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1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Oxford University is one of the world’s most famous universities and this 90-minute walking tour takes you behind the scenes of its historic colleges. Follow in the footsteps of alumni such as Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, and J.R.R. Tolkien; admire architectural landmarks such as Trinity College, New College and the Radcliffe Camera; and peek inside the colleges, chapels, and halls.
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
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Local guide
All entrance fees included
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BH, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Up to a mile (1½km) of walking is involved in total
  • Dress suitably for the weather
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Wheelchair accessibility: some parts of the tour may involve stairs where, due to the age of the buildings, there is no wheelchair access. There are also some uneven surfaces and curbs. If assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Oxford Walking Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the social distancing policy during 1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour.
What is the maximum group size during 1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour.

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Oxford University Tour Review
, Jun 2021
A fascinating tour of a most beautiful city - our guide was hugely knowledgable, patient and amiable
, Jun 2021
Simon our guide was informative, friendly and made the tour very enjoyable. Would throughly recommend to anyone visiting Oxford for the first time.
, Jun 2021
The tour length was fine. However I think the guide could have explained things better. I think he thought we knew many things already which we didn’t.
Highly recommended!!!
, May 2021
Fantastic !!!! , the guide was amazing and made the trip so much better . Thankyou , highly recommended
Ok tour
, May 2021
Enjoyed it but wasn’t wowed. Even though we were the only one’s waiting at the designated spot, the host didn’t introduce themselves and we had to make the approach to them. The host was very quietly spoken but as we were only a small group it wasn’t such an issue. With a larger group it could have been a problem. That said the host was fairly knowledgeable and the tour was not expensive.
Informative and enjoyable
, May 2021
Simon gave a very enjoyable walking tour. As well as giving as an extensive history of the many different colleges with many anecdotes involving many famous alumni he also described what kind of person the university admits and the challenges they face and how they progress. Always involving us making it a 2-way conversation not a lecture. Would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn about Oxford
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Just ok
, Feb 2020
This was an ok tour. Part of the problem was it was raining and cold which obviously is not the fault of the guide but it might have affected our actual tour. It was somewhat hurried and didn’t really talk about Tolkien or others mentioned in the description of the tour.
Knowledgeable guide
, Feb 2020
Our guide was excellent. We didn't catch his name, but he knew so much about the university and the area. We had our three kids with us, teen down to tween, and they kept up just fine. We absolutely enjoyed our time on this tour and learned very much. We were there on a Monday in February. It was cold and rainy, but still enjoyable.
, Oct 2019
Great tour! We all thoroughly enjoyed and it was the perfect length of time. The depth of knowledge was impressive and it made me want to go back for more. Really good taster and I would recommend without hesitation.
A good walk along some of Oxford's little known streets
, Oct 2019
Our guide was good and very, very knowledgeable of the history of Oxford's Colleges and buildings and at times most amusing. We were only a group of 6 but he walked a little fast engaged in deep conversation with one particular visitor. We were on the 11.00am tour listed as the most popular and very disappointed that we could not get into a College. We noticed most Colleges had notices saying that they did not open until the afternoon, so we suggest if you want to get into a College choose a later tour.

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