We visited Oxford on the 4th of October. It was a bright, sunny day. Towards the afternoon, we arrived at the Punting boathouse down the Magdalen bridge. We chose to have a chauffeured punt, as we were a bit exhausted after having walked a lot the whole morning. The punter took us down the Oxford backwaters. I say backwaters since... 更多
We were lucky. It was a glorious autumn day, but with only a few people on the river because it had rained earlier. We had an expert (16 year old girl!) punter to steer us along. Better than an unexpected dip, though fun watching others try their hand. £30 for 30 minutes. Calming and restful after walking about town.
The guides and staff were quick to accommodate a very large group with friendly smiles and efficient service. The 'punter' was friendly and made the experience that much more fun. Not much too it, but definitely something you need to experience.... Beware, through, the gift shop has good prices, but at least when we visited only accepted cash
I always fancied doing this but it was a bit boring being a passenger until my husband fell in! We hired a punt boat at £22, for price I thought it was ok. It's not as easy as it looks. I think my husbands advice would be if the pole goes in and you can't get it let go! Dog... 更多
We pushed the boat out (sorry) and hired a chauffeured punt for a cruise around the river. It was well worth it (we saw someone take a swim!). So serene and relaxing.
A lot of tourists are faced with the dilemma of choosing between Oxford or Cambridge. I've been punting on both and preferred the scenic trip I took in Oxford. There are a range of boats to choose from, including pedalos and rowing boats if you prefer not to have any help. The prices are very reasonable too, during a summers... 更多
We are Oxford locals and as it was a sunny day decided to spend an hour on the river. We hired a rowboat and on the way back accidentally knocked into one of the punts that was being chauffeured by a 'crew' member. It was a gentle knock but the crew member massively overreacted. He rather rudely told my husband... 更多
My son and I took turns to complete this one hour sport. It looks easier than it is. I enjoyed it even I am not good at keeping it straight. Wish I have more time to practice. Such a good thing to spend an earlier evening before sunset. It's beautiful.