Discover Oxford and Cambridge
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April – Oct: Tue, Thu & Sat
Departure: 8.30am Golden Tours Visitor Centre (Victoria) - Check-in no later than 8.15am
Return (approx.): 7:00pm
Visit the historic University cities of Oxford and Cambridge on this cultural day tour.
Highlights of the tour include:
- Walking Tour of Oxford
- See the Bodleian Library
- Visit Christ Church College, where Harry Potter was filmed
- Walking Tour of Cambridge
- See the Bridge of Sighs and take a guided tour of King's College Chapel
- Complimentary Lunch Pack
Tour duration: approximately 10.5 hours
Start this historic tour of England’s most prestigious University cities at Oxford, with a walking guided tour of the oldest university in England, and through the narrow cobbled alleys and ancient squares of this beautiful town. Follow in the footsteps of Oxford's famous students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton as you stroll through the captivating college courtyards and lanes. Before heading to Cambridge, don’t miss the Bodleian Library – one of the oldest libraries in Europe – and Christ Church College, instantly recognisable as one of the major locations for the Harry Potter films where the magical grandeur of the Great Hall was used as the setting for Hogwarts.
Once you’ve left Oxford, you’ll make your way to the beautiful city of Cambridge. It’s here that you will visit Senate House at the world-famous University of Cambridge. Before used by the Council of the Senate for important meetings, it is now the chosen location for students’ degree ceremonies. You’ll get to explore this special location and discover its important history before venturing onto the Corpus Clock! This unique invention outside the Taylor Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. Revealed to the world by Stephen Hawking, it is made from a 24-carat gold-plated stainless steel disc and has no numbers to tell the time. Instead, it shows the time through lights that shine through individual slits. This unmissable innovation will stay in your mind long after you’ve left!
You’ll also get to see Cambridge’s Mathematical Bridge during your stop. Designed by William Etheridge, it is nearly 300 years old and has attracted visitors from all across the world. The design gives visitors an intriguing conundrum – it uses only straight timbers but the bridge arches. Of course, one of the main highlights of the trip is visiting the exquisite King’s College Chapel. Used as a symbol representing the city of Cambridge, the Chapel is a popular tourist attraction for people across the world. Taking a century to build, starting in 1446 on Henry VI’s demands, King’s College Chapel displays wonderful gothic architecture and huge, enchanting stained glass windows. Featuring the world’s largest fan vault and famous artwork from Rubens, there’s plenty to learn and discover at the home of the King’s College Chapel Choir.
Estimated arrival time back in London is approximately 7.30pm. A light lunch is included
April – Oct: Tue, Thu & Sat
- Departure: 8.30am Golden Tours Visitor Centre (Victoria) - Check-in no later than 8.15am
- Return (approx.): 7:00pm
From 1 April 2017 there will be no pick up transfers from London hotels. Departure will be from: Golden Tours Visitors Centre, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W