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From London: Oxford and Cambridge Universities Tour

4.2 / 5

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From London: Oxford and Cambridge Universities Tour

From US$ 93.52 per person

A full day tour to Oxford and Cambridge, the most famous university towns in England.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the magic of Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires
  • Discover over a million books at the Bodleian Library
  • Marvel at the unique architecture of the Bridge of Sighs
  • Explore the university city of Cambridge with your tour guide
  • Benefit from your own personal headset to hear your guide
Full description
Oxford We begin our day travelling across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford, the 'City of Dreaming Spires,' whose hushed courtyards have inspired generations of scholars including Bill Clinton and writers, Lewis Carroll who wrote 'Alice in Wonderland', C.S. Lewis who wrote 'Chronicles of Narnia' and the immortal J.R.R. Tolkien, author of 'Lord of the Rings'. On the walking tour you'll visit Christ Church college, where Harry Potter scenes were filmed, see the Bodleian Library and the picture-perfect college courtyards for which Oxford is justifiably famous. Cambridge Cambridge is a wonderful mixture of the everyday and the extraordinary, a living city that has shaped history and today reflects the best of historic and contemporary life. It was the inspiration for Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and many of the Monty Python gang. We will have a guided tour of the magnificent chapel of Kings College, founded in 1441, and a fascinating walking tour of a city filled with beautiful buildings and historical quirks, including the famous 'Bridge of Sighs'.
Includes
  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Walking tour of Cambridge
  • Personal audio headset with the guide's live commentary
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission to colleges
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Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Main departure point: Victoria Coach Station, Gate 1- 5 – 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TP Departure: 9:00 AM. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure.

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4.2 /5

based on 13 reviews

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  • Value for money
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What an amazing day trip!

John was an awesome tour guide. Witty, funny and knew all the History of these two beautiful universities. Highly recommended!

July 11, 2019

In my opinion, Oxford is more beautiful than Cambridge

GREAT

August 3, 2017

A nice trip, but the time is really too short for these places

It's a nice idea, but it depends on what you want to see. Both - Cambridge and Oxford are amazing places and 2h is far from enough for each of them. Although both towns seem pretty close to London, they are not. The whole trip is mostly traveling in the bus. 1) Cambridge: you visit one church and you have about 1-1.5h free time in the center. Cambridge is a really amazing place (I've been there before) and during this visit, I couldn't see almost anything from it. Cambridge's beauty is not in the center, so you need 4-5h if you really want to feel the spirit there. 2) Oxford - this was my first visit there. Oxford is really beautiful. The good thing is, that most of the things seem to be "concentrated" in the center of the town, so 2h was pretty good, although I have no idea what part of Oxford we were able to see. Overall, it's pretty nice trip, but you have like 2h in each town and about 6h traveling by the bus. I'd highly recommend visiting them separately, especially Cambridge.

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June 25, 2017

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