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

Overview

Daily tours commence at 11 am and 2 pm. 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).

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Martyrs' Memorial, 13 Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AE England

The meeting point. Tours commence from here at 11 am and 2 pm daily. This memorial celebrates the lives of three Anglican clerics burned at the stake for Heresy in the 16th century.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

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.

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: Magpie Lane, Magpie Ln, Oxford OX1, UK

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

Stop At: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 3BG 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

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.

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: 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.

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

Exclusions
    • 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.

    Duration

    90 to 120 minutes


    User's Reviews

    Edward G

    13 May, 2024

    We had an excellent small group tour with Nick who was so knowledgeable, courteous, and accommodating to our many questions about Oxford and its very interesting history. We enjoyed our walk with him through the town as he showed us so many of the Colleges and their related buildings. I highly recommend Nick as great informative guide.

    Gerard_C

    11 May, 2024

    Excellent, knowledgeable guide and small group. Very enjoyable and interesting tour. Very enjoyable and interesting tour.

    Yvette W

    11 May, 2024

    Nick was a fantastic tour guide and was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him. The colleges were beautiful and we were in awe

    Sheila M

    11 May, 2024

    Nick gave us a fascinating tour of Oxford. He was interesting and knowledgeable. It was a very enjoyable tour and I would thoroughly recommend it.

    Clare_S

    06 May, 2024

    Great walking tour! Loved Andrew’s knowledge and enthusiasm. Really interesting city to learn about and Andrew had much to share about its history. Would definitely recommend.

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