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Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits

From US$19.82
Highlights
  • Discover Oxford city center, colleges, and landmarks with a guide
  • Learn about the city’s history as you visit sights like the Bodleian Library
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group of no more than 15
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Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits
From US$19.82
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Daily individuals at 1pmMost Popular
Daily 1pm
From US$19.82
Individual tickets at 11am
Daily ticketed tour at 11am available daily
From US$33.02
4.15pm small group tour
Colleges usually close at 5pm, so this tour is fine if you cannot join the 1pm tour but it's offered at higher cost than 1pm tour & tends to be private groups only. You will see inside 1 or 2 colleges
From US$33.03
Overview

History buffs—particularly those short on time—should look no further than this Oxford walking tour, which offers a comprehensive overview of the historic city. Peek inside ancient colleges, admire the Bodleian Library, learn where famous writers like Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien studied, and more. The tour-group size is limited for a more intimate experience, and it includes a discount card for local shops and restaurants.

What to Expect
Greet your guide and small group in central Oxford. You’ll listen to tales of Oxford history and student life as you walk. Note that the exact itinerary may vary depending on your group’s interests and the time of year.

Pass Oxford city center sights including the Bodleian Library, the Sheldonian Theatre, and Christ Church, a Harry Potter film location, and peek inside one or two colleges—New College (founded 1379), Exeter College (founded 1314), or St. John’s College (founded 1555).

After your tour, carry on exploring with an ILoveOxford map and a discount card valid in select shops and restaurants.
Reviews (27)
1 - 5 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great tour

A really informative and entertaining walking tour, which was most enjoyable despite frequent heavy storms. Our guide Peter was a student himself, was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour.

3  Thank gordon h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Entertaining and Insightful!

We were lucky to have an Oxford student as our tour guide! Tanaya took us around the Bodleian libraries, into beautiful college chapels, showed us where to find the Narnia lamp and gave us little anecdotes on Oxfords famous and infamous from Tolkien to Henry...More

3  Thank Gabriella D
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Gabriella, Thanks for sharing your recommendation of your tour with Tanaya.

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Fascinating Oxford Walking Tour

Definitely the best way to see Oxford, especially if you just have an hour or two. Tanaya, a Masters student, gave us a fantastic walking tour of Oxford University taking in many highlights and historic buildings, streets and quads. She has a very pleasant and...More

4  Thank 305Marcus
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Oxford walking tour with us, led by Tanaya.

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile
Great tour!

It was our first visit to Oxford so we opted for the Oxford City & Oxford University Walking Tour. We really enjoyed it! Our tour guide Annamary was friendly, knowledgable and engaging. Would recommend.More

4  Thank marcustari
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hi Marco? Thanks for recommending your tour with Anna Mart. She is a new guide but she has gone out of her way to develop her background knowledge and I am very lucky to have her on our team. I am glad you recommended your...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Lacking college insight

Had expected to walk thru or into more of the colleges. Many are not open to the public. Our guide was okay, just inexperienced.More

2  Thank Kristina M
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Kristina. I am sorry to hear that you found your tour experience disappointing. Can I just firstly ask you to double check that you definitely did book with us here at 'Visit Oxford Tours' and not with some other tour operator? I ask as...More

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