Sites that combine well with Oxford
This is the private residence of the Duke of Marlborough; this magnificent palace was built in the 1700s as a celebration of the military success of John Churchill. As the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill it has an exhibition about him. With beautiful gardens landscaped by Lancelot "Capability" Brown Blenheim Palace is the only non-royal Palace in the country.
An Oxford and Blenheim tour costs £645 taking 9 hours.
This is a charming country town to visit. It is best known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare who was educated at the local grammar school and buried in the local Church. Explore the family home where he was born, his classroom at school and, if time permits, his grave. You may also visit the Tudor farm where he courted his wife, Anne Hathaway.
An Oxford and Stratford tour costs £710 taking 10 hours.
Visiting this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a relaxing, scenic and charming tour. It can include a combination of traditional villages, larger market towns or even a small 5000-year-old stone circle. Drive through lovely English countryside and enjoy the thatched roof houses, made of honey coloured Cotswold stone and the traditional pub.
An Oxford and Cotswolds tour costs £710 taking 9 hours.
We have selected these sites as they complement each other and are geographically suited creating a balanced tour. You can either just visit Oxford or go on an Oxford Plus tour where you visit Oxford plus one other site.
Famous for its ancient university which dates back to the 1200s, the Colleges of Oxford University shape the bustling city of Oxford. Visit at least one College to find out about student life, and as we walk amongst the honey coloured buildings you will learn about our education system. For Harry Potter fans there are sites to visit and recognise from the films.
An Oxford only tour costs £505 taking 6 hours.
Hampton Court is two palaces in one: the Tudor palace belonged to King Henry VIII and its scale is brought to life when you see how he housed and fed his 400 courtiers. King William III built the grander baroque palace in the 1600s. It was built to impress, especially when the King was conducting State business. The gardens are renowned for their colour, design and history.
An Oxford and Hampton tour costs £645 taking 9 hours.
The world's oldest inhabited castle and Queen Elizabeth II's favourite weekend residence. Windsor Castle is a fortress with sumptuous state apartments to visit and admire. St George's Chapel is the burial place of many Kings and Queens of England and home to the highest order of chivalry - see the glorious banners of the Knights of the Garter.
An Oxford and Windsor tour costs £645 taking 9 hours.
This unique and at least 5000 years old mystical stone circle has intrigued people throughout the ages. Find out how it was probably built as a religious or ceremonial site. Unlock the secrets of the Solstices and marvel at the feats of labour involved in moving, shaping and erecting these 40-tonne stones. Feel the atmosphere at this unique World Heritage Site.
An Oxford and Stonehenge tour costs £710 taking 10 hours.