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Oxford University Walking Tour

Walk the halls of one of the world’s oldest and most famous universities on a 2-hour walking tour of Oxford University. Get a glimpse of student life as you peek inside the famous Bodleian Library and see landmarks like the University Church of St Mary, the Bridge of Sighs and Trinity College. Learn about the prestigious university’s famous alumni, hear fascinating stories and anecdotes about its history, and see on-campus locations used in the Harry Potter films.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds

Head into the English countryside to visit Highclere Castle, the site of Downton Abbey, on this day trip from Oxford. You'll have the chance to see where filming took place at the real-life home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and explore the grounds of the castle. Then check out the village of Bampton, which stood as Downton village, where Lady Mary, the rest of the Crawley family, and other characters spent much of their time. Lastly, take a drive through the villages of the northern Cotswolds. A stop for lunch is made at the Swan Inn in Swinbrook (not included).
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cotswolds and Shakespeare Country Tour

Delve deeper into the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon than you could independently in a day on this small-group tour from Oxford. With a driver-guide and minivan transport to free you from travel hassles, you can simply enjoy the scenery on route to Stratford. After a guided walk and optional visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace, criss-cross through the Cotswolds, dipping into stone villages along the way.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Bath and Stonehenge Tour from Oxford

Bath and Stonehenge are two of England’s most visited UNESCO World Heritage sites and this full-day tour from Oxford takes in both in one day. Marvel at the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge; see Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths, and the Jane Austen Centre on a walking tour of historic Bath; then enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs or indulge in afternoon tea.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
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London to Stratford, Oxford and The Cotswolds (Small Groups - Oxford Alumni)

With a small and personal group, visit three of England’s most famous locations in a single day, led by one of our expert Oxford University educated guides.After exploring the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the group will depart for Oxford, the world’s top-ranked University and one of the most interesting historical city centers that you could hope to see. You tour will be provided in a way that only Oxford alumni could provide.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from Oxford

Visit Blenheim Palace and the villages of the Cotswolds on a day-long tour from Oxford. Just a short drive away from the city, the UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and has found recent fame as a filming location in productions such as Downton Abbey. Explore the palace, park, and gardens, and then continue to the Cotswolds, a region loved for its limestone villages and green hills. You'll stop to explore the village of Bourton-on-the-Water before your return to Oxford.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day, Small-Group Cotswold Adventurer Tour from Oxford

The Cotswolds, a picturesque region in England, epitomizes idyllic village life. Visit a trove of thatched cottages, trout farms and tea shops, and centuries-old estates during this small-group guided tour. Highlights include Bibury’s Arlington Row—known as the prettiest street in England—and the real-life backdrop to hit series “Downtown Abbey.”
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Oxford Christian History Tour

While there are many walking tours available in Oxford we noticed that there were no tours emphasizing the Christian history of Oxford. This tour emphasizes the specifically Christian history of Oxford and includes stories about the Oxford Martyrs (Archbishop Cranmer, Bishop Latimer and Bishop Ridley), the Oxford Movement and Cardinal John Henry Newman, William Tyndale, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, King Henry VIII, and Queen Mary Tudor. But don't worry, this tour will also give you a fantastic introduction to the city and university and includes stories about C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, Harry Potter and much more! Meet us at the Martyr's Memorial in Oxford on the corner of St. Giles and Beaumont St. See you there!
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from Oxford

Visit Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon on a day-long tour from Oxford. With medieval history and tales of the playwright William Shakespeare through the day, you'll enjoy a mix of guided activities and free time to explore at your own pace. Discover places linked to Shakespeare's life in Stratford-upon-Avon such as his birthplace and school, and enjoy comfortable and convenient travel to and from Oxford.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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Cotswold Adventurer Tour

The Cotswolds are the epitome of classic English countryside: from thatched-roof cottages and riverside hamlets to rolling green hills, the scenery has earned the region an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation. This full-day, small-group tour from Oxford makes it easy to see the sights. Traveling by luxury minibus, you’ll venture to some of the Cotswolds’ prettiest villages. As you go, your guide will share facts and stories about the region’s key landmarks and wealth of history.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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4-day Edinburgh and The Scottish Highlands Tour From Oxford

Visit Scotland for the weekend, and leave the logistics to someone else: this four-day tour from Oxford makes getting around simple. Depart on Friday evening and travel to Edinburgh via comfortable coach. Upon your Saturday morning arrival, set off on a guided tour of the city’s key attractions. Learn more about the city’s history, and venture to Edinburgh Castle (own expense). On Sunday, enjoy time at your leisure in Edinburgh or choose to see Glasgow for a day (train own expense). Following check-out Sunday morning, return to Oxford.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Full-day Cardiff and Wales Tour from Oxford

Cross the border into Wales and discover the Welsh capital of Cardiff on this full-day tour from Oxford. See Bute Park, the Millennium Stadium, and Cardiff Bay on a guided city tour; choose to visit Cardiff Castle or the National Museum (own expense); and enjoy free time to shop at the St David’s shopping center.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
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3-Day Amsterdam and Bruges Tour from Oxford

Busy students can experience two foreign countries in a single weekend and be back in time for class on Monday. On Friday, hop an overnight coach and wake up in Amsterdam.  After breakfast, your guide leads you through the major sights, before you explore on your own. Sleep in an arranged hotel and spend Sunday seeing more Dutch sights. Finally, pass the afternoon in the Belgian city of Bruges.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Cotswolds Winter Day Trip from Oxford

Get to know the Cotswolds on a day trip that's set up just for the winter months. Introducing you to the sights best seen during the colder weather, the tour puts the spotlight on the quaint stone villages for which the region is loved. Admire the thatched-roof cottages and rolling hills around Asthall, Swinbrook, and Bourton-on-the-Water -- the so-called Venice of the Cotswolds. On the way back to Oxford, you'll enjoy further stops at Moreton-in-Marsh and Woodstock with its links to Sir Winston Churchill.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Brighton Tour from Oxford

Discover one of England’s most famous seaside resorts on this full-day tour of Brighton from Oxford. Walk along Brighton Pier and admire attractions such as the Royal Pavilion on a guided walking tour, then enjoy free time to visit Brighton Museum, browse the shops of The Lanes, or stroll along the beach.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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3-Day Paris and Versailles Tour from Oxford

This 3-Day tour is a great choice for travelers with limited time. Save hours researching your trip and planning transport by having round-trip coach and ferry transfers from Oxford included. You’ll travel with ease between dispersed sites and see the best of Paris and Versailles in a day. Highlights include the Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, and there’s also the option to visit the Palace of Versailles.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Full-Day London Tour from Oxford

First-time visitors to England won’t want to miss a tour of the capital and visiting London on a day trip can save both time and money. On this full-day tour from Oxford, take a walking tour of London attractions including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the London Eye, then enjoy free time to stroll along the River Thames or browse the shops in Covent Garden.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Walking Tour Combined with River Punting Rowing (2 hours plus)

This fantastic combination tour allows you to see the highlights of Oxford from the land and the water on the same day. You’ll save hours shortlisting the city’s top sites by having a guide to show you around instead. The guided walking tour takes you past top city sites including Oxford University, Harry Potter filming locations, and Christ Church Meadow. A highlight of the tour is a boat trip, where you can choose to row yourself or have a chauffeur to punt for you.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Brighton and Portsmouth Day Trip from Oxford

Head to the English south coast on a day trip from Oxford, and spend time in Brighton and Portsmouth. After leaving the university city, you'll travel south to Portsmouth where the city's Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and ships await. See Admiral Nelson's HMS Victory and landmarks such as the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, then continue to the seaside city of Brighton. Tour the twisting narrow streets of the Lanes, then enjoy free time to shop or stroll along the sweeping pebble beach and famous pier.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
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Cotswolds in Steam

Explore the Cotswolds in a unique way—by steam train. It’s a great way to see multiple Costwolds highlights in a day, without having to spend hours planning an itinerary and transport. See quaint villages between Oxford and the Cotswolds that you might not discover alone, such as Minster Lovell, Asthall, Swinbrook, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, and Stow-on-the-Wold. You’ll get free time to get off the train and find a place to have lunch in Winchcombe too.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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PRIVATE Shakespeare's Oxford Street Theater Tour

• Enjoy street theatre against Oxford scenic backdrops • Discover the connections between Shakespeare and Oxford people & places • See Tudor sights plus Oxford's most beautiful buildings • Option to join the actors and guide for a drink at end of tour, in the pub where Shakespeare drank!
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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4-Day Paris Break from Oxford including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park

Spend the weekend in Paris and Disneyland Paris—and leave all the planning and logistics to someone else—on this 4-day tour from Oxford. Set off on Friday evening; you’ll travel via coach and ferry overnight, and will arrive in Paris on Saturday morning. Explore the highlights of the City of Light by day—from the Louvre to the Champs-Élysées—and opt to attend an evening tour. Then, spend Sunday in Disneyland Paris’ two parks, or enjoy further time at your leisure in Paris. Return to Oxford on Monday.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Feel like a student in Oxford

The United Kingdom has many magical cities and Oxford is one of them. The university atmosphere, their history and their corners that you will recognize from the movies makes this city a must to visit. With Planyts you won't miss any spot.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds

With a small and personal group, visit three of England’s most famous locations in a single day. Join us on a journey through the heart of the English countryside, to the unblemished rolling green hills of the famous Cotswolds. Piercing the morning fog, to exploring the traditional farmland; our small vehicle is able to visit locations others simple are not. Be transported back to a simpler time, of quaint villages, thatched cottages and medieval churches. Our guide will expertly uncover the history and beauty of this area that has attracted global attention. Of course, we incorporate some time to visit rural shops to sample their natural and rare products, along with a traditional historic pub for lunch. You can either eat the locally sourced produce at this pub, or take in the idyllic views with your own pack lunch (not included).
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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