Oxford in a day.

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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (fluent), French (conversational), Spanish (advanced)

See Oxford in a day just an hour away from London.

Oxford can be reached by train from London in just under an hour. Journey with your qualified guide from the heart of the capital to the city of dreaming spires and spend the day visiting some of the famous colleges and landmarks that make up the University of Oxford.

Visit locations made famous by countless authors and films as we step back in time to wander through a thousand years of the city. We will walk it's ancient streets and immerse ourselves in the history and architecture of one of the oldest universities in the world as we retrace the steps of the writers, statesmen and famous characters that studied here.

This will be a day to remember and we will be back in London in time for dinner. I believe in making history fun and interesting for children and by offering a fully bespoke service.


Meeting at 9am we will beat the rush hour traffic and take the train to Oxford. The train takes half an hour less than a vehicle and drops us off in the centre of Oxford.

The morning will be spent visiting the castle, the colleges and streets that make the city famous.

Some of the famous halls will close for lunch so the timing of the tour will vary as the the order of the colleges we will visit.

Lunch in a central location or by the river Thames in a traditional pub depending on tastes and preferences.

We will visit Christchuch College, New college, Balliol and the Bodleian library with the option for more colleges time permitting.

A quick stop in the Ashmolean museum or the Pitt Rivers Museum is reccomended.

We will catch the train back to London around 5pm in good time for dinner or other activities in London.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The tour will start at a location of your choosing. I can meet you at your hotel or at a central location.

End location: The tour will end back in London as i will be accompanying you throughout the day

Duration: 8 hours


Oxford is a pedestrian city and all of it's attractions are very close together. We will be walking but at a pace that suits your needs. I will pay for transport back to the station or to a pub for lunch if requested. We will be travelling to Oxford via train from London.

What’s Included

The guides transport and entrance fees to all attractions
Entrance into 2 of Oxford's colleges and the Bodleian Library divinity hall

Estimated Local Cash Needed

45 GBP - The average lunch ranges from £10-20 but it could be as low as £5 if you just want a quick sandwich. The breakdown of costs are listed below...

The train fare will cost 20£ per person return from London Paddington

Entrance to Christchurch college and Cathedral will cost £7 per person

The option to climb the tower of the University church of Oxford £4 per person (the best views of the city but 127 steps)

What’s Extra

Entrance to Christchurch College and Cathedral

Fee to climb the tower of the University Church (optional as the steps can be steep)

Optional tour of the Reading rooms at the Bodleian library (30 minutes)

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