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The city of Oxford is about 60 miles (95 km) from Central London, a good 90 minutes non-stop from London in a tour bus.
The famous university city of Oxford is a large city, but the central area where all the colleges and attractions are, are in a compact area right in the centre of the city.
Much of this part of Oxford is either pedestrianised or has narrow lanes and alleys where vehicles, let alone tour buses do not venture.
Because of this a visit to Oxford on a tour bus inevitably involves a walking tour. This normally means a visit inside a college, the most popular being Christ Church.
2-day private: Stonehenge, Bath, Cotswolds & Oxford (from Southampton or London)
There are many day tours from London that spend time in Oxford, but none that spend all day here. A typical tour bus visit will last 90-120 minutes and involve a walking tour of the city with focus on the university colleges. A few may enter and visit Christ Church.
If Oxford is a city you want to explore in-depth, best just to take the train from London's Paddington Station or the Oxford Tube bus service that starts at London Victoria.
Below are summaries of the most popular itineraries for tours that visit Oxford from London, none combine Oxford with Blenheim Palace just outside Oxford.
At the beginning of your day you'll arrive in the royal city of Windsor, where (if the option is selected on booking) you will visit Windsor Castle, the official residence of The Queen and home of the British monarchy for more than 900 years.
Next you'll journey on to the mysterious World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. Travel back 5,000 years to prehistoric Britain to the most famous Neolithic monument in the world.
At the end of the day you'll head to Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, home to one of the oldest universities in the world. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Oxford to see the famous colleges, with their ivy-clad stone walls protecting beautiful chapels, halls and libraries.
Entrance to Windsor Castle included
Entrance to Stonehenge included
Walking tour of Oxford
Return transport by luxury air conditioned coach
Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford tour from London
Adult from £117pp
• Entrance to Windsor Castle • Entrance to Stonehenge • Walking tour of Oxford • Pick up from Central London
The Warwick Castle, Stratford & Oxford Tour day tour takes you north west of London towards a very scenic area of England known as the Cotswolds.
Warwick, Stratford, and Oxford offer varied experiences, Warwick Castle a fine Norman Castle with plenty of medieval events all day, Stratford, the home of Shakespeare and Oxford one of the most famous university towns in the world.
As you travel between Stratford and Oxford you will get a taster of what the Cotswolds is all about.
Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford & Oxford guided day tour from London
• Adult £113
• Admission to Warwick Castle • Entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace • Visit to Oxford & walking tour • Panoramic tour of the Cotswolds • Professional guide • Luxury air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
Oxford, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, and the stunning Cotswolds countryside can all be enjoyed on this day tour from London.
In Stratford you can soak up the ambiance of this remarkable Tudor town, with a visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum, plus see Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway's house.
As you journey towards the dreaming spires and secluded cloisters of Oxford, you'll travel along narrow country lanes seeing exquisite famous Cotswolds places such as Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and a lunch stop in the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold.
Entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum and Holy Trinity church included
Panoramic tour of Stratford Upon Avon, including photo stop at Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Lunch stop in Stow-on-the-Wold, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds
Drive through Bourton on the Water and Burford in the Cotswolds
Entry to Divinity School, Oxford, masterpiece of English Gothic architecture
Guided walking tour of Oxford
Luxury air conditioned 16 seat purpose built touring bus
Guaranteed departures, no minimum numbers, maximum 16 people
Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford day tour from London
• Adult from £164 • Child (3-15 years) from £144
• Small group max 16 ppl • Admission Shakespeare's Birthplace • Admission Divinity School Oxford • Walking tour Oxford • Explore Cotswold villages • Professional guide
This is a great combination for Harry Potter fans: the chance to not only visit the superb studio featuring dozens of top film sets from the Harry Potter films, but also a visit to Oxford, known for being a top Harry Potter film location.
In Oxford you'll see famous colleges including Christ Church, and enjoy an informative walking tour with free time for you to explore this fabulous city yourself.
Below you have a choice of the regular tour (daily during summer months, several times a week rest of year), or a small group tour leaving 3 days a week during the low season and every day during the high season.
Travel by executive coach with friendly tour manager from London
Available every Saturday through to Wednesday. Small group tour available every Thursday.
Entrance tickets for 4 hours inside the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Guided walking tour in Oxford
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter PLUS Oxford in one day from London
Adult £129, child 5-15 £125
• Daily tours • Guided walking tour of Oxford • Entrance tickets for 4 hours in Studio • 2 pick up locations in London • Return transportation by executive coach with friendly tour manager
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter PLUS Oxford in one day from London - SMALL GROUP
Adult from £164, child 5-15 from £159
• Maximum 20 people per tour • Guided walking tour of Oxford • Entrance tickets for 4 hours in Studio • 2 pick up locations in London • Return transportation by executive coach with friendly tour manager
Explore the oldest, most prestigious universities in the UK and arguably the most famous universities in the world! With both destinations you'll enjoy an informative walking tour with your guide before having time to explore the cities' architecture and hidden streets for yourself.
The first stop of your day tour will be the city of Cambridge. Marvel at beautiful and unique architecture as you walk in the footsteps and learn all about the town and university history as well as its many famous alumni including Alan Turing, Oliver Cromwell and Charles Darwin.
Head to Oxford, also known as the “City of Dreaming Spires”, home to the oldest university in the English speaking world, and enjoy another walking tour in this beautiful city and don’t forget to keep your eyes open for the many famous filming locations featured in movies including Harry Potter, The Golden Compass, Mamma Mia and more!
Enjoy Walking Tours of the cities of Cambridge and Oxford
Expert tour guide
Personal audio headset for the guide's live commentary
Travel by luxury air conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
Full day tour of Oxford and Cambridge Universities from London
• Guided walking tours of Oxford and Cambridge • Expert tour guide • Travel by superior coach • London in your Pocket app access
Discover centuries of royal history on this private day tour. Enjoy the ultimate in comfort and luxury transportation with entry included to Windsor and Stonehenge, with a walking tour of Oxford with your expert guide.
Private tours allow you to be collected and dropped off from your choice of destination in London. You can choose from driver-guide or for a supplement, a separate guide.
Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford private tour and driver/guide
Adult from £603pp based on 2 sharing -
£240pp based on 6 sharing
• 11-hr tour • Entry to Windsor Castle & Stonehenge • Walking tour of Oxford • Pick-up and drop-off from your chosen location • Driver/guide or separate guide
Two days of world wonders, Romans, and royals.
This tour whisks you away from the modernity of London to the ancient Stonehenge and through England’s defining eras.
You will explore Windsor Castle, a thousand-year-old fort that’s seen dramatic sieges and gregarious royal weddings.
Next venture to Bath, where both the pagans and Romans washed in ‘mythical’ hot springs.
Enjoy a scenic drive through tiny Cotswolds villages before finishing your 2-day visit to the University town of Oxford with its internationally famous university colleges.
Visit World Heritage Site Stonehenge
Visit to the beautiful town of Windsor with option to enter Windsor Castle
Visit Bath, England’s premier city of architecture, Georgian living and Roman leisure with option to enter the Roman Baths
Visit Oxford, home of famous colleges and stunning architecture
Drive through spectacular Cotswolds countryside
The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
Transport by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
Option to add on overnight en-suite accommodation with breakfast (B&B or 3-star hotel)
2-Day Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath & Oxford Tour from London
• Professional guide/driver • Small group tour (max 16 people) • Option to add on accommodation • Transportation by 16-seat Mercedes mini coach
Enjoy top destinations at a leisurely pace with meet and greet from Southampton port or your hotel or London if you prefer.
Visit the legendary Stonehenge and the Roman Baths at Bath both with entry included.
Spend overnight in your choice of accommodation in one of the Cotswolds towns or villages.
On day 2 you'll visit more stunning Cotswold villages, soaking up the atmosphere by the River Windrush.
Then you'll complete your 2-day tour at the magnificent university city of Oxford.
Being a private tour, this tour allow you to go at a pace you want to see it at compared with a typical coach tour.
The driver-guide is there to tell stories, give insights and answer your questions.
You'll be dropped back to where you need to be - London, Heathrow or Southampton.
The price below is the typical price guide for hiring a car for two days and is based on two people sharing.
Stonehenge - entrance tickets included
Entrance to the Roman Baths in Bath
Tour of Bath and time for lunch
Visit 4 beautiful Cotswolds villages
Overnight stay in Burford (book own accommodation)
Visit Oxford for lunch and guided walking tour
The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
Pick up from Heathrow Airport, London or Southampton
Drop off at Heathrow Airport, London or Southampton
Private Stonehenge, Bath, Cotswolds & Oxford 2-day tour from Southampton or London
Adult from £490pp (based on 2 people sharing)
• Visit each site by private car from Southampton or London • Tickets Stonehenge • Tickets Roman Baths in Bath • Professional guide/driver • Hotel/port pickup & drop off
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