Do this because
Admire the city of Oxford, known as The City of Dreaming Spires
Enjoy a walking tour of this fascinating University City
Admire picturesque scenery as you punt down the River Cherwell
What to expect
You'll start the day by travelling from Southampton to the famous city of Oxford. This beautiful university town has been home to scholars and royals for over 800 years. Your guide will lead you on a walk through the historic city center where you'll learn about Oxford's history, the University of Oxford, famous people who have graced the city, and interesting old traditions.
Next, you'll visit Christ Church and its famous cathedral. Christ Church College was used as a double for Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter movies so you may even recognize some of the buildings! After the walking tour of the city, you'll get to enjoy the classic English experience of Punting of the River Cherwell.
Punting is a truly timeless, slightly eccentric, quintessentially Oxford, idyllic pleasure. Sailing leisurely upstream or downriver, trailing your fingers in the silky water, admiring the wildlife, dropping in at the Victoria Arms Pub, or drifting downstream past the University - you'll have a wonderful time!
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
Southampton hotel/port pick-up and drop-off
Transportation in a modern comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
Professional local guide/driver
What’s not included
Entrance fees to other attractions
Food or drinks
Pick-up is available from central Southampton, Southampton port or any Southampton hotel. You will be asked to provide your pick-up address during checkout and will be contacted by the local partner for confirmation.
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
Important to know
- Entrance to Christ Church and Oxford Univerity are not included in the price of the tour and tickets can be purchased directly on the day
- Pick-up is available from central Southampton, Southampton port or any Southampton hotel
- You will be asked to provide your pick-up address during checkout and will be contacted by the local partner prior to the tour to confirm pick-up times and location
- There is a maximum of 8 people per tour
- Please note there is a blanket cost based on a group of up to 8 people