1. United Kingdom
  2. Oxfordshire
  3. Oxford
  4. University of Oxford

City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Product ID: 4581
Hop-on to a City Sightseeing Oxford bus tour and enjoy unlimited hop on hop off for 24 or 48 hours. Discover sights such as Oxford Castle and Queen's College, as you travel on an open-top, double-decker bus with panoramic views of the city.
About this activity
Duration: 24 - 48 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hop off at Oxford Castle, one of the city's most important landmarks
  • Get your shopping fix at Westgate Shopping Center
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the open-top deck of Oxford's oldest colleges
  • Take in the peaceful scenery and atmosphere along Meadow Lane
Full description
Home to the oldest University in Britain, Oxford is an architectural marvel. You'll get fantastic views of its honey colored buildings as well as tantalizing glimpses of the hushed courtyards of its many Colleges.

Visit the International award winning Oxford Castle Heritage area and you'll travel by the Ashmolean, the Sheldonian, the historic Carfax junction - see this and more on the City Sightseeing tour of Oxford.

Your Tour Itinerary
Stop 1 - Railway Station
Stop 2 - Park End Street
Stop 3 - Bus Station
Stop 4 - New Road
Stop 5 - West Gate 
Stop 6 - Speedwell Street
Stop 7 - Christ Church
Stop 8 - Brasenose College
Stop 9 - The Queens College
Stop 10 - The Plain
Stop 11 - St. Cross Road
Stop 12 - South Parks Road
Stop 13 - Sheldonian Theatre
Stop 14 - Trinity College
Stop 15 - Parks Road
Stop 16 - Banbury Road
Stop 17 - Woodstock Road
Stop 18 - Browns Restaurant
Stop 19 - Magdalen Street East
Stop 20 - Randolph Hotel
  • 24 or 48-hour bus ticket
  • Multilingual commentary
  • Headphones
  • Guided walking tour (seasonal)
What’s Not Included
  • Attraction Tickets

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Start Point: stop 1 - Railway Station
• Duration: 60 minutes
• Frequency: every 10 to 15 minutes (summer), every 25 to 30 minutes (winter)
• Season: daily, all year round (excluding 25 and 26 December and 1 January)
• First Tour: 9.30 AM (All Year Round)
• Last Tour: 6.00 PM (Summer), 4.00 PM (Winter), 5:00 PM (Spring and Autumn)
• Ticket Length: 24 or 48-hour tickets available
• Wheelchair access is available on some tour buses
• Customers who book a ticket with a date in 2020 can redeem their voucher at any point until 31st December 2020; for tickets booked with a date of 1st October onwards, a normal 3-month ticket validity applies
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 144 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Good guide

We enjoyed the bus tour it was very informative. The guide was good and knew everything there was to know about the architecture and the colleges. I didn’t realise we had to get a ticket even though we had printed one off. I was just going to jump on the bus with my printed one. I think that might need explaining on the website better. Also I didn’t realise your 24 hour ticket didn’t start until you had been given your proper ticket so we had a lot more time to use it as we didn’t get the proper ticket until 15:30 so could use it all the next day too till 15:30 which is worth remembering. But it was good and worth the money.

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September 26, 2019

A good way to have an overview of Oxford

The route was excellent and the buses came frequently. The drivers were friendly and experts at squeezing in narrow spaces. The commentary was clear and informative. Not very busy on a Friday. The only problem was that I pre-booked the tickets online but realised afterwards that we would only be able to exchange our printed voucher for valid tickets at the main train station, which was not convenient. Booking online does not give you any advantage and if you had to cancel shortly before the trip, you would lose your money.

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May 12, 2019

Informative and interesting tour

The tour was both informative and interesting, however, I would not recommend buying the ticket on line as some of the bus drivers do not know how to use them. After a five minute wait while the driver made a phone call he printed off numerous tickets, telling us they were all useless. He then told us we would have to get off his bus and catch another one as he could not print our tickets for us. We then caught the next bus and tha5 driver printed the tickets instantly. The tour had lots of stops and gave plenty of information explaining what was at each stop.

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August 13, 2018

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City Sightseeing UK

Product ID: 4581