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The Best of Oxford: Day Trip from London

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8 hours
Availability : All year round
London
Oxford
Min Age : 1+
Max People : 6
Description

Surrounded by beautiful medieval architecture, rich history and culture, Oxford has everything you need for a perfect day trip from London.

Founded in the 9th century, the city of Oxford is the second most known city in the UK (After London) because of the popular and magnificent Oxford University, one of the most renowned universities in the world where thousands of influential personalities attended.

Taking a stroll down the city, you will find a college every few feet with inspiring ancient buildings and extraordinary spires that make Oxford’s architecture so interesting.

On this day trip, your driver-guide will show you the highlights of Oxford including the Bridge of Sighs on the grounds of Hertford College, the New College, the University Library and the Sheldonian Theatre, Christ Church and the Radcliffe Camera building.

You will learn how the unique college system of Oxford and Cambridge works, know about the infamous ‘Town and Gown Wars’ and shiver with the stories of Oxford martyrs burning at the stake.

You will also explore Harry Potter movie locations, Brideshead Revisited and Inspector Morse. And if you’re a literature buff, you are in for a treat because Oxford has inspired many works of fiction including JRR Tolkein, CS Lewis, Lewis Carroll, and JK Rowling. 

We will stop for lunch at a place with a dreamy view of the River Isis to stir up more brainpower, and if you’re up for it, you can climb up a 74′ bell tower for a panoramic view of the famous dreamy spires of Oxford.

If the sweetness of history actually dripped from those honey-coloured colleges, you would return from this day trip with a pot of pure honey.

Departure & Return Location

Centrally located hotel in London

Departure Time

8:00, 9:00, 10:00 or 11:00

What's Included

  • An Iconic London Black Cab
  • Pick-Up & Drop-Off from your centrally located hotel in London
  • A Professional Driver Guide

What's Not Included

  • Food & Drinks
  • Gratuities
What to Expect

On this Best of Oxford Day Trip from London, you will visit:

  • Bridge of Sighs on the grounds of Hertford College
  • New College
  • University Library and the Sheldonian Theatre
  • Christ Church
  • Radcliffe Camera building
  • Harry Potter filming locations
Itinerary

8 hoursOxford Day Trip

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Accredited London Private Driver Guide to provide a panoramic sightseeing tour with a running commentary punctuated by stops for stand up presentations.

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

Teaching has taken place here since 1096 – making Oxford University the oldest in the English-speaking world.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP England

Founded by King Henry VIII – learn about the role this college played in the English Civil War.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: New College, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN England

One of the largest and most architecturally striking Oxford colleges – also with beautiful gardens.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bridge of Sighs, New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL England

Iconic landmark in Oxford’s historic centre – this one’s a must for a special photo!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bodleian Library Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

One of Europe’s oldest libraries established in 1602.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Museum of Natural History Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW England

Founded in 1850 a spectacular eo-Gothic

Stop At: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

Neo-classical building is a real architectural gem in the this honey-coloured City of Spires.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Carfax Tower, Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1 England

Climb the steps for panoramic views over the City of Spires!

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road Suggested Time Taken 5 Adys, Oxford OX1 3PP England

Displays the archaeological and anthropological collections of Oxford University.

Pass By: Oxford Castle & Prison, 46 Oxford Castle New Road Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY England

Partly ruined Norman’s medieval stronghold dating back to the 11th century.

Stop At: Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH England

Antiquities covering world civilisations.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Martyrs’ Memorial, 13 Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AE England

Historical Oxford landmark commemorates a grim event in Tudor history.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL England

15th-century college building steeped in history.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

A very special place in Oxford – and with a Harry Potter secret.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Oxford Covered Market, Market Street, Oxford OX1 3DZ England

Great location for street food – and a suitable place to hear your Guide talk about the Town and Gown Wars!

Duration: 15 minutes

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Amber

Family Traveller

We saw Oxford and Cotswold in a full day private excursion. Our tour guide was incredible and told us lots of history.
5 star review from us. I highly recommend him. The trip was personalized for us and the guide was very flexible.

April 23, 2020