Private Oxford Walking Tour for the Discerning Traveler

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

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  • 3 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Explore the historic city of Oxford and discover centuries of rich English history on this private walking tour. Follow a private guide through the pretty streets of Oxford and enjoy the flexibility to choose your own itinerary. Sightsee around the churches, museums, and university buildings, and learn of the skilled authors, inventors, playwrights, and scientists who have lived and studied here. Perhaps visit the medieval Divinity School — the university’s oldest building — and admire the intricate 15th-century ceilings and bosses.

Following a pickup at your centrally located Oxford hotel or the railway station, start your tour at the Weston Library — near Balliol College. With your private guide to lead the way, enjoy the flexibility to plan your own route though this pretty and historic city.

Depending on your personal preferences, perhaps enjoy a sightseeing tour through the medieval heart of Oxford and admire the churches, museums and university buildings for which the city is famous. Along the way, perhaps enjoy the chance to step inside The Divinity School — widely considered among the university’s greatest architectural masterpieces.

During your tour, learn about the evolution of the university from a rag-tag collection of ungovernable halls to the center of academic excellence it is today. Gain insight into the historic feuds and foibles, achievements and ambitions that have shaped Oxford University, and hear of the famous academics, inventors, scientists, and writers who have lived and worked here down the centuries.

Afterward, finish your walking tour in central Oxford, then return in comfort to your hotel or the railway station.

  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Private guide

  • Some entrance fees to the colleges may apply
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All tours must be booked a minimum of 48hrs in advance of tour
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes or trainers since this tour involves a moderate amount of walking
  • Tours can run at any time to suit your itinerary, however 11am and 2pm are optimum start times.
  • No pickup service outside of the central Oxford city area
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

King's Arms, 40 Holywell St, Oxford OX1 3SP, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
Oxford Central Railway Station
Central Oxford Hotels

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


3 hours

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

User's Reviews


08 Oct, 2021

My husband and I traveled to Oxford to accompany our daughter on her first trip abroad. We booked this tour before leaving and didn’t really know what to expect. It turned out to be one of our favorite afternoons. Chris is incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. We stopped at a number of locations with wonderful discussions along the way. We could have perhaps toured with a bigger group but the private tour with Chris was much more satisfying. He reached out before we met to ask about our interests and did not disappoint.

Carlene C

08 Dec, 2019

We had a most interesting and informative tour with our guide, Chris. He hit all the highlights and also included things he thought we might enjoy after getting to know us a bit. He was very knowledgeable and personable. We would book him again for another focused tour.


02 Dec, 2019

Really the best way to experience a bit of the cities history is to go on a walking tour . The guides are always enthusiastic, knowledgeable and thoroughly entertaining and tonights guide Magnus ‘ was up there with the best . It really is worth the £12.50 and a hour and a half of your day . A big bonus is to get to poke about in some of the University’s. We thoroughly enjoyed it !


17 Nov, 2019

We had a lovely tour walking around oxford for 2.5 hrs. Our guide Tom was excellent and very knowledgeable.


05 Nov, 2019

My friend and I had THE most wonderful tour of Oxford with Chris. What a phenomenal guide he is! He gives you history with knowledge and humor. He makes the very walls come alive. We had the most wonderful time. If you go to Oxford, be sure to take this tour. It is more than just a another tour, it is an experience. Thank you, Chris.

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