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Coach Trips and Holidays to Oxford


Catch a coach to Oxford to experience stunning architecture, boatloads of history and it's ancient university.

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Known as the city of dreaming spires, Oxford is a wonderful place to visit for a city break. From the Bodleian libraries to punting along the river, there's so much to see and do. Read our guide to Oxford city and discover how to enjoy a perfect city break here.

The iconic Radcliffe Camera in Oxford

Outstanding Oxford 

Nestled in the Cotswolds, Oxford is a beautiful city which is ideal for a slow travel coach holiday in this area of the UK. Nearby Cotswolds villages include Bibury and Burford, with the Chiltern Hills just south of the city too.

The nearest airport to Oxford is London Luton Airport, which is just under two hours away by airport transfer. As for getting around the city, the centre of Oxford is small enough to cover on foot. Many of Oxford's streets are closed to traffic, so visitors are encouraged to use the city's Park and Ride service.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do in Oxford for free?

Day trips to Oxford can easily be budget friendly.

The University of Oxford is made up of 38 independent colleges, most of which are free to visit. This includes the History of Science Museum and the Archaeology and Pitt Rivers Museum. The Ashmolean Museum of Art is not only the world's first university museum but Britain's first ever museum too!

You can also visit the beautiful Christ Church Meadow, which you can easily combine with a walk along the Thames.

Foodies will love the tasty produce on offer at Gloucester Green Market. This free traditional open air market is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

What not to miss in Oxford?

With over 1,000 years of history on display, Oxford Castle and Prison is a must-do. Visitors can descend underground into the candle-lit crypt or climb 101 steps to enjoy panoramic views over the city.

If the weather is nice, exploring Oxford's waterways is a must. From punting to river cruises, there are plenty of options to get out on the water and see an alternative view of the city.

Ensure you don't forget to capture that crucial picture at the Bridge of Sighs as well.

Blenheim Palace is situated a mere 25 minutes from the heart of Oxford city, making it an excellent destination for group tourists. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has been the ancestral home of the Dukes of Marlborough for over 300 years. Groups can tour the palace or explore over 2000 acres of Capability Brown Parkland.

What are the major events in Oxford?

Oxford is a great city to visit for fun festivals and events.

Oxford International Women's Festival in March and Shakespeare's Birthday Parade in April are fantastic annual events every year. Alice's Day, in July, is Oxford’s city-wide celebration of all things Alice in Wonderland. Oxford is actually the birthplace of Alice in Wonderland!

The city's Literary Festival is another top event. Oxford's world-class literary event brings together leading authors and public figures across nine days in March.

Looking ahead to next year, music fans can catch Feeder in March, The Zutons in April and Paloma Faith in May.

What are the top tourist attractions in Oxford?

Oxford is one of the world's top research universities, so academic buildings are often popular choices when visiting. Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Pitt Rivers Museum and the world-famous Bodleian Library are all popular choices.

Many tourists enjoy visiting academic buildings for their links to Harry Potter too. Christ Church, Bodleian Library and New College are all filming locations for the top movie franchise. 

Oxford Botanic Garden is the UK's oldest botanic garden. Founded in 1621, the garden is home to nearly 5,000 different types of plants. Visitors can explore inside the walled garden or spot exotic and tropical plants in the glasshouses.

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