hear explanations of Oxford drinking traditions. Admire the medieval architecture and decorative interiors of the places you visit. Choose from any of the drinks available to enjoy throughout the tour, at your own expense. Your guide will leave you with a drink at the final pub on the tour route.

Oxford Food & Drink Tasting & Sightseeing Guided Tour

3. Oxford Food & Drink Tasting & Sightseeing Guided Tour

Did you know that Oxford's local population is one of the most cosmopolitan and international in the UK? Oxford is an outward looking European city which embraces the cultures and the cuisine of its local residents. One of the best aspects of traveling abroad is trying the local food but eating out in major tourist destinations can be a hit or miss experience, so it pays to find out where the locals like to eat and that's partly the mission behind this new tour. You will be introduced to the best sightseeing spots learning all about Oxford city and its university history but you will also sample savory and sweet foods from some of Oxford's best food stalls and of course, local food speciality shops.  This tour can cater to special dietary needs. The average number of clients on tour is 2-4 persons. Local establishments sampled might include a visit to Oxford cheese company or Italian style gelato plus a choice from a wide range of local, international food stalls at Oxford's international food market.

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What people are saying about Oxford

The young man in charge of the cruise was excellent, and made the experience enjoyable. The meal that followed was wonderful. We both enjoyed the whole evening very much. Geraldine Wheat

Our guide was very knowledgeable. We learnt a lot about oxford and we enjoyed some lovely food and drinks. Would highly recommend this tour.

Lovely river cruise with a friendly captain. The food afterwards at The Folly was delicious.

Very informative guide Lovely different food Left on time mall staff warm and welcoming

A serene cruise on the river followed by a superb three course meal.