Visit two of the best universities in the world in one day! Starting at the city of Cambridge, where you will enjoy a walking guided tour of the city. We continue our trip towards Oxford, where you will also enjoy a guided tour of its famous sights. Lastly, we will enter Christ Church - famous for being one of the Harry potter films and later a source of inspiration.
Depart London and start your journey to the first destination, Cambridge situated on the River cam, houses one of the most prestigious universities in the world - where Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, CS Lewis between others, studied! Start a 45-minutes walking tour, this will finish right in the centre where you will be able to access its many colleges and quirky shops.
Continue the tour to Oxford - the City of Dreaming Spires - which revolves around its university, founded during the 12th century. Many reknown figures studied here such as Bill Clinton, JRR Tolkien - writer of the Lord of the Rings and famous actors such as Hugh Grant!
Visit Christ Church, one of the largest colleges in Oxford and home to the smallest cathedral in the UK - known as one of the sets for the Harry Potter films. Later on you can enjoy free time in the market. Then start your journey back to London.
Meet your ghostly guide near London Bridge in central London as darkness descends over the city, then head along the medieval streets to start your tour. Once known as the ‘land of lawlessness’, London Bridge has been home over the years to some of the capital’s most sinister criminals.
During your tour, explore through central London and Southwark to the banks of the Thames River — widely considered the most haunted area in all of London — and hear spine-tingling tales from centuries passed. Visit a 16th-century pub and hear about the canine ghost whose soul refuses to rest!
Look out for the ghost of Miss Murray haunting her favorite pub, beware of body snatchers lurking in hidden lanes, and listen out for the cries of ladies of the night buried in a mass vault beneath the city streets. Then, finish your ghostly walking tour in central London.
Hop aboard your air-conditioned coach or train at King’s Cross station in central London in the morning, then take your seat for the onward journey through the English countryside to Cambridge. Home to one of the oldest universities in the world, Cambridge boasts a colorful history dating back over 800 years.
On arrival, follow your guide on a 1-hour walking tour and discover top attractions such as the Bridge of Sighs, Queen’s College, and Trinity College. Along the way, admire the medieval churches, museums, and parks for which Cambridge is famous and gain insight into Cambridge’s rich heritage.
When your walking tour comes to an end, enjoy four hours’ free time to explore further at your leisure. Perhaps pop in to The Eagle pub for lunch (own expense), then take a walk on Parker’s Piece — widely considered among Cambridge’s most attractive open spaces.
Alternatively, rent a punt (own expense) and travel in style along the pretty Cam River for panoramic views along the backs of the ancient university buildings. When your time in Cambridge comes to an end, return in comfort to King’s Cross station in London to conclude your tour.
Experience London like a Londoner and unlock the secrets of the River Thames' south bank on this 4-hour private walking tour with local guide that takes you from Big Ben to Tower Bridge. Itineraries are fully customizable, but typically visit the London Eye, Shakespeare's Globe, and Tower Bridge, as well as food markets, cute boutiques, cool restaurants, and a myriad hidden gems.
Greet your local guide at Westminster tube station at a time of your choosing. As this is a private tour, you can customize your itinerary to suit your interests: just request a private consultation when you book to create a tailor-made tour.
A typical itinerary begins with a stroll across Westminster Bridge, stopping to capture views of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and, of course, the London Eye. As you explore the south bank of the Thames, you'll see attractions from the recreated Shakespeare's Globe theater to the Golden Hinde, a replica of a 16th-century pirate ship that circumnavigated the globe.
Yet this tour isn't really about the big ticket attractions. Following the curve of the Thames, your guide will take you deep below the city's surface, showing you secret locations that locals love and tourists often miss out on, and spots that never make it into the conventional guidebooks.
You'll duck down back streets to explore atmospheric lanes, cool restaurants, and indie stores, and discover up-and-coming neighborhoods, as well as Londoners' favorite food destination, Borough Market. Along the way, your guide will share their local knowledge, enabling you to discover this great city like a native.
A typical tour concludes at Tower Bridge, where you're free to explore the iconic structure (own expense), or catch a tube from Tower Hill.
The Tower of London is Europe's best preserved medieval fortress, and one of London's oldest buildings. It was established by William the Conqueror in 1067, and over the centuries many members of royalty and the aristocracy have lost their lives here.
Accompanied by your private guide, you'll visit the Jewel House containing the Crown Jewels, the White Tower and Chapel of St. John, one of the purest expressions of Norman architecture. You'll gain incredible insights into the Tower's architecture and history on this private walking tour, with ceremony and tradition provided by the Yeomen Warden who parade daily at 11am in the Inner Ward.
Just down river from the Tower is Tower Bridge, a famous London landmark built between 1886 and 1894. The view from the towers provides a wonderful panorama of London, all the way down river to Greenwich and Canary Wharf.
This in-depth private walking tour of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge is hosted by an expert guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.
Make your way to Greenwich Pier, the London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, or Westminster Pier, then jump aboard your sightseeing boat to begin your tour. With cruises departing every 30 minutes from 10am throughout the year, enjoy the freedom to take to the water at your leisure.
During your Thames River sightseeing cruise, admire top London attractions such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and Westminster Bridge from your vantage point on the river. All boats have toilets, bars to buy refreshment (own expense), confectionary, and snacks, and an upper viewing deck for photo opportunities.
Afterward, alight from your sightseeing boat in central London and visit the London Bridge Experience — widely considered among the capital’s top attractions. Travel back in time and uncover the dark secrets that lie within the arches of the original 1831 bridge.
Then, enter the Vortex and get ready to face your fears as you land at the London Tombs. Make your way past walls dripping in blood, squeeze through confined spaces, and scream with terror as you are met with an array of unspeakable horrors!
Pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones as your tour starts and listen to your guide talking clearly about each site. If you want to wander aside and take photos of attractions, you won’t miss any of the commentary!
Find your own inspiration in the sense of tradition and intellectual curiosity that pervades this lovely City. You will visit Christchurch College, where Harry Potter scenes were filmed and where Albert Einstein studied. On your walking tour of Oxford you will see the Bodleian library and the picture-perfect College courtyards for which Oxford is justifiably famous.
Through scenic countryside to Cambridge, bridging centuries of scholarly rivalry between these two venerable institutions! Cambridge's stately Gothic style College buildings rise spectacularly from the greenery along the River Cam where students and visitors enjoy punting along the River.
You will visit the magnificent perpendicular chapel of King's College, founded in 1441, which is the finest and grandest example of late medieval Gothic architecture in England, and a fitting tribute to the great minds that have studied here. During your walking tour of the city filled with beautiful buildings and historical quirks, you'll visit the so-called "Bridge of Sighs", named after its look-a-like in Venice and several other Colleges that make up the University, each with their own stories to tell.
This small-group tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a personalized experience.
Meet your expert guide and set off to the historic city of Cambridge, just over an hour away from London and the hometown of Pink Floyd. From the comfort of your luxury minivan, see the early homes of band members David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Syd Barrett before they ‘made it big’ in London. Pass numerous gig sites while your guide gives you the lowdown on the cutting-edge band’s early days.
On a walking tour of Cambridge, stroll along the city’s cobbled streets, admiring the elegantly traditional architecture around the city center. Your guide will talk about the character of this quintessentially British city, renowned for its prestigious university and river punting.
Stop outside Cambridge University, and explore inside at your own expense if you wish. Alternatively, explore more of the city on your own, perhaps grabbing lunch at one of the local restaurants (own expense).
Travel back to London for the afternoon to see some more Pink Floyd sites, as well as a few other pop culture locations. Head straight to colorful Notting Hill , a lively corner of west London that epitomizes everything cool about the capital, with bohemian shops, expensive homes and fashionable markets. See the Tabernacle building where Pink Floyd played gigs in the 1990s, and see sights from Notting Hill, the hit movie starring Hugh Grant.
Venture northeast to Islington, one of London’s trendiest neighborhoods, to see Pink Floyd’s Britannia Row studios, and then head west to Abbey Rad to stop outside the Beatles’ former recording studios. Have a go at re-creating their famous Abbey Road album cover by walking across the street's zebra crossing.
The last site of your day is 18th-century Alexandra Palace, another gig site of Pink Floyd, affectionately known to locals as ‘Ally Pally.’ Built on top of a hill in Alexandra Park, the palace boasts the some of the best city views that only an insider would know! Walk around the park and enjoy the spectacular views before returning to central London.
Walking tour of Oxford, follow in the footsteps of Oxford’s most famous alumni, including Lewis Carroll, Bill Clinton and TS Eliot, as you enjoy a peaceful walk through captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes. See the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe and take in the famous 'dreaming spires' on your visit. The unspoilt narrow alleys and ancient squares of this naturally beautiful town will definitely capture your imagination.
Christ Church, a treat for 'Harry Potter' fans of all ages, Christ Church was used as one of the major locations in the magical films! Marvel at the magical grandeur of the Great Hall, initially used for The Great Hall of Hogwarts.
Lunch Pack included
Cambridge, visit the elegant city of Cambridge, famous for being home to the University of Cambridge. Take a peaceful through this picturesque city, which includes the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King’s College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library. Have a look at the oldest college that’s still in existence, Peterhouse, which dates back to 1284.
Estimated arrival time back to London is around 7pm.
London is one of the most filmed cities in the world and itself has had a starring role in hundreds of films. This tour is a unique way to see the British capital as our movie experts take you to where some of the most iconic romantic cinematic moments in the capital were shot.
Along the way, you’ll get behind-the-scenes insider information as you journey from Hugh Grant’s Notting Hill to Bridget Jones’s Southwark re-living dozens of memorable movie moments. If you’re looking for romantic places to go in London, this is the tour for you.
Even if you’re not a movie buff, don’t worry, as the tour is a great way to see both the more hidden gems of the city including the oldest parish church in London as well as iconic and historic landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and The London Eye.
There will also be plenty of stops for you to get off the bus, take pictures and see the London movie locations up-close and the romantic places London offers.
You’ll be able to watch DVD clips from the scenes of the movie as you visit the actual locations, hear fascinating historical information about the local areas and get the inside track on movie making in London.
Make your own way to Stamford Bridge stadium, in the genteel borough of Fulham — just a short bus or tube journey from central London. Then, follow the crowds of Chelsea fans inside the stadium for your Chelsea FC game. Now among the largest stadiums in the city, Stamford Bridge was originally used as an arena for athletics meetings, although Chelsea FC has occupied the site since 1905.
On arrival, head up into the stalls to the upper tiers (long side) and sit among the crowds of Chelsea fans, many proudly wearing their blue-and-white scarves. With a roof offering protection from bad weather, the stall’ seating area lets you enjoy the match come rain or shine.
Chelsea FC boasts some of the world’s top footballing talents, bought with the help of the club’s owner, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. As such, the games at Stamford Park are hugely exciting with world-class football taking place right in front of you. Join in with the excitement and help the fans belt out anthems such as “Blue Is The Colour,” while savoring the atmosphere at the iconic football stadium. Your ticket includes a pre-match open bar, a post-match sandwich buffet and complimentary match program.
Your experience concludes when the match ends.
You’ll get to try many famous British foods, all guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling. Firstly, your local London guide will take you to the exciting Borough Market to soak up the atmosphere, see the 100 different stalls and eat some English fudges/chocolate. This eating paradise was not even on the tourist foodie radar a few years ago.Still in the market, you will try award winning Lincolnshire sausages followed by the best and most fresh fish and chips in town (and you will get to see the difference between ‘chips’ and ‘French fries’).
Next will see local chocolate and cheese shops and try freshly baked homemade bread from the famous Bread Ahead Bakery.
Your tour will continue to a historic pub where you can try the best of British cheeses, served with grapes, fig cakes and chutneys
Washed down with real London Beers, Ales, or delicious ciders (or non-alcoholic options).
You’ll also see the world famous London Bridge and Tower Bridge along the River Thames and also the Battleship HMS Belfast.
Finally, the tour ends with classic desserts, such as cheese cakes, chocolate brownies or treacle sponge pudding all washed down with a pot of refreshing tea. Oh, and of course there’s the delicious secret dish too!
London Bridge has a flourishing market and food scene, mixed with real London life, historic culture and charming ambiance. The area is packed with exciting little back streets, pubs and market stalls, all adding to its appeal as a unique London food destination.
You can’t go to London Bridge without going to Borough Market and seeing the River Thames. During your tour, your guide will entertain you with stories about the area, and by the end, you’ll have a great understanding of the city’s food, its history and culture along with some top tips about the best places to visit.
A team of professional photographers will plan your Tower Bridge session with you. You'll get an insider perspective on the location and amazing photos of you as we explore and enjoy the highlights around Tower Bridge. Teams of 1 or 2 photographers will guide you through the city and use the subway and walking where appropriate.
Visit many iconic landmarks around the bridge and take in the sights of the city as you are guided around and have fun getting gorgeous photographs of you and your loved ones. This customizable experience is perfect for couples, groups, friends, singles and families looking for professional styled photos in London.
On this exciting 3-hour tour you’ll start the morning with an opportunity to witness the Tower of London opening ceremony and be one of the first to view the Crown Jewels before the crowds arrive. Formerly a fortress, a prison, and the macabre execution site of three Queens of England, this tour includes pre-booked early morning tour where tour guests bypass the crowds that form later in the day and enjoy being among the first to see the Crown Jewels. This incredible collection is on view in the Jewel House for the last 600 years and include swords, crowns, scepters, orbs, rings all in a dazzling collection that is sure to inspire and captivate anyone who is fortunate to visit. Guests will spend approximately two hours on site exploring the Tower highlights before being led on a thrilling walking tour over the Tower Bridge before enjoying easy access to the Tower Bridge Exhibition for amazing one-of-a-kind views of this remarkable London icon and city wonder.
Before entering the Tower Bridge Exhibition for a self-guided tour, your expert local guide will accompany the tour group to a secret location to take the best picture of the City of London and give an incredible captivating detailed narration on the Tower Bridge including the story of its important past and its remarkable connection to British history. This must-do tour invites any visitor to London a one of a kind opportunity to discover two of London's most famous attractions. On this tour you will be guaranteed a tour experience to explore British iconic history, spectacular views, enthralling exhibitions and magnificent royal heritage.
After the central London pickups we begin our journey to Cambridge. Upon arrival you will be given a guided sightseeing tour by your tour manager who will be able to provide you with loads of information and facts about the University City. You will also be given entrance into the Tower of Saint Mary the Great. The tower provides the best panoramic view over the city skyline offering views of the King’s College to the south, Senate House to the east as well as the busy Cambridge Market.
The remainder of the day is left to you to explore. With plenty of things for you to do in Cambridge, we are sure your day will be packed full of exciting activities! Why not visit the popular art and antiquities museum Fitzwilliam Museum (entrance is free) or perhaps visit one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centers, The University of Cambridge. The university’s reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and all of the College chapels are open to the public at select times, and most of the Colleges are also open for visits (a small fee may be charged for visitors and access may be limited during term time). You may also be keen to visit the University’s Botanic where you can discover plants from all over the world in 40 acres of beautiful gardens and glasshouses (admission not included).
After a fun day discovering all that Cambridge has to offer your coach will depart from Cambridge at roughly 4pm (your Tour Manager will inform you of when you need to be back at the coach) and head back to central London with the approximate arrival time of 6pm.
Two popular iconic destinations in one day, perfect for those short on time but wanting to fit in the fantastic cities of Oxford and Cambridge during their stay in London.
On this day tour we’ll visit Oxford, known as the ‘City of dreaming spires’. During the visit we’ll have a short walking tour of the city and then you’ll have free time to explore.
We then travel to Cambridge where you can climb St Mary’s Church Tower for fantastic panoramic views of the City (Entrance is included) you’ll then have free time to explore the city
After our London pick ups we depart for Oxford. We arrive at approximate 10am in Oxford. Upon arrival your tour manager will conduct a walking tour of the city, highlighting some of the key spots to visit. You’ll then have a couple of hours free time to explore and visit the many places Oxford has to offer.
At around 1pm, we depart Oxford for our next stop of the day, Cambridge.
On arrival in Cambridge at approximately 3pm, the tour manager will walk the group to Tower of St Mary the Great, pointing out some highlights for free time on the way, tour manager will arrange group entry to tower. Then you’ll have free time until its time to return to the coach for our journey back to London.
We then depart Cambridge for return journey to London Bridge at 6pm. We are expected to arrive back at 8pm.