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  • From Oxford: Cotswold Explorer Full-Day Tour

    1. From Oxford: Cotswold Explorer Full-Day Tour

    Start your unforgettable Cotswold journey by boarding the minibus in Oxford. Then, set off on a scenic drive to the charming village of Minster Lovell. Enjoy seeing the pretty thatched houses and exploring the ruined 15th century Hall. Continue the route through the idyllic villages of Asthall and Swinbrook to Burford, the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds'. Make a stop here to give you time to stroll around the sloping High Street and browse in the quirky shops and cafes. Next, travel further on your panoramic drive through the old quarrying villages of Taynton and the Barringtons towards Bourton-on-the-Water, the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'. Take a walk along the quaint River Windrush crossed with delightful stone bridges. From Bourton-on-the-Water, follow the route through some enchanting Cotswold villages to Broadway with its golden stone houses. Find a pub or cafe for lunch in this village w...

    Isobel was our guide and David was our Tour driver. Isobel was very knowledgeable and helped us get around the beautiful Cotswold villages. The tour was well planned and we had ample time at every village to explore with Isobel highlighting the history and significance of each place. David and Isobel were both kind and even helped us to choose the best place to have our lunch and shopping. The tour even included stops at the eccentric lavender, poppy and wild flower fields. The tour along with Isobel and David made our day special.

  • From London: Full-Day Tour to Oxford and Cambridge

    2. From London: Full-Day Tour to Oxford and Cambridge

    Depart London and travel by coach to Oxford. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the "City of Dreaming Spires" and see the famous sites of the university city. Get suggestions on where you can explore during your free time. Choose to go to Christ Church college to see the dining hall used in the Harry Potter movies for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Then, move on to Cambridge for the chance to climb the tower of the Church of St. Mary the Great for panoramic views of the city. Use your free time to explore on your own or punt down the River Cam. Browse the interesting shops and much more.

    It was a comfortable bus that took us and n the tour. The tour guide was enthusiastic and we'll informed. The schedule was comfortable and stress free with ample time to explore on our own. Overall, a great trip.

  • Oxford: Private City Tour & University Historical Highlights

    3. Oxford: Private City Tour & University Historical Highlights

    Meet your guide outside Oxford's famous Ashmolean Museum with its fine collections of art and artefacts and start your walking tour. Pass by the Martyr's Memorial, dedicated to the Oxford Martyrs, and sop in Broad Street, close to where the old city wall used to be. From here you begin to expand your knowledge about the history of the University.  Get a chance to visit a typical college of the university with its quaint quadrangles and see how the students live and work. Continue your tour and pass by the Sheldonian Theatre, the University's ceremonial hall and then head to the quaint Bridge of Sighs.  Enjoy some time for a photo in front of the bridge and before visiting the Old Schools Quadrangle of the Bodleian Library, where Harry Potter was filmed.  Stop at charming Radcliffe Square with its cobblestones and the splendid Radcliffe Camera. See several colleges in this area before...

  • Oxford: Pre-Raphaelite Walking Tour with Exeter College

    4. Oxford: Pre-Raphaelite Walking Tour with Exeter College

    Discover the history of Oxford, the collegiate system, and the famous alumni who studied and taught at the university. There are 38 colleges at Oxford University, but the tour will be focused on Exeter College, which continues to welcome students of the fine arts nowadays. Learn from your local guide interesting facts about Pre-Raphaelite artists. The group sought a return to the abundant detail, intense colors, and complex compositions of Quattrocento Italian art. Also, discover the history of two artists that were part of this movement, William Morris and Edward Burne Jones. Finally, visit Exeter College with its chapel and the Magi tapestry. A passageway from the Front Quadrangle leads through to the college's Fellows' Garden. Enjoy the best views of Oxford and spot Radcliffe Square, including All Souls College and the Radcliffe Camera.

  • Oxford: C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien Inklings Walking Tour

    5. Oxford: C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien Inklings Walking Tour

    Find out more about the Inklings, an informal literary discussion group associated with the University of Oxford, while getting an introduction to the city's history and university life. See inspiring sights related to C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien on a 2-2.5-hour tour of the sights where they worked and relaxed, including the pubs they enjoyed. At Magdalen, discover a beautiful medieval hall, chapel, and quadrangle as well as lovely gardens and a deer park. Walk in the footsteps of C.S. Lewis and his friends along the famous Addison's path where they strolled on many midsummer evenings to discuss their ideas. When open, peek inside Tolkien's Exeter College which hosts pre Raphaelite art and an exquisite garden too. As well as the colleges, your knowledgeable guide will take you on a route through the city of Oxford to take in many famous sights. Visit inside St. Mary's University Chur...

  • Oxford: Harry Potter Sites 2-Hour Private Tour

    6. Oxford: Harry Potter Sites 2-Hour Private Tour

    Grab your wand and enjoy a magical walking tour around Oxford – home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Suitable for both muggles and wizarding folk alike, this 2-hour Harry Potter guided tour will take you to some of the film locations used in the movie franchise. You’re sure to be spellbound as you learn about life at one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, and find out why Oxford’s colleges make the perfect setting for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. During your tour, your guide will remind you of some of the most memorable scenes from the Harry Potter films, such as when Ron was instructed to dance with Professor McGonagall in preparation for the Yule Ball. You can stand on the spot where Malfoy is turned into a Ferret! Learn about what happened when the stars and filmmakers came to Oxford, delve into the fascinating history...

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What people are saying about Oxfordshire

Isobel was our guide and David was our Tour driver. Isobel was very knowledgeable and helped us get around the beautiful Cotswold villages. The tour was well planned and we had ample time at every village to explore with Isobel highlighting the history and significance of each place. David and Isobel were both kind and even helped us to choose the best place to have our lunch and shopping. The tour even included stops at the eccentric lavender, poppy and wild flower fields. The tour along with Isobel and David made our day special.

very interesting day trip

Very interesting day trip to Oxford and Cambridge, each with a 20-30 minute tour of the city centers and 2 hours each for free exploration. Highlight entry to Great St. Marys in Cambridge with ascent to the tower. Fantastic view of the city. Very friendly driver and very friendly guide or friendly tour guide. The tickets were not needed, we were on a list of the tour guide with full names and were picked up at the station on time.

Hello Attentive, pass the tea

We enjoyed our Harry Potter Tour with Jake. He was attentive to us at every turn; he explained the sites, fielded our many questions, checked in to see what we already may have heard, brought a Harry Potter cloak and wand for pictures under the famous tree and even had tasty cakes for us to share. Hearing from students gives a down to earth look at Oxford past and present. Thanks a lot Jake, we wish you the best!

It was a comfortable bus that took us and n the tour. The tour guide was enthusiastic and we'll informed. The schedule was comfortable and stress free with ample time to explore on our own. Overall, a great trip.

Amazing tour, incredible detail and amazing tour guide with very good knowledge on all possible topics!