Guided tour

Oxford: University and City Walking Tour

Activity provider:Oxford Walking Tours
Guided tour

Oxford: University and City Walking Tour

Activity provider:Oxford Walking Tours

From US$ 24.76 per person

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.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, French, Chinese, Italian, German
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  • 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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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.

  • College admission
  • Library admission
  • Walking tour
  • Guide

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  • Private tours college admissions are extra/optional
  • All colleges and the library are subject to close at any time. In such cases, suitable alternative colleges will be visited instead.
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The tour was good but not great. Our guide was a PhD student and he was very knowledgeable about the university and colleges - history, traditions, etc. The tour seemed a little rushed - fast walking and we didn’t have much time to ask questions or stay more than a few minutes at each point of interest. It was also difficult to hear him at times with people and traffic noise. I would have preferred the lengthier tour if it had worked with our schedule.

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May 5, 2023

The tour was wonderful. Because we were a group of 8, the price per person was less. The guide Kamil contacted us the day before to see if we could start a few minutes early and this suited us well. He was friendly and knowledgeable and knew all sorts of interesting and amusing facts. I would definitely recommend this tour as a fun way of spending 90 mins in a beautiful city.

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May 3, 2023

Stewart was a stellar tour guide! He kept the audience engaged and knew so many details and stories of the campus. As he was an Oxford native, we felt privileged to have him as our guide! Next time we visit from the US, we will surely take another tour!

May 3, 2023

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