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Punting in Oxford

What's Included
  • Private chauffeur
  • River city tour
  • Historic punt
  • Upgrades available
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  • Duration Minimum of 30 mins
  • Group Size Minimum of 8 hens
  • Availability 7 days a week
  • Seasonal All year round
  • Dress Code Dress for the weather
  • You'll be greeted by your friendly chauffeur
  • He'll help you all aboard and get you settled
  • You'll then head gently down the river
  • He'll point out key sights
  • Initial punts are 30 minutes but we can add more time for you
  • You can also include champagne, cocktails or a picnic
  • Please ask for more details

Oxford is renowned for its history and beauty, making it a quintessential hen destination. One of the more traditional Oxford city delights is punting, a perfect hen activity that allows the bride-to-be and her guests to kick back, have fun and enjoy the company of great friends. Punting really is an elegant and relaxing addition to any hen party, you can take in the stunning sights of Oxford while you have a giggle and a chat with the girls.

The standard package is a 30 minute chauffeured punt and, if you're feeling brave enough, the guide will teach you how to punt and even let you have a go! You will take a trip downstream through Christchurch Meadows, past the beautiful Botanic Gardens and past some of the world-famous Oxford University colleges, out onto the Thames and return you to the boathouse.

As the old song says:
"When the weather is fine then you know it's a sign
For messing about on the river.
If you take my advice there's nothing so nice
As messing about on the river."

Mind you, the Spice Girls told us to "Zig-a-zig-aahhh" so you can't believe everything you hear on the radio. However, an Oxford punt really is the best way to see the city and just totally turn off, sit back and relax as the waterway drifts lazily by. Add a picnic or some champagne and what better way to enjoy a wonderful day with fantastic friends?

You can also upgrade to one of the below packages:

  • Same as the above but with champagne, blankets and cushions.
  • A 30 minute chauffeured punt tour into Christchurch, where you will be dropped off on the river bank with a picnic hamper (including wine, of course!) for a relaxing riverside lunch. You will be picked up when you are finished and returned to the boathouse.
"A lovely experience"

"It was a lovely experience and one we'd be keen to do it again if we go back. The guide told us great places to go afterwards which finished off our weekend wonderfully. The supervisor spoke to us after our punt was over and was genuinely pleased that we'd had such a good time."

Rachel Brown | Oxford
"Lots of fun"

"Lots of fun, loved the surprise bottles of prosecco!"

Carrie Simmonds | Oxford
"Loved it"

"Really friendly and accommodating. Some of the party arrived late but they still gave us the full hour. Loved it."

Ruth Govindarajah | Oxford

"Had a fabulous weekend! Easy to book and easy for everyone to get online and pay. Everything was done for us! Would definitely book again!"

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We work with 1000s of suppliers across the UK & Europe so prices, availability, photos and specifics on our punting activity may vary depending on your preferred location and dates.

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