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Address: Oxford OX1 3AS, England
Phone Number:
+44 1865 686441
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

An Oxford Official Walking Tour is the best way to explore Oxford’s...

An Oxford Official Walking Tour is the best way to explore Oxford’s history, the University of Oxford, famous people and old traditions. There is a tour for all interests including the popular City and University Tour and tours for fans of Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and Inspector Morse.

Your tour will be conducted by a professionally trained guide who holds a Blue or Green Badge awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the national professional body. Your guide will also be a member of the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides.

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In depth tour of Oxford in 2 hours

I booked the Experience Oxfordshire combination walking and hop-on-hop-off bus tour in advance for me and my two children ages 10 and 14. We never used the bus portion of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the Experience Oxfordshire combination walking and hop-on-hop-off bus tour in advance for me and my two children ages 10 and 14. We never used the bus portion of the tour, and I wouldn't suggest booking both if you have only one day in Oxford. After a wonderful guided tour with Kate, we opted to head back on foot... More 

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Thank you very much for your tour review and feedback on the Combo tickets - we are very glad you enjoyed your Walking Tour part of your ticket, s your guide Kate will be too. The combination bus tickets are valid for up to 24 or 48 hours, depending on which ticket you buy - having a walk and a... More 

Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked our walking tour of the City of Oxford at the visitors center. The tour was guided by Heidi who did a fantastic job. She was very knowledgeable, fun and funny. Due to her persistence we were able to visit a dinning hall at one of the colleges. The dinning halls are amazing and a must see on the... More 

Thank Jadecody
Management response:

Thanks ever so for your review, Heidi your guide will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed it so much, and especially that you were glad to see inside a college. When the colleges are open (and that is most of the time) it does make the tour. When not, it's because they are in use, for Graduations or Exams! More 

Brightlingsea, Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Took part in this tour end November, our guide was Hedi. Gave us an insight into Oxford and the Universities. Visited Exeter College including the Dining Hall and Divine. Lots of info without going to deep. Lovely couple of hours.

Thank Gripper2
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Thanks so much for your review, we're really glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour and your time with Heidi, one of our Green Badge guides. It's good to hear that your tour was informative in a light-hearted and entertaining way. Thanks again. More 

Broadview Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We did the Inspector Lewis Tour and found it amazing. The tour guide is for sure a junky of the three television series. She was interesting and kept us fascinated for the entire tour. I want to do it again sometime. We also found out a lot about Oxford itself.

Thank DavidKeltner
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review, we're really happy that you found your guide so interesting and that you would like to come back to Oxford again! Please let us know when you do, we'd love to hear from you. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Like all TICs, this one has bazillions of pamphlets and staff members whose sole raison d'être is to give you, the tourist, plenty of information. However, THIS staff has people who go out of their way. I sent an email with a considerable amount of questions about two weeks before our arrival. Usually, as you know, this kind of email... More 

Thank Teresa B
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Thank you so much for your very detailed review, we're really pleased to hear that the VIC staff were so helpful in advance and on the day of your first visit. Not so good to hear that you couldn't hear your tour guide very well I'm afraid, we will pass that on. As you experienced, sometimes the University gets very... More 

Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Excellent fun 2 hour walking tour hosted by Linda who was highly informative and animated. Saw some beautiful buildings and entered a college whilst Linda pointed out locations of various episodes of the programs. Highly recommended!

Thank carinalewis
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Thank you so much for highly recommending your Morse Lewis and Endeavour tour! Your guide Linda will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed it so much, and found it entertaining as well as interesting, with plenty of beautiful buildings to see. Thanks again! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Highly enjoyable tour hosted by Leigh who was very knowledgeable in relaying Oxford locations with episode references. You don't need to be a fan of the Colin Dexter characters to enjoy the tour, highly recommended

1 Thank pburkeuk
Management response:

Thank you so much for your high recommendation for your Morse tour and Morse guide, Leigh, who will be very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour so much. It's very kind of you to give us five stars and to let us know that this tour is a good way to enjoy a visit to Oxford. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We joined a 'City and University' two hour tour with Felicity as our guide. The tour was superb. Despite having a multinational group of about 15 of us, Felicity gave a very clear, knowledgeable and very interesting tour which kept us all entertained for the two hours. I would strongly recommend this tour to all first time visitors to the... More 

Thank mikedsail
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Thanks so much for your five star review for the 'University and City Tour'. Felicity your guide will be absolutely delighted, and especially that you found the tour entertaining and interesting. We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit and can recommend it to first time visitors to Oxford. Thank you again. More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We joined a small group who were led by Leigh. We are not Morse fans per se, but this trip was a fun way to experience the beautiful city of Oxford including local history and I would recommend it without doubt. Leigh was extremely knowledgeable in her detail of Morse, Lewis and Endeavour and the 'super' fans on our tour... More 

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Thank you so much for your 5 star review of Leigh's Morse tour, she will be extremely happy to hear it and we're really pleased you enjoyed it as much as the Morse 'super fans' also on your tour, and also that you were happy with the other information given on other literary greats and their connections to Oxford. It's... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We always hunt out city walking tours and this one in Oxford is one of the best we have ever done, both here and abroad. Charles was impressively knowledgeable and answered the varied questions the group through at him seemingly easily. The walk took in a detailed trip around Exeter College and then additional time walking round other sights including... More 

Thank Woolleg
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review, and saying our official tour is one of the best you've ever done, which is a wonderful compliment thank you. I will pass it on to Charles your guide, of course. It will mean a great deal to him as it does for us to know that compared with other tours... More 

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