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London: Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds, and Warwick Day Trip

London: Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds, and Warwick Day Trip

Make the most of your time in England with a day trip to the English countryside. Enjoy a walking tour of Oxford city and university including entry to the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, witness the scenery of the Cotswolds, enter Warwick Castle, and visit the birthplace of Shakespeare. Walking tour of Oxford Follow in the footsteps of Oxford's famous students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton, as you stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town, on this guided day trip by bus from London. Take in the famous 'dreaming spires' and see the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe. Be captivated by the unspoiled narrow alleys and ancient squares of this naturally beautiful town. Oxford is famous for being home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world – countless bright young things have wandered the town’s cobbled streets over the years! During this guided walking tour you will see the stunning University Church of St Mary the Virgin and furtively discover unspoiled narrow alleyways, ancient squares, and towering spires. Entry to the 13th-century University Church of St Mary the Virgin. Soak in spectacular sights of the unique baroque design and architecture as you explore the center of the University of Oxford. This absolute gem is a must-visit on your trip to Oxford. The Cotswolds Enjoy views of the breathtaking countryside, sleepy villages, and bustling market towns as you drive through the charming scenery of one of England's most beautiful regions. Stratford–upon–Avon  A unique market town, famous as the home of William Shakespeare, arguably the world's greatest writer. Visit the picturesque half-timber house where the legendary bard was born, and gain fascinating insights into his childhood. Shakespeare’s birthplace: See where the famous playwright grew up and spent his years as a married man. Warwick Castle  Be part of Britain’s greatest medieval experience deep in the heart of Warwick Castle. Immerse yourself in battle preparations and feel the weight of a medieval sword. Become a soldier – try on a battle helmet for size. Visit the spectacular State Rooms and feast your eyes on Victorian party preparations. Enjoy a meet and greet from a medieval host as well as an introduction to the spectacular castle.

Oxford: Official University Walking Tour with Expert Guide

Oxford: Official University Walking Tour with Expert Guide

Developed by the University of Oxford’s central library, the Bodleian Libraries, in partnership with the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides, our popular city of Oxford walking tour will take you on an engaging journey that will reveal the secrets of this historic city. Starting and ending at the Weston Library, you will see beyond the remarkable spaces of the Bodleian Library in this walking tour; taking in the historic streets of Oxford and following in the footsteps of famous authors, scientists, politicians and film stars. As part of the tour you will see inside the oldest teaching room in the University: The Divinity School; as well as the exterior of the Bodleian Library, the Radcliffe Camera and the streets surrounding the central Bodleian site. All our walking tours are conducted by accredited, qualified guides.

App Self-guided London - Harry Potter Oxford

App Self-guided London - Harry Potter Oxford

Discover the magic of Harry Potter on a guided tour of Oxford. Visit filming locations from the movies, including the Bodleian Library, New College, and Christ Church. Start your tour at the Bodleian Library, which was used as the hospital wing of Hogwarts. See where key scenes such as Harry's recovery in "The Philosopher's Stone" and the dance lesson in "The Goblet of Fire" were filmed. Learn about the library's history, as the oldest university building in Oxford, used for theological discussions since the 15th century. Next, head to New College, which was the setting for the halls of Hogwarts, where Harry is ridiculed with badges that say "Potter sucks" in "Goblet of Fire." Inside New College, see a 200-year-old oak tree, under which Malfoy is transformed into a ferret by Moody. Finally, visit Christ Church, where the stairs were used in McGonagall's welcome to Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Although Hogwarts' Great Hall was inspired by Christ Church's dining hall, it was not filmed there. See the dining room, which is still used by students who dine there every day.

Wizarding Oxford Tour: Follow in Harry Potter’s Footsteps

Wizarding Oxford Tour: Follow in Harry Potter’s Footsteps

Embark on “Wizarding Oxford Tour: Follow in Harry Potter’s Footsteps,” a spellbinding journey through Oxford’s historic streets, where the wizarding world meets academia. Begin your adventure at Blackwell’s Bookshop, a treasure trove reminiscent of Flourish and Blotts. Gaze upon the Bodleian Library, whose ancient façade could rival Hogwarts’ library. Marvel at the Clarendon Building, echoing the grandeur of magical institutions. Wander outside New College, whose cloisters might remind you of Hogwarts’ corridors. Behold the Radcliffe Camera, a structure as captivating as any magical edifice. Visit the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, evoking the spirit of Hogwarts’ infirmary. Stroll past 6 Alfred St, a location filled with the charm of the wizarding world. Conclude your tour at Christ Church, whose majestic architecture inspired iconic Hogwarts scenes, and the Divinity School, known for its enchanting allure. Please note: The availability and accessibility of attractions may vary based on time of day and crowd conditions, ensuring each visit is a unique experience.

Oxford: City & University Tour with College entry included

Oxford: City & University Tour with College entry included

We are a small team of passionate storytellers who breathe life into the tales and legends hidden within Oxford’s ancient walls. We not only live here, we are experts in Oxford and the surrounding area’s history - we take pride in our friendly and patient approach, ensuring that each member of our tours feels welcome, included and valued. Your Private walking Tour is for around 2 hours for up to 8 people in your party. We will visit inside a college (subject to availability of opening) which is included in your ticket price. We are very flexible, you can choose the start time of your Private Walking Tour of Oxford. So, whether you're seeking a leisurely stroll through Oxford's charming streets, a deep dive into its literary history or a taste of the vibrant energy of Oxford's stories, let us be your companions on an adventure that will ignite your curiosity and leave you with cherished memories. We meet outside The Randolph Hotel's entrance, opposite the entry to the Ashmolean museum. We can we flexible with our meeting point. We'll visit among other places (subject to accessibility) - * The Martyrs Memorial * Oxford's oldest College * The Sheldonian Theatre * The Bridge of Sighs * The Bodleian Library * The Radcliffe Camera * The Covered Market We will finish in Broad Street, in the centre of Oxford - ready for you to continue your exploring! Looking forward to meeting you!

Oxford: 3-Hour Private Tour with Student Guide

Oxford: 3-Hour Private Tour with Student Guide

Embark on an extended 3-hour tour of the best Oxford has to offer with a local student guide. Go behind closed doors with an energetic and knowledgeable student guide who will help you to peel back the complex layers and mystique of this world-famous institution. First, visit one of the oldest colleges at Oxford University for a peek inside this restricted world of academia. Stroll the gardens, unearth the peculiar Oxford traditions, and see from a real student, how this elite educational institution operates. Then, head over to the Bodleian Library - a colossal site that houses over 13 million books. Enter the first purpose-built lecture room at Oxford, where you can admire some of the most ornate medieval architecture in Europe. Listen as your guide explains the early rituals and tests students underwent, how the British Parliament was held in the building by King Charles I and later King Charles II. Discover the library’s role in the most defining ceremony at Oxford and see the locations where multiple scenes of the Harry Potter movies were filmed. Along with these focal points, also cover the most famous landmarks in Oxford city and at Oxford University. Your private tour can be tailored to the specific locations or subjects you wish to cover. Just contact the operator in advance if you have anything specific in mind and they will do their best to incorporate anything that’s available to the public on the day (additional entrance fees may be required for such requests).

Oxford Famous and Hidden Gems

Oxford Famous and Hidden Gems

I am new to Get Your Guide, but have been a tour guide in Oxford for the past 5 years and have many 5 star reviews on a different website. Oxford’s city centre has, within a relatively small area, hundreds of years of history which we will be experiencing by walking for a couple of hours. We will tour the famous sights and learn about the culture, reasons and history behind what we see. We will hear about the famous Oxford personalities, who shaped the world and learn about their world. We will also discover more hidden places, the ones tourists (and many locals) don’t know about. I will point out the locations of world famous films and the stunning hidden architecture. This is a tour for very small groups as I want you to feel comfortable and able to ask questions. If there is any particular requirement, just ask and I will do my best to accommodate you. We will meet outside the Randolph Hotel, on Beaumont Street, opposite the Ashmolean Museum and start our adventure from there. We will talk about the history that shaped this amazing city and most of the Western world. Admire the Ashmolean, Martyrs' memorial, Saxon Tower, St Michael at the North Gate. We will step back in time and learn about the Castle and Prison. Be transported back to times when Carfax was part of a church and the Covered Market was opened. We will admire Radcliffe Square with its Camera, St Mary the Virgin and Bodleian Library. And of course we will visit Hertford Bridge, the Turf Tavern, see the City Walls, Bath Place, Clarendon Building, Sheldonian Theatre, Blackwells and many other amazing sights and will finish very near the starting point.

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It was a long day, but enjoyable! It was great to have an experienced driver who gave us a safe and smooth journey. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable with a good sense of humor and he went above and beyond in helping each passenger with their needs during and after the trip, with the best sightseeing opportunities, best restaurants to visit after the trip and many more invaluable insights into London life!

Stephan and Dan were really good.. stephan is truly knowledgeable and can give the info in a most funny way

It was a very informative trip. Exceptionally good guide and very good transportation

Dan and Koli were brilliant as our guides. Loved every bit of the day!!

Pablo did a great job. Very informative and personable!