Oxford Private Tour: With a Former Oxford Union President

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API Provider: Rezdy
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Location: London
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 8.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Explore the debating chamber, the bar, the library, grounds
See the iconic Bridge of Sighs and Covered Market
Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa and others have spoken here
Take centre stage with your guide
Hear of the University's ancient beginnings
Summary
Explore Medieval Oxford with the knowledge of a recent alumni
Description

* Take the unique opportunity to enter The Oxford Union - the historic epicentre of debate at the University 
* Ronald Reagan, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill to Mother Teresa have all spoken here. 
* Explore the debating chamber, the bar, the library and grounds - usually limited to members only. 
* Venture through the enchanting, cobbled streets of Oxford visiting its most historic sites 
* See the iconic Bridge of Sighs, Covered Market, The Bodleian Library and an array of colleges. 
* Hear of strange traditions, its medieval beginnings and contributions to academia and humanity. 
* Take centre stage with your guide. No other groups or noise to drown out the experience.

Begin your day at London Paddington Station. Escape smoky London and zip across the rolling English countryside to sleepy Oxford. Steeped in history, outstandingly beautiful and famed for its ancient University (founded in 1096). An institution which has produced some of the greatest minds throughout time. From Oscar Wilde, Edwin Hubble, to Stephen Hawking.

Meet your friendly guide - a former President of The Oxford Union, a prestigious student position held by numerous former British Prime Ministers. Accompany your guide through the beautiful cobbled streets and squares of the City Centre. Explore the local market, churches, hidden gardens, quaint shops and ancient pubs. And gain unparalleled knowledge and access to the University and its array of beautiful colleges. Hear of the University's ancient beginnings, strange traditions and invaluable contributions to academia and humanity. This is a unique opportunity to see Oxford from a less travelled perspective. And a sure highlight to your trip!

Included Explore Medieval Oxford with the knowledge of a recent alumni
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
A friendly, professional guide with first-hand knowledge of the area
Excluded Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Should you require a specific pick up location, additional fees may apply and are payable locally
Kids under 4 are free
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
Please bring plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From 01-01-2020 To 12-31-2020
Sunday 08:00, 09:00, 09:30
Monday 08:00, 09:00, 09:30
Tuesday 08:00, 09:00, 09:30
Wednesday 08:00, 09:00, 09:30
Thursday 08:00, 09:00, 09:30
Friday 08:00, 09:00, 09:30
Saturday 08:00, 09:00, 09:30

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 51.516492, -0.176628
Address: Marks and Spencer, Paddington Station, London, England, W2 1HA, GB
Notes: The M&S (Marks and Spencer) shop, London Paddington Rail Simply Food inside Paddington Station - W2 1HA
Start Location Notes Marks and Spencer, Paddington Station, London, England, W2 1HA, GB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Marks and Spencer, Paddington Station, London, England, W2 1HA, GB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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