University of Oxford Walking Tour

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University of Oxford Walking Tour

The day tours go into the oldest colleges including New College, founded in 1379, and seen in the Harry Potter films and television productions of Inspector Morse and Lewis.Exeter College is visited on most tours, was founded in 1314 and is seen in the final episode of Morse.  Balliol College, founded in 1264, educated more 20th century British prime ministers than any other college.  All tours go to the University Library.

On our tours you will learn about the history of the city and the university.  We will explain the collegiate system of tutorial unique to Oxford and Cambridge.  Discover the famous alumni who studied and taught at the university.  Go inside the oldest college dining hall, chapel, cloisters and quadrangles.

“We went on a walk with Vinnie this Friday. It was a really interesting and fun walk. I really enjoyed the parts about Narnia. Thank you.”

Maria, Ealing

The Walking tours and Ghost tours operate all year round:

TOUR TIMETABLE Summer 2017 
June 1st​–​Sept 30th
Autumn 2017 
Oct 1st​–​Oct 28th
Winter 2017​–​2018 
Oct 29th​–​Feb 28th
Walking Tours Daily 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Ghost Tours Fri & Sat 7.30pm 7.30pm 4pm & 7.30pm
Sun​–​Thur 7.30pm Private bookings only 4.00pm
except
Hallowe’en (Oct 29 - Nov 4):4pm & 7.30pm
Literary Tours Wednesday 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm
Thur​–​Tues Private bookings only Private bookings only Private bookings only
Tolkien Tours Private bookings only Private bookings only Private bookings only
Private / Group Tours Any times between 9am and 10pm

The duration of the tours is 90 minutes and involves less than one mile of walking.

Admission fees into the colleges and Divinity School are included in the ticket price(unlike most other walking tours of Oxford):

PRICES Adults Students & Seniors [1]Oxonians Children 
under 16
Walking Tours £12.95 £11.95 £10.50 £5.95
Ghost Tours[2] £12.95 £11.95 £11.95 £5.95
Literary Tours £15.00 £14.00 £12.00 £8.00
Private / Group Tours £100.00 per group of up to 25 people plus optional £2 per person college admission[3]

French, Italian and other language speaking guides are also available for group/private tours at an additional cost of £20 per guide.

Tickets can be purchased from the guide prior to departure, with no need to pre-book; however, numbers are limited.

See the booking form if you wish to buy tickets in advance, or arrange a private/group tour.

  1. Must have valid Oxford student ID Card, Alumni Card or proof of address to be eligible for Oxonian discount.
  2. College admission not included in Ghost Tour as colleges are closed in the evening.
  3. Optional college admission fee for private/group tours may vary depending on which college(s) you would like to visit – please indicate any preference.

“We took an American visitor with us on a tour conducted by Jeff on 15th Nov. The walk was interesting and informative.Jeff’s relaxed and knowledgeable style made the afternoon a very enjoyable time so much so we hardly noticed the rain!”

Frankie Button, Northampton

Private Tour

Private​/​Group tours are available throughout the year with the price of the tour depending on group size and tour length.  For instance a tour for up to 25 people would require one guide at a cost of £100.00 per guide.  This is for a standard 90 minute tour with an optional additional fee of £2 per person for college admission.

Larger groups, longer tours, themed tours and tours in other languages are available on request.  We can also offer walking tours in London and Cambridge – see the booking form.

For all enquiries please contact Stuart:

mobile:
+44 (0) 7790 734387
email:
stuart@oxfordwa