You can either stay on board for the whole Oxford tour or you can get off at any one (or more) of the twenty stops to go exploring, and then get back on again when you want to discover somewhere else. Tours are guided by either an English-speaking guide or by tape.
The tour runs every 15/20 minutes and leaves from various points in the city, including Oxford Railway Station, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Pembroke College and the Sheldonian Theater.
- Private Coach Tours.
A private coach tour of the city can also be arranged for your group with a Blue/Green Badge City Guide. Your own coach can be used or, in the case of conference delegates and residential groups, coach hire can be arranged.
- City Historical Tour.
The full City Historical Tour lasts approximately one hour and includes: Christ Church, The High Street, Magdalen College and Botanic Gardens, Magdalen Bridge, Science Area, Rhodes House, Sheldonian Theater and Bodleian Library, Ashmolean Museum and Oxford Castle.If you would like to visit a College please allow an extra half an hour.
- Blenheim Palace and Woodstock.
Spend the morning or afternoon visiting Blenheim Palace, home of the Duke of Marlborough. This most spectacular of English houses stands within a former royal hunting park in the picturesque town of Woodstock, eight miles north of Oxford. Henry II enjoyed secret meetings near the site of Blenheim Palace with the ‘Fair Rosamond’, and Elizabeth I was briefly imprisoned in the royal lodge at Woodstock. More recently, Sir Winston Churchill was born here, and is buried in nearby Bladon churchyard. The tour will allow you time to visit the impressive rooms inside the Palace as well as enjoy the superb park, landscaped by Capability Brown.
- Designer Shopping at Bicester Village.
Visit the famous designer outlet shopping mall at Bicester Village (20 minutes from city center). Enjoy browsing for designer bargains from names like Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Escada, Karen Millen, Mulberry, Max Mara etc, and lunching/dining in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.
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