Oxford City and University Walking SMALL GROUP Tour

Duration: 80 to 120 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford
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  • 80 to 120 minutes
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This is a small group tour with typically under 5 persons on any tour- that said, Saturdays and vacation periods may see slightly larger groups. Our competitors run tours with much larger numbers than we do, so one advantage of booking our tour, is a more personalised service.

This tour will include entry into at least one college, as and when colleges are open- which currently in spring 2022 has not been problematic on nearly all dates. That said, fewer colleges are open so it also can't be guaranteed.

See Oxford and England's history will be brought alive on this unique small-group guided walking tour of the city and university traditions. See inside colleges with any chargeable entrance fees included in your tour. The 90 to 120-minute long tour will feature storytelling about student life, college traditions, Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, CS Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien and even Harry Potter!

Please note dates below under section of any dates with venue closures

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Wadham College, 17 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ England

Currently all university venues are CLOSED CURRENTLY DURING COVID19.

Which colleges we visit inside will vary from one tour to the next, depending on what is open from day to day.

Pass By: Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DP England

Currently all university venues are CLOSED CURRENTLY DURING COVID19.

Which colleges we visit will vary from day to day, depending on what is open on any day.

Pass By: Balliol College, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ England

Currently all university venues are CLOSED CURRENTLY DURING COVID19.

Which colleges we will visit will vary from day to day, depending on what is open from day to day.

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

Where & when open, we will visit inside the Divinity school (Harry Potter film site) of the Bodleian. Entry fee worth £2.50 is included. We do NOT visit inside the medieval library as it is not open to private guiding.

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Iconic Oxford sight

Pass By: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

An iconic Oxford sight

Pass By: University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, St. Marys Church High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ England

We pass by this sight and we may visit inside too.

Pass By: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

Currently all university venues are CLOSED CURRENTLY DURING COVID19.

The Radcliffe camera is never open to visit inside during normal times either though.

Pass By: All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL England

Currently all university venues are CLOSED CURRENTLY DURING COVID19.

This venue is anyway never open in July or August to visit inside during normal times either though.

Pass By: Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

Currently all university venues are CLOSED CURRENTLY DURING COVID19.

This venue is anyway never open to visit inside during normal times either though.

Pass By: Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW England

Currently all university venues are CLOSED CURRENTLY DURING COVID19.

This venue is anyway never open to visit inside during normal times either though.

Inclusions
  • Your guide will give you a complementary ILoveOxford map, showing you of all the main sights.
  • PLEASE SEE EXCLUSIONS SECTION FOR DETAILS OF ANY CLOSURES TO VENUES.
  • Currently in spring 2022, we can usually always enter at least one college during the tour.
  • The tour typically visits inside either Balliol or Exeter or St Johns college
  • Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library

Exclusions
  • This specific tour never visits inside Christ church, Magdalen or New colleges ( which cost £8-£16)
  • XMAS notice: colleges are usually all closed from approx Dec 25 to Jan 2nd
  • On graduation dates, we may not always be able to enter a college so see graduation dates below:
  • May 7, 14, 21. June 4. July 16, 26, 29, 30. Aug 5 + 6. Sep 10, 23, 24. Nov 4, 5, 12.
  • 2023 Graduation dates: Feb 23, March 4, May 6, 13, 20.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • We cannot always guarantee entry inside any colleges during Covid19 and on graduation dates or Xmas period from approx. Dec 22nd to Jan 2nd
  • Please take note of any advertised university graduation dates mentioned below, as those dates can have less options of colleges to visit.
  • Graduation dates- please see 'EXCLUSIONS' section.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Our company will only carry out any legal mandatory covid workplace restrictions. If and when any of our tours use public transport or enter inside any third party venues, we will comply with whatever their policies may be and no more.
Departure Point

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


Departure Time

12:45 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

80 to 120 minutes

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

User's Reviews

margaretmanchester

08 Feb, 2022

In addition to learning more about the history of Oxford and its environs, we especially liked the description of Oxford’s influences on writers, poets, and artists, such as Tolkien, Carroll, and Rowling. Peter was very personable and provided us with little chocolate treats. Lots of connections to films, which we personally found very interesting. Because we had expressed on interest in the Harry Potter films, he also brought a hat and wand. He also took lots of photos of the two of us before some of the sites.

scxiivv

01 Nov, 2021

Renata was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, very friendly and showed a genuine joy and interest in what she was doing. This tour is a wonderful way to get insights the workings of Oxford. I highly recommend it and especially Renata. Thank you

Sarah_B

22 Sep, 2021

An excellent guide, Peter who was very engaging and enthusiastic. He imparted an mass of information entertainingly and tailoring it to our interests. He could obviously pitch the tour just as easily to children as well. We enjoyed his company. It was a joy being introduced to Oxford which we know well through new eyes, seeing it from new breathtaking angles and learning something of its evolution and history. It was altogether a wonderful birthday treat and money very well spent....something we will recommend very highly and perhaps hope to repeat when more of the colleges are open! Peter was also very helpful making sure we found our right bus to get home...

Alison_H

08 Sep, 2021

The guide was very knowledgeable, the pace of delivery was good. Would definitely recommend. Tour was interesting, lots of interesting stories.

alan_h

29 Aug, 2021

Brilliant tour, would highly recommend. Peter is extremely knowledgeable. Knows his subject. Well worth booking on this tour

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