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Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits

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Overview
Includes entry to college/s & into the Divinity School Harry Potter film site (as & when this site is open). Your guide will pay the cost of the £2 entry fee to Divinity School (as & when, it is open).

Daily tour at 12.30 year round. We sometimes might offer an additional 10.30 or a 2.30 or 4.30 tour in high season but usually we only offer tours at other times for private group bookings.

See Oxford and England's history will be brought alive on this unique small-group guided walking tour of the city and university traditions. See inside colleges with any chargeable entrance fees included in your tour. The 90 to 120-minute long tour will feature storytelling about student life, college traditions, Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, CS Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien and even Harry Potter!

Our tour may cost marginally more than competitors but the group sizes are usually considerably smaller. Average numbers outside high season 1-4 persons only.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Get an ILoveOxford Savings Card for discounts at shops, cafes, and restaurants throughout Oxford
What to Expect
Greet your guide and small group in central Oxford. 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 Radcliffe Camera, and the Bridge of Sights, and peek inside one or two colleges such as St. John's, Wadham, Exeter, or Balliol.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
Duration
1h 25m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Your guide will give you a complementary ILoveOxford map, showing you of all the main sights.
  • PLEASE SEE EXCLUSIONS SECTION FOR DETAILS OF ANY CLOSURES TO VENUES.
  • Entry/Admission - Balliol College
  • Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library
Exclusions
  • Please note which colleges or university venues we visit will vary and will depend on the day but please note that we do NOT visit inside Christchurch (as it costs up to £10 per person & has long queues)
  • Please note that as the university colleges are private institutions, we can't always guarantee entry to colleges but it is very rare that we cannot get entry into at least 1 or 2 colleges on the tour.
  • Divinity School will be closed on Sep 14 & 27& 28 plus on Nov 1 & 2 & 9th of 2019
  • Divinity school can close without any advance notice given, so we cannot always promise entry to this venue. Please note that Divinity school is closed on any graduation dates & few colleges are open on such dates below:
  • Divinity School will be closed on Feb 29, May 2nd, May 9th 2020
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note that as the university colleges are private institutions, we can't always guarantee entry to colleges but except for on graduation dates or Xmas period from approx. Dec 22nd to Jan 2nd, it is very rare that we cannot get entry into at least 1 or 2 colleges on the tour.
  • Please take note of any advertised university graduation dates mentioned below, as those dates can have less options of colleges to visit.
  • GRADUATION DATES 2019:
  • Please see 'EXCLUSIONS' section.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • This tour enters Divinity School Harry Potter film site with £2 entry fee included- wherever possible
  • Divinity School known closures include Sep 14 & 27& 28, Nov 1 & 2 & 9 2019
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we came prepared for this Tour, the heavy rain which soaked through my shoes almost ended everything before it actually started. I have to thank Laura, my lovely guide who made this trip so interesting that I actually managed to plod along right up...More

Date of experience: October 2019
6  Thank gboey1963
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for recommending us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived near Oxford for over 9 years and often thought I should make and effort to learn more about this great city.. This walking tour was ideal. Our guide Joseph ( a student himself ) was brilliant, very knowledgeable about the city and it's...More

Date of experience: September 2019
6  Thank BackPacker746642
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi. Thanks for recommending your tour with Joseph who is himself an Oxford university student.

Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

We arrived early for the tour and we were immediately provided with interesting things to could before the tour started. Our guide was Alasdair, who guided us through the streets of Oxford. His knowledge and humour kept the tour interesting. Along the way, we would...More

13  Thank D5466DYmartina
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

Hi. Thanks for sharing your recommendation review of your university tour with me. Sincerely, Alasdair

Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

Loved tour with former prof who was able to provide insightful information and history about the university and the city. Makes history come alive.

Date of experience: August 2019
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VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2019

Hi. Thanks very much for your kind review and it was a pleasure to take you around Oxford on my tour. Sincerely, Alasdair

Reviewed August 17, 2019

Thanks to our excellent guide Monika we were able to pleasently spent time Oxford while learning about the beautiful and complicated story of this majestic town.

Date of experience: August 2019
7  Thank Mezzopiano32
VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Visit Oxford Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2019

Hi. Thanks for recommending your tour with Monika

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