Embark on a tour to Oxford, Windsor and Eton. You will visit Windsor and Eton in the morning before traveling to Oxford at lunchtime where you will spend the afternoon. In the Oxford center you will find a wide range of shops in the Westgate and Clarendon shopping centers and the old Victorian covered market. Or you can alternatively visit some free museums or Oxford Castle.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Christ ChurchThe University of Oxford is the second oldest surviving university in the world dating back to the 11th century. There is no central campus; the university is all over the city centre consisting of 36 colleges and over 100 schools looking after 21,000 students. Perhaps the most well known college is Christchurch, this is the largest college in Oxford, and many of the scenes from the Harry Potter films were shot in various locations around the college grounds.Pass By: Oxford Castle & PrisonThe castle dates back to the 11th century and although mainly a ruin it does still have its old keep. The castle’s main use was as a prison which remained so until as recently as 1996! Today you can visit it as a tourist attraction, find out about the people who worked there and also about some of the more notorious characters who were locked up inside.Pass By: Ashmolean Museum of Art and ArchaeologyThis is the world’s first university museum. The museum opened in 1683 but has since moved to its present building in 1845. Over the last few years the museum has been extensively rebuilt with millions of pound spent on it. The main museum contains one of the finest collections Pre- Raphaelite paintings amongst other great collections as well as archaeological pieces from ancient Egypt and Greece.Stop At: Windsor CastleThis castle is one of the three official residences of the Queen, when the Queen is at ‘home’ the royal standard flies from the top of the Round Tower. At all other times you will see the Union Flag. Windsor Museum comprises a collection of over 6,300 objects from the Bronze Age to the present day including maps, books, and paintings. Every other Saturday you will be able to see the Queen’s guard and band march through the centre of the town. Duration: 2 hours