Spencer’s Tour for Oxford (Private, all proceeds to Oxford charities)

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

Overview

All proceeds of this tour will be donated to two Oxfordshire-based charities, supporting vulnerable individuals facing homelessness and addiction in the city.

The city of Oxford is commonly considered as being divided into two groups: the Town (local residents) and the Gown (students of the University). While I am currently a ‘townie’, I have been awarded a place to study at Oxford this year - and my fiancé is currently studying a DPhil. This gives me a unique perspective on both sides of the community and the city, and I will share it with you in a tour so entertaining and memorable that you will wish you lived here, or your money back!

We’ll cover as much as we can in two hours. Please note that entry fees are not included, though they are not necessary for a fantastic tour. If you'd like to go into any colleges or other attractions, or if you wish to customise the tour in any other way, please feel free ping me a message me.

Group size is flexible. £10 per extra person.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Balliol College, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ England

One of the oldest colleges in the city, and alma mata of four British Prime Ministers.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BH England

Hear the history of this stunning college, including about the infamous theft of a famous tortoise from their fiercest rivals.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Blackwell's Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BQ England

An extraordinary place, and home to one of the largest rooms of books on the planet.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: History of Science Museum, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

The oldest museum in the world and home to several mind-blowing artefacts, including two chalkboards one used by Albert Einstein himself.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

The first lecture hall of the University, featuring the most incredible stone ceiling you’ve ever seen. Also features in many movies, including several Harry Potters.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

Iconic structure designed by Sir Christopher Wren to hold graduation and matriculation ceremonies.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bridge of Sighs, New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL England

This famous bridge connects two halls of Herford College. There’s a very interesting story behind it, and a more interesting pub below it!

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Regale the tale of Henry VIII’s Reformation as we learn about the most fascinating library in the world. Gorgeous stone towers and more books than you’ve had hot dinners.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The 'poster-child' of the city of Oxford. But what is its purpose? And how on earth does it have anything to do with Nazi Germany?

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL England

The only of Oxford’s colleges that doesn’t offer places to students. Home to the world’s hardest exams and the city’s weirdest party.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Christ Church Meadow, Oxford OX1 1DP England

This beautiful meadow sits outside Christ Church, perhaps the grandest college at the University of Oxford.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD England

Another of the city's most ancient colleges, sitting on Merton Street, perhaps the most picturesque lane in the city.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Bear Tavern, 6 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH England

The oldest pub in Oxford. A great place to stop, or to extend the tour if you wish. Merton Lane, the High St and Christ Church meadow are calling!

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • Certified Guide

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance Fees (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Balliol College
  • Entry/Admission - Trinity College
  • Entry/Admission - Sheldonian Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library
  • Entry/Admission - Radcliffe Camera
  • Entry/Admission - All Souls College
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

23-25 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3DH, UK


Return Details

The Bear Inn, Oxford, 6 Alfred St, Oxford OX1 4EH, UK

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

rln9020

31 May, 2021

We had a wonderful time on our tour of Oxford with Spencer. He was very engaging and clearly very knowledgeable on all things Oxford! He has a real passion for the history of the city and was full of answer to my endless questions! What made it more special was that he was appreciative of the fact that we were on a hen party and even offered to stop at his recommended pubs along the way - although we were too busy sticking to our weekend schedule to manage it! Would fully recommend for his engaging presentation, as well as the more fluid and bespoke nature of his tour. The cherry on top is that the proceeds go to charities.

Joshua R

10 Sep, 2020

I did a tour of Oxford with Spencer end of last summer, and having lived in the area for many years thought I knew it well....how wrong I was. Enigmatic, dashing, and funny Spencer really knew how to keep us entertained for well over 2 hours. No lampost or paving slab is without a fact attached and his knowledge was superb. Also stopped off for some great food and beers at a pub at the end. We entered the pub as a tour grou, but left as friends.

nicna99

09 Feb, 2020

Last summer I was on a tour held by Spencer with a large group of international students. Spencer was engaging, humorous and knowledgeable and kept a large group of teenagers entertained for a good 90 minutes, which is no easy task. He had interesting facts and stories for all areas of Oxford and we learnt so many fantastic things about the city, so much of which I still remember. I would highly recommend a tour with Spencer, he is warm, witty and an excellent communicator who catered to our large group with ease.

540simbah

09 Feb, 2020

I was hosting a group of academics for a Biomedical Engineering conference and we decided to take a tour of the city. I've been a student at Oxford for two years now and in all that time I had NO idea how unbelievably interesting this city is. Spencer brought it to life in the most hilarious way, and it was the highlight of the three-day conference for all who came. I couldn't recommend it more highly.

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