90 Minute Classic Walking Tour of Oxford | La Vacanza Travel

90 Minute Classic Walking Tour of Oxford

Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

Check Availability

  • 90 to 120 minutes
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Oxford zealously guards its architectural heritage which boasts the possibly finest collection of historical buildings in the United Kingdom and around the world. Our Classic Oxford Walking Tour takes visitors on a relaxing 90 - 120 minute meander through 1000 years of architectural and social history. Not only do we see some of the most iconic civic and university buildings in Oxford and discuss their origins, the architects and purpose of their construction while providing a rich vein of social history of the town and university. Among the sights you will see are Christ Church, the 11th-century University Church of St Mary the Virgin where the University began, the world-famous Radcliffe Camera, Oxford’s Bridge of Sighs, the Bodleian Library, the oldest academic library in the English speaking world, and much more. Where possible we will escort our clients inside university and college buildings. (Customised private tours, can be arranged).

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Carfax Tower, Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1 England

Landmark 23m-high bell tower, once part of a 12th-century church, offering city views from the top.

Duration: 2 minutes

Pass By: Christ Church, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP, UK

Enter through St Aldates gate, see the splendid views of Christ Church, the Meadow Building, Merton Field where James Sadler became the first English aeronaut, the Deans Garden, Dead Man's Walk, exit through the Kissing Gate.

Pass By: Magpie Lane, Magpie Ln, Oxford OX1, UK

Traverse the narrow winding and infamous Magpie Lane to the High Street.

Pass By: High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH England

Oxford's famous High Street is a history lesson in itself, not only in terms of the colleges we see where the likes of CS Lewis, Shelly, Bob Hawke and Bill Clinton studied but its fascinating architecture stretching back hundreds of years.

Pass By: Queen's College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AW England

Passing Queens College we enter Queens Lane, claimed to be the most haunted site in Oxford, we pass St Edmund's Hall the very last medieval hall in Oxford, the ancient St Peter's Church in the East, New College which is actually built on a plague pit. This is lovely walk through the winding back streets of the city.

Pass By: Bridge of Sighs, New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL England

Built in 1913 the iconic Bridge of Sighs adds a romantic touch to our walk.

Stop At: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

Set in the Radcliffe Square the very heart of Oxford's world-renowned University precinct, visitors will find themselves surrounded by history on all sides. This is where it all began!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bodleian Library Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

We move into the Scholastic Quadrangle and discover how Oxford University's world-famous research library grew from the ashes of the reformation.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

See the ground-breaking architecture of renowned English architect Christopher Wren's first major project, built in 1669

Pass By: History of Science Museum, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

Highly significant in the cultural history of the Western world, the very first purpose-built public museum.

  • Guides are able to provide information pertaining to onward transport, accommodation houses etc.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Departure Point

    Martyrs' Memorial, 13 Magdalen St, Oxford OX1 3AE, UK

    Return Details

    Returns to original departure point

    Voucher info

    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


    90 to 120 minutes

    User's Reviews


    03 Dec, 2023

    Andy was a fantastic guide and very informative. The tour was very good value for money and would definitely recommend it.


    27 Nov, 2023

    We learned loads of history on our walking tour and saw many college and historical buildings. We had a small tour group, which was easy and enjoyable.


    25 Nov, 2023

    Nick was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We felt that we had a true flavour of Oxford. A wonderful experience.


    19 Nov, 2023

    What an amazing 2 hours! Andrew, our guide, was fantastic. His knowledge of the city was unrivalled, and his sense of humour brought everything to life. He adapted the tour when needed and showed us so many hidden gems of Oxford, we will be back! Thank you, Andrew, for making it a wonderful visit. We're going home so much more informed and in love, with Oxford!


    17 Nov, 2023

    What a fabulous way to spend an afternoon in Oxford! Nick is an exceptional guide with a deep knowledge of Oxford university and city. He is engaging and even personalized the tour based on my interests, adding a few stops. I debated between the several tours offered on La Vacanza Travel and am so glad I booked this one. Highly recommended!

    User's Picture Gallery


    Amazing walking tour!


    An enjoyable and interesting tour.


    Lovely Private Walking Tour of Oxford with Nick Woods


    Nice pace


    A day trip to Oxford


    Easy-paced and interesting!


    Lovely tour around the must-see’s of Oxford.


    He passed !


    Personal touch


    Well worth the cost!


    Excellent tour!


    Great local guide to a beautiful city


    9-minute walking tour of Oxford


    Brilliant Tour


    Delightful Oxford experience!!


    Historical and thorough tour.


    Personalized introduction to Oxford!


    Highly recommend. A fascinating delve into Oxford’s colourful past.


    Similar Packages