Oxford University Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

70 Reviews

Oxford University Walking Tour

From US$ 27.35 per person

Follow the Oxford actors, students or graduate guides to explore the famous sights and colleges in Oxford. See inside a Harry Potter film site, the Bodleian Library (when open). Private group tours in other languages available.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours - 105 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, German
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 1.5 to 2-hour walking tour around the city of Oxford
  • Follow the informative, eccentric, and humorous tour guide
  • See inside some of Oxford's most beautiful colleges
  • Led by Oxford-educated guides or by Oxford actors
Full description
The tour introduces at least 9 colleges and describes college life, student traditions, famous literary, scientific, and political figures, and English history in Oxford. Follow the informative guide around the city as you visit the famous sights and learn about the history of Oxford – the guides speak various languages and most are Oxford students and graduates, English tutors, or actors and actresses. Get the most of out of your trip to Oxford on this tour – the general tour can be scheduled to suit whatever requests and interests you have. This tour is ideal for small groups, language schools, or business organizations.  On this tour you will go inside one of the Harry Potter film sites, the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library. Please note that in 2020, due to COVID-19 closures, the colleges are not open to the public, but you will still be introduced to many of the colleges & other famous sights on the route. Divinity school can close without any advance notice given, entry is not guaranteed. Please note that Divinity school is closed on any graduation dates and few colleges are open on such dates below: • Published Divinity School closures 2020 include the following university graduation dates when few colleges are open: January 18, February 29, May 2, May 9, July 18, July 28, July 31, August 1, August 7, August 8, September 12, September 25, September 26, November 6, November 7, November 14, and November 20, 2020 • Divinity School closures for graduation dates 2021 include the following dates: January 23, February 27, March 6, May 8, and May 15, 2021 • University Open Days 2020 with limited access to guides include the following dates: July 1, July 2, September 18 • Divinity School is generally closed December 24-26 and January 1 every year
Includes
  • Entry to Divinity School (Harry Potter film site)
  • Map of Oxford College and sights
  • Entrance to any colleges the local partner doesn't have existing access rights to
  • Entrance to Christchurch
  • On any dates when the Divinity School is closed (please read the full description carefully), the tour will not visit that location. The Divinity School also sometimes closes with no prior notice.
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Walking tours last for 90-120 minutes. Entry to one or more colleges is included but cannot be guaranteed on any university graduation days- please see dates below
  • Group bookings will be private tours unless another group happens to book and request the guide on the same date and time
  • To book a tour in a foreign language, select the £50 surcharge option button called, 'tour conducted in foreign language option'. The tour operator may not always be able to find a guide for that language
  • The tour runs rain or shine, so please dress appropriately
  • Although the tour operator plans and reserve college entrance in advance, they cannot guarantee entrance to any specific colleges
  • Please note that this tour does not include a visit to Christchurch
  • Entrance to The Divinity School film site (at the Bodleian Library) is not guaranteed
  • Divinity School is generally closed December 24-26 and January 1 every year
  • Please read the full description for other Divinity School closure dates
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Our guide Laura was excellent had great knowledge of the city. She made it great fun too with little anecdotes of places and people, we learnt a lot about the history of the city and the famous people who had studied there. We will be back for more in 2020. Thank you Laura. X

11 December 2019

Went to a lot of places and seen colleges, beautiful gardens and beautiful architectural buildings. Definitely recommend this tour if you don’t have a clue where to begin your visit in Oxford, Aliston (not sure if I got it correctly) is the guy!!! He gives great history lessons and information.

7 November 2019

Entertaining and informative

Will the guide was superb, a student himself so gave a great insight into life at the uni . He is clearly extremely clever and very proud to be at Oxford and well deserving of his place . He was very considerate during the tour offering to take photos and answering questions . Would highly recommend the trip to others .

24 July 2019

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