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Walking Tour Combined with River Punting Rowing (2 hours plus)

See the city of dreaming spires both from the beautiful views of the river at a leisurely pace with a relaxing river trip in the comfort of your private group. See Oxford skyline plus Christchurch & Christchurch meadows.

Options for guided walking tour (not private group)- select either to join our 12.30 start city & university walk tour or the 2.30 start Harry Potter film sites New college walking tour. You can then select either to have a chauffeured excursion on a punt or row boat (30-60 minutes duration on boat) or you can instead take the boat out yourself to row or punt for 1 hour boat hire.

Your guide on walk tour will walk you to Magdalen boathouse & tell you about Oxbridge's rowing traditions & the origins of the story of Alice in Wonderland, which resulted from just such an outing on the river on July 4th 1862. Option also exists to request boat trip to take place before the walking tour- upon request, when you book. Max 3-4 persons + guide per boat.

per adult from

$136

AUD

Duration

120 to 150 minutes

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Life jackets are available free of charge for the boats, by request. Water level averages 2-6 feet
    • Max 3-4 persons + guide per boat. Any larger groups, ask viator to call us up for a quote!
    • Please note dates below under section of graduation, university open days, Xmas holidays!
    • Entry/Admission - University of Oxford
    • Entry/Admission - River Cherwell
    What's excluded :
    • If you opt to request the 1 hour boat hire to handle the boat yourself, please note that if you don't return the boat within the one hour period, the boathouse may use its discretion to charge you a late return penalty fee. This is your responsibility therefore to ensure that you proactively keep an eye on how much time you have left and ensure that you can return the boat along the river in time before your hire period ends.
    • No food or drink is included on this tour but the boathouse do offer you opportunity to pay for a picnic hamper & likewise, you may opt to bring your own food & drink onto the boat. If you opt to choose 1 hour boat hire, you are responsible for safe & sensible drinking of any alcohol and responsible handling of the boat, to ensure that you do not damage the boat or other boats & do not lose the oars etc. We cannot be responsible for any penalties which the boathouse (a third party) might see fit to charge you, if you should cause them damages.
    • In case of bad weather: unfortunately, we don't permit cancellations but if you give us at least 24 hours notice, then we will accept requests to reschedule the date. If weather forecast suggests heavy rain & if you cannot reschedule to another date, we will alternatively let you book onto any alternative tour activity which is also running, such as to join a tour inside Christchurch.
    • We can only fit max 3-4 clients + guide per boat, so larger groups, please ask viator to call us up!
    • University graduation dates 2021 includes following dates:
    • Jan 23, Feb 27, March 6, May 8, May 15th of 2021
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: University of Oxford, University Offices 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD England

    We see most of the famous sights as we walk past them and we visit inside one or more colleges too. Which colleges we visit, varies depending on what's open that date & time. We usually spend about half hour visiting inside colleges.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: River Cherwell, Oxford England

    We hire boats to take you out on the river from the boathouse. Depending on whether you select option to have chauffeured punting or to hire boat to handle yourselves, you will spend from 30-60 minutes in the boat on the river.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Bridge of Sighs, New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL England

    We pass by and introduce such famous sights as this

    Pass By: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

    We pass by and introduce such famous sights as this

    Pass By: Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

    We pass by and introduce such famous sights as this

    Pass By: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

    We pass by and introduce such famous sights as this

    Stop At: University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, High St., Oxford OX1 4AH England

    We pass by and introduce such famous sights as this and we might also visit inside the church too

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AU England

    We pass by and introduce such famous sights as this but we don't visit inside this college on this tour

  • Departure Point :
    Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
    Return Detail :
    Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • In case of bad weather: unfortunately, we don't permit cancellations but if you give us at least 24 hours notice, then we will accept requests to reschedule the date. If weather forecast suggests heavy rain & if you cannot reschedule to another date, we will alternatively let you book onto any alternative tour activity which is also running, such as to join a tour inside Christchurch.
    • Please note the river is on average about 6 feet (2m) deep, so any children will automatically be offered a lifebelt but you must notify us if any adults or children in your group cannot swim. Please advise us of this fact, when you book & when you meet the guide & when the boathouse prepare your boat!
    • The default schedule for this tour is to first join either the 12.30 walking tour or the 2.30pm walking tour and then the guide will walk you to the boathouse. If your schedule requires you to instead take the boat trip in the morning before you join the walking tour, then you must make this request known and advise what time you can meet us (any time from 10am onwards)
    • PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME:
    • Please arrive 5 minutes early for your tour at our meeting point. If you arrive more than 5 minutes later than the scheduled tour, then you will likely forfeit and lose your booking as it interrupts the guide and other customers, if we are trying to find you after a guide has started and left the meeting point.
    • INFO FOR DRIVERS AND PARKING:
    • If you are driving, then please allow extra 30-60 minutes over whatever time you think it will take you to get here. Oxford is NOT car friendly and it is congested roads and hard to find parking spaces....unless you park at the sign posted 'park and rides' on edge of town on any major road into the city and hop on their buses into city centre. The park and ride buses leave every 15 or every 30 minutes and take anything from 10 min to 30 min (depending on traffic) to reach city centre. So if you are going to drive, then please assume you should be aiming to park your car about one hour before your tour starts.
    • PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
    • We actually recommend instead using the much faster and reliable train services but again please aim to arrive about an hour or earlier before your tour starts as trains can be delayed and the train and coach station are about 15 minutes walk from our meeting point. There is also the coach service from London called the Oxford Tube which leaves every half hour or more but it can take much longer than its advertised 105 minute journey time. It drops you off either at High street Oxford or Gloucester Green coach station. It's quicker to ask to get off on High street near Carfax tower, then it's a 10 minutes walk to Broad street.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Max 3-4 persons + guide per boat. Any larger groups, ask viator to call us up for a quote!
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Covid19 health measure: your guide will turn up wearing a mask to guide. The guide will then ask if clients wish the guide to wear a mask during the tour. Our policy is the guide will wear a mask if any client requests it.  Clients are free to decide whether they wish to wear a mask or not.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Visit Oxford Tours Ltd

Activity ID: V-22362P38

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