Gown and Town: Oxford the City of Dreaming Spires (including travel from London)
Discover the charm of Oxford on a tour of the world-famous university, picturesque streets and age-old pubs.
Things to know
Culture Vulture, Family, Friends
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Return train ticket from London Paddington station to Oxford
Entrance tickets to Christchurch College, including the Harry Potter Hall
Type of tour:
Excursion tour - meet your guide at Paddington Station and enjoy a roundtrip train to Oxford.
A drink of your choice in a classic Oxford pub
Gratuities optional Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: The M&S (Marks and Spencer) shop, London Paddington Rail Simply Food inside Paddington Station - W2 1HA
What makes this tour special
Meet your guide at iconic Paddington Station, and journey together to Oxford - the city of dreaming spires!
Experience the enchanting myriad of Oxford’s spellbinding streets and uncover the city’s fascinating history.
Visit one of the world’s best-known universities and explore the array of colleges, courtyards and the famous ‘Bridge of Sighs’.
See the famous Great Hall featured in the Harry Potter films at Christ Church College.
Soak up the quintessential English atmosphere of Oxford.
From authentically magical locations used in the Harry Potter films, to one of the most-famous universities in the world, Oxford awaits – just a short train ride away from London. Deserving of a full day trip and not just a flying visit, Oxford is full of historical corners waiting to be discovered, as well as picturesque streets perfect for meandering and escaping the hustle and bustle of London.
One of the best-known universities in the world and also one of the most beautiful, Oxford is a charming place to spend a tranquil day. Our guide will accompany you on the hour long train journey through the English countryside and take you on a fully guided stroll through the city streets through the most beautiful colleges, hidden courtyards and quadrangles, libraries, and Oxford’s ‘Bridge of Sighs’ – a distinctive landmark and highly-coveted photo opp.
The university is made up of 38 different colleges, an architectural combination that creates a magical and fascinating city filled with students on bicycles riding down narrow streets and honey coloured buildings. Your guide will take you to the awe-inspiring Christ Church College, where you will be able to see the Great Hall which served as the model for Hogwarts Hall in the famous Harry Potter films. After the tour, you can enjoy some free time to wander the streets, admire the architecture and soak up the quintessential English atmosphere.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour. Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased. For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide. Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration. To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs. Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).