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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Address: Unit 3 Park End Street | Oxford Railway Station, Oxford OX1 1HS, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 790522
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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Best to go to Station and get on at the start. There is a live commentary, which means it can be more interesting and more fun. Very cold on top and the passengers huddled into... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best to go to Station and get on at the start. There is a live commentary, which means it can be more interesting and more fun. Very cold on top and the passengers huddled into the front which was covered. The guide took us on a 20min walk tour through the centre, although you could stay on the bus and... More 

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The optional walking tour is new for this winter, so pleased you enjoyed it. More 

UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am local, but travelled to Oxford with three Italian friends who were there for the first time. There were 5 of us in total, and we pre-booked on-line before we travelled - really easy process. We used the park and ride scheme to park at Thornhill outside of Oxford and then travelled in my bus - which dropped us... More 

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit even though it was so cold.I'm sorry that you found one of our buses was running late. Without knowing dates and times, I can't check, but I would imagine that this was due to heavy traffic, which, unfortunately Oxford can suffer from from time to time.... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on this with a group of girls and even though it was November we braved the open top! Wow it was cold but very good fun. My kids would have loved it and would recommend this if you are coming as a family to Oxford. The tour is £ 15 but you can get on and off as much... More 

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour. We have two versions of English commentary, one aimed at adults and another aimed at Children, so we try to include everyone . Of course we also offer several other languages as well. More 

Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never having been to Oxford before, after leaving the train station, we thought it worthwhile to orientate ourselves with the hop on tour. The red tour is very good and I was impressed with the commentary as in other cities the commentaries have been terrible. It was very interesting to see the architecture and history of the colleges. We were... More 

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry you felt disappointed by our Meadows & Bridges tour, this was run as a trial during the summer. This route didn't show as much historically as our City & University tour, but did give the opportunity for passengers to leave the bus and take a walk along the riverside, passing College boat... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is great! A bit chilly at this time of year on the open top deck but worthwhile for the views of the historic buildings and the City. We just did the tour which takes about an hour as we had limited time here but was great to have a whirlwind tour with a very educational audio guide (you receive... More 

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to review us and thank you for your comments. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Arrived in Oxford for sight-seeing break, so glad we pre-booked the Sightseeing Tour. We took the full route around first which helped us prioritise our in-depth visiting. The driver welcomed us on board then after a few minutes, on the scheduled time we were off. The commentary through the ear pieces were spot on not only about the fine buildings... More 

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour, really pleased you had a good time. More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A thoroughly enjoyable experience which captured the history of Oxford. Remember to jump on and off to explore the streets and sights of this lovely city.

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Your review is really appreciated, thank you . More 

Romford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Oxford Hop On Hop Off bus tour has two routes, the red bus operating the City and Universities route (all year) and the green bus operating the Meadows and Bridges route (late March to October). The ticket covers both routes and you can hop off and on wherever you like and between routes. There is a recorded commentary with... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We saw the red open top bus and immediately decided that it would be a good way to get an idea of Oxford. We were not disappointed. The guide was an Oxford local and had an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the city and its various colleges and he managed to work in some humour.. You can join at any of... More 

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Radstock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I did my homework before we got to Oxford, to find that there are two bus companies, 'The Oxford Tour' and the Oxford Sightseeing Hop On, Hop Off Tour. The first uses green buses; the second, red buses. google was correct in saying that only the green bus gave concessions at £11.50 compared to £14 for the red bus. The... More 

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, I'm pleased you enjoyed your time here in Oxford. Just to clarify a couple of points, there is only one bus tour Company in Oxford, City Sightseeing Oxford, we operate two routes during the summer, one on the red City & University tour and the other on the green Meadows & Bridges tour. Tickets,... More 

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