DATE & TIME:Sunday 3 November 2019 @ 08:30
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CATEGORIES:Guided tour,History,City,Hills,Shopping,River,Castle,Church,Cathedral,Gardens,University,Monument,Museums,Tower,City walls,Panoramic views,Cobbled streets,Market
COST:This amazing trip costs £ 27.00 . If you book at least 10 days early then there's a small discount.
This includes the well-organised trip, 2-way transport, guided walking tour, and some awesome travel buddies to make good friends.
DESTINATION INFO:Oxford, the ‘city of dreaming spires’ is steeped in a rich and fascinating history. Famous for it’s prestigious Oxford University and its 38 colleges, and for over 800 years it has been home to royalty and many notable scholars. The Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library and Bridge of Sighs make up just a few of the famous picturesque buildings of Oxford. Its charming scenery has been the inspiration for many, including Lewis Carroll and J.R.R Tolkien, and there are many recognisable scenes from popular films such as Harry Potter.
HIGHLIGHTS:– See the birthplace of Richard the Lionheart and Bad King John, the king who was forced to sign the Magna Carta, the first human rights document. – Have a drink in the pub where CS Lewis and JRR Tolkein used to meet every week. – Visit the Ashmolean Museum and its world famous collections. – Walk through the Harry Potter dining room at Christ Church, and see other Harry Potter connections. – Walk under the Bridge of Sighs, resembling the famous Bridge of Sighs in Venice. – Visit some of the beautiful colleges of Oxford University. – See the spectacular Radcliffe Camera building and the Bodleian Library. – Visit the Alice In Wonderland shop. – Climb to the top of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin and see the magnificent panorama of the university buildings and the city.
EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:No extra activity costs.
DEPARTURE:Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London
Map & directions: https://goo.gl/maps/3RF2wXF9ge5VQKre6
ITINERARY:# 8.30am – We’re meeting outside the Eventim Apollo building. The address is: 45 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, London, W6 9QH. It’s just outside Hammersmith tube station. Here’s a map: https://goo.gl/maps/3RF2wXF9ge5VQKre6 . Arrive early here so we can check you off the guest list, and you have time to get a coffee, use the toilets, meet everyone, and board the coach before it leaves. # 8.40am – Coach departs. # 10.45am – We’ll arrive in Oxford, and begin our guided tour. # 1.30pm – Lunch break. # 2.45pm – Free time to explore the city, visit attractions, museums, take photos, try local foods, and buy souvenirs. # 5.40pm Meet outside Taylor Institution Library, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3NA. Here’s a map: https://goo.gl/maps/Ww6Nb4hbReD2 # 6pm Coach departs. # 8pm – We’ll arrive back at Hammersmith tube station in London. Then we’ll go for food and drinks nearby. Bring your photo ID.
TRIP UPDATES:No updates.
NOTE:– Check the Transport For London website (https://tfl.gov.uk) for details of any issues on the public transport network on this date, and use the journey planner to find the best way to arrive at our morning meeting point on time.
– This is an informal trip and you are free to go wherever you want. Just ensure that in the afternoon you arrive early to our meeting point to go back to London together.
– You are responsible for your personal safety and your belongings at all times.
– Details of our trip may be changed to ensure that our trip runs smoothly, so you should check this event description and the updates section regularly, before and during the trip.
– You should buy your own travel insurance.
– There are no refunds unless we cancel the trip, and places are non-transferable.