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Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits

From $19.22
  • Discover Oxford city center, colleges, and landmarks with a guide
  • Learn about the city’s history as you visit sights like the Bodleian Library
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group of no more than 15
Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits
From $19.22
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12.30 Daily individuals TourMost Popular
Daily 12.30 Public tour for Individual tickets lasting 90-120 minutes
From $19.22
10.30 Individuals high season
10.30 Individuals in high season only. Minimum 2 adults to book.
From $32.02
4.30pm Individuals High Season
Colleges usually close at 5pm, so this tour is fine if you cannot join the 12.30 tour but it's offered at higher cost as it tends to be private groups only. You might see inside 1 site only.
From $32.04

History buffs—particularly those short on time—should look no further than this Oxford walking tour, which offers a comprehensive overview of the historic city. Peek inside ancient colleges, admire the Bodleian Library, learn where famous writers like Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien studied, and more. The tour-group size is limited for a more intimate experience, and it includes a discount card for local shops and restaurants.

What to Expect
Greet your guide and small group in central Oxford. You’ll listen to tales of Oxford history and student life as you walk. Note that the exact itinerary may vary depending on your group’s interests and the time of year.

Pass Oxford city center sights including the Bodleian Library, the Sheldonian Theatre, and Christ Church, a Harry Potter film location, and peek inside one or two colleges—New College (founded 1379), Exeter College (founded 1314), or St. John’s College (founded 1555).

After your tour, carry on exploring with an ILoveOxford map and a discount card valid in select shops and restaurants.
Reviews (27)
1 - 5 of 21 reviews
Reviewed November 10, 2018
Great tour

A really informative and entertaining walking tour, which was most enjoyable despite frequent heavy storms. Our guide Peter was a student himself, was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour.

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank gordon h
Reviewed October 27, 2018
Entertaining and Insightful!

We were lucky to have an Oxford student as our tour guide! Tanaya took us around the Bodleian libraries, into beautiful college chapels, showed us where to find the Narnia lamp and gave us little anecdotes on Oxfords famous and infamous from Tolkien to Henry...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Gabriella D
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

HI Gabriella, Thanks for sharing your recommendation of your tour with Tanaya.

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Fascinating Oxford Walking Tour

Definitely the best way to see Oxford, especially if you just have an hour or two. Tanaya, a Masters student, gave us a fantastic walking tour of Oxford University taking in many highlights and historic buildings, streets and quads. She has a very pleasant and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank 305Marcus
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Hi. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Oxford walking tour with us, led by Tanaya.

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile
Great tour!

It was our first visit to Oxford so we opted for the Oxford City & Oxford University Walking Tour. We really enjoyed it! Our tour guide Annamary was friendly, knowledgable and engaging. Would recommend.More

4  Thank marcustari
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Hi Marco? Thanks for recommending your tour with Anna Mart. She is a new guide but she has gone out of her way to develop her background knowledge and I am very lucky to have her on our team. I am glad you recommended your...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Lacking college insight

Had expected to walk thru or into more of the colleges. Many are not open to the public. Our guide was okay, just inexperienced.More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Kristina M
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Hi Kristina. I am sorry to hear that you found your tour experience disappointing. Can I just firstly ask you to double check that you definitely did book with us here at 'Visit Oxford Tours' and not with some other tour operator? I ask as...More

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