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Oxford Smart Walk

Broad Street | St Michael Church Entrance Gate reet., Oxford OX4 4BX, England
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Waste of time

We live in Oxford, we wanted to try a new walking tour with friends who were visiting. We chose... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Olartia R
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Oxford, Reino Unido
via mobile
Oxford Scholars Harry Potter/ Oxford Free Walking Tour

We found this the most boring and time wasting ‘tour’ ever! We didn’t get to see anything at all... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
SarahRoxanne7
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Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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“two hours”(5 reviews)
“tour guide”(7 reviews)
“walking tour”(7 reviews)
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Oxford Smart Walk is also know as Scholars Walk tours. We provide a very unique combination of tours that is The Oxford University, City & The Bodleian Library Tour. We started Free tours in March 2012 and since then we have given tours to thousands...more
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Broad Street | St Michael Church Entrance Gate reet., Oxford OX4 4BX, England
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We live in Oxford, we wanted to try a new walking tour with friends who were visiting. We chose this tour... and it was a HUGE mistake!!! We found this tour the most strange tour ever! You do not get to see anything at!! Nothing...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We found this the most boring and time wasting ‘tour’ ever! We didn’t get to see anything at all!! Everything was talked about and nothing was shown, everything was apparently closed and only opening later in the afternoon. Matthew the tour guide kept repeating the...More

1  Thank SarahRoxanne7
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I know this as the Scholars Walk Tours Walking Tour of Oxford by university students or graduates. We were approached while walking up to the information centre and this particular "free" walking tour is just outside the Oxfam shop. Basically you pay at the end...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Sorry, i reviewed the wrong walking tour earlier, i went on the premium scholars walk tour and not the footprint tour which I had inadvertently reviewed the other day- I have never been on the footprint tour, I apologise to Footprints tour! Anyway, I was...More

2  Thank raycambs
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Our tour, which was advertised to last 2 hours, was cut short, abruptly, by 34 minutes. Our guide offered a few interesting points about the city of Oxford and the university, but did little besides suggest where we should go after the tour instead of...More

1  Thank Lindsay M
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Informative walking tour. Matthew (our guide) had a good working knowledge of Oxford and led the tour at a comfortable pace. Would have liked to see more colleges but this was the "free" tour. Expect to make a donation at the end of the walk....More

Thank ajbejb
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

To experience Oxford's fasciniating and tantalizing history, there is no better way than through dedicated scholars who have a passion to share their knowledge with you. From university life to the architecture and design, our guide Matthew tells stories in time that gives you an...More

1  Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Our guide, Mathew was both entertaining and had a deep knowledge of the history of Oxford. You are taken to places that you would never find yourself. Highly recommend.

Thank Bo N
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Very good walking tour, made better by the entertaining guide. He was very informative and added colourful anecdotes during the tour. It might not be the two hours but very enjoyable.

Thank NA N
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Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Every Time we stopped somewhere, I could see other tour guides pouring their hearts out. I was 15 min late arriving and as a result expected 1 hr 45 min instead of 2 hrs, fair enough. He insisting on finishing 20 minutes early and just...More

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