Step back in time when you visit the charming city of Oxford, home to the world’s oldest and one of the most prestigious English speaking universities. The city’s skyline showcases exquisite examples of English architectural styles dating from the late Saxon period. A breeding ground for literary greats, the city has produced authors such as Lewis Carroll, JRR Tolkien, Oscar Wilde, and the ever-popular Dr. Seuss. Aptly named the City of Dreaming Spires by famous British poet Matthew Arnold, exploring the various college buildings walking down paths trodden over by eager students over the centuries is the best way to experience this varsity town. Wander around the many museums and galleries, most of them offering free admission, for a glimpse of masterpieces by Michelangelo, Picasso, remnants of the extinct dodo, and numerous interesting artifacts from across the world. Take a break at one of the many authentic British pubs in the city, some of which were the favored haunts of Oxford’s most famous alumni.
World’s Oldest English University
History & Architecture
Recommended UK & Ireland Tours
Places: London (3 days) → Bath (2) → Cotswolds (1) → Oxford (2) → Lake District (2) → London (1)
Tour Highlights: History & Architecture, Food, Museums, Galleries & West End Shows, British Royalty, Roman Baths, Georgian...