Water activity

Oxford: Punting River Trip with Optional Walking Tour

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours
Water activity

Oxford: Punting River Trip with Optional Walking Tour

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

From US$ 122.27 per person

Enjoy a relaxing 1-hour outing on the river and learn all about Oxford university, student life, and its proud rowing traditions. Have the option to also add on a guided walking tour afterwards.

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Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Private group


  • Experience Oxford from a new angle
  • Gain insight knowledge from your guide on what it's like to study at Oxford university
  • Glide effortlessly down the river
  • Add on a public or private walking tour to your punting trip if option selected
  • Get a unique viewpoint of the famous Oxford sky-line sights
Full description
See Oxford from the river on this punting or rowing tour. Your guide will meet you and walk you along Broad street to the boat house. On route there, you will walk past some of the most famous sights of Oxford and learn about them from your guide.  Then, go out on the beautiful river for an hour. While on the river, you'll get lots of insight into Oxford student life and traditions. This is in fact how almost every Oxford university student celebrates their graduation.  Locals often take picnics or Pimms on the river, which is sold at the boat house. The boating activity is ideal for private groups couples and families as the boats only fit max 3 or 4 customers. You also have the option to book a private group or a public shared group walking tour which lasts 90-120 minutes to schedule either before or after the 1-hour boat trip.
  • Private punting and optional walking tour after
  • Boat hire
  • Short intro walking tour on the way to the boat house
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide outside the currently empty shop at 15 Broad Street • This is next to the Oxfam shop at 17 Broad Street • The guide will be wearing a red <iloveoxford> lanyard

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Important information

What to bring

  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine. In the event of heavy rain, you will have an option to participate on a walking tour instead
  • · We cannot promise entry inside colleges on any dates of university graduations as some or all colleges may be closed
  • · 2022 graduation dates include: March 5 +12. May 7, 14, 21. June 4. July 16, 26, 29, 30. Aug 5 + 6. Sep 10, 23, 24. Nov 4, 5, 12
  • · 2023 graduation dates include: Feb 23, March 4, May 6, 13 and 20th
Customer reviews

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The punting trip was just lovely and was a great introduction to Oxford. Our guide for the walking tour was Peter. He was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. He was also very helpful with lots of suggestions to make our trip easier and more enjoyable. He even sent follow up emails with more information.

September 26, 2022

Product ID: 391079