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Oxford City & University Walking Tour

by Visit Oxford Tours
per traveller Price is AU$31
*Pricing based on group of 2 travellers
Duration: {0} Duration: 1h 45m Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Insightful tour of University life & history of Oxford

Any entry fees into colleges included in the ticket

See inside one or more colleges eg St Johns, Exeter, Wadham

Facts & anecdotes shared by a knowledgeable guide

Small group size average under 5 persons outside high season

Highlights

Insightful tour of University life & history of Oxford

Any entry fees into colleges included in the ticket

See inside one or more colleges eg St Johns, Exeter, Wadham

Facts & anecdotes shared by a knowledgeable guide

Small group size average under 5 persons outside high season

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12:30 PM, City & University Tour with College Entrance in English

Duration 1h 45m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. 12.30pm start tour. Which colleges we visit varies from day to day, as the colleges are also subject to closure for their own private events throughout the year. On university graduation dates, we cannot guarantee entry into colleges.

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per adult
AU$27.15

Total price is AU$27.15, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

12:30 PM, City & University Tour with College Entrance in English

Duration 1h 45m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. 12.30pm start tour. Which colleges we visit varies from day to day, as the colleges are also subject to closure for their own private events throughout the year. On university graduation dates, we cannot guarantee entry into colleges.

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AU$45.23

Total price is AU$45.23, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

10:30 AM, PRIVATE GROUP Oxford City & University Walking Tour in English

Duration 1h 45m Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. You can book this tour for PRIVATE GROUP tour minimum 3 persons at 10.30am default start time. If you wish to book tour for just 1-2 persons, you need to select 3 persons.

If you prefer to start at a different start time, please give us adequate notice and we will offer you different start time. On university graduation dates, we cannot guarantee entry into colleges.

  • Please note which colleges or university venues we visit will vary and will depend on the day but please note that we do NOT visit inside Christchurch (as it costs up to £10 per person & has long queues).
  • 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.
  • The Divinity School Harry Potter film site at Bodleian Library is closed daily from Dec 22nd to Jan 1st. Many of the colleges will also be closed during these dates but we will endeavour wherever possible to still get you inside at least one or more colleges.
  • Divinity school can close without any advance notice given, so we cannot always promise entry to this venue. Please note that Divinity school is closed on any graduation dates & few colleges are open on such dates below:

GRADUATION DATES 2019:

  • 2 March
  • 9 March
  • 4 May
  • 11 May
  • 13 July
  • 23 July
  • 26 July
  • 27 July
  • 2 Aug
  • 3 Aug
  • 14 Sep
  • 27 Sep
  • 28 Sep
  • 1 Nov
  • 2 Nov
  • 9 Nov

GRADUATION DATES 2020:

  • 29 Feb
  • 2 May
  • 9 May
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per adult
AU$90.47

Total price is AU$90.47, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Oxford City & University Walking Tour in English

Duration 1h 45m Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

PRIVATE GROUP TOURS require minimum 2 adults to book. Live Commentary in English.

However, if you wish to request a private tour in another language, this can usually be arranged with one of our native/fluent speaking foreign languages guides at extra cost of £50 surcharge fee but we will require usually at least 24 hours notice to schedule the appropriate guide.

  • Please note which colleges or university venues we visit will vary and will depend on the day but please note that we do NOT visit inside Christchurch (as it costs up to £10 per person & has long queues).
  • 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.
  • The Divinity School Harry Potter film site at Bodleian Library is closed daily from Dec 22nd to Jan 1st. Many of the colleges will also be closed during these dates but we will endeavour wherever possible to still get you inside at least one or more colleges.
  • Divinity school can close without any advance notice given, so we cannot always promise entry to this venue. Please note that Divinity school is closed on any graduation dates & few colleges are open on such dates below:

GRADUATION DATES 2019:

  • 2 March
  • 9 March
  • 4 May
  • 11 May
  • 13 July
  • 23 July
  • 26 July
  • 27 July
  • 2 Aug
  • 3 Aug
  • 14 Sep
  • 27 Sep
  • 28 Sep
  • 1 Nov
  • 2 Nov
  • 9 Nov

GRADUATION DATES 2020:

  • 29 Feb
  • 2 May
  • 9 May
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per traveller
AU$90.47

Total price is AU$271.41, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

10:30 AM, PRIVATE GROUP Oxford City & University Walking Tour in English

Duration 1h 45m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. You can book this tour for PRIVATE GROUP tour minimum 2 persons at 10.30am default start time. If you wish to book tour for just 1 person, you need to select 2 persons.

If you prefer to start at a different start time, please give us adequate notice and we will offer you different start time. On university graduation dates, we cannot guarantee entry into colleges.

  • Please note which colleges or university venues we visit will vary and will depend on the day but please note that we do NOT visit inside Christchurch (as it costs up to £10 per person & has long queues).
  • 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.
  • The Divinity School Harry Potter film site at Bodleian Library is closed daily from Dec 22nd to Jan 1st. Many of the colleges will also be closed during these dates but we will endeavour wherever possible to still get you inside at least one or more colleges.
  • Divinity school can close without any advance notice given, so we cannot always promise entry to this venue. Please note that Divinity school is closed on any graduation dates & few colleges are open on such dates below:

GRADUATION DATES 2019:

  • 2 March
  • 9 March
  • 4 May
  • 11 May
  • 13 July
  • 23 July
  • 26 July
  • 27 July
  • 2 Aug
  • 3 Aug
  • 14 Sep
  • 27 Sep
  • 28 Sep
  • 1 Nov
  • 2 Nov
  • 9 Nov

GRADUATION DATES 2020:

  • 29 Feb
  • 2 May
  • 9 May
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per traveller
AU$90.49

Total price is AU$90.49, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Oxford City & University Walking Tour in English

Duration 1h 45m No booking or credit card fees

PRIVATE GROUP TOURS require minimum 2 adults to book. Live Commentary in English.

However, if you wish to request a private tour in another language, this can usually be arranged with one of our native/fluent speaking foreign languages guides at extra cost of £50 surcharge fee but we will require usually at least 24 hours notice to schedule the appropriate guide.

  • Please note which colleges or university venues we visit will vary and will depend on the day but please note that we do NOT visit inside Christchurch (as it costs up to £10 per person & has long queues).
  • 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.
  • The Divinity School Harry Potter film site at Bodleian Library is closed daily from Dec 22nd to Jan 1st. Many of the colleges will also be closed during these dates but we will endeavour wherever possible to still get you inside at least one or more colleges.
  • Divinity school can close without any advance notice given, so we cannot always promise entry to this venue. Please note that Divinity school is closed on any graduation dates & few colleges are open on such dates below:

GRADUATION DATES 2019:

  • 2 March
  • 9 March
  • 4 May
  • 11 May
  • 13 July
  • 23 July
  • 26 July
  • 27 July
  • 2 Aug
  • 3 Aug
  • 14 Sep
  • 27 Sep
  • 28 Sep
  • 1 Nov
  • 2 Nov
  • 9 Nov

GRADUATION DATES 2020:

  • 29 Feb
  • 2 May
  • 9 May
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per traveller
AU$90.49

Total price is AU$90.49, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Oxford City & University Walking Tour

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

Oxford

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • OUTSIDE Oxford Visitor Info Centre

    15-16 Broad Street

    Oxford OX1 3AS


Description

Travel back in time as you visit the fabled academic institutions of Oxford with a knowledgeable guide. Hear about the history of this education-centric city, scope out filming locations from the Harry Potter films, and visit the colleges where famed figures like JRR Tolkien, Tony Blair, and Hugh Grant once studied.

Meet your guide in the centre of town and start your on-foot exploration of Oxford's cobbled streets. Learn about the the long-standing rivalry between “town and gown,” hear tales about the Siege of Oxford during the English Civil War, and discover the influences of royals like Henry VIII, Charles I, and Mary Tudor on the city.

Along the way, stop in at a selection of Oxford's elite colleges. Visit inside one or more colleges and learn about the notable alumni of each school. You might visit St John's College, which graduated Tony Blair, the 14th century halls of JRR Tolkien's alma mater Exeter College, Wadham College with its large garden, or the Divinity School at the Bodleian, one of the oldest libraries in Europe.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Oxford

  • Admission fees

  • Complementary detailed map of city centre


Exclusions

  • Admission to New College not included unless you choose to pay for additional 5 pounds entry

  • Admission to Christchurch is never included on this tour due to queues and 10 pounds entry fee


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • Tour stops vary. Certain sites may be closed unexpectedly so while we usually visit inside 1 or more colleges, we can't guarantee entry eg such as on dates off university graduations

  • If no colleges are open, we will instead visit inside the Divinity school at the Bodleian library with entrance fee included in your ticket

  • Group sizes are small & average under 5 persons outside high season

  • Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Oxford City & University Walking Tour ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Expedia-Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5

5/5 28 Aug. 2019

Our guide T.was very good; knowledgeable and provided a lot of interesting information about Oxford. Tour was well organized and efficient.

5/5 9 Jan. 2019

Our guide Laura was very knowledgeable and informative. She showed us sites that were historically significant and provided great context. It was very good to be shown around and shown a variety of places including some of the more hidden places. We only had very limited time so this helped us see far more than we could have otherwise.

1/5 20 Apr. 2018

Guide was quite funny. Unfortunately guides in general are not allowed to take you into most buildings it seems, so a bit difficult. Did learn some interesting facts about Oxford history and got a good grasp of the general idea of the campus, but could have been more detailed and informative. Would be very fun tour to bring children along though!