Greater London, United Kingdom
Take a fun and educational day trip to the two most famous university cities in the world. Educating the minds of countless bright minds over the years, these cities are as beautiful as they are prestigious. First stop is Oxford, home to the oldest university on the English speaking world. Take a guided walking tour that covers the Bodleian Library and visit Christ Church College – a 'Harry Potter'' filming location. Then, travel to the equally stunning Cambridge for a tour of the historical and architectural highlights.
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Stop At: Oxford, UK
Walking tour of Oxford- follow in the footsteps of Oxford's famous students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton, as you stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town. Take in the famous 'dreaming spires' and see the Bodleian Library – one of the oldest libraries in Europe – on your visit. You'll be captivated by the unspoilt narrow alleys and ancient squares of this naturally beautiful town.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP England
A treat for moviegoers of all ages, Christ Church is instantly recognisable as one of the major locations for the Harry Potter films! Marvel at the magical grandeur of the Great Hall, used as the setting for Hogwarts.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 1TS England
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!
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Corpus Clock, 58 Trumpington St Corpus Christi College, Cambridge CB2 1RH England
Visit the Corpus Clock, a 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!
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Mathematical Bridge, Queens' College, Cambridge CB3 9ET England
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. It’s an absolute must-see!
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: King's College Chapel, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST England
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 to London is around 7.00pm.
Duration: 30 minutes