• £49.00 Adult
  • £39.00 Child (3-15)
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Oxford Guided Day Trip

Journey to England’s oldest university, Oxford by train with return travel to London on our fully guided day tour.

Explore the many famous college buildings including New College, All souls, Hertford, Exeter, Trinity, St Johns and Brasenose and Christ Church set amongst quadrangles and cloisters.

Enter Christ Church, one of the most famous University Colleges in the world where attendees include Lewis Carroll, Sir Christopher Wren, Albert Einstein and not to mention 13 British Prime Ministers.

See the Great Hall, the setting for Harry Potter and inspiration for Hogwarts hall then enjoy free time for lunch, sightseeing and shopping.




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  • £49.00 Adult
  • £39.00 Child (3-15)

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Tour Highlights

  • Full day services of a tour guide
  • Return travel by train from London Paddington to/from Oxford city centre
  • Walking tour with your guide
  • Entry to a Christ Church Oxford
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Some of the university colleges that you will see include St John’s, Balliol, Trinity, Exeter, Hertford, New College, All Souls, Brasenose, University, Merton and Christ Church. Entry is included to Christ Church, one of the most famous University Colleges in the world. Christ Church has produced 13 British Prime Ministers in the last 200 years, and other famous attendees include Albert Einstein, Sir Christopher Wren and Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland). In recent years Christ Church was used as the setting for some of the most famous Harry Potter movie scenes, and the Great Hall, which you will see on the tour, was the inspiration behind Hogwarts Hall.

The University has 38 independent, autonomous colleges and you will also pass alongside many others on your tour. During your free time, you will be able to wander back and explore at your leisure (subject to opening restrictions). Other famous landmarks you will cover on the tour include Carfax Tower, Christ Church Meadows, the Radcliffe Camera, the Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre.

You will also be within walking distance of other sites including the Pitt Rivers Institute, St Michael at Northgate, Magdalen Bridge, The University Museum and many others.

In the afternoon after the guided walking tour and entry to Christ Church there will be plenty of time for lunch, free time, shopping and sightseeing.

Important Information

  • If you intend to travel to our central London meeting point by public transport, you can plan your journey in advance on the Transport for London website –
  • This day trip is intended for travellers looking for a great value day out, with a mix of guiding and free time.

Tour Inclusions

  • Full day services of a tour guide.
  • Return travel by train from London Paddington to/from Oxford city centre.
  • Walking tour with your guide.
  • Entry to a Christ Church Oxford.

Departure Information

  • 08.45 am from the Vodafone store, next to platform 9, inside Paddington train station.
  • This tour is scheduled to return to London by 18:30/19:00 pm.


Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.

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There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.