Recent Searches

Oxford Official University & City Tour

Badge of Excellence
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Oxford Official University & City Tour

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
0 Adults1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults0 Seniors1 Senior2 Seniors3 Seniors4 Seniors5 Seniors6 Seniors7 Seniors8 Seniors9 Seniors10 Seniors11 Seniors12 Seniors13 Seniors14 Seniors15 Seniors0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children15 Children
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...

icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English


Follow in the footsteps of famous former residents like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis—and discover many of Oxford’s top landmarks in just a couple hours—on this introductory walking tour. Meet your group in central Oxford, and set off on foot. You’ll see key attractions like the Bodleian Library and Sheldonian Theatre, will explore the university area, and will even visit one of its elegant colleges. As you go, your guide will share insider stories about Oxford’s history.
  • See the best of Oxford in the space of just a couple hours
  • Explore one of Oxford University’s historical colleges
  • Learn all about the city’s history and former residents from your guide
  • A walking tour lets you soak up the city’s evocative ambiance
Saved to wishlist!
Guided walking tour

Departure Point

23 Broad St, Oxford OX1, UK

Outside the entrance of the Cool Britannia Gift Shop on the corner of Broad St and Turl St

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please contact the Walking Tours office on 01865 686 441 if you have any mobility issues and we will do our best to adapt the tour, as some of the ancient buildings are not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Oxford Official Walking Tours
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

Traveler Photos

See More
See More


292 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-9 of 292 reviews
Interesting and informative
, Jan 2022
Informative, funny and just a clear and Cgood time. Not too long in one place. Clear interesting facts and moved us along.
Memorable tour
, Dec 2021
It's an interesting experience to see and hear about the history of Oxford colleges and city. I felt very lucky to enter one of the colleges and view some parts of the college. I walked pass and learnt the locations of Bodleian library, Sheldonian Theatre, and some colleges.
The Queen's College
, Dec 2021
The visit to The Queen's College...especially the Chapel and its glass windows. The guide was very knowledgeable and humourus.
The best best way to find your feet in a new town
, Nov 2021
Sally provided a really interesting commentary that was a good mix of historic and more recent cultural anecdotes which brought the history to life. She was very knowledgable and had an twinkle in her eye
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you, this is what we love to hear!
Enjoying learning about the history of Oxford
, Oct 2021
Rob was a great guide with lots of history and insights, and we saw an incredible amount of Oxford. Lots of fun and a comfortable walk around all central Oxford sights with a visit inside a college.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi John, Thanks so much for your review! We're really pleased as Rob will be that you enjoyed your tour!
Official tour
, Sep 2021
Booked onto the 2 hour tour and our guide Tony was brilliant, knowledgable, informative and went just at the right pace for everyone. Would highly recommend this tour.
Oxford tour
, Aug 2021
A very informative tour, we learnt lots of interesting snippets about Oxford from how it got its name to interesting alumni from the university. Lucy was very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic.
An Excellent Tour of Oxford
, Aug 2021
I really enjoyed this tour. It was interesting and informative and filled with entertaining anecdotes. Our guide was excellent and the 2 hours passed very quickly. Highly recommended.
Brilliant Experience
, Apr 2021
We had a wonderful time strolling through Oxford and an incredible tour guide that was able to tell us so many amazing stories. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone who is visiting the city and wants to learn a little bit about it's architecture, history and sites.

Compare Similar Experiences

Oxford Official University & City Tour
Oxford Official University & City Tour


2 hours

Free Cancellation



25 minutes

Free Cancellation



1 hour 30 minutes

Free Cancellation



2 hours

Free Cancellation



2 hours

Free Cancellation



1 hour 15 minutes

Free Cancellation



2 hours

Free Cancellation


Explore Similar Things to Do