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From London: Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge Full-Day Trip

1. From London: Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge Full-Day Trip

The first stop on this tour is Windsor Castle. With its sweeping landscaped gardens and turreted Round Tower, it is easy to see why the castle is the Queen’s favorite weekend residence. Enjoy a fascinating through-the-keyhole peek at the lavish State Apartments, home to priceless artworks by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. You can also visit Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St George’s Chapel - the final resting place of the monarchs of old, including Henry VIII. The tour then moves onto spectacular Stonehenge. You will never forget your first glimpse of the monolithic rock formation rising up against the skyline of the Salisbury Plain. Theories abound as to Stonehenge’s mysterious origin? Was it intended as a religious temple? An astronomical clock? A Bronze Age burial ground? Make up your own mind as you explore this unique landmark. Your final stop of the day is the charming university town of Oxford. Here you will enjoy a walking tour with free leisure time. Stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town. The tour will finish at approximately 07:15 PM in London.

From London: Full-Day Tour to Oxford and Cambridge

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

Depart London and travel by bu 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.

From London: Oxford and Cambridge Universities Tour

3. From London: Oxford and Cambridge Universities Tour

Oxford We begin our day travelling across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford, the 'City of Dreaming Spires,' whose hushed courtyards have inspired generations of scholars including Bill Clinton and writers, Lewis Carroll who wrote 'Alice in Wonderland', C.S. Lewis who wrote 'Chronicles of Narnia' and the immortal J.R.R. Tolkien, author of 'Lord of the Rings'. On the walking tour you'll visit Christ Church college, where Harry Potter scenes were filmed, see the Bodleian Library and the picture-perfect college courtyards for which Oxford is justifiably famous. Cambridge Cambridge is a wonderful mixture of the everyday and the extraordinary, a living city that has shaped history and today reflects the best of historic and contemporary life. It was the inspiration for Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and many of the Monty Python gang. We will have a guided tour of the magnificent chapel of Kings College, founded in 1441, and a fascinating walking tour of a city filled with beautiful buildings and historical quirks, including the famous 'Bridge of Sighs'.

From London: Oxford & Cambridge Day Tour

4. From London: Oxford & Cambridge Day Tour

The tour begins in the captivating college town of Oxford. Here you can follow in the footsteps of Oxford University’s prestigious former students - from C.S Lewis to Bill Clinton - as you stroll the courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic town. Marvel at the famous “dreaming spires” and visit the Bodleian Library - one of the oldest libraries in Europe. While you are in Oxford you cannot miss the opportunity to visit Christ Church. Not only is it one of the largest colleges at the university, it is also one of the major locations from the Harry Potter films. Marvel at the grandeur of the Great Hall, instantly recognizable to movie fans as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The tour then moves onto the elegant city of Cambridge. Home to the famous University of Cambridge, you will have the opportunity to explore the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King’s College Chapel and the Cambridge University Library. You can also visit the oldest college that still exists - Peterhouse - which dates back to 1284. The tour will finish at approximately 19:00 in London.

From London: Full-Day Oxford, Windsor, and Eton Tour

5. From London: Full-Day Oxford, Windsor, and Eton Tour

Depart from London and first travel to the royal town of Windsor. Upon arrival, take a walking tour of the town and visit Windsor Castle, one of the Queen's official residences. Admire the beautiful architecture of the castle, which makes it one of the Queen's favorite weekend retreats.  Then, make your way to Eton, a short walk across the river Thames. Explore the small town and the famous Eton College, where prime ministers, world leaders, Nobel laureates, and generations of the aristocracy have been educated.  In the afternoon travel to the university town of Oxford, home to one of the most famous and oldest universities in the world. After a short guided tour, enjoy some free time to explore the city center, where you will find a wide variety of shops in the Westgate and Clarendon shopping centers and the old Victorian market. Use your time to visit some of the free museums such as the Ashmolean Museum, the oldest museum in the United Kingdom, or the University Museum of Natural History. Explore the Museum of the History of Science on Broad Street, which is the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building. After a few hours to discover the best of Oxford, return to London, arriving back in the city shortly after 7:00 PM.

From Brighton: Oxford, Windsor and Eton Full Day Trip

6. From Brighton: Oxford, Windsor and Eton Full Day Trip

In the morning, visit Windsor where 900 years of royal history awaits. Rnjoy a walking tour of this beautiful town and see what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. If you see the royal flag flying, it means the Queen’s at home. Visit historic Eton, home to Britain’s most famous public school, where 18 former British prime ministers once studied. Continue to the oldest and arguable the most famous university city in England. The university is spread across the town centre among 39 separate colleges ranging in age from 50 to over 600 years. See Christ Church, the grandest and most popular of all its Colleges. Founded nearly 500 years ago it has educated many big names, was used for scenes in the Harry Potter films, and is home to the smallest cathedral in the country. During the tour you'll hear stories about Oxford’s famous students like Bill Clinton and Lewis Carroll, and get a feel for what student life must be like. In the afternoon you'll have free time to explore this great city at your leisure.

Oxford Day Trip from London: City Tour, Colleges & Lunch

7. Oxford Day Trip from London: City Tour, Colleges & Lunch

Travel back in time on this Private Day Trip Tour into one of the world's most academic and intellectual cities. Get away from busy London and tour Oxford with a private local guide. Admire not only the city's medieval architectural beauty and its river and natural environment, but also its traditional English cuisine. Learn about the history of Oxford Castle, an ancient castle over 1,000 years old, famous for having once been a prison. Visit the only 12th-century tower still standing in the city. Take the opportunity to enter the History of Sciences Museum to see the famous blackboard that Einstein once used during a lecture at some Oxford University, and which still preserves its formulas. Relax and enjoy a delicious British lunch with a typical English beer in a traditional 14th-century tavern. Enjoy the best views of this university city by climbing to the top of the 13th-century tower of the University Church of St Mary. See the most prestigious colleges in the world, from Balliol College (the oldest in Oxford) to the most important college in the city: Christ Church College. Enter and breathe the university and intellectual air of Oxford. Get to know its beautiful Gothic building and discover how its students live. Enjoy Oxford in-depth, with its History, its Culture, Gastronomy, Colleges, and local’s lifestyle in this amazing Private Day Tour.

From Brighton: Full Day Oxford, Windsor & Eton Tour

8. From Brighton: Full Day Oxford, Windsor & Eton Tour

Join a student-friendly tour to Oxford, Windsor, and Eton. Visit Windsor and Eton in the morning before traveling to Oxford at lunchtime, where you'll spend the afternoon. Set off from Brighton, and make your first stop in the historic town of Windsor where you will go on a guided walking tour full of interesting facts and stories. Later, set off for Oxford, also known as the "City of Dreaming Spires." Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the center of the town to orientate yourself. Then, enjoy some free time to discover a wide range of shops in the Westgate and Clarendon shopping centers and the old Victorian covered market. Alternatively, visit some of the free museums, the Ashmolean Museum, or Oxford Castle. After this, head over to Oxford University, one of the most famous and oldest learning institutions in the world. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years. Its beautiful architecture, museums, and young student population make the city a wonderful place to visit at any time of year. Even though Oxford is a very cosmopolitan city, it is dominated by its ancient university, with each college having its own sense of identity. With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for you to do and see.

From Bournemouth: Full-Day Oxford Trip with Guide

9. From Bournemouth: Full-Day Oxford Trip with Guide

Meet your guide for the day at Bournemouth's Travel Interchange, then board the coach and sit back and relax as you head towards Oxford. Arrive in the picturesque city of Oxford, which has an incredible history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, and feel immersed in the charming atmosphere of this university hub. Visit some of the finest university buildings that England has to offer, as well as the surrounding museums and churches. As you explore, learn about the significance of Oxford University as well as the scholars and famous faces who have studied here throughout the years. Continue the tour down to Christ Church College, Oxford University's most iconic building and also the filming location of the Great Hall from the Harry Potter movie series. At the end of the walking tour, enjoy 4 to 5-hours of free time to discover the city on your own, find a local eatery for lunch, shop for souvenirs, or peruse the stalls of Oxford's famous covered market.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 67 reviews

The trip we originally booked was cancelled but we have been very happy with the alternative which was offered to us. The organization was perfect and our guide and the bus driver both were competent and nice. We went to see Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath and found all the tree places ( for different reasons) very worth to have been seeing them. So, thx a lot once again to Bruce and the golden tour team and All the best Iris

This is a must day trip every London visitor should have. It started right in time and came back at the right time. The guide (Keisha) was awesome and the Driver (Ashley I think) was perfect. Very nice narration on and off the road. Very caring guide. Windsor was marvelous but a bit short - extra 30 minutes there would have been nice and rather cutting short 30 minutes in Stonehenge will make a lot of difference.

Everything was perfect! Danxia was our guide and we liked her a lot, she was so passionate about everything and made us love the tour from the first second. Our driver was Antonio, he drove exemplarily, we didn't feel the road!

The tour was very good. We had a very great guide. The times at the individual locations were sometimes a little short, but all in all it was really very nice and very informative. The tour was well structured and planned

Very nice trip. The organization of GYG is great. No queuing and lots of information. Our guide Morten was very on the ball and super funny. He spoke very clear English and was easy to understand.