Review - London to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford with Evan Evans Tour – Page 2
This page is the second part of my review of Evan Evans tour from London to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford. In the first part I talked about the Windsor Castle. In this second part of the review I will talk about the rest of the Evan Evans tour in Stonehenge and Oxford.
After the Windsor Castle, we continued our day tour to the famous world heritage Stonehenge. It was 1 hour and a half driving from Windsor Castle. From the coach you will also see the place that hosts the ASCOT the world's most famous horses racecourse. Before arriving to Stonehenge, our guide told us many interesting stories about it. I will not give any spoilers ;). I decided to get a ticket and I went to check it out. I was very impressed with those rocks in the middle of nowhere. We stayed there for 30 minutes and it was enough to take photos and see the famous Stonehenge rocks. the visit is about walking around the rocks without entering the circle and without touching the rocks. They will give you a Stonehenge map. You can ask for audio guide which will help you to learn more information about this world heritage site. There is 11 parts in the audio guided tour: North Barrow - Station Stone - Circular ditch and bank - South Barrow - Station Stone - Heel Stone - The Avenue - Slaughter Stone - Circle of sarsen stones with lintels - Circle of bluestones - Horseshoe of sarsen trilithon. 3D photos are also available here, so that you can see the Stonehenge rocks in you living room ;) (what do you think? are these "interesting rocks" or just a "bunch of rocks" ? :) ).
Next stop and the last one, was Oxford. Back to the Evan Evans coach for 1hour and half driving to Harry Potter city, Oxford. Once arrived there, the Evan Evans guide will show you the city and tells you the history of Oxford but you are free to visit it by yourself if you prefer. The guide showed us the city for around half hour and then we got 20 minutes free time. There is many giftshops there. (as he said: if you are interested to buy one of those Oxford tee-shirt to look smart :p ).
One thing that I didn't now before is that Oxford University is not like a big Campus. If I got it well, it is many separated colleges and those colleges make the famous Oxford university, some Harry Potter scene were filmed in those colleges.
I have been to Cambridge before this Evan Evans tour and from what I have seen, I prefer Cambridge rather then Oxford. (At the same time I spent a full day in Cambridge whether in Oxford it was only one hour). I did the guided tour in cambridge. I will write a review on it in the next following weeks.
Also, Evan Evans tour guide showed us the scar of Harry Potter on the floor in Oxford city. This tour will not show you the places of Harry Potter movie scenes. If you are more into Harry Potter culture, you should probably go to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London "the making of Harry Potter" which will be opened in spring 2012 (Ticket on sale 13th October 2011). This is a behind the scene walking tour.
Finally, from Oxford to London will take you around 1 hour and half. At the end of the tour they will not drop everybody at their hotels but they will try to manage with you to find the best London tube underground station that works best for you.
The summarize my review for this Evan Evan tour: Windsor Castle Stonehenge and Oxford, it is very interesting to get away from london and check new famous places. The only thing is that a lot of time is spent in the coach. If you are ok with that, then you will enjoy this tour. We had a very funny guide that made our trip more pleasant than expected with many stories related to the visited places.
The previous part of the review is on Page 1: Windsor Castle
Author: Karim Kanoun