Private Oxford Students Tour with Entrance Advice Session

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

If you are considering studying at Oxford, then what better way to acquaint yourself with the application process and to find out what student life is like, than to book our private tour plus Q and A session with our Oxford or Cambridge educated university alumni guides?

Expected total activity duration is 90-120 minutes walking tour plus up to one hour Q and A session led in person and/or by online process.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: University of Oxford, University Offices 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD England

The university is made up of multiple colleges and our walking tour route will include on average ten colleges introduced from the outside but also as & when colleges are open, you will see inside two or more colleges too.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

This is one of many sights which we pass by on all tours. It was built just over 100 years ago and it connects two parts of Hertford college. Cambridge has a Bridge of Sighs too but this one you can get your photo under, as the one in Cambridge is a bridge over the Cam river.

Pass By: Bodleian Library Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

The tour does not visit inside of the library since it's forbidden to guide inside the library but we will introduce it from the outside

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

This is the circular reading room of the Bodleian library. Guiding is forbidden inside but we will introduce it from outside

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

This is Christopher Wren's attractive theatre and venue used by the university for graduations and matriculations. Guiding is generally forbidden inside but we will introduce it from outside

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

This is Christopher Wren's building and was originally used as the Ashmolean museum. Guiding is forbidden inside but we will introduce it from outside

Pass By: Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP England

This college is the most famous of he colleges and includes the Harry Potter staircase. It was founded in 1524 by Cardinal Wolsey, the right hand man of Henry 8th.

We do NOT include entry inside this college as it gets so many tourists and thus it is the only college which is not currently open to permit alumni of other colleges to bring visitors inside. However, depending on circumstances on the day and if you request it, the tour route could pass through Christ church meadows.

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

Founded 1263 and famous alumni include 4 prime ministers plus the likes of Adam Smith. This college was founded by John de Balliol, a Scottish noble. This college charges £1-3 per person entry and is typically open 10.30am to 11.45am and then again from 2pm to 4pm.

Where and when open, we can visit inside this college on the tour.

This stop is included on our route and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too. Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

Pass By: Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BH England

Founded 1555 and famous for its beautiful gardens. This college has a reputation for being a 'posh' college.

This stop is included on our route and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too. Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

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

This college does not normally open to public visitors but if this college is one which you are interested in studying at, we can pre arrange a request to enter.

This stop is included on our route and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too. Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

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

Exeter college is a free entry college open only 2pm to 4pm and it dates back to 1314. This is where Tolkien studied and Morse was a frequent visitor too. Where and when open, we can visit inside this college on the tour.

This stop is included on our route and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too. Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

Pass By: Jesus College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DW England

Jesus college is where TE Lawrence studied and it has a gorgeous dining hall. Entry is £1-3 per person. Entry into this college could be included in the tour, if you are interested in applying to Jesus- otherwise though, the tour does not normally visit inside.

This stop is included on our route and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too. Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

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

Brasenose college was founded in 1509 and famous alumni includes the man who opened Pandora's box viz David Cameron. It is not normally open to the public but with prior notice, we may be able to arrange for you to visit inside.

This stop is included on our route and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too. Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

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

Good luck with applying to study at All Souls college as they don't take any students. This college is for research fellows only. The college is free entry open only 2pm to 4pm and generally closed every July and August.

This stop is included on our route and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too. Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

Pass By: University College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH England

University college claims to be the first college founded in 1249. Bill Clinton & CS Lewis studied here. This stop could be included on our route if you request it and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too.

Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

Pass By: Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD England

Merton college is a grand old college dating back to 1264. Tolkien taught here. Entry fees cost typically £3-4 per person and this stop could be included on our route. Depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too if we can arrange it in advance.

Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

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

Queens college do not permit visitors but with prior arrangement, we probably can arrange for you to visit inside the college.

This stop could be included on our route and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too. Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

Pass By: Corpus Christi College, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JF England

Corpus Christi college is famous for 'the Greats' viz the study of Latin. They don't normally permit guiding inside but if you make known in advance an interest to study here, we can probably arrange for free entry.

This stop is included on our route and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too. Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

Pass By: St John's College, St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP England

St Johns college is free entry between 2pm and 4pm and it's where Tony Blair studied law & rock n'roll. It dates back to 1555 and it has some classic quadfranges and gardens.

This stop is included on our route and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too. Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

Pass By: Lincoln College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DR England

Lincoln college is a gorgeous college with ivy quadrangle and a chapel that hosted John Wesley who studied here. Entry is free 2pm to 4pm and weekends mornings too but guiding is not permitted inside, so unless you request to make an appointment to consider studying here, we cannot take you inside.

This stop is included on our route and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too. Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

Pass By: St Edmund Hall, Queens Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR England

The oldest and the newest college/hall of Oxford. Guiding is not permitted inside but we could probably arrange to visit inside with prior arrangement for an interest made known to study here.

This stop could be included on our route and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too. Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

Pass By: Oriel College, Oriel Square, Oxford OX1 4EW England

Oriel college does not normally open to visitors but with prior notice and arrangement, we probably can arrange to visit inside.

This stop is included on our route and depending on circumstances, we may also visit inside too. Please note that colleges all have their own opening and closing times and they may decide to close for special events. Thus, which colleges we visit on the day, may vary but any prior specific requests will decide which specific colleges to enter.

If there are any entry fees to enter any colleges, these will always be included in the tour ticket price.

Pass By: Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AU England

Which colleges we visit inside of will vary from day to day and according to any prior requests made known to us. Magdalen is usually open from 10am to last entry 6.30pm and costs £8 entry per person. Entry is not included in the tour- unless you make a prior request known of interest to study here and then we can probably arrange for free entry inside the college.

Magdalen is a little further walking distance to get to than other colleges so we likely will not walk to Magdalen or visit inside of it, unless you specifically request us to do so.

Inclusions
  • Entry inside two or more colleges but these are subject to which colleges may be open on the day
  • Which colleges we enter will vary according to your prior request and what's open on the day.

Exclusions
  • No entry inside the Bodleian library or inside Christ church
  • Entry to either Magdalen or New college costs up to £8 per person, so entry is not part of ticket.
  • Some colleges don't open to the public but may open by prior arrangement for prospective students
  • Divinity school will be closed in 2021 on July 3, July 10, July 24, July 27.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • We will follow only the minimum statutory guidelines. You are not obliged to wear a mask but if you enter any colleges, the venues may well request you to wear a mask.
Departure Point

15 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, 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

380kristinem

04 Nov, 2021

We had an excellent time with our tour guide, Peter. Not only is he a Harry Potter expert who showed us as many film locations and inspirational places as he could possibly jam into our tour time, he is also quite the Oxford history buff. Learning so much about the town made us regret we only planned for one short day there. We absolutely plan to return again and would love to do another tour and learn even more!

392glynisp

25 Oct, 2021

We had a fabulous tour around Oxford with Renatta. Really interesting information shared with us. Thoroughly enjoyed it and well worth it

karenwZ3408ZQ

19 Sep, 2021

This tour is a MUST for Harry Potter fans. Peter is truly the best guide I have ever met. He knows a lot not only about the world of Harry Potter, but also about Oxford. In addition, he knows how to transmit information to all ages and make the tour a memorable and unique experience. You can tell he loves his job. After the tour, he even had the detail of taking my daughter and I to some Harry Potter shops that were outside the tour and giving us tips for eating. I highly recommend it; Peter made our visit to Oxford a fabulous experience.

Paulina L

01 Sep, 2021

I came in knowing slim to none about Harry Potter and Oxford in general but at the end of this tour I learned a lot. Peter was an amazing guide and made the tour outgoing rather than dule like most tours are. You see a lot and the quiz questions are fun and knowledgeable. Bonus points for the treats that were given. Honestly would do this tour again. Thanks Peter for showing us around and all the suggestions for the remainder of our trip.

Vivienne T

08 Aug, 2021

We did the Oxford and Harry Potter Walking Tour with Peter as our guide. He is one of the best guides I’ve ever had! He was very informative, funny and made everyone feel welcome by putting that extra bit of attention to get to know everyone on the tour personally. I would highly recommend this tour!

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