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PUBLIC Oxford City and University Walking Tour provided by Visit Oxford Tours

PUBLIC Oxford City and University Walking Tour

PUBLIC Oxford City and University Walking Tour
4.5
Book in advance
from AU$46.88 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Apr. 2021
A note from PUBLIC Oxford City and University Walking Tour
Our company will only carry out any legal mandatory covid workplace restrictions. If and when any of our tours use public transport or enter inside any third party venues, we will comply with whatever their policies may be and no more.
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 25m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 25m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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 map of top Oxford landmarks
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22362P16
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Your guide will give you a complementary ILoveOxford map, showing you of all the main sights. • Entry worth £2.50 per person included to visit Divinity school, as & when open (closed to May 16) • PLEASE SEE EXCLUSIONS SECTION FOR DETAILS OF ANY CLOSURES TO VENUES. • Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library
Exclusions
NB all university colleges are still currently closed in 2021 due to Covid19 closures • NB Divinity school is closed on June 17 and on July 3 2021
Duration
25m
Departure details
Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK Meet your guide wearing red lanyard and/or Hogwarts gown OUTSIDE Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15 Broad Street, OX1 3AS UK
Inclusions
Your guide will give you a complementary ILoveOxford map, showing you of all the main sights. • Entry worth £2.50 per person included to visit Divinity school, as & when open (closed to May 16) • PLEASE SEE EXCLUSIONS SECTION FOR DETAILS OF ANY CLOSURES TO VENUES. • Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library
Exclusions
NB all university colleges are still currently closed in 2021 due to Covid19 closures • NB Divinity school is closed on June 17 and on July 3 2021
Departure details
Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK Meet your guide wearing red lanyard and/or Hogwarts gown OUTSIDE Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15 Broad Street, OX1 3AS UK
Duration
25m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
We cannot guarantee entry inside any colleges during Covid19 and on graduation dates or Xmas period from approx. Dec 22nd to Jan 2nd
Please take note of any advertised university graduation dates mentioned below, as those dates can have less options of colleges to visit.
Graduation dates- please see 'EXCLUSIONS' section.
This tour enters Divinity School Harry Potter film site with £2.50 entry fee included- wherever possible
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Oxford Visitor Information Centre
    15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
    Meet your guide wearing red lanyard and/or Hogwarts gown OUTSIDE Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15 Broad Street, OX1 3AS UK
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Wadham College
    Exeter College
    Balliol College
  • 1
    Bodleian Library
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    Where & when open, we will visit inside the Divinity school (Harry Potter film site) of the Bodleian. Entry fee worth £2.50 is included. We do NOT visit inside the medieval library as it is not open to private guiding.
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    Pass by
    Bridge of Sighs
    Radcliffe Camera
    University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
    Radcliffe Camera
    All Souls College
    Brasenose College
    Hertford College
  • You'll end at
    Oxford Visitor Information Centre
    15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
    Meet your guide wearing red lanyard and/or Hogwarts gown OUTSIDE Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15 Broad Street, OX1 3AS UK
    See address & details
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4.5
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Nicola R
1 contribution
Oxford tour
May 2021 • Family
Renata was an excellent guide, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We really enjoyed finding out more about our local town.
Written 1 May 2021
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chris k
1 contribution
Not to be missed
Apr. 2021 • Couples
An absolute treat! Our walking tour of Oxford with guide Alasdair of Visit Oxford Tours was the highlight of our day . Humerous, knowledgable and engaging he treated my daughter and I to history , architectural detail and literature giants in just under 2 hours !
Highly recommended
Written 27 April 2021
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helen l
York, UK9 contributions
Hugely enjoyable walking tour
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Loved this tour
Guide Brigit was very knowledgeable and interesting
Highly recommend this tour as an thoroughly enjoyable overview of Oxford,
Written 8 October 2020
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VisitOxfordTours
Hi Helen, Thanks for leaving such a super review.
Written 9 October 2020
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Caroline K
London, UK20 contributions
Historical overview
Oct. 2020 • Friends
90 minutes of history and background to the city and university . We saw lots of college entrances, Wren architecture and the school of divinity which was used as the Hogwarts infirmary .
Our guide Birgit was engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Written 4 October 2020
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VisitOxfordTours
Thanks for such a super review of your tour with our newest guide Birgit.
Written 5 October 2020
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Peter is the TOUR MASTER
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Excellent day out spent with Tour Master Peter. He is having in depth knowledge of Oxford sites. Keep you engaged and introduce you with every brick around you. Stay healthy PETER...
Written 26 September 2020
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Fred W
2 contributions
A Great Tour
Feb. 2020 • Couples
We had a fantastic time on our tour with Laura. She was lovely to talk to and was full of knowledge about Oxford. We would definitely go on another tour with her.
Written 24 February 2020
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VisitOxfordTours
Hi Fred, Thanks for recommending your Oxford university walking tour with Laura.
Written 25 February 2020
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Alan R
Portsmouth, UK49 contributions
A living history lesson in Oxford
Jan. 2020
Informative, interesting and even amusing, this fact filled tour gave a comprehensive insight to both the historic and modern day life in Oxford. The full two hours introduced us to several of the 38 colleges along with many of the cities other landmarks at an easy pace. Well worth the cost and highly recommended.
Written 13 January 2020
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VisitOxfordTours
Hi Alan, It was a real pleasure to show you and your thespian students around Oxford and I hope the film sites also inspired your students to return here some day as actors too! Sincerely, Alasdair
Written 14 January 2020
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Rory Byrne
1 contribution
Rory Byrne
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Excellent tour and great value for money. Our guide Peter struck the right balance throughout interspersing detailed knowledge with humour which made for an informative and entertaining two hours. Thoroughly recommended.
Written 7 January 2020
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VisitOxfordTours
Hi Rory, Glad you enjoyed a tour with our talented guide Peter.
Written 7 January 2020
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FrazzledLemur
Doha, Qatar27 contributions
Tailored& friendly walking tour
Renata was amazing!
She was waiting for us at the meeting point as we arrived a couple of minutes early, and promptly introduced herself.

There were only three of us: myself, my wife and our five-year daughter. Renata took us around lots of places, and did her utmost throughout to keep our daughter interested and entertained. We all learned a lot of interesting historical snippets on the tour, from the mystery of a stolen door knocker to the difference between gargoyles and grotesques... along with tales of murderous Mary Queen of Scots and the sad story of the Oxford martyrs.

I could have gone on for another couple of hours, but sadly my five-year old was all walked out and Renata had another group to lead.

Well worth the money!
Written 5 January 2020
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VisitOxfordTours
Hi Stephen, Thanks for such a super recommendation. On behalf of myself and Renata, thanks for choosing our tour. This time of year is low season, so many tours do actually end up being effectively private tours. Sincerely, Alasdair
Written 6 January 2020
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Departure225437
1 contribution
Renata was great!
Dec. 2019 • Family
We had a wonderful tour with Renata. She showed us things we never would have found on our own, as well as taught us so much! There is so much value in not walking around on your own trying to read your map on your phone!!! Thank you , Renata!
Written 29 December 2019
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VisitOxfordTours
Hi. That's a super review. Glad you enjoyed your tour with us
Written 29 December 2019
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ben220695
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Great city tour with Harry Potter theme
Peter was very friendly and knowledgeable, great day to see some sights. Was interested in the group and paid good
Jonathan152
Jonathan152
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Fantastic tour
The tour was really good. I'm not the biggest Harry Potter fan but my wife loves it. I wasn't expecting much but th
AK4474
AK4474
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Fantastic, educational and entertaining! Truly memorable. Thank you.
Peter the guide was fantastic, he was witty and passionate about Oxford. His knowledge of Harry Potter, JK Rawling
O7470HLevag
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Awesome experience
I went to Tilgate Nature Centre today and enjoyed the Tapir experience. I Loved it. A BIG THANK YOU to Richard Alf
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Harry Potter Tour
Peter was an excellent guide - knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. We really enjoyed the tour!
768istvanm
768istvanm
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Great sightseeing tour
Very interesting and informative tour. Fantastic views and hidden gems in this beautiful city. Peter, our guide was
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Oxford Tour Morse Style
A very well organised and informative tour. Peter was engaging and very knowledgable. We learned tons about Oxford
Barbaralog
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Excellent
Fantastic tour! We are very happy and for family with kids we strongly suggest it! Well worth the money. Our guide,
KLF-1820
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Fantastic Tour!
An excellent tour that was made really fun by the tour guide! Perfect for both groups of adults and groups with kid
E668VScathym
E668VScathym
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Great for families
Very informative tour. Great for kids and all ages very enjoyable and not too much walking. A small group so it was
jacquelinef240
jacquelinef240
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Harry Potter et al
Good and informative tour. Entertains and a different side of Oxford. Lovely to hear all the stories and history al
rubyp427
rubyp427
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Excellent tour despite covid!
Fantastic tour with Hamish (the perfect tour guide) who was very informative, despite not being able to show us all
kath7heaven
kath7heaven
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Fabulous tour, family friendly but great fun for grown ups too
Peter is a witty and engaging tour guide with lots of local knowledge and inside information about the films. As a
hilaryc314
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Harry Potter experiences
Laura was an excellent guide- very informative and built a great rapport with us all. E will do the tour again in t
Fjub123
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Great tour
Peter is an Excellent guide with really great stories and insights about HP but also Oxford in general. He made tim
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