Oxford

90 Minute Classic Walking Tour of Oxford

Oxford, England
Escape to Oxford
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get an overview of the City of the Dreaming Spires on this guided, small-group walking tour. Pass by some of the key attractions around this historic university town, including Carfax Tower, Christ Church College, Queen’s College, The Bridge of Sighs, Radcliffe Camera, the Bodleian Library and more. Learn about the city’s long and rich history from your guide.
  • Soak up the city’s charm and ambience on a walking tour
  • Hear stories and insights you won’t discover on your own
  • Ideal for first time visitors and those with limited time
  • Small group size of 10 means a more personalized experience

What's Included

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

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

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

      Across the road from thecRandolph Hotel

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Reviews

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    Excellent guide and small group
    Gerard_C, May 2024
    Excellent, knowledgeable guide and small group. Very enjoyable and interesting tour. Very enjoyable and interesting tour.
    Response from Host, May 2024
    Your comments are much appreciated - thank you. Best wishes Nick
    Lots of history and enthusiasm
    Clare_S, 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.
    Response from Host, May 2024
    I'm glad you enjoyed the tour, thank you for leaving such a positive review.
    Best 90 min to sum up Oxford
    Gaurav_S, May 2024
    Loved the tour , the experience . Count have found a more knowledgeable guide then Andrew. Suggest for all interested in the history of Oxford
    Response from Host, May 2024
    So pleased you enjoyed the tour thank for your review
    What a great 90 minutes!
    Patricia_B, May 2024
    An engaging, warm and very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended if you want a small bespoke experience.
    Response from Host, May 2024
    Thank you for leaving a review and pleased so read that you enjoyed the tour.
    Andrew our guide imparted...
    Francesca_C, Apr 2024
    Andrew our guide imparted some of the history of Oxford and fed us interesting bits too! He obviously knows the city well and gave us a superb tour. Many thanks!
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour.
    Fantastic tour
    Linda_T, Apr 2024
    This was a fantastic experience getting to know about the history of Oxford. The tour guide was not only very knowledgeable but made it interesting because he was quite funny at times which made it a very pleasant walk. Would definitely recommend and would do again if we return to Oxford.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you. You were such a lovely group of visitors. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit.
    The tour was very good....
    Cristina_B, Mar 2024
    The tour was very good. Have learned a lot about Oxford: buildings and history, lots of interesting facts. Our tour guide gave us a lit of insights.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you
    Wonderful Overview!
    Brian_H, Mar 2024
    It was a quick but relatively comprehensive tour, punctuated with stories of how CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien were inspired by parts of Oxford, and tales of college hijinks and rivalries. All in, a great tour. Thank you, Andrew.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    I am pleased you enjoyed your tour with Escape to Oxford.
    An Oxford must!!!!
    Simon_H, Mar 2024
    Andrew was brilliant. Amazingly knowledgeable and a really great guide. The sights were truly amazing. I wanted to load photographs but the site keeps saying error whether I do it from my phone or computer. Thanks Andrew, it was great 👍🏻👍🏻😀
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Thank you for such a positive review. I am really pleased you enjoyed the tour.
    A fascinating tour
    Steve_A, Feb 2024
    Nick was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The tour took in many of the colleges of Oxford and presented some really interesting facts. We would highly recommend it.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you for your review - always good to know that our clients have enjoyed their tour. Best wishes Nick Woods
    Fabulous walking your Oxford. So much history
    Mary_Q, Jan 2024
    Andrew was a fabulous guide. We enjoyed it all from start to finish and his jokes . We visited some of the oldest colleges in Oxford and they didn’t disappoint. Andrew was a wealth of knowledge.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you for choosing Escape to Oxford for your walking tour, very pleased you all enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for your positive response.
    Walking Tour of Oxford
    David_B, Jan 2024
    Our tour guide, Nick, was friendly and knowledgeable. He gave us a terrific overview of Oxford, sharing the significant history of the town and University. And all this while we walked through the rain and high winds of Storm Hank!
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Dear David - it was a pleasure to show you around Oxford, in spite of the inclement weather conditions. Best wishes Nick Woods
    Excellent way to see and experience Oxford!
    Annaliese_H, Dec 2023
    We really enjoyed our tour! Such great facts and insights! We got into several places even though with the holidays some were closed! Our tour guide made every effort to still give us a great tour!
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thank you Annaliese & Don, I'm glad you enjoyed the tour.
    Oxford solo trip
    Kalyan_R, Dec 2023
    It was a great tour, the guide was great. Enjoyed the experience. Overall it was a worthy experience. Definitely recommend it
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thanks Kaylan. Glad you enjoyed your Oxford sojourn.
    Recommend
    Margarita_C, Dec 2023
    Nick was amazing, super nice and knowledgeable, we saw all main spots of Oxford, all the stories from colleges, to Harry potter sites, Narnia sites, famous writers pubs, oldest streets and buildings... Very worthy! Thank you very much!
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thank you for your comments - it was a pleasure to show you around the City of Oxford. Best wishes Nick Woods
    Enjoyable tour.
    AJMillard, Dec 2023
    Interesting history and stories about the town and university. Enjoyed the tour and the town. Recommended.
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thanks for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the tour.
    Educational tour
    Kari_F, 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.
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Thank you. Pleased you enjoyed the tour.
    Historic Oxford
    Helen_C, Nov 2023
    Nick was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We felt that we had a true flavour of Oxford. A wonderful experience.
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Thank you for your review - I'm pleased that I was able to contribute to the enjoyment of your visit to Oxford. Best wishes Nick
    Brilliant tour of Oxford
    Beth_R, 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 Viator and am so glad I booked this one. Highly recommended!
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Thank you for your comments - much appreciated. I trust you had a safe journey to the lovely village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood. Best wishes Nick Woods
    An enjoyable and interesting tour.
    Wendy_M, Nov 2023
    Our guide was well informed and made the history of Oxford very interesting and added some amusing anecdotes
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Thank you for joining Escape to Oxford. I am pleased you enjoyed the tour.

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