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“Worth every penny!”

Experience Oxfordshire - Oxford Official Walking Tours
Ranked #11 of 47 Tours in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: An Oxford Official Walking Tour is the best way to explore Oxford’s history, the University of Oxford, famous people and old traditions. There is a tour for all interests including the popular City and University Tour and tours for fans of Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and Inspector Morse. Your tour will be conducted by a professionally trained guide who holds a Blue or Green Badge awarded by the national Institute of Tourist Guiding. Your guide will also be a member of the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides.
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We wanted to go on the 2 hour tour but that was full, so settled for the family tour which lasted an hour and a half. We were not disappointed. Our guide, Heidi, was enthusiastic, knowledgable and clearly loved her city. We learnt so much about Oxford and its colleges which we would have missed had we just walked around by ourselves. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

At the very last moment, our business meeting had been cut short. This left me with a 2.5 hour hole in the day in which to find some entertainment for our Australian business visitors. I rang the Tourist Office at 9 am in the morning and we arranged to meet for a private tour at 2 pm that afternoon. Fantastic that it could be arranged at such short notice. The lady who showed us around (Terri) had tweaked the tour to fit in with the freezing weather conditions and took us inside as much as possible. She was very knowledgeable, very interesting and very funny. It was a lovely experience for our guests but to us, who have lived in Oxford almost all our lives, it was the most amazing eye opener. I went again into Oxford the following day with my husband and son in tow. I can't wait to organise a proper tour for my friends and family sometimes soon.

Thank Mandy E
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

From what I saw being advertised around Oxford for other walking tours, most of them were 1.5 hours. This Official one was 2 hours, £8 per adult when I bought in advance on the website and was fantastic. Our tour guide (lady with an Irish name...can't remember it!--ends with an 'a') was brilliant and so in love with Oxford which made the tour much more personalised and intimate. Not knowing too much about Oxford, this tour was a great little intro.

Would definitely go back for another one to get even more knowledge on the town.

Oxford is so beautiful and full of history!

Thank ksalt06
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

A well constructed tour, built around the availability of colleges. Our guide also leads other tours, so while her knowledge of Morse et all was excellent, she peppered the tour with information about Oxford and its history.

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

This two hour tour, costing £10 for adults, taken March 11, 2013, was very comprehensive and led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide. It combined an historical overview of the city from its earliest days through the reformation to the present. Included were a look at the cross in the road on Broad St. where some protestant martyrs were burned, histories, but not admittance to some of the museums, a visit to a college dining hall and courtyard in this case, Lincoln College and an explanation of college life. Also included were various literary landmarks including the lantern and pub door ornaments which seem to have found their way into C.S.Lewis's Narnia. A few famous pubs were also noted. A trip to Oxford without a tour like this would be a far less rich experience.

Thank bloisson
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