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  2. South East England
  3. Oxford
  4. Christ Church, Oxford

Christ Church College Oxford Private Tour

Product ID: 109864
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Unique, personal, exclusive tour of Christ Church for 1 or 2 people. Led by an Oxford Graduate and Institute of Tourist Guiding Green Badge Guide. An hour's walking tour full of fascinating facts, amazing anecdotes, and stunning sights.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hear about the unique Oxford collegiate and tutorial system and why it is the number one University in the world
  • Admire the spellbinding architecture and what the Alice in Wonderland connections and stories are
  • Learn of Henry VIII, his 6 wives, and the founder of Christ Church, Cardinal Wolsey
  • Hear the Legend of the Saxon Princess and her rejected suitor old King Algar
  • Learn about Robert Peel and the establishment of the first ever police force and the British "Bobby"
  • Learn about the shrine to Oxford's patron saint St Frideswide, and the Tudor Catholic Queen who prayed to her in vain for a son
  • See the Great Hall, Why Christ Church is never called "Christ Church College"
  • See the connections of famous resident King Charles I and the English Civil War
Full description
The tour gives visitors an insight into the College's history, its architecture, the life of a student at the University, as well as scenes associated with the world of Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. Christ Church is the quintessential place to visit at Oxford University. Two of its famous landmarks, Tom Tower, by Christopher Wren, and Oxford’s Cathedral, contribute to the city’s celebrated dreaming spires and highlight Christ Church as a unique dual foundation; one of Oxford's largest Colleges and the Cathedral Church for the Diocese. 

From the historic Meadow Gate where you will be strolling in the footsteps of academics, kings and queens, and a little girl called Alice, through to the peace and quiet of Christ Church Meadow where English Longhorn cattle graze in the heart of the busy city, every step of the way marks a little piece of history, heritage, and tradition.

The tour takes you via the Meadow Building through the Great Hall, the cloisters, elegant quadrangles into the Cathedral with its vibrant stained glass windows, ancient tombs, and shrine to the Patron Saint of Oxford. Here visitors will learn about the rich history of an Oxford college and the life of a community dedicated to learning.
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  • Entry fees

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Meeting point

Meadow Building, Christ Church Meadow

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From US$ 149.51 Per group up to 2

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Guided Walking Tours of Oxford

Product ID: 109864