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Oxford: Explore Oxford University and City with Alumni Guide

1. Oxford: Explore Oxford University and City with Alumni Guide

Step inside Oxford University and explore its historic grounds on a guided walking tour with a student guide. Admire the iconic architecture, get caught up on day-to-day university life, and visit a film site from Harry Potter. Visit one of the university’s oldest colleges and the prestigious Bodleian Library. Learn about the history of the university colleges, including All Souls College, Trinity College, Oriel College, Hertford College, and Merton College, the Radcliffe Camera, and the University Church of St. Mary. Get an equally in-depth history of the town as you listen to stories about ceremonies at Oxford, famous graduates, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and also how the most powerful Archbishop of Canterbury was burned at the stake in Oxford.

Oxford: University and City Walking Tour

2. Oxford: University and City Walking Tour

Join a university-educated guide, with years of experience and local knowledge of Oxford City and colleges. See the dreamy spires of one of the oldest universities in the world on a guided walking tour. Go inside some of 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. Visit Exeter College, founded in 1314, and another favorite on most tours. Stop by Hertford College, with its romantic façade and Bridge of Sighs, instantly recognizable from Brideshead Revisited. See the University Library and learn about 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.

Oxford: Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour

3. Oxford: Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour

Discover charming and historic Oxford, renowned for being home to the prestigious University of Oxford, one of the oldest universities in the world. The city boasts a wealth of stunning architecture, picturesque scenery, and fascinating cultural attractions, like the Bridge of Sighs and the Carfax Tower, that you will discover in our walking tours. Discover the iconic Christ Church College and Lincoln College and marvel at their stunning Gothic and Baroque architecture. Learn about the famous alumni that studied there. After the tour, download the Vox City app (included in your tour) to discover more of Oxford and its incredible history with curated audio-guided routes through the main quarters. Our walking tours main sights: Radcliffe Camera Bodleian Library The Tower of the Five Orders Bridge of Sights Hertfort College Clarendon Building University of Oxford The Wenston Library The Old Schools Quad The White Horse Carfax Tower Christ Church The Old Tom St. Aldates Tavern Oxford Town Hall Swindlestock Tavern High Street University Church of St. Mary the Virgin Bodleian Library Alice's Shop The Crown Covered Market St. Micheal at the North Gate Oxford Martyrs Cross The bear Inn The Wheatsheaf St. Aldates Tavern History of Science Museum Sheldonian Theatre Holywell Music Room New College All Souls College Our self-guided route's main sights: St. Margaret's Well Port Meadow Folly Bridge Oxford Castle and Prison Trill Mill Stream Nuffield College Martyrs Memorial Ashmolean Museum Jericho University Parks Rhodes House Headington Shark

Oxford: City Bike Tour with Student Guide

4. Oxford: City Bike Tour with Student Guide

Discover Oxford’s historic town center, and the magical parks on the outskirts of town with this guided bike tour. Pedal past the city’s best attractions and cover more ground. Meet your guide in the city center to start your experience. Cycle through the city alongside a student guide, and learn about the history of Oxford. Marvel at the university buildings where Oscar Wilde, J. R. R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and many British politicians studied. Admire the architecture of Oxford colleges, and enter the famous Bodleian Library. Marvel at the scenery of Port Meadow, and visit sites you can’t reach on foot. Enjoy plenty of stops along the route, and finish back at the original meeting point.

Oxford: Walking Tour and Carfax Tower Entry Ticket

5. Oxford: Walking Tour and Carfax Tower Entry Ticket

This pass includes two walking tours of the city and entry to the historic Carfax Tower. You will join a friendly guide for the Stepping into Oxford and Town & Gown walking tours. Your guide will take you to some of the cities most popular landmarks, from the Bridge of Sighs and Bodleian Library, to Oxford University and the Radcliffe Camera. Listen as your tour guide tells you all about this picturesque and historic city, lined with world-famous educational institutions and visitor attractions. Your pass also gives you entry to Carfax Tower. This iconic tower is the only remaining part of the former St Martin's Church, as the rest was demolished in 1896. Climb to the top of the 74-foot-tower and enjoy beautiful views over Oxford's skyline. Don't forget, your pass includes a complimentary sightseeing app, filled with self-guided walking tours, audio commentary and more!

Windsor Oxford Cotswold Private Tour including Admissions

6. Windsor Oxford Cotswold Private Tour including Admissions

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, and King Charles III loves to spend his weekends in this stunning fortress. Built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, the castle is still a favorite residence of the royal family. This sprawling grand home covers an area of 13 acres and overlooks charming Windsor town – pay the castle a visit and find out why our royals have lived here for centuries. The State Apartments. Take a look inside the heart of the working palace Queen Mary’s Dolls House. Specially built for Queen Mary. Queen Mary’s Dolls House is a magical miniature residence with extraordinary attention to detail. St George’s Chapel. St George’s Chapel is an imposing Gothic building and the resting place for a number of British monarchs. These include Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother. The Oxford walking tours are delivered in such a way as to ensure you don’t fall asleep! We hate dry, boring tours that don’t engage their audiences. History doesn’t need to be boring, and with so many big names and events having been tied to Oxford (as well as the University having so many bizarre traditions and funny stories), we see no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy every single minute of your tour experience. Discover Oxford with a 2 hour walking tour. You will be visiting Christ Church College, All Souls College, Trinity College, Oriel College, Hertford College, Merton College, The Bodleian Library, The Radcliffe Camera, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, University Church of St Mary's, Many More University Sites, History Of The Town, Student Life At Oxford , University Ceremonies, Famous Graduates And Their Little Known Stories. Discover Cotswold designated as an Area of outstanding natural beauty, the Cotswolds encompasses many picturesque villages within the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and a few others. As you are driven through one of England's most beautiful regions you’ll be treated to unmissable views of medieval villages and bustling market towns (including the lovely Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold), rolling hills and the breath-taking countryside. There will also be a swift one-hour long stop in the charming Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the Venice of the Cotswolds. Voted many a time as one of the prettiest villages in England, it’s safe to say you’ll want to have your cameras at the ready for this stop.

Oxford: City & University Walking Tour with College Entry

7. Oxford: City & University Walking Tour with College Entry

Whether you're seeking a leisurely stroll through Oxford's charming streets, a deep dive into its literary history or a taste of the vibrant energy of Oxford's stories, let me be your companion on an adventure that will ignite your curiosity and leave you with cherished memories. We'll meet outside The Randolph Hotel's entrance, opposite the entry to the Ashmolean Museum. Begin your tour with a visit to the Martyrs Memorial, a monument commemorating the 16th-century Oxford Martyrs. Continue to the oldest college in Oxford, and the Sheldonian Theatre, a Grade I listed building designed by Christopher Wren. Stroll to the Bridge of Sighs, the most photographed place in Oxford and learn about graduations, and Oxford Professors! Walk to the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe. Admire the Radcliffe Camera, Oxford's most iconic building, designed by James Gibbs. Lots to see, lots to talk about along the way: Harry Potter, Inspector Morse, Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, Cecil Rhodes to name just a few - Facts can be fun!

Windsor Castle Oxford Cotswold private Tour with Entry

8. Windsor Castle Oxford Cotswold private Tour with Entry

Your day will start by meeting your host at the hotel lobby, on route to your first destinations, you will be given live commentary by your host. Your first port of call will be The Royal Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle, is the largest castle in England and still a Royal residence. This Castle was first built over a thousand years ago by William the conqueror. Subsequently over the years 39 monarch built what is today the biggest working Castle in the world. On this visit you will be provided with Entry pass, which includes entry to St Georges Chapel, entry to Queen Mary Doll House, Entry to the State Apartment. Next Destinations Oxford City. Here you will join a small group for walking tour Sites covered on this tour are. Christ Church College. All Souls College. Trinity College. Oriel College. Hertford College. Merton College. The Bodleian Library. The Radcliffe Camera. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. University Church of St Mary's, and many More University Sites. Also History Of The Town. Student Life At Oxford. University Ceremonies. Famous Graduates And Their Little Known Stories. This walking tour is carried out by professional guide from Oxford University. Our final destination Cotswold villages. Here we will be visiting Burton on the water (Bourton in the water is well-known as 'the Venice of the Cotswolds' due to the five low footbridges, which cross the River Windrush as it flows alongide Bourton's High Street. Bibury is a charming, typically Cotswold village. Arlington Row, owned by the National Trust, is one of England’s most iconic and photographed sites – it even appears on the inside cover of UK passports! Originally built in the 14th century as a monastic wool store, it was converted in the 17th century into a row of weavers’ cottages. Burford Home to some fantastic shops, restaurants and tourist attractions, Burford is one of the best places to visit in The Cotswolds. Some of the best views in The Cotswolds! Burford's famous High Street sweeps downhill towards the River Windrush, its three-arched medieval bridge and its impressive church, both sides of the street flanked by an unbroken line of ancient houses and shops. Our tour ends back at your hotel.

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Hertford College: Our most recommended tours and activities

Oxford: Explore Oxford University and City with Alumni Guide

Oxford: Explore Oxford University and City with Alumni Guide

Step inside Oxford University and explore its historic grounds on a guided walking tour with a student guide. Admire the iconic architecture, get caught up on day-to-day university life, and visit a film site from Harry Potter. Visit one of the university’s oldest colleges and the prestigious Bodleian Library. Learn about the history of the university colleges, including All Souls College, Trinity College, Oriel College, Hertford College, and Merton College, the Radcliffe Camera, and the University Church of St. Mary. Get an equally in-depth history of the town as you listen to stories about ceremonies at Oxford, famous graduates, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and also how the most powerful Archbishop of Canterbury was burned at the stake in Oxford.

Oxford: University and City Walking Tour

Oxford: University and City Walking Tour

Join a university-educated guide, with years of experience and local knowledge of Oxford City and colleges. See the dreamy spires of one of the oldest universities in the world on a guided walking tour. Go inside some of 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. Visit Exeter College, founded in 1314, and another favorite on most tours. Stop by Hertford College, with its romantic façade and Bridge of Sighs, instantly recognizable from Brideshead Revisited. See the University Library and learn about 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.

Oxford: Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour

Oxford: Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour

Discover charming and historic Oxford, renowned for being home to the prestigious University of Oxford, one of the oldest universities in the world. The city boasts a wealth of stunning architecture, picturesque scenery, and fascinating cultural attractions, like the Bridge of Sighs and the Carfax Tower, that you will discover in our walking tours. Discover the iconic Christ Church College and Lincoln College and marvel at their stunning Gothic and Baroque architecture. Learn about the famous alumni that studied there. After the tour, download the Vox City app (included in your tour) to discover more of Oxford and its incredible history with curated audio-guided routes through the main quarters. Our walking tours main sights: Radcliffe Camera Bodleian Library The Tower of the Five Orders Bridge of Sights Hertfort College Clarendon Building University of Oxford The Wenston Library The Old Schools Quad The White Horse Carfax Tower Christ Church The Old Tom St. Aldates Tavern Oxford Town Hall Swindlestock Tavern High Street University Church of St. Mary the Virgin Bodleian Library Alice's Shop The Crown Covered Market St. Micheal at the North Gate Oxford Martyrs Cross The bear Inn The Wheatsheaf St. Aldates Tavern History of Science Museum Sheldonian Theatre Holywell Music Room New College All Souls College Our self-guided route's main sights: St. Margaret's Well Port Meadow Folly Bridge Oxford Castle and Prison Trill Mill Stream Nuffield College Martyrs Memorial Ashmolean Museum Jericho University Parks Rhodes House Headington Shark

Oxford: City Bike Tour with Student Guide

Oxford: City Bike Tour with Student Guide

Discover Oxford’s historic town center, and the magical parks on the outskirts of town with this guided bike tour. Pedal past the city’s best attractions and cover more ground. Meet your guide in the city center to start your experience. Cycle through the city alongside a student guide, and learn about the history of Oxford. Marvel at the university buildings where Oscar Wilde, J. R. R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and many British politicians studied. Admire the architecture of Oxford colleges, and enter the famous Bodleian Library. Marvel at the scenery of Port Meadow, and visit sites you can’t reach on foot. Enjoy plenty of stops along the route, and finish back at the original meeting point.

Oxford: Walking Tour and Carfax Tower Entry Ticket

Oxford: Walking Tour and Carfax Tower Entry Ticket

This pass includes two walking tours of the city and entry to the historic Carfax Tower. You will join a friendly guide for the Stepping into Oxford and Town & Gown walking tours. Your guide will take you to some of the cities most popular landmarks, from the Bridge of Sighs and Bodleian Library, to Oxford University and the Radcliffe Camera. Listen as your tour guide tells you all about this picturesque and historic city, lined with world-famous educational institutions and visitor attractions. Your pass also gives you entry to Carfax Tower. This iconic tower is the only remaining part of the former St Martin's Church, as the rest was demolished in 1896. Climb to the top of the 74-foot-tower and enjoy beautiful views over Oxford's skyline. Don't forget, your pass includes a complimentary sightseeing app, filled with self-guided walking tours, audio commentary and more!

Windsor Oxford Cotswold Private Tour including Admissions

Windsor Oxford Cotswold Private Tour including Admissions

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, and King Charles III loves to spend his weekends in this stunning fortress. Built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, the castle is still a favorite residence of the royal family. This sprawling grand home covers an area of 13 acres and overlooks charming Windsor town – pay the castle a visit and find out why our royals have lived here for centuries. The State Apartments. Take a look inside the heart of the working palace Queen Mary’s Dolls House. Specially built for Queen Mary. Queen Mary’s Dolls House is a magical miniature residence with extraordinary attention to detail. St George’s Chapel. St George’s Chapel is an imposing Gothic building and the resting place for a number of British monarchs. These include Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother. The Oxford walking tours are delivered in such a way as to ensure you don’t fall asleep! We hate dry, boring tours that don’t engage their audiences. History doesn’t need to be boring, and with so many big names and events having been tied to Oxford (as well as the University having so many bizarre traditions and funny stories), we see no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy every single minute of your tour experience. Discover Oxford with a 2 hour walking tour. You will be visiting Christ Church College, All Souls College, Trinity College, Oriel College, Hertford College, Merton College, The Bodleian Library, The Radcliffe Camera, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, University Church of St Mary's, Many More University Sites, History Of The Town, Student Life At Oxford , University Ceremonies, Famous Graduates And Their Little Known Stories. Discover Cotswold designated as an Area of outstanding natural beauty, the Cotswolds encompasses many picturesque villages within the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and a few others. As you are driven through one of England's most beautiful regions you’ll be treated to unmissable views of medieval villages and bustling market towns (including the lovely Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold), rolling hills and the breath-taking countryside. There will also be a swift one-hour long stop in the charming Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the Venice of the Cotswolds. Voted many a time as one of the prettiest villages in England, it’s safe to say you’ll want to have your cameras at the ready for this stop.

Oxford: City & University Walking Tour with College Entry

Oxford: City & University Walking Tour with College Entry

Whether you're seeking a leisurely stroll through Oxford's charming streets, a deep dive into its literary history or a taste of the vibrant energy of Oxford's stories, let me be your companion on an adventure that will ignite your curiosity and leave you with cherished memories. We'll meet outside The Randolph Hotel's entrance, opposite the entry to the Ashmolean Museum. Begin your tour with a visit to the Martyrs Memorial, a monument commemorating the 16th-century Oxford Martyrs. Continue to the oldest college in Oxford, and the Sheldonian Theatre, a Grade I listed building designed by Christopher Wren. Stroll to the Bridge of Sighs, the most photographed place in Oxford and learn about graduations, and Oxford Professors! Walk to the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe. Admire the Radcliffe Camera, Oxford's most iconic building, designed by James Gibbs. Lots to see, lots to talk about along the way: Harry Potter, Inspector Morse, Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, Cecil Rhodes to name just a few - Facts can be fun!

Windsor Castle Oxford Cotswold private Tour with Entry

Windsor Castle Oxford Cotswold private Tour with Entry

Your day will start by meeting your host at the hotel lobby, on route to your first destinations, you will be given live commentary by your host. Your first port of call will be The Royal Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle, is the largest castle in England and still a Royal residence. This Castle was first built over a thousand years ago by William the conqueror. Subsequently over the years 39 monarch built what is today the biggest working Castle in the world. On this visit you will be provided with Entry pass, which includes entry to St Georges Chapel, entry to Queen Mary Doll House, Entry to the State Apartment. Next Destinations Oxford City. Here you will join a small group for walking tour Sites covered on this tour are. Christ Church College. All Souls College. Trinity College. Oriel College. Hertford College. Merton College. The Bodleian Library. The Radcliffe Camera. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. University Church of St Mary's, and many More University Sites. Also History Of The Town. Student Life At Oxford. University Ceremonies. Famous Graduates And Their Little Known Stories. This walking tour is carried out by professional guide from Oxford University. Our final destination Cotswold villages. Here we will be visiting Burton on the water (Bourton in the water is well-known as 'the Venice of the Cotswolds' due to the five low footbridges, which cross the River Windrush as it flows alongide Bourton's High Street. Bibury is a charming, typically Cotswold village. Arlington Row, owned by the National Trust, is one of England’s most iconic and photographed sites – it even appears on the inside cover of UK passports! Originally built in the 14th century as a monastic wool store, it was converted in the 17th century into a row of weavers’ cottages. Burford Home to some fantastic shops, restaurants and tourist attractions, Burford is one of the best places to visit in The Cotswolds. Some of the best views in The Cotswolds! Burford's famous High Street sweeps downhill towards the River Windrush, its three-arched medieval bridge and its impressive church, both sides of the street flanked by an unbroken line of ancient houses and shops. Our tour ends back at your hotel.

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Great tour! Loved getting to go into a college and other buildings without having to pay additional fees or wait in lines. Our guide, Cathy, was excellent. She shared an amazing amount information about the uni, as well as insights as a current student, and she was friendly, funny and professional throughout. One of the best walking tours we’ve been on. Thanks Cathy!

Very interesting. It gave us a nice view of the history of Oxford - since the saxon beginnings to contemporary Alumni and a taste of what student life might be.

Excellent tour!.Our guide was a graduate from Oxford and had inside details to share with us. Really great experience.

Amazing. Jonathan was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable, fun, enthusiastic, i learnt so much during our tour.

Nick was a great tour guide and very acquainted with the history of the various colleges and buildings.