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Oxford: University & College Walking Tour

Ideally coordinated to make the most of your time in Oxford. This tour gives you the best of the city and university with a qualified guide and includes a visit to a college or university building (subject to availability).

About this activity

Effortless cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 protective measures
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Use your phone or print out your voucher
Duration 105 minutes
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Your experience

  • Enter a college or university building (subject to availability)
  • See the heart of Oxford University
  • Hear the story of how it all began

Covid-19 update

The schedule may change due to health and safety regulations. Please see the section for the latest information Important information.

Meet your highly qualified guide in front of Christ Church Memorial Gardens on St Aldates for a 2-hour tour of the university. Tour the inside of a college (* subject to availability) and hear the story of how the university began. See impressive buildings and admire the architecture. Highlights include: access to a college or university building * (subject to availability), the Bodleian Library and Weston Library, the Old Schools Quadrangle and the Radcliffe Camera, the Clarendon Building, the Museum of the History of Science, the Sheldonian Theater, Bridge of Sighs, University Church, All Souls College, Brasenose College and many more secrets and surprises along the way. Ideal for families, solo travelers, couples and anyone who wants to make the most of their time in Oxford. There is no planned route, each tour is unique and is selected on the day itself to guarantee you a perfect experience. The tour ends at Broad Street for recommendations for lunch, shopping, sightseeing, and other colleges to visit.
  • Qualified guide
  • Entrance to a college or university building (subject to availability)
  • People in wheelchairs
  • People with reduced mobility
Existing security measures
  • All customer contact points are cleaned regularly
  • The number of visitors is limited to avoid crowds
Requirements for travelers
  • Customers must bring their own headphones

Prepare for this activity

Directly across from Cafe Loco at the front gate, 85-87 St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1RA, United Kingdom.

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Important information

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus prevention measures, you will not be able to enter college.
  • Unfortunately, children and pets are not allowed to enter the campus

Overall rating

4,9 / 5

based on 18 ratings


  • Guide 5.0 / 5
  • Price-performance 5/5
  • Service 4.9 / 5
  • Organization 4.9 / 5

Bella our guild had a good knowledge of Oxford. Our group was only four people so I felt we could get a lot more done in our time than larger groups. If you want to learn a lot about Oxford in a small space of time I would recommend this tour. The head sets supplied were excellent.

Enjoyable walk with a very knowledgeable and humorous Edward

It was an absolutely nice walk through beautiful streets and colleges of the Oxford. I was very lucky to have Edward as our tour guide, because he really told a lot about history and traditions of the colleges and students. He showed us plenty of fascinating spots many of which were hidden from larger tourist groups so that we could listen to him undisturbed and fully enjoy the atmosphere. Highly recommended! These 2 hours make you immerse in the culture and spirit of our the world's best university!

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A brilliant walking tour, brought to life by Heidi, our guide. Her knowledge & the way she told the stories was great & very insightful. She was also very helpful on what to do for the rest of the day, highly recommend!

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