90 Minute Private Guided Walking Tour in Oxford

Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford
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  • 90 to 120 minutes
  • Oxford
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Oxford zealously guards and protects its architectural heritage which boasts one of the finest collections of historical buildings in the United Kingdom and possibly across the Western World. Our Classic Oxford tour takes visitors on a relaxing 60 to 90 minute meander through 1000 years of architectural and social history. Not only do we see some of the most iconic civic and university buildings in Oxford and discuss their origins, the materials they are constructed from, the architects and purpose of their construction but we provide a rich vein of social history of the town and university. Among the sights you will see are Christ Church, the 11th-century University Church of St Mary the Virgin where the University first began, the world-famous Radcliffe Camera, Oxford’s Bridge of Sighs, the Bodleian Library, the oldest academic library in the English speaking world, and much more. Customised tours including pre-booking into colleges, galleries and museums can be arranged.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Carfax Tower, Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1 England

Landmark 23m-high bell tower, once part of a 12th-century church, offering city views from the top.

Duration: 2 minutes

Pass By: Christ Church, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP, UK

Enter through St Aldates gate, see the splendid views of Christ Church, the Meadow Building, Merton Field where James Sadler became the first English aeronaut, the Deans Garden, Dead Man's Walk, exit through the Kissing Gate.

Pass By: Magpie Lane, Magpie Ln, Oxford OX1, UK

Traverse the narrow winding and infamous Magpie Lane to the High Street.

Pass By: High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH England

Oxford's famous High Street is a history lesson in itself, not only in terms of the colleges we see where the likes of CS Lewis, Shelly, Bob Hawke and Bill Clinton studied but its fascinating architecture stretching back hundreds of years.

Pass By: Queen's College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AW England

Passing Queens College we enter Queens Lane, claimed to be the most haunted site in Oxford, we pass St Edmund's Hall the very last medieval hall in Oxford, the ancient St Peter's Church in the East, New College which is actually built on a plague pit. This is lovely walk through the winding back streets of the city.

Pass By: Bridge of Sighs, New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL England

Built in 1913 the iconic Bridge of Sighs adds a romantic touch to our walk.

Stop At: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

Set in the Radcliffe Square the very heart of Oxford's world-renowned University precinct, visitors will find themselves surrounded by history on all sides. This is where it all began!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bodleian Library Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

We move into the Scholastic Quadrangle and discover how Oxford University's world-famous research library grew from the ashes of the reformation.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

See the ground-breaking architecture of renowned English architect Christopher Wren's first major project, built in 1669

Pass By: History of Science Museum, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

Highly significant in the cultural history of the Western world, the very first purpose-built public museum.

Inclusions
  • Guides are able to provide information pertaining to onward transport, accommodation houses etc.

Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Carfax Tower
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Martyrs' Memorial, 13 Magdalen St, Oxford OX1 3AE, UK


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

90 to 120 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Hornes133

01 Jun, 2022

Two hours well spent gaining insights into the history of Oxford and the origins of its many colleges. The pace and information was spot on for a walking tour (2 adults, no kids with us). Nick, our host, was prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. Superb value for money. Highly recommended.

Elisabetta_M

12 Apr, 2022

We were expecting to see more and enter at least some of the colleges and buildings that were mentioned but only seen from the outside and briefly explained.

Jennifer_M

12 Apr, 2022

Relaxed informative and entertaining walk around Oxford when you only have a short stay. Interesting stories behind the facades.

kevinpJ6634JD

09 Apr, 2022

Excellent walking tour of Oxford with Andrew, very knowledgeable and friendly, would thoroughly recommend this tour.

S9295IMmaryc

12 Mar, 2022

Had a very enjoyable walk around Oxford with Andrew. A very knowledgeable man with lots of history and facts to impart. Thoroughly recommend. Thank you Andrew

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