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Cambridge and Oxford Historic Colleges of Britain Day Trip

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    Depart central London by comfortable, air-conditioned coach and journey into the English countryside.

    As you travel, put on your state-of-the-art Vox headphones so you can clearly hear the commentary from your informative guide. Learn about the history of Oxford and Cambridge, and keep your headset on for both city walking tours so you can hear your guide even if you wander aside for photos.

    On arrival in Oxford, enjoy a guided look at the honey-stoned college buildings of this famous 'city of dreaming spires.' Absorb the sense of tradition as you stroll through the elegant streets; hear about alumni such as the former US president, Bill Clinton; and see the picture-perfect quadrangles of Christchurch College, where some scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed. Wander past the buildings of the famous Bodleian library, one of Europe’s oldest libraries, and contemplate the symmetry of some of the most handsome college courtyards.

    Next, venture east through rolling countryside to the university city of Cambridge, prettily situated on the Cam River. On route, hear how Cambridge University was founded in 1209, and uncover the long-held scholarly rivalry between it and its Oxford counterpart.

    When you arrive, enjoy a guided tour of the best of the university buildings, many of them rising up from the greenery along the Cam, whose waters are a favored punting spot of students and visitors.
Head for King's College, founded in 1441 by King Henry VI, and marvel at its magnificent chapel. This soaring building is considered one of the greatest examples of late Gothic English architecture, and is a treasured emblem of the city.

    Admire the views over the Cam, and check out other architectural showpieces, including the Bridge of Sighs. This stunning, 19th-century covered bridge is named after Venice’s Bridge of Sighs, and links the Third Court and New Court of St John’s College. Stroll further around the quaint streets and passageways to see other handsome buildings, and listen to their stories and secrets as recounted by your guide.

    Afterward, return to London and end your tour with a drop-off at the start point.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Was very excited to take a tour of the oldest and best universities in the world. We are a family of 4 and were highly disappointed in this tour and James. James is both Oxford and Cambridge educated and all he did all tour was...More

    4  Thank NealWallen
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This trip with Evan's Travels was one of the worst trips I've taken in recent times, for a number of reasons - Too little time given to both the places.  Guide says - go punting in Cambridge,  and doesn't even give 45 minutes for one...More

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    Evansadmin, Evan Evans Team at Evan Evans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our tour. We are sorry that you were disappointed with the experience and I hope we can provide some thoughts around this as we take feedback of this nature very seriously. If...More

    Reviewed 4 July 2019

    I booked this tour with Evan Evans Tours to OXBRIDGE: Oxford & Cambridge (English universities). The departure is from Victoria Coach Station. The tour takes 2 hours to reach Cambridge, and 2 hours from Cambridge to Oxford and another 2 hours from Oxford to London....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Ghadeer2014
    Reviewed 16 June 2019

    Excellent trip and great guide, Chris Graham. I would highly recommend the trip and Chris as a guide.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank donedone12
    Reviewed 20 October 2018

    We were delighted to see that the marketplace met our needs with a tour of both universities, after finding that going separately to Oxford and Cambridge by public transportation requires going through London and can't be done in a day. My wife's parents had history...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Nick M
    Evansadmin, Evan Evan Team at Evan Evans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

    Dear Nick M, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We will pass on your positive feedback to James. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes, The Evan Evans Team

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    18 September 2018|
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    The return in London Victoria is around 8pm, but depent on traffic.
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