Join us on this fully guided day trip to Oxford, including return travel by train, a walking tour of the city with a professional guide, entry to Christ Church University and free time to explore.
This tour includes the services of a professional tour guide for the full day
Return travel by train from London Paddington to Oxford
An in depth, fascinating walking tour with your guide
Entry to Christ Church Oxford
Founded in 1167, Oxford is England's oldest university. Upon arrival in Oxford, we will take you on a walking tour of the famous college buildings, amongst cloisters and quadrangles, along the back streets and across cobblestone squares standing in the shadows of the famous 'dreaming spires'. Some of the university colleges that you will see on your guided walking tour include St John's, Balliol, Trinity, Exeter, Hertford, New College, All Souls, Brasenose, University, Merton and Christ Church.
Entry is included to Christ Church, one of the most famous University Colleges in the world. Christ Church has produced 13 British Prime Ministers in the last 200 years, and other famous attendees include Albert Einstean, Sir Christoper Wren and Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland). In more recent years, Christ Church was used as the setting for some of the most famous Harry Potter movie scenes, and the Great Hall, which you will see on the tour, was the inspiration behind Hogwarts Hall.
Other famous landmarks you will cover on the tour include Carfax Tower, Christ Church Meadows, the Radcliffe Camera, the Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre. You will also be within walking distance of other sites including the Pitt Rivers Institute, St Michael at Northgate, Magdalen Bridge, The University Museum and many others.The University has 38 independent, autonomous colleges and you will also pass alongside many others on your tour. During your free time, you will be able to wander back and explore these colleges at your leisure (subject to opening restrictions).
In the afternoon after the guided walking tour and your visit to Christ Church, there will be plenty of time for you to have some lunch, enjoy free time, shopping and sightseeing in some of the many restaurants, bars, cafes and boutique shops that Oxford has to offer.
Please ensure you arrive at your allocated departure point at least 10 minutes before your departure time.
From the Vodafone store, inside Paddington station. (MAP)
If you intend to travel to our central London meeting points by public transport, you can plan your journey in advance on the Transport for London website - click here
This day trip is intended for travellers looking for a great value day out, with a mix of guiding and free time.
This tour will return to London at approximately 7pm.