Travel just outside of London on a luxury coach and visit two world-famous university cities in one day – Oxford and Cambridge. Often referred to collectively as 'Oxbridge', both places are full of beautiful architecture and plenty of history.
Follow in Harry Potter's footsteps in Oxford
Start the day with a luxury coach ride to Oxford, where you can wander through stunning college courtyards, see impressive building spires reaching for the skies, and visit the famous Bodleian Library – one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and the setting for many films and TV programmes.
Oxford is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities worldwide, and its campus includes the famous colleges of Christ Church and Magdallen. Be sure to visit Christ Church, made famous as the setting for Hogwarts' Great Hall in the Harry Potter films.
Stroll through the picturesque grounds of the city, and admire the extensive collection of plants and flowers that the Oxford University Botanic Garden offers. If the weather allows it, make your way to the river Thames and discover one of the best ways to experience Oxford. Take a punting tour on a traditional flat-bottomed boat and admire scenic views of the city's famous bridges as you navigate the city's waterways.
Explore Cambridge and its colleges
Hop back on the coach and make your way to Cambridge. Here, you can visit the Senate House at the university, once used by the Council of the Senate and now the place where capped and gowned students officially graduate every year.
The prestigious University of Cambridge and its magnificent architecture are a must-see when visiting the city. Be sure to walk across the 300-year-old Mathematical Bridge, with a seemingly impossible curve made from nothing but completely straight boards, then head to the famous King's College Chapel to admire stunning gothic architecture and famous artwork from Rubens. St John's College is known for its picturesque gardens and is a very popular attraction in Cambridge.
Stop by the Taylor Library at Corpus Christi College, where the gold-plated Corpus Clock stands outside the building. It is a unique invention that reveals the time through light shining instead of numbers, an innovation created by Stephen Hawking that will leave you speechless.
If you find yourself with some spare time, why not stopping by the River Cam and take a leisurely punt ride along the river. The scenic route offers incredible views of the city and its famous colleges.
After a day exploring these two British institutions, head back to London in time for dinner.
How can I buy tickets for the tour?
What is included in the tour?
The tour includes a walking tour of Oxford and Cambridge with an expert guide. You also have the option to visit Christ Church College and King's College Chapel (only with entries included).
Where does the tour start?
The Oxford and Cambridge tour departs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Bus Stop 1 Bulleid Way, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 9SH, close to Victoria Station.
What time does the tour leave?
Check in at Golden Tours Visitor Centre at 8.15am. The coach departs at 8.30am. Don't forget your e-ticket!
What time does the coach get back to London?
The tour arrives back in London at approximately 7pm. You’ll be dropped off near Gloucester Road Underground Station (Zone 1).
Be sure to double check all timings on your e-ticket.