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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
Duration 105 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • 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. The tour length, subject, pace, college entrances will all depend on your preferred circumstances and how long a tour you would like to book.  The tour visits inside one of the Harry Potter film sites, when it's open- the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library.

Please note which colleges or university venues visited varies and will depend on the day but please note that this tour doesn't visit inside Christchurch (as it costs up to £10 per person and has long queues).

Please note that as the university colleges are private institutions, entry is not guaranteed to colleges, but it is very rare that you won't get entry into at least 1 or 2 colleges on the tour.

The Divinity School Harry Potter film site at Bodleian Library is closed daily from Dec 22nd to Jan 1st. Many of the colleges will also be closed during these dates but you will get inside at least one or more colleges wherever possible.

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:

The Graduation Dates for 2019 are as follows: 

September 14, 27,28
November 1, 2, 9

February 29
May 2, 9

Oxford University student & staff special offer: 1 free ticket for a guest. Please advise when booking if you are an Oxford student or staff member. Oxford University ID must be presented to the guide at the beginning of the tour
  • College entrance where and when accessible as arranged by the tour operator
  • A complimentary map of Oxford College and sights
  • 2 entry fee per person to see inside The Divinity School- Harry Potter film site (when it's open)
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to any colleges you specify you want to visit which we don't have existing access rights to
  • Entrance to Christchurch
  • On any dates when the Divinity School is closed, the tour will not visit that location. The Divinity School also sometimes closes with no prior notice.

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside the Oxford Visitor Information Center, 15 Broad Street, OX1 3AS. The guide will be wearing red.

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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
• 2019 - next known closure dates are: Aug 2 & 3; Sep 14, 27 & 28; Nov 1, 2 & 9
• 2020 - known closure dates include: Jan 18; Feb 29; May 2 & 9
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 60 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

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Visit Oxford Tours Ltd

Product ID: 28241