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Oxford Day Tour

A day tour from London to the beautiful and historic city of Oxford


Due to the unusual tourism situation currently developing, we have temporarily suspended this tour.

ABOUT THE Oxford Day Tour

This 5-hour tour welcomes you to the UK's most famous university city, with stories of how it survived through Viking invasions and the rule of the Normans to become an intellectual nucleus of the world. Covering many of Oxford’s major landmarks, your expert tour guide will take you to see Oxford University, Carfax Tower, the Oxford Town Hall, and many more must-see sites!


Your Oxford Day tour meets in Paddington Station, on platform 1 in front of Pret a Manger.


An easy day trip from Oxford

Meet your guide in Paddington Station to begin this easy day trip to Oxford from London. The train journey takes just over an hour, and your return train ticket is included in the price. At the end of the tour, you can either choose to come back with the tour guide, or stay around to enjoy even more of Oxford at your own pace.

One of the most beautiful – and famous – cities in England:

As you arrive in the beautiful town of Oxford, your expert guide will take you on a tour of all the must-see sites. Take in the Carfax Tower and the remains of Beaumont Palace, both built in the 12th Century, visit the Martyrs Memorial, to Protestants who died in the reign of Catholic Queen Mary, and see the Bridge of Sighs with its distinctive design, all before visiting the famous University of Oxford.

The world-famous Oxford University

Once you arrive at the University of Oxford, you’ll see all the major sites, including the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Square and the Ashmolean Museum (the university’s collection of art and archaeology), before discovering the University’s constituent colleges, Trinity, Christ Church and Corpus Christi. You’ll also hear about some of the university’s most famous alumni, which includes Stephen Hawking, Bill Clinton and even Rowan Atkinson.

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The Oxford Day Tour starts in front of Pret A Manger on Platform 1 in Paddington Station

  • Visit one of England’s most famous cities, on a day trip from London
  • Explore the major sites of the famous Oxford University
  • See the remains of Beaumont Palace and Carfax Tower, from the 12th Century
  • Hear about some of the most famous Oxford alumni
  • Discover Oxford treasures like the Ashmolean Museum and Bodleian Library



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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
What’s not included
  • Food & drinks
Additional Information
  • Children up to 4 years old are welcome on this tour for free
  • The walking tour finishes in Oxford between 2 and 3pm
  • Your return train fare included in the price allows you to return to London any time you choose after the tour finishes, or you can also take the train back to London with the guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Our business is connecting great guides and smart travelers, and we're proud that so many local guides employ us to welcome travelers like you on their journey through some of the world's best cities. No two tours are alike, and the sites, stories, and length of the tour will vary depending on what your freelance guide decides is best. That's why the tours we promote never get stale or feel scripted, and why both independent guides and savvy travelers prefer SANDEMANs
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