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Private Oxford City & University Walking tour

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Private Oxford City & University Walking tour

From $135.60 per group (up to 2)

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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 10 more
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Oxford is home to one of the world’s most famous and prestigious colleges, and this private 2-hour walking tour unveils all the secrets of the university city. Marvel at landmarks including the Bodleian Library and Christchurch, peek inside Oxford University buildings like New College or the Divinity School; and follow in the footsteps of British legends such as J.R.R Tolkien, CS Lewis, King Henry VIII, and Harry Potter.
  • 2-hour private Oxford City and University walking tour
  • Admire architectural wonders such as the Bodleian Library and Christchurch
  • Hear stories about former Oxford students such as Tony Blair, CS Lewis, and J.R.R Tolkien
  • See filming sites from the Harry Potter movies
  • Visit Oxford University buildings such as Exeter College, New College, or the Divinity School
  • Ideal introduction to Oxford for first-time visitors or those short on time
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience and the undivided attention of your guide
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Please see EXCLUSIONS section below for any dates with limited college entry eg graduations, Xmas
Currently in winter 2021, the tour visits inside either Balliol or Exeter or St Johns college
This tour includes entry to one college but option to pay for extra entry fees of extra colleges too
Start time is presumed 1pm start time- unless you request alternative start times!
COVID19 NOTICE: we cannot always guarantee entry inside any colleges or venues during this period
XMAS notice: colleges are usually all closed from approx Dec 25 to Jan 2nd
This specific tour never visits inside Christ church, Magdalen or New colleges ( which cost £8-£16)

Departure Point

15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK

Meet your guide wearing red lanyard OUTSIDE the currently empty shop premises at 15 Broad street. This is located next to the Oxfam shop, 17 Broad street, OX1 3AS

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Average duration 90-120 minutes and tour to cater to your special interests (let us know on the day or in advance).
  • Tours are in English but where possible and with at least 24 hours notice, we may be able to provide a tour in a foreign language.
  • 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. Please take note of any advertised university graduation dates mentioned below, as those dates can have less options of colleges to visit.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Visit Oxford Tours Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Really enjoyed my walking tour with...
Patricia S
, Jan 2018
Really enjoyed my walking tour with Martin who was informative, entertaining and obviously very enthusiastic about Oxford. He adapted the tour to my walking pace and included information from hundreds of years ago right through to Morse, Lewis, Endeavour and Harry Potter! thank goodness for grandchildren. Seeing the buildings, quadrangles, colleges and chapels was wonderful, not to mention the stained glass windows.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks for sharing your tour recommendation. I have no idea why I never noticed your comment until now...3 years later!

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