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Private Walking Tour of Oxford for the Discerning Traveler

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    What to Expect
    You and your private party will meet your guide at the Weston Library, part of Oxford's main research library. Alternatively, pickup is available at your Oxford city hotel or the Oxford Railway station.

    Set out on foot to explore both the historic city's downtown heart and a selection of the university's famous colleges. Learn about its feuds and foibles, achievements and ambitions, and why its alumni still hold sway over much of the British Establishment. Hear tales of how 'Town and Gown' have got along, (or not), with each other over the centuries. On campus, explore the interior of the Divinity School and some of the other hallowed colleges.

    Walk away from your tour with a good idea of places you'd like to revisit and recommendations from your guide on other activities and restaurants to enjoy in the area.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The Weston Library or at the hotel where you are staying in central Oxford. You can also be met at Oxford Railway Station if traveling to Oxford by rail.
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Broad Street, or your hotel or the railway station.
    Inclusions
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Private guide
    Exclusions
    • Some entrance fees to the colleges may apply
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • All tours must be booked a minimum of 48hrs in advance of tour
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Comfortable walking shoes or trainers since this tour involves a moderate amount of walking
    • Tours can run at any time to suit your itinerary, however 11am and 2pm are optimum start times.
    • No pickup service outside of the central Oxford city area
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This tour experience was excellent from beginning to end. Before my Oxford day, Mr. Chris Peters contacted me directly by e-mail and gave me information about where to meet and what to expect for the day--so helpful. The tour was lovely and Chris answered my (many!) questions
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    Response from Chris P, Owner at Private Walking Tour of Oxford for the Discerning Traveler
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review, recommendation and appreciation of our pre-tour info to fellow travellers. It goes without saying that you were, in turn, excellent and enjoyable company, full of questions, comments and appreciations as we surfed the centuries in this beguiling enigmatic place called Oxford! I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your subsequent electronic gratuity - far and above any outlay for entrance fees on the day! All much appreciated.
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    I thoroughly enjoyed my tour with Chris. He was extremely knowledgeable, and his excitement about the beauty and uniqueness of Oxford clearly came through. I would not hesitate to recommend his services for individuals or small groups looking for a little more intimate
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    Response from Chris P, Owner at Private Walking Tour of Oxford for the Discerning Traveler
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated your company too! A great time had midst the Dreaming Spires. Thank you for such a fab write-up and recommendation!
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    First time in Oxford and we were so lucky to have Chris Peters as our guide. With a general interest in art, history and British politics Chris made our tour just what we wanted. A walking encyclopaedia with humour and wit. Thanks Chris!
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    Response from Chris P, Owner at Private Walking Tour of Oxford for the Discerning Traveler
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank You! You were such good company. A fab time all round, in spite of the rain. Appreciated greatly.
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    +7
    We had with The guide Chris a most wonderful tour of the hidden gems of Oxford. Our party was delighted with the experience. There was no topic you did not have the deepest knowledge of. You spoke beautifully of Oxford's history in great colour and wit. There was something there
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    Response from Chris P, Owner at Private Walking Tour of Oxford for the Discerning Traveler
    Responded 29 Sep. 2019
    Thank you: so much appreciated! And so pleased you and your guests enjoyed yourselves on our excursion together in Oxford and valued the experience. It goes without saying that you too were a delight to be with! Again, many thanks! Chris
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    With broad interests in British art, architecture, history and literature and ancestry to make it all more meaningful, I tend to be tough on tour guides in Britain. I couldn't have been luckier to discover Chris. Having a short time to familiarize myself with Oxford for work
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    Response from Chris P, Owner at Private Walking Tour of Oxford for the Discerning Traveler
    Responded 16 Sep. 2019
    Wow! All I can say in response to so wonderful a review is a very heartfelt 'Thank You' and to express the pleasure it gives me that you enjoyed yourself so much as we explored this magical place together.
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