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Address: Oxford OX1 3AS, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 686441
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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
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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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Inspector Lewis Tour Rocked

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
DavidKeltner
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Broadview Heights, Ohio

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Longmont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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 3 weeks ago

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 

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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 3 weeks ago

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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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 

Paris, France
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

During this 2-hour tour of Oxford our guide, Linda Gelens, was both informative and amusing. On the tour we visited two colleges (Exeter and St Johns). Our knowledgeable guide gave us an interesting insight into Oxford life accompanied by witty anecdotes. Highly recommended.

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Thank Malcolm J
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Thank you so much for highly commending your official tour - we will pass this on to your guide, Linda, who will also be very pleased that you found your tour entertaining as well as informative, with the insights into Oxford life you mention. Thank you again. More 

Wales
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Like others we had a limited time to spend in Oxford, and wanted to learn more about the city. We took a 2 hour walking tour which was brilliant.Our Guide, Linda Gelens, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The walk was both entertaining and interesting and I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

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Thank Samweller
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It's very kind of you to recommend your tour and tour guide Linda, she will be pleased. Thank you for booking with us, we're very happy that with your official tour you felt you were able to make the most of your short visit to Oxford. Perhaps you can back another time for a longer stay! More 

Croyde, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Our guide, Sandra, was very knowledgable and entertaining. She was able to keep the children interested with Harry Potter information and had something for adults ad was able to place events in the context of British History even for foreign visitors. We had a tour of New College and the Divinity rooms, both well worth seeing. We took our daughter... More 

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Thank Liz M
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Many thanks for your review, we are really pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed the blend of information and entertainment your tour guide provided for all age groups on your tour. We are very happy that you liked the college visits included also. Sandra will be delighted to have been recommended, as will our Visitor Information Centre... More 

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