Join us for a tour of England’s scholastic legacy: Cambridge and Oxford. Admission to Christ Church and King’s College included. On this full-day tour from London, of England’s most famous university cities, Oxford and Cambridge, walk in the footsteps of the greats. Visit the Bodleian Library and Christ Church College, where alumni include Lewis Carroll, Bill Clinton, and David Cameron, and where the Great Hall was utilized as a filming site for the Harry Potter movies.
Then travel to Cambridge, where past students include Sir Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, and Sylvia Plath, and architectural highlights include the Cavendish Laboratory, King’s College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library.
- Walking tour of Oxford
- See the Bodleian Library
- Visit Christ Church College
- Walking tour of Cambridge
- See the Bridge of Sighs and take a guided tour of the King’s College chapel
We’ll begin our day traveling across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, whose hushed courtyards have inspired generations of scholars including Bill Clinton, and writers Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland); CS Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia), and the immortal J.R.R. Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings. On our walking tour, we’ll visit Christ Church college, where several scenes from the Harry Potter franchise were filmed. See the Bodleian Library, and the picture-perfect courtyards for which Oxford is justifiably famous.
Cambridge is a wonderful blend of the everyday and the extraordinary – a living city that has shaped history and today reflect the best of history and contemporary life. It was the inspiration for Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and several of the Monty Python gang. We’ll go on a guided tour of the magnificent chapel of Kings College, founded in 1441, and a fascinating walking tour of a city filled with beautiful buildings and historical quirks, including the famous Bridge of Sighs.
A treat for moviegoers of all ages, Christ Church is instantly recognizable as one of the major locations for the Harry Potter films! Marvel at the magical grandeur of the Great Hall, used as the setting for Hogwarts.
Once you’ve left Oxford, you’ll make your way to the beautiful city of Cambridge. It’s here that you will visit the Senate House at the world-famous University of Cambridge. Before used by the Council of the Senate for important meetings, it is now the chosen location for students’ degree ceremonies. You’ll get to explore this special location and discover its important history before venturing onto the Corpus Clock!
Visit the Corpus Clock, a unique invention outside the Taylor Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. Revealed to the world by Stephen Hawking, it is made from a 24-carat gold-plated stainless steel disc and has no numbers to tell the time. Instead, it shows the time through lights that shine through individual slits. This unmissable innovation will stay in your mind long after you’ve left!
You’ll also get to see Cambridge’s Mathematical Bridge during your stop. Designed by William Etheridge, it is nearly 300 years old and has attracted visitors from all across the world. The design gives visitors an intriguing conundrum – it uses only straight timbers but the bridge arches. It’s an absolute must-see!
King’s College Chapel
One of the main highlights of the trip is visiting the exquisite King’s College Chapel. Used as a symbol representing the city of Cambridge, the Chapel is a popular tourist attraction for people across the world. Taking a century to build, starting in 1446 on Henry VI’s demands, King’s College Chapel displays wonderful gothic architecture and huge, enchanting stained glass windows. Featuring the world’s largest fan vault and famous artwork from Rubens, there’s plenty to learn and discover at the home of the King’s College Chapel Choir. The estimated arrival time back to London is around 7.00 pm.
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Last Updated on February 18, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com