- 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
Departure & Return
Departs at 9am (boarding at 8.30), Victoria Coach Station (Gate 1-5)
Returns : Near Victoria Station
What To Expect
As you travel, put on your state-of-the-art Vox headphones so you can clearly hear the commentary from your informative guide. Learn about the history of Oxford and Cambridge, and keep your headset on for both city walking tours so you can hear your guide even if you wander aside for photos.
On arrival in Oxford, enjoy a guided look at the honey-stoned college buildings of this famous 'city of dreaming spires.' Absorb the sense of tradition as you stroll through the elegant streets; hear about alumni such as the former US president, Bill Clinton; and see the picture-perfect quadrangles of Christchurch College, where some scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed. Wander past the buildings of the famous Bodleian library, one of Europe’s oldest libraries, and contemplate the symmetry of some of the most handsome college courtyards.
Next, venture east through rolling countryside to the university city of Cambridge, prettily situated on the Cam River. On route, hear how Cambridge University was founded in 1209, and uncover the long-held scholarly rivalry between it and its Oxford counterpart.
When you arrive, enjoy a guided tour of the best of the university buildings, many of them rising up from the greenery along the Cam, whose waters are a favored punting spot of students and visitors. Head for King's College, founded in 1441 by King Henry VI, and marvel at its magnificent chapel. This soaring building is considered one of the greatest examples of late Gothic English architecture, and is a treasured emblem of the city.
Admire the views over the Cam, and check out other architectural showpieces, including the Bridge of Sighs. This stunning, 19th-century covered bridge is named after Venice’s Bridge of Sighs, and links the Third Court and New Court of St John’s College. Stroll further around the quaint streets and passageways to see other handsome buildings, and listen to their stories and secrets as recounted by your guide.
Afterward, return to London and end your tour with a drop-off at the start point.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants must sit on laps
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Included in your tour are visits to 2 working universities, in the event that we are unable to visit either Kings College Chapel (Cambridge) or Christ Church College (Oxford) we will replace your visit to another college.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
- OPERATED BY Evan Evans Tours
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- "It does take 2 hours on the bus to get from London to Cambridge and then another 2 hours from Cambridge to Oxford and then 2 hours home again." See review