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Oxford Tours from London

Oxford Tours from London

Oxford is home to one of the world’s oldest universities and boasts a medieval skyline, cobbled streets, and stately gardens—all just an hour’s train ride from London. Here are a few ways to enjoy your time in the “city of dreaming spires.”

Day Trips

Day trips to Oxford from London take in top attractions such as the Bodleian Library and the famous Christ Church College, but that’s just the start of the adventure. Stroll among the honey-colored university buildings and explore centuries of rich English history, then visit nearby destinations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, UNESCO–listed Stonehenge, Warwick Castle, or Windsor Castle—all on the same tour.

Multi-Day Tours

For travelers keen to experience the best of Oxford and its surroundings, a two-day tour could be just the ticket. Explore the Georgian city of Bath, marvel at the ancient stone circles of Avebury, spin through traditional English villages in the idyllic Cotswolds, and visit the medieval university city of Oxford. With overnight accommodations, breakfast, and round-trip travel from London typically included, you’re free to relax and enjoy your time away from the busy capital.

Things to Know

  • Oxford is 59 miles (94 kilometers) west of London, about two hours away by road.

  • Day trips to Oxford from London typically last about 10 hours.

  • Tours from London usually include entrance fees, plus round-trip transportation.

  • Oxford tours can involve quite a lot of walking, so sturdy shoes are recommended.

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Stonehenge Inner Circle Access Day Trip from London Including Windsor
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Stonehenge Inner Circle Access Day Trip from London Including Windsor

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Enjoy exclusive access to the inner stone circle at Stonehenge, one of England’s most mysterious and magnificent landmarks, on a full-day tour from London. Combine your intimate experience of Stonehenge with a visit to Oxford, home to the prestigious Oxford University, and Windsor Castle (entry not included), an official residence of Queen Elizabeth II.
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  • 11 hours
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Day Trip from London
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Day Trip from London

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See three of England’s architectural treasures on a full-day trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford from London. First, check out Windsor Castle, second home to the Queen of England, and opt to upgrade with a guided tour of the castle’s opulent interior. Next, head to Stonehenge to uncover the mystery behind this UNESCO-listed site, and then explore the canals of Oxford on a complimentary walking tour of the city. Upgrade to include entrance fees, or enjoy the flexibility of deciding on the day which attractions you'd like to visit.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London
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Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London

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Take a day out of your London city break to visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle, traveling to three of England’s most-popular locations. Begin with a tour of Warwick Castle before heading to Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's birthplace. Then explore Oxford and its university buildings, and drive through the Cotsworlds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Downton Abbey and Oxford Tour from London Including Highclere Castle

Downton Abbey and Oxford Tour from London Including Highclere Castle

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Visit Oxford and top 'Downton Abbey' filming locations on this day trip from London. Start the day with a walking tour of Oxford and its famous university buildings, and then continue to the Cotswolds’ village of Bampton, which is also known as Downton village in the award-winning British TV series. Upgrade to include an additional book “Lady Catherine” OR "Lady Almina" written by Lady Carnarvon. Visit the magnificent Highclere Castle, known in the show as 'Downton Abbey,' in Hampshire.
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  • 10 hours
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Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip
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Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip

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Absorb the majesty of England’s historical and cultural treasures on a customizable full-day tour of Warwick Castle, Oxford, the Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon from London. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, delve into the rich history of ancient landmarks like Warwick Castle; get acquainted with Shakespeare’s hometown in Stratford-upon-Avon; absorb the natural splendor of the Cotswolds; and see the prestigious university buildings of Oxford. Relish the flexibility of this tour by customizing the day according to your interests. Upgrade to include entrance fees, or enjoy the flexibility of deciding on the day which attractions you'd like to visit.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London
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Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London

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Delight in the quintessential charm of England on a full-day tour of Oxford, the Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon from London. With a knowledgeable guide, visit some of the country’s most popular attractions and delve into the rich history of the British Empire. Catch a glimpse of the grand buildings in the prestigious Oxford University; capture photographs during stops in two gorgeous Cotswolds villages; and visit the birthplace of iconic playwright William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
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  • 11 hours
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Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
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Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London

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Visit some of England's top sights on this full-day trip to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle from London. Head to Stratford-upon-Avon for a private tour of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom before it opens to the public. Continue to Warwick Castle, Britain’s greatest medieval fortress. Soak up its colorful history brought alive by actors, Madame Tussauds' waxworks, and special effects, as you explore independently. Then travel to Oxford for a walking tour of highlights including its ivy-clad university colleges, libraries, and chapels.
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  • 11 hours
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Oxford and Cambridge Universities day tour from London
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Oxford and Cambridge Universities day tour from London

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Keen to visit Oxford or Cambridge? Then explore both age-old university cities in in one day on this illuminating trip from London. With an expert guide, take a walking tour around the historical colleges of Oxford, famous as the ‘city of dreaming spires.’ Admire hushed courtyards and showpieces including the Bodleian Library, and hear about past scholars such as Bill Clinton. Continue to the university city of Cambridge on the Cam River and take a stroll around its finest college buildings, including the splendid King’s College and Bridge of Sighs.
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  • 10 hours
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