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From London: Oxford and Cambridge Universities Day Tour

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Explore the universities of Oxford and Cambridge on this day trip from London, with an expert guide and round-trip transfers.

Highlights

  • Learn how the centuries-old competition between Oxford and Cambridge shaped Britain’s academic landscape on this guided day trip from London.

  • Your guide will tell you the stories about Oxford's significance, from being the birthplace of penicillin to the haunts of geniuses like Einstein and Tolkien.

  • The guided tour of Cambridge takes you through the grounds where the DNA structure was discovered and Newton honed his gravity-discovering skills.

  • A comfortable coach whisks you between London and the universities as you sit back and enjoy the countryside.

  • Fun fact: The Bodleian Libraries at Oxford hold over 13 million items, including miniature books so tiny they can fit on a fingertip!

Inclusions

  • 10-hour tour of Oxford and Cambridge universities

  • Entry to Christ Church College, Oxford

  • Walking tour of Oxford and Cambridge

  • English-speaking guide

  • Audio guide in German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish

  • Personal headset

  • Round-trip transfers from London

  • WiFi and USB Charging on bus

Exclusions

  • Lunch

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Visit London’s historic university towns

Swap the bustle of London for the hush of academia on this day trip to Oxford and Cambridge aboard a luxury coach. Your guide will regale you with the significance of these universities and why they remain so important today. Step into a maze of cobbled streets and honey-colored buildings. Oxford, the "City of Dreaming Spires," lives up to its name. Imagine yourself standing in the shadow of Christ Church College, its Gothic facade instantly recognizable from Harry Potter films. Keep an ear out for the melodic chime of Magdalen College bells, a centuries-old practice.

A peek into secrets of scientific genius

Next, you will make your way to Cambridge. Here, ancient colleges border the River Cam, their reflection shimmering like scattered emeralds. Your guide will unveil the city's scientific prowess – the hushed labs where revolutionary theories took root, from the laws of gravity to codebreaking secrets. Perhaps you'll glimpse a black-clad student rushing to a lecture. You might spot a stained-glass window commemorating Charles Darwin, or a plaque marking the pub where Francis Crick announced the discovery of DNA's double helix structure. As the day ends, hop back on the coach for a smooth ride back to London.

What to bring

  • Bring your walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and water bottle for comfortable exploration.

  • Bring local currency or your preferred payment method for meals, souvenirs, and extra delights not covered by the ticket.

  • Pack for a weather-ready kit; who knows when the skies might decide to be moody?

What's not allowed

Accessibility

  • Choose safety and comfort: This experience is not the best fit for mobility issues.

Additional Information

  • The weather here tends to bring unexpected twists. Dress in layers for adaptable comfort.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Students must show valid Student ID.

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide at Victoria Coach Station.

  • Address: Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, United Kingdom.

  • Landmark: Victoria Library.

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