Oxford and Cambridge Universities Day Tour from London

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Duration - 10 hours

INR 5,187 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Begin the day traveling across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford, the "City of Dreaming Spires", whose hushed courtyards and elegant, dignified timeworn buildings have inspired generations of scholars (including Bill Clinton in the 1970s) and writers, including Lewis Carroll who wrote "Alice in Wonderland" here.

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INR 5,187
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Itinerary
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Stop At: University of Oxford, University Offices 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD England

Our fantastic full-day trip to Cambridge and Oxford begins in Oxford, also known as The City of Dreaming Spires. Find out why as you enjoy a walking tour of the city with your expert tour guide, who will bring the history of this beautiful city to life.

Along the way, you will see architecture from every period in English history, from early Saxon right the way through to Gothic Revival. This eclectic mix of buildings is unique to Oxford, as it is the only place in the country where you'll find structures from every period in English history.

Oxford is, of course, also home to the University of Oxford, the oldest University in the English-speaking world with origins dating back to the 11th century.

In Christ Church college, you will be visiting one of the University's most prestigious colleges. Founded by Henry VIII in 1532, Christ Church also functions as the UK's smallest cathedral.

Its beautiful architecture has seen it featured in movies such as Harry Potter and The Golden Compass, while it has also inspired replicas around the world. The famous dining hall, for example, has been reproduced in Cornell University & the University of Chicago.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP England

Christ Church is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. Christ Church is a joint foundation of the college and the cathedral of the Oxford diocese, which serves as the college chapel and whose dean is ex officio the college head.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: King's College Chapel, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST England

King's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. Formally The King's College of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas in Cambridge, the college lies beside the River Cam and faces out onto King's Parade in the centre of the city.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Bodleian Library Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. With over 12 million items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library.

Stop At: University of Cambridge, The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS England

Our next stop is the city of Cambridge, the location of the University of Oxford's ancient and historic rival, the University of Cambridge.

Founded in 1209, it is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world. Learn about the history and origins of the university, which was founded, ironically, by a group of rebel Oxford Scholars.

Situated next to the River Cam lies King's College, a stunningly beautiful example of medieval Gothic architecture. Founded by Henry VI in 1441, its fan vault ceiling is the largest in the world. Walk in the footsteps of famous alumni that include Alan Turing - the brilliant WW2 codebreaker - Oliver Cromwell and Charles Darwin.

Construction on the college chapel began in 1446 and took almost 70 years to complete. Today, it is home to a world-famous choir that broadcasts to millions of listeners all over the globe every year on Christmas Eve.

A city renowned for its unique, ornate buildings and culture, Cambridge is a historic city full of character. You'll see the best that Cambridge has to offer on a walking tour of the city with your expert guide.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: The River Cam, Cambridge England

The River Cam (/ˈkæm/) is the main river flowing through Cambridge in eastern England. After leaving Cambridge, it flows north and east into the Great Ouse to the south of Ely at Pope's Corner. The Great Ouse connects the Cam to the North Sea at King's Lynn: The total distance from Cambridge to the sea is about 40 mi (64 km) and is navigable for punts, small boats, and rowing craft.

Pass By: Bridge of Sighs, St John's College, Cambridge England

The Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge, England is a covered bridge at St John's College, Cambridge University. It was built in 1831 and crosses the River Cam between the college's Third Court and New Court. The architect was Henry Hutchinson.

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Inclusions

  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Walking tour of Cambridge
  • Expert guide
  • Superior Coach incl. Wifi & USB charging on board
  • Personal Audio Headset

Departure time

09:00 AM


Departure point

Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK


Recent reviews

Grant_D   14th September 2022

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Wonderful tour of both Universities. Manon, our tour guide, was excellent. She was knowledgeable, humorous and answered all questions we asked her. If you can score a tour with her, I guarantee you’ll enjoy it.

Mayur_S   14th September 2022

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The tour was fantastic and worth every penny. The tour guide Manon was funny, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. She provided a interesting insights to the sites. She went out of the way to ensure that the tourists got the best experience.

virenders786   28th August 2022

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Manon is a really good tour guide and very helpful. She has a very good knowledge of both Oxford and Cambridge. Really enjoyed your company 🙂 Thanks Manon and Bill.

BRIAN_B   16th July 2022

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This was absolutely the worst tour Viator has ever put me through and I’ve been on over 20 various Viator tours. Everything from the coach, the driver, the radio equipment and the tour guide was a complete waste. The Driver was uncaring and less than accommodating. The coach WiFi was inoperable and “Nobody knew” how to turn it on. I was on the very same coach 2 days earlier and everything worked fine. The radio equipment for the walking tours didn’t work properly. The tour guide was friendly but offered very little information and seemed not to care that we couldn’t hear anything she was saying. . She walked so fast during what little guided tour we had that the group was strung out, lost and Ill-informed of what we were seeing. I felt lost and disappointed as did many of the other tourists on this trip.

Huiying_H   6th July 2022

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Our coach was one hour and half late. The travel time is much more than the visits time on both campuses. We were rushed in both places.

Shailesh_D   19th April 2022

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We started 15 mins late from the scheduled departure(9.00 am) from London at 9.15 am and reached Cambridge at 11.15 am. Started the walking tour of Cambridge at around 11.30 am. The guide spent 45 mins with us telling the history in bits and peices. She then left us at 12.15 pm to explore the city on our own for rest of the time and asked us to return to the coach by 1.20 pm. We were also asked to have lunch during the same time which essentially meant we can either explore the city or have lunch. We left Cambridge at 1.25 pm and reached Oxford at 3.30 pm. The guide again spent just 30 mins explaining few details of different colleges and left us at 4.15 pm to explore the city on our own. We were asked to return back to the coach by 5.15 pm. Again you have the option to either have some snacks or explore the city. We departed from Oxford at 5.25 pm and reached London at 7.15 pm. The reason I opted for a guided walking tour was to get a good understanding of the history of both the universities and the important colleges from these universities. But I felt the guide was either not interested or didn't have much knowledge. Also I think the tour could have been managed more efficiently. Most of other tour operators depart from London at 8.15 am. This would give us more time in both the cities.

Grace W   10th March 2020

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A delightful way to relax and get the insiders, outside tour of Cambridge’s historic schools. Check out the behind the college buzz on Cambridge’s party school. It’s wooden handrail etching designed to help drunken party goers find their way home. Also the home of England’s only living banana tree. Plastic rapped in the colder months for protection of the tree and its inedible fruit.

philipmillermd   23rd September 2019

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Visited Oxford and Cambridge with Evan Evans Tours on September 14, 2019 with our driver Abbey and our excellent guide Chris. The coach was very comfortable and driven expertly and safely by Abbey. Chris, our guide, was a fount of information and expertly guided us through the sites while also filling us with facts about British culture and history. I highly recommend this tour to you.

Louise_G   7th September 2019

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Evans and Evans tour took us to both Cambridge and Oxford as a long day trip. It does take 2 hours on the bus to get from London to Cambridge and then another 2 hours from Cambridge to Oxford and then 2 hours home again. YOu can do the math and realise that time in each town only gives you a flavour of the amazing history of these places. All the main sites were covered and good tips about where to get souvenirs were given. If you have time I would pick one university town to do a more thorough visit, but as the highlights were so amazing eg Christchurch College Oxford, I thought the trip well worth it

Paul W   29th August 2019

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Chris and Jay (driver) were exvellent value on the busy day. Commentary from Chris was informative and insightful. Jay navigated the busy rods and multiple roundabouts tween cities.......