Oxford Inspires! (Private Day Excursion from London)

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Lump in the throat that comes from Alma mater nostalgia? Surge of love-hate emotions tied up with classrooms and profs? Pretty much a given…on the cobbled streets of the oldest university of the English speaking world, with your enthusiastic historian-guide.
Cover the obligatory stops, including Bridge of Sighs at Hertford College, New College, University Library, Sheldonian Theatre, Christ Church Radcliffe Camera building. Get your head around the unique college-system of Oxford and Cambridge and the infamous ‘Town and Gown Wars’. Shiver at stories of Oxford martyrs burning at the stake.
Explore movie locations – Harry Potter, Bridshead Revisited, Inspector Morse. Literature buffs can celebrate, because Oxford has inspired many works of fiction from JRR Tolkein, CS Lewis, Lewis Carroll, and JK Rowling.
Lunch with a dreamy view of the River Isis to stir up more brainpower. If you’re up for it, climb up a 74′ bell tower for a drone-view of those dreamy spires. A day well spent.

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Duration: 8 hours
Starts: London, United Kingdom
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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Lump in the throat that comes from Alma mater nostalgia? Surge of love-hate emotions tied up with classrooms and profs? Pretty much a given…on the cobbled streets of the oldest university of the English speaking world, with your enthusiastic historian-guide.
Cover the obligatory stops, including Bridge of Sighs at Hertford College, New College, University Library, Sheldonian Theatre, Christ Church Radcliffe Camera building. Get your head around the unique college-system of Oxford and Cambridge and the infamous ‘Town and Gown Wars’. Shiver at stories of Oxford martyrs burning at the stake.
Explore movie locations – Harry Potter, Bridshead Revisited, Inspector Morse. Literature buffs can celebrate, because Oxford has inspired many works of fiction from JRR Tolkein, CS Lewis, Lewis Carroll, and JK Rowling.
Lunch with a dreamy view of the River Isis to stir up more brainpower. If you’re up for it, climb up a 74′ bell tower for a drone-view of those dreamy spires. A day well spent.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Accredited London Private Driver Guide to provide a panoramic sightseeing tour with a running commentary punctuated by stops for stand up presentations.

Stop At: University of Oxford, University Offices 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD England

Teaching has taken place here since 1096 – making Oxford University the oldest in the English-speaking world.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Founded by King Henry VIII – learn about the role this college played in the English Civil War.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: New College, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN England

One of the largest and most architecturally striking Oxford colleges – also with beautiful gardens.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bridge of Sighs, New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL England

Iconic landmark in Oxford’s historic centre – this one’s a must for a special photo!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bodleian Library Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

One of Europe’s oldest libraries established in 1602.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Museum of Natural History Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW England

Founded in 1850 a spectacular eo-Gothic

Stop At: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

Neo-classical building a real architectural gem in this honey-coloured City of Spires.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Carfax Tower, Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1 England

Climb the steps for panoramic views over the City of Spires!

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road Suggested Time Taken 5 Adys, Oxford OX1 3PP England

Displays the archaeological and anthropological collections of Oxford University.

Pass By: Oxford Castle & Prison, 46 Oxford Castle New Road Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY England

Partly ruined Norman medieval stronghold dating back to the 11th century.

Stop At: Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH England

Antiquities covering world civilisations.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Martyrs’ Memorial, 13 Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AE England

Historical Oxford landmark commemorates a grim event in Tudor history.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL England

15th-century college building steeped in history.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

A very special place in Oxford – and with a Harry Potter secret.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Oxford Covered Market, Market Street, Oxford OX1 3DZ England

Great location for street food – and a suitable place to hear you Guide talk about the Town and Gown Wars!

Duration: 15 minutes



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