1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. University of Oxford

Oxford Full-Day Tour from London with Train Transfers

Product ID: 47376
Escape the bustle of London and discover the dreamy spires of Oxford on a full-day tour by train. Flexible transfers allow you to explore Oxford’s hidden treasures at more leisure, while a guide provides an informed commentary along the way.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 9:15 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the dreamy spires of Oxford, one of the world's oldest university cities
  • Marvel at the grand façade of the Ashmolean Museum
  • Wander the grounds of Trinity College
  • Discover where some of the world's great leaders and thinkers graduated
  • Go to the pub where J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis once drank
  • Learn about the Oxford Alumni, and about the traditions of todays "gowns"
  • Admire the aristocratic grandeur of Christ Church College
  • Stroll the cobbled lanes around Radcliffe Square
  • Look at the memorial monument to the 16th-century Oxford Martyrs
Full description
Discover one of the world’s oldest university cities on a full-day tour to Oxford from London, with fexible round-trip transfers by train.

Meet your guide at Paddington Station in the morning to catch the train to the legendary city of graceful university buildings and dreamy spires. Oxford has produced some of the world’s greatest thinkers, from Stephen Hawking to Albert Einstein - via Mr Bean - and during the day you will hear stories of many of the most famous alumni.

Discover where "Lord of the Rings" was dreamt up, and where “The Golden Compass” begins its tale. See location sites from the Harry Potter movies, and learn how the real Oxford “Gowns” (students) engage in strange, archaic traditions that date back centuries.

You will travel out to Oxford as a group, but can return to London at leisure later in the day. Once in Oxford, wander around the college greens and leafy lanes of the city center, exploring such famous sights as the Bridge of Sighs, Bodleian Library, Ashmolean Museum and Christ Church College
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children up to 4 years old are welcome on this tour for free
• Your return train fare included in the price allows you to return to London any time you choose after the tour finishes or you can also take the train back to London with the guide
• This tour is wheelchair accessible
• While the tour usually includes the sites and stories mentioned and lasts about 5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 88 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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It was just as much as train tickets, but it included the 2.5 hour walking tour of Oxford! Always much better than trying to do it alone. We ended around 1 so had the rest of the day to ourselves, so my husband and I took a bus to Blenheim Palace/Woodstock (very easy, look for Stagecoach Bus 7 or S3). Def would recommend.

December 19, 2019

Awesome Tour!

My daughter & I traveled to Oxford for the day with Get Your Guide tour guide Peter. We had about 10 people in our group which was the perfect size. Peter was a fantastic tour guide and so knowledgeable as he had studied at Oxford. He is a great story teller and from the start of the tour to the end of the tour had us anticipating the next exciting part of history from thousands of years ago. I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to visit Oxford for the day. The tour ended at 2 pm, but each of us had different plans for the balance of the day and Peter worked with each of us individually to get us to our destination. Great day!

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September 15, 2019

Oxford is an incredible place. Our tour guide (Peter, who actually attended Oxford) gave us a very informative 3 hour walking tour. It was well organized and very interesting. For those people who are older (seniors) it can be tiring and difficult as there was only one time for us to sit down and have a short break. Since it was well organized and we finished mid afternoon, we could go back to places we found interesting during the tour and spend more time there. The train ticket was open so that we could return to London at any time which was great.

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August 21, 2019

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Product ID: 47376