Walking Tour of Oxford and University

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Walking Tour of Oxford and University

Highlights:

See the dreamy spires of Oxford

Tour the most historic colleges with a university-educated guide

Discover locations from the Harry Potter movies and TV series Brideshead Revisited and Morse

Learn about the collegiate system unique to Oxford and Cambridge

Gaze at the Bridge of Sighs on the 13th-century Hertford College

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  • Private Tour in English

    Private tour for a group of up to 25 people. Please note that college admission, typically 1-2 GBP per person depending which colleges are visited, is not included in the group price.

    Live guide: English

    Duration: 90 minutes Private tour

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  • Private Tour in Italian

    Private tour with Italian-speaking guide for a group of up to 25 people. Please note that college admission, typically 1-2 GBP per person depending which colleges are visited, is not included in the group price.

    Live guide: Italian

    Duration: 90 minutes Private tour

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  • Private Tour in French

    Private tour with French-speaking guide for a group of up to 25 people. Please note that college admission, typically 1-2 GBP per person depending which colleges are visited, is not included in the group price.

    Live guide: French

    Duration: 90 minutes Private tour

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Overview:

Explore the oldest colleges of Oxford, including New College, founded in 1379 and a location in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie. Go inside quads, cloisters, dining halls and chapels, and learn about Oxford's legendary tutorial system.

Description:

Join a university-educated guide, with years of experience and local knowledge of Oxford City and colleges, and explore the dreamy spires of one of the oldest univerities in the world on a 90-minute walking tour.

Go inside some the city’s most historic colleges, such as New College, founded in 1379 and more recently seen in the Harry Potter films and television productions of Inspector Morse and Lewis.

Founded in 1314, Exeter College is another favorite on most tours, while Hertford College, with its romantic façade and Bridge of Sighs, is instantly recognizable from “Brideshead Revisited.” College opening times can sometimes restrict entrance, but all tours go to the University Library to provide a greater understanding of the collegiate system unique to Oxford and Cambridge.

Discover famous alumni who studied and taught at the university, including the infamous Dr Spooner, whose portraits hang in New College Dining Hall and whose name is given to the playful linguistic phenomenon of spoonerisms.

What's Included:

• College, Library and all other admissions are included in the standard public tour; for private tours college admissions are extra/optional.

Good to Know:

• Colleges are subject to close at any time. In such cases, suitable alternative colleges will be visited instead

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  • Rating: 5 “Great guide, great tour”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Ladbroke Grove, United Kingdom on September 9, 2014 Great guide and a very informative tour


  • Rating: 4 “Brilliant”

    Reviewed by Michael from Andover, United Kingdom on May 3, 2014 William, our guide, was great, this was our first trip to Oxford and we found the college halls, chapels and quads quite stunning; an enormous wow factor!


  • Rating: 4 “Excellent walking tour”

    Reviewed by Jo from Winchester, United Kingdom on April 19, 2014 Very enjoyable and informative walking tour, taking in some key sites relating to the university and life as a student current and past.


  • Rating: 4 “Complete and very serious”

    Reviewed by Ellen from St. Louis, United States on April 10, 2014 Our guide was very serious. He was knowledgable and clearly explained what we were seeing & where we were going next. It was a beautiful day. One surprise was he kind if took off at the end, not waiting around for a tip. It was a goid experience overall.


  • Rating: 4 “fewer colleges and a little more about oxford would have been better”

    Reviewed by richard from Leamington spa, United Kingdom on November 18, 2013 We enjoyed the tour- very interesting facts but after a while one quad was much like the other- a little more about the town - my wife commented that it is billed a walking tour of Oxford and university - but was more university and no oxford


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  • “great guide vinney cochrane”

    “Our young guide Vinney was entertaining, knowledgeable and showed us sights away from the larger crowds which suited my husband and I.”

    Lucy from Townsville, Australia

  • “Excellent walking tour”

    “Very enjoyable and informative walking tour, taking in some key sites relating to the university and life as a student current and past.”

    Jo from Winchester, United Kingdom

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