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Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits

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Overview
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.
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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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Departure Point
Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
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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 is closed on Dec 24-26 and from Dec 30 2019 to January 2nd 2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pets are welcome
  • 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 is closed on Dec 24-26 and from Dec 30 2019 to January 2nd 2020
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Judith Hagen M wrote a review Nov. 2019
29 contributions29 helpful votes
If I were staying in Oxford longer, I would have signed up for several more tours given by Peter and Alasdair! The groups started out with both guides before we divided based on our interests. Even though we signed up for the university walking tour, I am grateful that Alasdair
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits
Responded 4 weeks ago
HI Judith, Thanks for leaving such a super review and hope to see you again some time. Sincerely, Alasdair
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Tina M wrote a review Oct. 2019
2 contributions7 helpful votes
Our tour with Oliver and our wonderful group was amazing and very interesting ... i will never forget this tour and this wonderful day in Oxford! Oliver is such a great guide, and he knows a lot of the history of Oxford and it was a perfect tour - unforgettable for my husband
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits
Responded 29 Oct. 2019
Hi Tina, Glad you enjoyed your tour with Oliver
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Meg G wrote a review Oct. 2019
80 contributions13 helpful votes
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This tour is perfect for those who like a mixture of historical detail of Oxford mixed with some up to date knowledge of where the many TV and films were shot. A pleasant stroll through the town taking g in the magnificent architecture of the University and some quirky town
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Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits
Responded 16 Oct. 2019
Hi Megan, Thanks for the super review of your tour.
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George wrote a review Oct. 2019
3 contributions17 helpful votes
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 to the end and
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits
Responded 13 Oct. 2019
Thanks for recommending us!
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About time wrote a review Sep. 2019
1 contribution6 helpful votes
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 many universities and able to
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits
Responded 13 Oct. 2019
Hi. Thanks for recommending your tour with Joseph who is himself an Oxford university student.
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