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Sundowner Cruise with Three Course Riverside Dining

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Sundowner Cruise with Three Course Riverside Dining
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Make unforgettable memories in the heart of Oxford on this 2-hour dining experience with evening cruise. Step aboard your vessel as the sun slowly sinks on the horizon, and cruise out onto the Thames River. Sip chilled Prosecco as you wind your way along the tranquil waterway, and gaze out over Christchurch Meadows and the university boathouses. Afterwards, alight at the mooring outside The Folly restaurant and follow the candles and fairy lights to your table. Then, enjoy a delicious 3-course a la carte dinner in the restaurant’s romantic surroundings. 
  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • A la carte dinner included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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Glass of Prosecco
Food and drinks, other than those specified
The Folly Restaurant , 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, UK

Please 'check-in' at The Folly restaurant reception.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Oxford River Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Sundowner Cruise with Three Course Riverside Dining?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sundowner Cruise with Three Course Riverside Dining.
What is the social distancing policy during Sundowner Cruise with Three Course Riverside Dining?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Sundowner Cruise with Three Course Riverside Dining.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sundowner Cruise with Three Course Riverside Dining?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sundowner Cruise with Three Course Riverside Dining.

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Amazing value for money
, Jun 2022
A marvellous experience and the highlight of my Oxford trip. The boat ride was lovely and the staff in the restaurant were friendly and professional. The food was exceptionally good. Highly recommended.
The food was excellent ...
, Jun 2022
The food was excellent The river trip was a little disappointing as we thought it would be a different route and a little more interesting but over all a good experience.
Awesome time at the folly
, May 2022
Lovely river boat cruise and meal at the folly on oxford. Nice guided cruise down the river and then a awesome dinner. Great food great times
Great evening activity & meal
, May 2022
Great time on the river cruise and a top notch meal afterwards in a beautiful setting. The 3 course dinner was fine dining and excellent.
Would recommend
, Apr 2022
Had a lovely 30 minute trip on the Thames, followed by a delicious meal in the Folly. Food was exceptional and the staff were all very efficient, it was all very well organised.
Very enjoyable
, Apr 2022
The welcome we received from all the staff. Good commentary on the boat and lovely meal. Very pleasant evening.
Great way to spend an evening.
, Apr 2022
Our boat captain was very charming, informative and amusing. The cocktail was great and the food could hardly have been better. A very enjoyable evening.
A surprisingly nice evening
, Oct 2021
My husband and I accompanied our daughter on her first trip abroad as she prepared to do a term at Oxford. That was special enough but we really wanted to do something special for her 21st birthday as she would turn 21 the week we arrived. I booked the cruise and dinner before leaving and didn’t really know what to expect, especially from a 30-minute river cruise. The evening was a very nice surprise. “Skipper Nick” is very funny and engaging. He definitely made the cruise interesting and fun. The dinner too exceeded our expectations. One of the best meals we had, if not the best, while in Oxford.
Good boat trip and unbelievable brilliant food at the folly
, Sep 2021
Superb food absolutely fantastic The staff in folly restaurant were excellent The boat ride was nice and captain good But I can’t say how brilliant the food was
Perfect end to the city break.
, Sep 2021
A peaceful boat trip with a knowledgeable skipper followed by an amazing dinner by the river. Perfect way to round off a couple of days in this stunning city.
Just perfect
, Sep 2021
Such an idyllic experience Boat cruise was made perfect with a glass of Prosecco and beautiful weather Our captain was informative and funny and we had a wonderful time The meal was just excellent! Well worth the experience!
, Sep 2021
Lovely evening from start to finish. Henry our captain was a pleasure to listen and chat to. The food and wine was outstanding. Highly recommend
The cruise was lovely...
, Aug 2021
The cruise was lovely with an entertaining guide but half an hour is too short. Dinner was good but very overpriced, service was very slow, and overall it was just too much money for what it was.
Just Brilliant
, Aug 2021
Absolutely fantastic, the organisation of everything was so slick and unhurried, the meal and setting fantastic and cannot possibly recommend highly enough.
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Highly recommend fab trip great food
, Jun 2021
Excellent trip, the cruise was lovely lots of interesting facts, the meal following was delicious I can honestly say up there with some of the best meals I have had. The staff were fantastic too very polite, helpful and happy overall made for a fantastic evening.
Funny captain, great food.
, Sep 2019
We really enjoyed this evening. The captain of the boat was hilarious and also knowledgeable. We learned things we didn’t hear in other tours.The restaurant is excellent as well, the servers were fun and an error on our order was quickly corrected.
What a nice venue for dinner! The...
, Oct 2016
What a nice venue for dinner! The food was delicious and the service excellent! The Sundowner Cruise is only 30 minutes, which was hard to tell from the description, however the boat was comfortable and small enough to allow us to talk to some of the other visitors. The tour guide had no formal presentation. She requested that people ask questions if they wanted to know something. I would have liked to have it be a bit longer with some more explanations of homes and areas we passed. Even on a brisk fall night, it was a tour I'd recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The boat ride was nice but very...
Susan M
, Oct 2016
The boat ride was nice but very quiet on board. We thought the skipper might chat about the things we were passing. Was not sure about the dinner, but, pleasantly surprised. The meal was delicious and great presentation. We upgraded on the first course and got the scallops, fantastic! Desserts were amazing. So happy we had to walk 20 minutes back to our hotel to walk off dinner.
Thoroughly enjoyable. Idyllic...
Karen F
, May 2016
Thoroughly enjoyable. Idyllic location, exquisite meal, knowledgeable skipper on boat and very friendly maitre d'. Would definitely recommend for a romantic evening. Good value for money.
The meal at the Folly was the best...
, Jul 2015
The meal at the Folly was the best meal we had in three weeks of travel. The boat ride was lovely with a great, colorful driver and perfect weather. We loved the entire evening!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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