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Hidden Oxford Private Tours

Oxford, England
01865 512650
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Ranked #15 of 68 Activities in Oxford
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Owner description: Private walking tours of Oxford tailored to the interests of each visitor. Adaptable, informative and entertaining. Felicity Tholstrup comes highly recommended by Oxford University and has excellent ratings on Tripadvisor.
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DeLand, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of an afternoon walk in Oxford guided by Felicity Tholstrup. She is one of the best guides we have had anywhere in the world. She has the wonderful ability to engage with whatever interests her clients have: whether it be architecture, history, culture, or student life. She has the ability to go... More

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United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Felicity tailored the tour around what we wanted: a bit about the city, university and Harry Potter of course. It was our last day in Oxford - bad weather prevented us from exploring the city earlier, so we needed a private (and quick) tour. Felicity was so knowledgeable and filled the time with a lot of information! The Christ Church... More

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Hermitage, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Felicity gave us a wonderful tour of Oxford, incorporating the wide-ranging interests of our group, age 10 through 77. She knows both town and gown exceptionally well, and told us great stories of murder, curiosities and hidden corners, while ensuring that we saw the more famous buildings also. Many colleges were closed for the Christmas season, but Felicity brought us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This tour was the highlight of our trip to Oxford and perhaps to the UK. I was amazed at how seamlessly Felicity integrated my partner's and my very disparate interests (engineer vs English major) into one wonderful tour. I enjoyed the privacy of this tour, which let us actually have a conversation rather than get talked at for 2 hours.... More

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Cedar City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Felicity is a top notch tour guide. Her willingness to customize tours is a selling point for any group interested in something different. I noticed other groups watched our group in envy as went places in Oxford restricted to the "common tour." Felicity works at Oxford and has access! Hidden Oxford is a Gem!

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Durham, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Found Felicity on Trip Advisor and contacted her regarding a custom-made tour of Oxford's colleges as they related to the Harry Potter movies. Because of Felicity's connections, we got A-list access (read: early entrance, skip the lines) to Christ church and many other areas off-limits to those without an Oxford connection. Felicity's knowledge is impressive, and she was able to... More

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The perfect tour guide! Absolutely superb and did just what we asked for. Go with Felicity for a tour of Oxford and you will come away with lots of fascinating info that you'd never learn on the other tours. Thank you Trip Advisor for putting me in touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

My family and I had a 90 minute walking tour with Felicity. We had an exclusive entry from the Tom tower to visit the film site of Harry Potter and the model of the dinner room. We gained a lot of valuable knowledge of Oxford (even though there are a lot more to know) that we could not imagine. Although... More

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We had a quick 90 minute walking tour with Felicity, including access to the original debating hall (has a more precise name which I do not recall) at the Bodleian Library. We were the only people there and were able to sit and imagine the great debates and thinkers that had graced the hall

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Villarrica, Chile
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

It`s not often that I rate anything 5 stars, but our short tour of Oxford was truly excellent. Our guide; Felicity, had such a wide knowledge of the city, it`s wrinkles, past and present ...... such a pleasing manner of explanation, such a mellifluous voice ....... that I could not rate her less. If you are interested in the city... More

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