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Tours of Oxford private walking tours for the Discerning Traveler

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

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  • 2 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Explore the historic city of Oxford and discover centuries of rich English history on this private bespoke walking tour. Sightseeing in and around the City, University and Colleges, you will discover Oxford's extraordinary history from its origins as a rag tag of Halls to the premier university it is today.

Perhaps enjoy a taste of student life wandering through the chapels, dining halls and gardens of a great college.

Or visit the medieval Divinity School — the University’s oldest classroom (and the location of scenes in 3 Harry Potter movies!)

Get to know the City, its medieval lanes and spaces, its own unique history and often stormy relationships with the University.

All our guides are Oxford graduates and/or published writers on Oxford, known (and oft celebrated!) for their delight in sharing their expertise, enthusiasm and love of storytelling.

As for local information, we offer a comprehensive service when you book your tour.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Your guide will meet you at The Weston, our usual meeting point and situated in the heart of the Old University. Look for sign with your name(s) on it - Your guide will be attached! The Weston offers a cafe, free exhibitions, and excellent facilities.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

The Old Bodleian Library forms part of the Old University Quarter, and your tour will take a leisurely stroll through this stunning ancient complex, pausing to take in its key historic sites.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Divinity School, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3BG, UK

The Divinity School is the oldest classroom in the University, an architectural gem, packed with history (and the location of scenes in 3 Harry Potter movies!) Usual open but access checked prior to your tour. £2.50 per person.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Private guide

  • Entrance fees are not included and range from £2.50 to £8 per person. Concessions in some colleges.
  • All tours must be booked a minimum of 48hrs in advance of tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes or trainers since this tour involves a moderate amount of walking
  • Tours run at 2pm start time.
  • Near public transportation
  • No pickup service outside of the central Oxford city area
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, UK
Traveler pickup is offered
Central Oxford Hotels

Departure Time

02:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


2 hours

User's Reviews


19 Oct, 2023

We are two couples in our 60s who wanted a proper historical tour of Oxford (without Harry Potter stuff!) Chris was a mine of information. He explained the origins of Oxford and why it became the leading centre of teaching. We adored our trip around the Bodleian, Trinity and New College - without a guide we would never have found all the treasures. We would all recommend Chris highly!


28 Aug, 2023

A wonderful tour! Chris was so knowledgeable and interesting. He bespoked the whole experience for us and made it great fun. Thank you, Chris- highly recommended!


15 Aug, 2023

Chris was a wonderful guide for 8 of us. He took us to parts of Oxford uni that we would never have found (or been allowed entry to) and was a very knowledgeable on the history of all aspects of Oxford. Certainly not your run-of-the-mill guide with a completely defined route and narrative. Tailored our tour to our interestes. Definetely Recommend!

Jeffrey R

23 Jul, 2023

Just returned from UK and Tour of Oxford was one of the highlights of our trip. Tour guide was so very knowledgeable and having lived in Oxford as part of the University could give some great insight into the school. He wanted to know what we were interested in and tailored the tour accordingly. He was on no time schedule and really gave us a wonderful tour of so much of the university. Highly recommend this tour to get a feeling of what Oxford is all about.

Michael R

04 Jul, 2023

Chris was an amazing tour guide. His knowledge of history and the university was incredible, and his personality and passion shine through in every tour he gives. My wife and I only had a few hours in Oxford, and we didn’t realize we were traveling there right in the middle of hundreds of graduation ceremonies and parties. Even though it was a very busy day and many locations were closed, it didn’t phase Chris. He still gave us a wonderful tour and found additional stops where we could go inside and look around, allowing us to make the most of our time. While we spent 2 hours with him, I think we could have spent days chatting about British history and seeing the sites. He gave us great recommendations for dining and shopping while we were in town as well. This is a 5 star tour company, and Chris was a 5 star guide!

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