Oxford is situated at a short distance of about 90 miles by train from London. Since it is very close to London, day trips are often arranged from London to Oxford for the tourists. Oxford is renowned for its cathedral, colleges and for being one of the oldest towns in England. While visiting Oxford, it will be more rewarding if you hire a private tour guide. The private guided tour will be able to show and inform you of the significance of the town.
Check out the best guided tours for experiencing Oxford in an exclusive style:
Several travelling companies take the visitors to popular Harry Potter Film Locations. If you prefer to go to the Harry Potter tours, you will be able to view the Christ Church College of Oxford which inspired the Hogwarts. Moreover you could walk through the Gloucester Cathedral. The Harry Potter Bus trip of London is a like a magical fun trip taking you to the film locations and the inspirations of the Muggle capital. Here you could explore the several film locations and inspirations from the films such as Kings Cross Station which was used for filming Platform 9 Â¾ and 12 Grimmauld Place used for the Leaky Cauldron. You could get to learn about the magic, the creation of the films and the books. Furthermore you will get the opportunity to check your knowledge about Harry Potter. While going for the trip, you could get off the bus on several occasions, take snaps and explore the locations closely. In addition you could get the opportunity at the end of the trip for purchasing Harry Potter merchandise.
You could opt for a private tour for visiting Oxford, Cotswolds and the Blenheim Palace. Here you could get the chance to learn about the importance of the Divinity School, Oxford Colleges, the Cotswolds villages and the Pleasure Gardens. Luxury vacations UK arranges 2, 4 and 7 days private trips including Oxford tour. In every tour, travelling to Oxford takes place on the second day. This tour comprises of a walking tour of Oxford city, the college building and also a stop at the Thermae Bath Spa used since the 18th century. A special Harry Potter film location trip is also organised by Luxury Vacations including a tour of the great Dining Hall at Oxford's Christ Church College and several other locations used in the Harry Potter movies.
Oxford on Foot
This trip is offered by the Tourist Guiding Institute. It is a 2 hour walking tour taking you through the colleges of the city and the covered market. If you want you could tailor this trip to your own interest. A Ghost Walk tour and special themed trips for fans of Inspector Morse, C.S. Lewis, J.R. Tolkien and Harry Potter are also arranged.
Butler & Prince by Car and Helicopter
Two private trips are offered by Butler and Prince to Oxford from London. Four people could sign up for taking this guided car trip to Oxford with Butler and Prince. The touring company picks you up at the hotel for driving to Oxford where you could have a picnic at the University Parks. You could also go down to the Thames, enjoy lunch at the Browns and opt for shopping in the village. Before going back to the hotel, you could enjoy a show at the Playhouse Theatre. In the helicopter trip, the flight takes you to London and the other places of Oxford before making you land and see Oxford like the car trip. The helicopter tour is also for taking up to 4 people. The helicopter will provide you a distinct experience rather than a car or a bus trip. It will help you to cherish the bird's eye view of London.
Opt for the best private tour of Oxford from the above and enjoy travelling in an exclusive style.
Dawn Gates is contributor writer at Yellow Cars Ltd. Collecting amazing car photos is one of his favourite pastimes. Currently he is writing about Heathrow taxi and Luxury tours of London.