The City of Oxford tours from London

A wide range of tours from London every day of the year


Oxford skyline Evans tours

Magnificent: Oxford skyline

The city of Oxford is about 60 miles (95 kms) 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.

 

Tours From 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.

Tour 1 - Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford Tour

  • Entrance to Windsor Castle included

  • Entrance to Stonehenge included

  • Walking tour of Oxford

  • Free Lunch Pack

  • Luxury air conditioned motor coach with free wi-fi and services of a professional guide

Tour days, times, pick up/ drop off points

Runs daily April to October, (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays winter months).

8.30am - departs from London Victoria

7.00pm - returns to London


Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford Day Tour From London Ticketing

Tour 2 - Oxford, Stratford and Warwick Castle Tour

  • Fast track entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Private tour of Shakespeare's School and Guildhall and including exclusive school lesson!

  • Entrance tickets medieval Warwick Castle included

  • Guided walking tour of Oxford

  • Luxury air conditioned motor coach with free wi-fi and services of a professional guide

  • Drive through Cotswolds

Tour days, times, pick up/ drop off points

Runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, less frequently during winter months.

7.45am - departs from London Victoria Coach Station

6.45pm - returns to London


Warwick Castle, Stratford  & Oxford  Day Tour From London Ticketing

Tour 3 - Small Group Oxford, Cotswolds and Stratford Tour

  • 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

Tour days, times, pick up/ drop off points

Runs every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday November to March.

Runs every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday April to September.

Departure times/ locations in London

- 7.15am - Great Russell Street, outside British Museum main entrance (nearest Underground Russell Square)

- 7.30am - Outside Hard Rock Hotel (Cumberland Hotel), Marble Arch (nearest Underground Marble Arch)

- 7.45am - Outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, Kensington

Return time/ location

London Victoria Train Station by around 6.30pm.


Small Group Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford on Avon Day Tour From London Ticketing

Tour 4 - Walking Tour Oxford plus Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

  • Travel by executive coach with friendly tour manager from London

  • Available every Saturday through to Wednesday. Small group tour available every Thursday.

  • Entrance into Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

  • Guided walking tour in Oxford

Small Group 2 Day Weekend Tour Of The Best of England From London Ticketing
Warner Bros. Studio - the Making of Harry Potter

Tour 5 - Oxford & Cambridge Tour

Runs only between May and September every Tuesday and Saturday

  • Oxford walking tour

  • Christ Church entrance and see the Bodleian Library

  • Cambridge walking tour

  • King's College entrance

  • Luxury air conditioned motor coach with free wi-fi and services of a professional guide

Tour days, times, pick up/ drop off points

Runs May to September only, (Tuesdays and Saturdays).

9.00am - departs from London Victoria

7.00pm - returns to London


Oxford & Cambridge  Day Tour Tickets

Visiting Stonehenge and/or Bath and/or Windsor

Stonehenge Morning Or Afternoon Half Day Tour- £46

Stonehenge & London Day Tour (Apr-Oct only) - £52

Windsor Castle Windsor Morning & Afternoon Tours - from £46

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (inc Lunch, no adm Roman Baths) - £109

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (no Lunch, inc adm Roman Baths) - £89

Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £93

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group - Max 16 people) - £145

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge admission only) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £64

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge & Baths adm) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £75

Stonehenge & Windsor - £84

Stonehenge & Avebury - £64

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £99

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £105

Visiting Cotswolds and/or Oxford and/or Stratford and/or Warwick

Oxford, Stratford & Warwick Castle - £99

Stratford & Cotswolds (inc Anne Hathaway’s) - £84

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch - £92

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch (Small Group) - £145

Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & Cotswolds Tour - £85

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £105

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £99

Oxford & Cambridge Tour (May-Sep only) - £99

Downton Abbey & Blenheim Palace (Small Group) - £145

Visiting Canterbury, Leeds Castle & Dover

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury with river cruise - £99

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury (Small Group Apr - Oct) - £145

Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Canterbury - £72

Special Theme Tours

Stonehenge Special Access (Walk Among Stones) Tours

Downton Abbey + Highclere Castle Tours

Harry Potter Tours

Small Group Tours (Maximum 16 people)

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath - £145

Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury - £145

Lacock, Bath & Stonehenge - £145

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch (Apr to Oct) - £145

Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford -£145

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury (Apr to Oct) - £145

1, 2 & 3 Day Breaks to Paris, Scotland & Amsterdam

Day Trip to Paris - from £165

3 Day Paris - from £269

Day Trip to Edinburgh - from £184

2 Day Edinburgh - from £275

3 Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekend - from £289

3 Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekday - from £479

3 Day Amsterdam - from £249