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Private walking tours of Oxford tailored to the interests of each...

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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Friends tour of the colleges

I live in Gloucestershire, so not really a tourist and had arranged to take some girlfriends to Le Manoir as a special birthday treat. I wanted to finish the day in Oxford with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Laurie D
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I live in Gloucestershire, so not really a tourist and had arranged to take some girlfriends to Le Manoir as a special birthday treat. I wanted to finish the day in Oxford with a tour of some of the University colleges. Felicity was so helpful with my requirements from start to finish. I was on a tight schedule due to... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We contracted with Felicity for a private walking tour of Oxford highlighting children's literature plus the traditional highlights. She had obviously done considerable research to address our interests. She has an enthusiasm for her subject and kept a good pace. We are particularly grateful for her recommendations of what to do with the rest of our afternoon. There was a... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were given our tour by Felicity as a Christmas present. It was a great and informative visit behind the closed doors of some of Oxford's Colleges. It is easy to walk straight past them. A truly great afternoon, learning about the colleges and their history. If you visit Oxford, do go for the private tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Our party of 6 were spending a couple of days in and around Oxford and we wanted someone to give us a little bit more than a standard tour. We were all interested in the arts and architecture and prior to the trip we gave Felicity a short brief of our requirements. She really came up trumps and focused on... More 

Thank Bazmun
DeLand, Florida
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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 

2 Thank john h
United States
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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 

2 Thank aspine67
Hermitage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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 

Thank ehansen1
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!

Thank Patrick C
Durham, North Carolina
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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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