Day tour to Oxford with Punting

  • Duration:

    8 Hours

  • Location:

    Oxford

  • Price:

    From £450

Admire the city of Oxford, known as The City of Dreaming Spires and home to England’s oldest and most prestigious university.  Enjoy a walking tour of this fascinating University City, including Christ Church the largest college in the university, with it’s famous Cathedral. Then finish off your day by sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the picturesque scenery slipping by while you punt down the River Cherwell.

What places could we get to see?

  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Radcliffe Camera
  • Trinity College
  • Christ Church
  • Bodleian Library
  • Punting on the River Cherwell

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Meet your professional driver guide on arrival at Southampton Cruise Terminal at 8am and relax in the comfort of an air-conditional vehicle.  You’ll start the day by travelling to the famous city of Oxford.  This beautiful university town has been the home to scholars and royals for over 800 years.

Your guide will lead you on a walk through the historic city centre where you will learn about Oxford’s history, the University of Oxford, famous people who have graced the city, and interesting old traditions.

Next you will 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 recognize some buildings.

After your walking tour of the city we will enjoy the classic English experience of Punting on the River Cherwell.  Punting is a truly timeless, slightly eccentric, quintessentially Oxford, idyllic pleasure: sailing leisurely upstream or down river, trailing fingers in the silky water, admiring the wildlife, dropping in at the Victoria Arms Pub or drifting downstream past the University.

We then drive back to your Southampton cruise in plenty of time for your departure.  Alternatively, if you have finished your cruise then we are happy to drop you off at your London hotel or Heathrow Airport for an extra fee of £75.

You’ll be looked after by our knowledgeable driver-guide and travel in one of our comfortable vehicles that can hold up to eight guests.

Your guide will give you a background of the area’s history as you travel, and at each of the stops you’re free to either explore with your guide or to have some free time to yourself, relax and maybe do some shopping.

Tour Details

This tour is available seven days a week, subject to availability.

We have a tier pricing policy for this tour and below are the prices per person:

£450.00 for 1 person

£238.00 per person for 2 people

£167.00 per person for 3 people

£131.00 per person for 4 people

£110.00 per person for 5 people

£96.00 per person for 6 people

£86.00 per person for 7 people

£78.00 per person for 8 people

The tour departs from either Southampton Cruise Terminal or your Southampton Hotel and we will return you to Southampton after the tour.  Alternatively, if you have finished your cruise then we are happy to drop you off at your London hotel or Heathrow Airport for an extra fee of £75.

Included in this tour

  • Professional local guide/driver
  • Entrance tickets to Christchurch
  • Punt hire
  • Transportation in a modern comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • We are proud to support ‘One Tree Planted’. So with every booking made, we will donate to allow one tree to be planted

 

Not included in this tour

  • Entrance fees to other attractions
  • Food or refreshments
  • Gratuities

This is a day tour which departs from either Southampton cruise terminal or your Southampton hotel. The start time for this tour is flexible depending on when your cruise disembarks. Your guide will be waiting for you in the cruise terminal at a pre-agreed time.

How much does the tour cost?

We have a tier pricing policy for this tour and below are the prices per person:

£450.00 for 1 person

£238.00 per person for 2 people

£167.00 per person for 3 people

£131.00 per person for 4 people

£110.00 per person for 5 people

£96.00 per person for 6 people

£86.00 per person for 7 people

£78.00 per person for 8 people

When can I take this tour?

This tour is available 7 days a week depending on availability.

What is the minimum/maximum number of people on the tours?

The minimum is 1 person and the maximum is 8 people.  For larger groups please send us an email to discuss availability and pricing.

Does this tour allow entrance tickets?

Yes your entrance tickets to Christchurch and Punt hirer are included.

Can I be picked up from London?

Yes this tour can be run with a start in London and finish in Southampton however there will be an extra charge of £75.

What are the payment arrangement for the tour?

We require full payment at the time of booking.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is 100% of the cost charged for cancellations within 48 hours prior the tour. 50 % of the cost is charged for cancellations 3 – 7 days before the tour. For cancellations given 8 days and greater before the tour then we charge a 10% cancellation fee.