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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Cambridge and Oxford Historic Colleges of Britain Day Trip

Begin the day traveling across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford, the "City of Dreaming Spires", whose hushed courtyards and elegant, dignified timeworn buildings have inspired generations of scholars (including Bill Clinton in the 1970s) and writers, including Lewis Carroll who wrote "Alice in Wonderland" here.


  • 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

Pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones as your tour starts and listen to your guide talking clearly about each site. If you want to wander aside and take photos of attractions, you won’t miss any of the commentary!

Find your own inspiration in the sense of tradition and intellectual curiosity that pervades this lovely City. You will visit Christchurch College, where Harry Potter scenes were filmed and where Albert Einstein studied. On your walking tour of Oxford you will see the Bodleian library and the picture-perfect College courtyards for which Oxford is justifiably famous.

Through scenic countryside to Cambridge, bridging centuries of scholarly rivalry between these two venerable institutions! Cambridge's stately Gothic style College buildings rise spectacularly from the greenery along the River Cam where students and visitors enjoy punting along the River.

You will visit the magnificent perpendicular chapel of King's College, founded in 1441, which is the finest and grandest example of late medieval Gothic architecture in England, and a fitting tribute to the great minds that have studied here. During your walking tour of the city filled with beautiful buildings and historical quirks, you'll visit the so-called "Bridge of Sighs", named after its look-a-like in Venice and several other Colleges that make up the University, each with their own stories to tell.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very educational.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

very good

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

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

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

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Although the weather was not good and clear, the experience of being on these schools were amazing! I loved it so much! The guide was someone how has already studied in Oxford, so he knew A LOT, and he was really helpful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

excellent guide, driver great. Cambridge and Oxford great places see, worth the time.

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