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Shared | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni

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University of Oxford Alumni Guide
Insights into student life from an Oxford University Alumni
Insight into the Oxbridge Application Process
Enter inside the Bodleian Library
Entrance fees to colleges not listed on the itinerary
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11-12 Broad St , 11-12 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AP, UK

Meet your guide wearing a royal blue uniform at the entrance of 'The Shop of Secrets'. 11-12 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AP

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Oxford Alumni Tours - Pandemic Health and Safety Policy Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity. Stringent Cleaning - We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour, and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests at our starting points. Social Distancing – We have reduced maximum capacity of our tours. Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of our walking tour and guests. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary PPE and sanitise between each tour. Wellness Checks - Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour. Please refer to our cancellation terms.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Oxford Alumni Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Shared | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Shared | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni.
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What is the social distancing policy during Shared | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Shared | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shared | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Shared | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni.

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star-4
Fact filled Oxford colleges walk
JulieWood
, Jun 2022
Very knowledgeable with interesting and quirky facts thrown in. Small area to walk with cobbled streets too.
star-4
Once we got to someone to help us, the tour was great.
Shelley_M
, Jun 2022
The Guide for our 1:00 tour did not show up and there was no phone number provided to find out what happened. Finally after texting and calling Viator we were contacted by the manager of the tour guides and he did not know what happened. He offered 20% off the price of the tickets and that we could do the tour at 3:00 with Josie. Josie was fabulous!
star-5
Awesome!
Rashleigh_H
, May 2022
We were guided by Archie and it was a blast to see the whole university. From the books shops till the libraries and colleges. It was An amazing experience. Special credits to Archie as well for all the history bits in between. 10/10 would go again.
star-5
Wonderful walking tour
Timothy_L
, May 2022
To know who Lewis Carrol was the real history of Oxford University. Seb is amazing! Went into one of the Colleges which was a real treat.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Timothy, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Oxford and we are glad you enjoyed seeing the colleges and learning the tales. We do hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Cambridge. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, Alumni Tours Management
star-4
Tour from a student Seb(Sebastian)
Marissa_G
, May 2022
We got a tour from a student who is studying at the university. Our tour guide Seb(Sebastian) was really great. He was very social and told everything very enthusiastically you could really notice that he really likes to do this. It was really nice to be shown around by a student. We even got an extra look at some college's I highly recommended to do this tour with Seb(Sebastian)as tour guide.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Marissa, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Oxford and we will certainly pass your kind words on to Seb. We do hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Cambridge. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, Alumni Tours Management
star-5
Great tour of Oxford
Arthur_H
, May 2022
This tour was a fantastic way to learn about Oxford University, the UK college system and the city. Archie was very knowledgeable and personable and he provided great insight into the history associated with the university. I have a much greater appreciation for Oxford because of the tour...the highlight of our vacation so far.That’s all due to Archie...well done.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Arthur, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Oxford and we hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Cambridge. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. In the meantime, we will certainly pass your kind words on to Archie. Kind regards, Alumni Tours Management
star-5
Archi is an outstanding...
Alessandro_G
, May 2022
Archi is an outstanding guide, enthusiast, knowlegeable and with an interesting style. A lovely experience that i would like to do again!! Well done
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Alessandro, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Oxford and we are glad to have your endorsement. We do hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Cambridge. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, Alumni Tours Management
star-5
Excellent introduction to the city & university colleges
Richard_H
, Apr 2022
Signed up for this tour upon our first afternoon of arrival in Oxford. Dan, our tour guide was excellent. He had boundless enthusiasm and knowledge. He could not have done a better job of introducing the city, its history and the numerous university colleges.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Richard, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Oxford and we will certainly pass your kind words on to Dan. We do hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Cambridge. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, CAT Management
star-5
Excellent tour of Oxford colleges
John_M
, Apr 2022
Archie made the tour come to life by giving us insights into Oxford colleges and ethos. He answered lots of questions and was extremely knowledgeable but also very personable. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello John, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Oxford and we do hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Cambridge. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, Alumni Tours Management
star-5
Brilliant narrator, very knowledgeable
Collette_T
, Apr 2022
All good - he was very knowledgeable and interesting and showed us the best bookshop as well. We learned a lot and I was amazed at how much he knew
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Collette, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Oxford and we hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Cambridge. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, Alumni Tours Management
star-5
Josie the guide was...
Steve_R
, Apr 2022
Josie the guide was extremely knowledgeable and relaxed and personable . Would book again , it would have been nice to go into a few more colleges
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Steve, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Oxford and we are happy to hear you would book again. We invite you to try one of our tours at our other locations such as Cambridge. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, Alumni Tours Management
star-5
Iona was a fantastic tour...
Ginge
, Apr 2022
Iona was a fantastic tour guide, very knowledgeable on the history of Oxford, would highly recommend her for your tour guid, thank you again Iona Regards Karl and Andrea
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Oxford and we will certainly pass your kind words on to Iona. We do hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Cambridge. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, Alumni Tours Management
star-4
Would highly recommend this walking tour of the Oxford colleges.
Anne_A
, Mar 2022
The booking and meeting instructions for our 19 March tour were clear and Seb was there before the allotted time and proved to be a delightful, warm and engaging guide. He even took the time to show us the restaurant we were going to eat at that evening after the tour ended.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Anne, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Oxford and we hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Cambridge. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. In the meantime we will pass your kind words on to Seb. Kind regards, Alumni Tours Management
star-5
Great Oxford Tour
Beach_G
, Mar 2022
Very informative the guide brought the history of Oxford to life giving information about the foundation of Oxford and the individual colleges. I would really recommend this tour.
star-3
Friendly stroll with a non-expert
Robin_W
, Mar 2022
Nice walk through Oxford with a friendly guide with only a rudimentary knowledge of the city. There were numerous mistakes in the information offered.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hello Robin, We received your review and are following up to get a better understanding of what went wrong. Your feedback is most appreciated and we would love the chance to benefit from your reflection. If you would, please send us an email elaborating on your experience. Someone will be in touch by phone as well. Despite our many efforts we are human and apologise for any mistakes we may have made. That said, each of our guides are current Oxford University students (and graduates) who work very hard to hone their skills as guides. Our training process is rigorous and overseen by our top guide and supervisor who is a certified expert. We hope to hear from you soon. Take care. Kindest regards, Alumni Tours Team
star-5
Archie was very well...
Nathalie_C
, Feb 2022
Archie was very well informed and pleasant character. Merti g Archie was the highlight of the private tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hello Nathalie, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Oxford and we hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Cambridge. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, Alumni Management
star-5
Informative and insightful, without being overly theatrical
Angela_A
, Jan 2022
This was a very enjoyable tour. TBH, I was a bit concerned when I turned up and it was just myself and my partner (we usually prefer to slip into the background and listen in rather than participate). However Archie was a pleasure to converse with and made us feel very at ease. Archie asked us what our main points of interests were and was able to tailor the tour for our preferences. The tour was informative and insightful, without being overly theatrical (thank god!).
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A truely great experience and education of the Oxford Universities and its history .
Shenaz_S
, Jan 2022
We had the most fantastic experience of our tour with the tour guide Archie. He was very friendly and very experienced in his knowledge of the Oxford univerities, its architecture , history and was very able to respond to our questions and queries. He was honest about the reality of the university culture of retaining tradition and the good and bad about it. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone and the 2 hours just flew by as his talk was so engaging, interactive and inspirational. A total thumbs up for Archie!
star-4
Seeing college buildings...
Steven_W
, Jan 2022
Seeing college buildings and talking to a post graduate student guide Discussing Rhodes statue controversy
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Archie
Cath_P
, Nov 2021
Archie was an amazing tour guide… Lots of facts littered with anecdotal stories which made the whole tour really enjoyable.

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