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Keen to visit Oxford or Cambridge? Then explore both age-old university cities in in one day on this illuminating trip from London. With an expert guide, take a walking tour around the historical colleges of Oxford, famous as the ‘city of dreaming spires.’ Admire hushed courtyards and showpieces including the Bodleian Library, and hear about past scholars such as Bill Clinton. Continue to the university city of Cambridge on the Cam River and take a stroll around its finest college buildings, including the splendid King’s College and Bridge of Sighs.

Highlights

  • Cambridge and Oxford day trip from London
  • Visit Britain's two most venerable university towns
  • Walking tour through Oxford, the 'City of Dreaming Spires'
  • Famous Bodleian Library and Harry Potter locations at Christchurch College
  • Walking tour of Cambridge and King's College
  • London hotel pick-up

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's amazing to see two of the world's greatest universities in one day. Efficient transport and an excellent guide help you make the most out of your time at Oxford and Cambridge. You'll see magnificent architecture and hear stories of the famous people who studied at these English institutions.

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What You Can Expect

Depart central London by comfortable, air-conditioned coach and journey into the English countryside.

As you travel, put on your state-of-the-art Vox headphones so you can clearly hear the commentary from your informative guide.
Learn about the history of Oxford and Cambridge, and keep your headset on for both city walking tours so you can hear your guide even if you wander aside for photos.

On arrival in Oxford, enjoy a guided look at the honey-stoned college buildings of this famous 'city of dreaming spires.' Absorb the sense of tradition as you stroll through the elegant streets; hear about alumni such as the former US president, Bill Clinton; and see the picture-perfect quadrangles of Christchurch College, where some scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed. Wander past the buildings of the famous Bodleian library, one of Europe’s oldest libraries, and contemplate the symmetry of some of the most handsome college courtyards.

Next, venture east through rolling countryside to the university city of Cambridge, prettily situated on the Cam River. On route, hear how Cambridge University was founded in 1209, and uncover the long-held scholarly rivalry between it and its Oxford counterpart.

When you arrive, enjoy a guided tour of the best of the university buildings, many of them rising up from the greenery along the Cam, whose waters are a favored punting spot of students and visitors.
Head for King's College, founded in 1441 by King Henry VI, and marvel at its magnificent chapel. This soaring building is considered one of the greatest examples of late Gothic English architecture, and is a treasured emblem of the city.

Admire the views over the Cam, and check out other architectural showpieces, including the Bridge of Sighs. This stunning, 19th-century covered bridge is named after Venice’s Bridge of Sighs, and links the Third Court and New Court of St John’s College. Stroll further around the quaint streets and passageways to see other handsome buildings, and listen to their stories and secrets as recounted by your guide.

Afterward, return to London and end your tour with a drop-off at the start point.

Customer Reviews

hemakartik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Nice trip . The guide and the driver were both good , very knowledgeable , professional and helpful .

Lyndell G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour - the tour guide was great and really made the day interesting and informative.

Tab55

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very educational.

Bishan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

very good

Rishabh S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was fantastic. A little speedy though but definitely recommend. Special mention of tour guide Emily for personally taking care and ensuring each visitor was fully comfortable throughout trip.

Alison B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

A great day out. Plenty of time in both cities. Friendly and informative commentary along the way from our guide Emily.

cindyxkao

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The tour guy is very knowledgeable, humorous and funny. It's a very nice trip though it was a rainy day.

Javier Gustavo D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It was all as expected. I suggest to take this day trip. Very good service. Great expierence!!!

mctirabassi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This was a wonderful trip and Lesley was a fantastic tour guide who managed to share a vast amount of information about higher education in Great Britain with such clarity that people of widely varying backgrounds were engaged and excited. We saw a great deal and it made me want to return and spend a day in Cambridge and several days in Oxford.

Olga A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This tour was really great, cuz we had a great tour guide.
Sadly we were in both cities for a little time, but now I know I'd like to go to Cambrige again.

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