en
|
EUR
London > Cambridge and Oxford Historic College...

Cambridge and Oxford Historic Colleges of Britain Day Trip

80 reviews
|
London
| 10 hours

Overview

At a glance
Category: Day Trips, Tours
Duration: 10 hours
Description
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.
Inclusions
Entrance fees
Walking tour of Oxford
Walking tour of Cambridge
Blue Badge English speaking guide
Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Location

Meeting point
Victoria Coach Station

Reviews

Jan 2018

Loved this tour! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Enjoyed the entire experience!

Nov 2017

This day trip is great if you are interested in the educational legacy of Britain. We were very pleased with a very amusing, knowledgeable guide, who made the trip even more fun. Both cities are beautiful, with amazing buildings and things to see. A lot of history. Definitely worth the visit.

Oct 2017

This was a fantastic tour. Our guide and bus driver were great. You visit Cambridge first and you are taken to the key sites and given plenty of information. You also have some time to wander around yourself a bit longer would have been better but not really possible if you are trying to visit both places in one day. You can view the rivers but no time for a boat trip. Oxford is the second place and it is just as amazing. We got to go in the great hall which isn't open every day so that was fantastic. Students were on holiday so crowds were low. Really loved this and would highly recommend this a day trip from London.

Sep 2017

This is an excellent tour for an impactful day trip out of London - a bit of a drive but even the drive was wonderful! Our guide was very well informed and knowledgeable in all aspects of each city's history. We loved seeing so many sights that we've only seen on TV in alot of British shows we get on PBS!

Sep 2017

Norma was a very good insightful tour guide. Glad I took this tour.

Aug 2017

Friendly guide. A great way to cover both university towns in one day.

Jul 2017

Our Tour last Sat 29/07 was excellent. Our Driver, Tom and Guide Leslie did everything to help. Only recommendation I would make - An earlier start as would give longer in each city. In saying so, I must add we were delayed getting out of London because of Cycle Race and closed roads. We had about 2 hours in each city which didn't allow any time to explore after our guided tour of selected highlights. Suffice to say, I look forward to a return visit. Thank You.

Jul 2017

The guide Pete was an accomplished professional, who mmsnagef to share his vast breadth of knowledge and enthusiasm about the area and Shakespeare in an entertaining fashion, which has left me wanting to go back! FABULOUS tour, guide, and driver (Von). You will be impressed and longing for more!

Jul 2017

Pleasant trip and knowledgeable guide. There was enough guided information and places along with a good amount of free time to explore, eat, and shop. The guide gave good advice for shopping and eating as well as must sees even if you just peeked in to say you saw it. The college was holding graduation classes when we visited and it was interesting to observe and compare customs. The guide really knew her stuff about every little corner and alley. The walks around campus' were at a normal pace. Great walking and exploring activity.

Oct 2017

Really Good

My wishlist