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1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour
From USD 17.31
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Overview
Oxford University is one of the world’s most famous universities and this 90-minute walking tour takes you behind the scenes of its historic colleges. Follow in the footsteps of alumni such as Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, and J.R.R. Tolkien; admire architectural landmarks such as Trinity College, New College and the Radcliffe Camera; and peek inside the colleges, chapels, and halls.
What to Expect
Your tour will begin at the blue gates of Trinity College and take you into some of the oldest colleges, usually including New College, which was founded in 1379 and made an appearance in the Harry Potter films.

The tour typically also visits Exeter College which was founded in 1314, Balliol College which was founded in 1264 and has educated more 20th-century British Prime Ministers than any other college. All tours will end inside the University Library.

On your tour, you will learn about the history of the city and the university from a local guide. You will also hear about famous alumni who studied and taught at the university and actually step inside some of the oldest college dining halls, chapels, cloisters, and quads.

Your tour will include less than one mile of walking and all entrance fees are included.
Reviews (546)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Dreadful

We got into ONE college and NOT the Bodleian as promised on the literature. Shame I had to give it one star, it deserves none. The guide was ill-informed - he needs a very basic history lesson about the reformation instead of announcing to credulous...More

Thank SussexMichelle
Reviewed 1 week ago
Disappointing

The tour I did clashed with the Oxford Half Marathon so I started sympathetic to the guide who had to negotiate that. However.............. the talk was delivered more as a collection of ramblings and unconnected useless facts. I wanted a guide to the colleges and...More

Thank DKYorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago
Funtastic!

Tom was fantastic - funny and knew his stuff. the two hours seemed like less than 1. We met at the appointed place and got to know our guide as he immersed us in the amazing historical world that is Oxford. Our guide was also...More

Thank FellowTraveler563097
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awful!

Badly presented, ill-informed patronising twaddle. A total waste of £13 (per person). The promo leaflet bears no relation to where you actually go, and some of what the guide tells you is nonsense. I'd give it less stars if I could.

Thank StephenFromSussex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Needs to be more inclusive and diverse

I enjoyed my walking tour of Oxford Colleges with our tour guide Stuart. However, I was disappointed with one tone deaf comment from our guide. When we entered the Trinity College dining hall, the portraits had been replaced with female graduates from Trinity, in celebration...More

Thank Laura D
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