'The City of Dreaming Spires' is home to the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Notable alumni, including Stephen Hawking, J. R. R. Tolkien, Oscar Wilde and countless others have walked through its famous doors, and at Christ Church college you'll have the chance to explore one of the university's most prestigious colleges. Founded by Henry VIII in 1532, Christ Church also functions as the UK's smallest cathedral. So distinctive is its architecture that it has served as a model for other academic institutions; its famous dining hall has been reproduced in Cornell University & the University of Chicago.
The city of Oxford itself is known for its distinctive architectural features and holds the unique accolade of having examples of every architectural period going as far back as Saxon times. Wander its quaint cobbled streets on a walking tour of the city with our expert tour guide, who will bring the history and charm of this ancient city to life.
Situated next to the River Cam lies King's College, a stunningly beautiful example of medieval Gothic architecture. Founded by Henry VI in 1441, it's fan vault ceiling is the largest to be found anywhere in the world, whilst its chapel is home to a world-famous choir that broadcasts to millions of listeners all over the globe every year on Christmas Eve. Walk in the footsteps of its most famous alumni, including Alan Turing - father of the modern computer - Oliver Cromwell and Charles Darwin.
A city renowned for its unique, ornate buildings and culture, Cambridge is a historic city full of character. You'll see the best that Cambridge has to offer and pass the main sights in the company of an expert official Blue Badge Guide. Take in some of the most famous sights in the city, with a specific focus on the magnificent King’s College and Chapel.
Tour Starts: 9.00am, Victoria Coach Station (boarding commences 8.30am)
Tour Finishes: approx 7.00pm, Victoria Train Station
Due to over-running roof renovations at Victoria Coach Station there may be some variation on the scheduled departure time. Thank you for your understanding during this time.
Included in your tour are visits to 2 working universities, in the event that we are unable to visit either Kings College Chapel (Cambridge) or Christ Church College (Oxford) we will replace your visit to another college.