The Inklings Oxford Writers Tour - Private Groups Daily

Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Our tour includes entry into Magdalen college worth £8 per person + Exeter college worth £3 per person.

This tour focuses on the Inklings' Oxford but also introduces the city history + university life. See inspiring sights relating to CS Lewis & JRR Tolkien on a 2 hour+ tour of the sights where they worked & relaxed, including the pubs they enjoyed. Locations visited include Magdalene or Merton college plus where and when open, we also visit Exeter college.

Various start times are offered but please note that Magdalen is not open mornings outside of summer season.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DP England

Where and when open to visit, we will take you inside Exeter college with £3 entry ticket included. This is where JRR Tolkien studied. JK Rowling is also an honorary fellow of this college.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AU England

Entry worth £8 per person is included in the tour. This is where CS Lewis taught & it has a beautiful deer park with deer. If this college is not open, then instead we'll visit Merton college, where JRR Tolkien taught or Exeter college, where Tolkien studied.

Duration: 1 hour

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

We only visit Merton college, if & when Magdalen is closed, as Merton has more limited opening. If we visit Merton, then the £3 entry fee is included in your ticket. Merton is where JRR Tolkien taught.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

We don't normally enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

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

We don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

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

We don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

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

We don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

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

We don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

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

We don't usually enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

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

We don't enter inside this venue but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

Stop At: The Oxford Hotel Spa, Godstow Road The Oxford Hotel, Oxford OX2 8AL England

We sometimes enter inside the Randolph hotel as this is where CS Lewis first met Joy Gresham - his future wife- but we introduce these famous sights and walk past on the route.

Duration: 5 minutes

Inclusions
  • Magdalen + Exeter college entry fees worth £11 per adult included in ticket price
  • On any dates when Exeter is closed, we will offer entry to an alternative venue that is open
  • Entry/Admission - Exeter College
  • Entry/Admission - Magdalen College
  • Entry/Admission - Merton College

Exclusions
  • GRADUATION DATES: we cannot always guarantee entry inside any colleges or venues
  • On any dates when Magdalen college is closed, we will always forewarn you here....
  • MAGDALEN CLOSURES IN 2022 INCLUDES: Sep 23, Oct 2 and daily from Dec 23 to 31, January 2+3
  • Note that Magdalen is open on January 1st
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • While children are welcome, this tour is not aimed at children's attention span or interests
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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


Return Details

Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU, UK

Voucher info

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

Duration

2 to 3 hours

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

User's Reviews

Sean_Y

10 Jun, 2022

Tom, was great! Knew a lot of interesting facts about JRR Tolking and CS Lewis. Very Informative! Would recommend the tour! Wish he would have spoken up a little more. It was sometimes hard to hear him in the crowds and traffic noise, but overall great tour!

Stevie_W

04 Nov, 2021

Fantastic tour, with excellent hidden secrets, literary pondering and delightful walks. We thoroughly enjoyed and will be back again!

donald_r

17 Oct, 2021

Tom was very knowledgeable. My wife loved talking with him sharing stories.,.........,..,.. that is all

kwS6928ED

14 Oct, 2021

We were the only 2 on the tour, so we got a private tour. Our guide, Tom, was very knowledgeable about the inklings and I learned some new things. Unfortunately most of the Oxford buildings were closed by Covid restrictions. The price may have been a bit high, but we did see sights we would have missed on our own, since we only had a few hours in Oxford.

sid

26 Jun, 2021

Peter is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We learned interesting facts and he kindly accommodated the pace of our group. He also went above and beyond the your by giving us tips on dinner venues, bringing along Harry Potter capes for us and bakewell treats!

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