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Oxford and The Cotswolds Private Tour from London

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Oxford and The Cotswolds Private Tour Details

This exciting day trip takes you from central London to see a beautiful quaint English country town, followed by time in Oxford exploring the beautiful university city. Scroll down for a detailed itinerary.

This tour is fully customisable to your interests, of course! Pricing is variable based on tour length, start destination and activities. Please enquire for more information.

Departure & Return Location

Your central London hotel or apartment. Airport and cruise terminal pickups are also available for an additional charge.

Departure Time

As this is an 8 to 10-hour day, this tour from London to Oxford typically begins around 8:00 am, but we can be flexible.

Price Includes

  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle
  • Private Tour Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Entrance Fees to any major sights you choose
  • All applicable taxes and fees

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Itinerary

MorningMeet and Travel to The Countryside

Meet your guide at your central London hotel, apartment or other location. Journey to the English Countryside in our comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes van as you hear about the countryside and its evolution and enjoy the scenery.

MorningEnglish Countryside Village

Arrive at a quaint market town or village in the English Countryside. Explore with your guide, seeing points of interest unique to the town, hearing amazing stories and getting fantastic photos. This is a world away from busy central London.

MorningHead to Oxford

Make the short trip to the city of Oxford, as your guide entertains you along the way and gets to know your interests to make your private tour of Oxford extra special.

Early AfternoonArrival in Oxford

Arrive in Oxford, the world-famous university town home to the University of Oxford. Enjoy a walking tour of the city and see fantastic in key sights such as The Bodleian Library, and Christ Church college. See the River Cherwell and discover the art of punting, as well as the legendary rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Alternatively, enjoy these sights from the car.

LunchLunchtime

Stop for a spot of lunch with recommendations from your guide. Choose a historic pub, restaurant, food market if available, or a quicker option – it’s your choice!

AfternoonOxford

In the afternoon, you will explore inside one of the University of Oxford’s colleges – here you will discover the unique college education system, the incredible list of alumni and how Oxford has earned its impeccable reputation for studies.

If you are a Harry Potter fan, just let your guide know – Oxford was used extensively in the movies including as Hogwarts’ Great Hall.

Please note that the Oxford colleges are places of study and so entrance may not be possible on your tour date.

 

Late AfternoonHead Home

After a fun and interesting day, relax in your private vehicle as you head back to London and are dropped off at your apartment or hotel.

Pricing

Pricing Until 30 Mar 2024 Inclusive

By car – From £1475 for 1-2 people + £50 per extra person (Oxford and Countryside)
By train – From £860 for 1-2 people + £80 per extra person (Oxford only)

Please contact us for large groups. Tours in languages other than English have a small surcharge.

The ‘Book Now’ buttons on this page allow you to book several tours which include Oxford. For custom tours, please contact us here.

Customise this private tour

Can I tour Oxford from the airports or cruise ports? Yes, this day trip to Oxford and the English countryside is also available from one of the London airports or cruise ports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Southampton, Tilbury or Portsmouth.

Can I just visit Oxford without the English Countryside? Absolutely – in this case, as well as the car option, you can opt to travel by high-speed train which cuts the travel time (and cost) by around half. The tour can either begin at your hotel/apartment or at a central London train station.

Combine with Blenheim Palace – The stately home where Churchill was born. External tour guides are not allowed to guide at this site, but your guide can escort you through the sight – or we can arrange a private tour with an official palace guide. We can also see Winston Churchill’s grave when visiting the palace.

Combine with Bletchley Park – See the top-secret home of World War II code-breakers. External tour guides are not allowed to guide at this site, but your guide can escort you through the sight – or we can arrange a private tour with an official Bletchley Park guide.

Languages

You can enjoy your Oxford and English countryside private tour in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese Mandarin, Italian or Dutch daily. For other languages, please enquire.

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Reviews
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Based on 106 reviews
Elizabeth Plaza
Elizabeth Plaza
22. October, 2023
There are not enough words to describe how incredible our experience was! Our tour guide Charlotte was AMAZING! Her love for history and immense knowledge made us fall in love with London and all it has to offer! We are already planning our next London vacay and we will def be booking other tours 🙌🏽
Jennie Verduzco
Jennie Verduzco
12. October, 2023
Had a wonderful private tour with Ron to the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Ron was unbelievable. The amount of history and information he has about every square foot of these locations is astounding. He was very personable and even took pictures of us throughout the tour. He knew exactly where to focus and timed everything so perfectly. Such a great way to end our trip in London.
Elissa Berkbigler
Elissa Berkbigler
10. October, 2023
We had the most amazing time at the Tower of London. Our guide, Dani, was absolutely lovely and so informative. She was engaging, and told fascinating stories. We had a truly wonderful time and hope to book another tour with this amazing company when we come back next year.
Tina Cole
Tina Cole
9. October, 2023
What a wonderful introduction to the city of London. Everything about my experience booking with Gio was effortless. He answered all of my questions promptly and arranged a private, full-day tour that included Changing of the Guard, The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Our guide, Charlotte T, was not only delightful, but impressively knowledgeable about all things London. She ensured the day went off without a hitch. I would highly recommend to first time and return visitors alike!!
Jackie Patterson
Jackie Patterson
7. October, 2023
A great tour! Private London Tours was able to put together a tour that worked for us. Started with a pickup at the Sofitel Hotel in Heathrow, then a tour of Windsor Castle, lunch, transport to London, a driveby tour of sites in London and then a tour of the crown jewels and London Tower. Charlotte was excellent and we couldn't have asked for a better guide. At the end of the day she walked us to the train station with directions on taking the train back to Heathrow and our hotel. Communication was great regarding where to meet, etc. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Natalie P
Natalie P
24. September, 2023
Gio took the time to match us up with the guides most suited to each day’s itineraries. Our guides, Alan and Aaron, were well informed, charming and interesting people themselves. Highly recommend!
Sam Allen
Sam Allen
18. September, 2023
We had an incredible day tour with Gavin. Born and raised in London, he was a wealth of information and knew every alley of the city. He was an absolute joy and his knowledge of everything we saw was incredible. We walked from our hotel to the Tower of London - on the way he showed us many old sights of London and pointed out some locations where Harry Potter was filmed, which wasn't part of our tour. We then took a black cab to Westminster Abbey where he continued to be an excellent tour guide. He chose an amazing place for us to have lunch (a traditional pub) before we headed to the Churchill War Rooms. Again, his knowledge was detailed and well delivered. He was simply amazing and everything about this tour was excellent, I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
Paty Guzmán
Paty Guzmán
15. September, 2023
Tuvimos un día muy agradable en nuestro paseo, guiados por Joanna. Es un tour intenso, ya que fueron casi 12 horas, pero valió mucho la pena. La salida de Londres fue a las 7:30, y nos tomó casi 3 horas llegar a Bath. Las explicaciones de Joanna durante el trayecto y al estar en los lugares fueron interesantes y profundas. Se nota que sabe y que ama lo que hace. Nuestro chofer, Shoroff, también fue muy amable, y se detenía donde fuese necesario. Luego fuimos por la campiña inglesa hacia The Cotswolds, de los que visitamos Lacock (a media hora de camino desde Bath), y finalmente Castle Combe, un lugar minúsculo que parece sacado de un cuento. El regreso a Londres tomó otras 3 horas. Gracias a Private London Tours por la organización y ejecución de este maravilloso tour.
Renee Hamilton-Wilson
Renee Hamilton-Wilson
14. September, 2023
I Was so impressed by the service I received. From the initial email response to the drop off at the train station. Our guide Joanna was so nice and professional. Our driver Shorof was amazing. The way he was able to get us up close and personal to our numerous destinations was mind blowing. This team made us feel special and went above and beyond for our short trip to London. I highly recommend. I will be booking my next years trip ASAP.
Kelly Gurosky
Kelly Gurosky
8. September, 2023
What a perfect tour in every way. We asked for a custom tour and Gio and his team delivered! Monica was our tour guide and not only was she friendly and courteous, she was sooooo knowledgeable! We all learned so much! She was amazing! They were very easy to communicate and work with. A fabulous day!! Thank you Private London Tours!!

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