Private Oxford Walking Tour for the Discerning Traveler

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford
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  • 2 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

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 University buildings and Colleges, and learn of the University's extraordinary history from its origins as a rag tag of Halls to the premier university it is today.

Perhaps visit the medieval Divinity School — the University’s oldest building — an architectural gem packed with history (and the location of scenes in 3 Harry Potter movies!) Or visit one of its world famed College - chapels, halls and gardens and get a taste of college life.

All our guides are post-graduates of the University and/or published authors on Oxford, known (and oft celebrated!) for their delight in sharing their expertise, enthusiasm and love of storytelling.

As for local information, we offer a comprehensive service when you book your tour.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Your guide will meet you at The Weston, our usual meeting point and situated in the heart of the Old University. Look for sign with your name(s) on it - Your guide will be attached! The Weston offers a cafe, free exhibitions, and excellent facilities.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

The Old Bodleian Library forms part of the Old University Quarter, and your tour will take a leisurely stroll through this stunning ancient complex, pausing to take in its key historic sites.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Divinity School, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3BG, UK

The Divinity School is the oldest classroom in the University, an architectural gem, packed with history (and the location of scenes in 3 Harry Potter movies!) Usual open but access checked prior to your tour. £2.50 per person.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Visiting a College. Your guide can take you inside an Oxford College to explore chapels, dining halls and beautiful gardens while you sample a taste of college life. While some Colleges are free, and can be included in your tour, a majority charge an entry fee. All College availability is checked prior to your tour date.


Duration: 40 minutes

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

Exclusions
  • Entrance fees are not included and range from £2.50 to £8 per person. Concessions in some colleges.
  • Entry/Admission - The Divinity School
  • Entry/Admission - University of Oxford
  • 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
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
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.

Duration

2 hours

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

User's Reviews

KaraLand

29 May, 2022

This is a very good tour and we got to see really cool things in Oxford that we would not have experienced on our own. Our tour guide was very fun and he even took the time to look up additional things that we were interested in seeing.

Christina L

08 Apr, 2022

Our guide Chris contacted us ahead of the tour to check on what our interests are to make sure the tour was tailored specifically for us. The children were delighted to see places where some Harry Potter scenes were filmed. Without our guide Chris, there was no way we would have seen the parts of the colleges that we did. Our guide was highly knowledgeable in local history and able to answer any questions we asked. Highly recommend. Thank you again Chris.

Sherpa51386961062

27 Feb, 2022

Really enjoyed our 2 hour tour with Chris. Very knowledgeable guide, interesting anecdotes, and great color on the wonderful history of Oxford. Very communicative and flexible with meeting times. Recommend!

M_F

27 Feb, 2022

Our guide Chris Peter's was pleasant, approachable and extremely knowledgable of all all things Oxford. Would highly recommend.

Awilda_R

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.

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