Walk the halls of one of the world’s oldest and most famous universities on this walking tour of Oxford University. Get a glimpse of student life as you peek inside the famous Bodleian Library and see landmarks like the University Church of St. Mary, Radcliffe Camera, and Trinity College. Learn about the prestigious university’s famous alumni, hear fascinating stories and anecdotes about its history, and see on-campus locations used in the Harry Potter films.
Follow in the footsteps of famous former residents like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis—and discover many of Oxford’s top landmarks in just a couple hours—on this introductory walking tour. Meet your group in central Oxford, and set off on foot. You’ll see key attractions like the Bodleian Library and Sheldonian Theatre, will explore the university area, and you will see many of the elegant colleges from the outside. As you go, your guide will share insider stories about Oxford’s history.
Discover the Harry Potter movie locations of Oxford on this walking tour. Visit the famous Bodleian Library to see the hall used as Hogwarts’ Infirmary in many movies, and view other locations in one or two of Oxford’s oldest colleges. As you walk, enjoy a fun Harry Potter quiz, and learn about Oxford University and other famous children’s books written in the city. Entrance fees to the Bodleian and select colleges are included.
Experience one of the world’s greatest university cities on this hop-on hop-off Oxford bus tour. With a 24- or 48-hour pass, design a personalized itinerary with several possible stops including the University of Oxford buildings (some featured in the 'Harry Potter' films), Oxford Castle, and Bodleian Library, one of the world’s oldest public libraries. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-top viewing deck and fun onboard commentary as you savor this elegant city.
Immerse yourself in the world of Inspector Morse, Lewis, and Hathaway during this 2-hour walking tour in Oxford. Listen to stories about the city's most famous detectives and stop at landmarks such as Broad Street, the White Horse pub, and the Randolph Hotel.
Spend a day in the Cotswolds with this guided day trip from the city of Oxford. A region of postcard-perfect English villages, green hills, and manor houses, the Cotswolds has been designated as an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. See its highlights with a guide, and discover villages such as Asthall, Swinbrook, and Bourton-on-the-Water -- places that inspired writers and artists with their idyllic appeal. Through the day, you'll enjoy a mix of guided activities and free time to explore at your own pace.
This is the essential tour for Harry Potter fans. Spend a day discovering the sites of Oxford associated with the Harry Potter movies. See Christ Church College which inspired the Great Hall of Hogwarts, and learn behind-the-scenes secrets about the Harry Potter actors, and J. K. Rowling.
Make unforgettable memories in the heart of Oxford on this river cruise followed by a 3-course meal. Step aboard your and cruise out onto the Thames River. Sip chilled Prosecco as you wind your way along the tranquil waterway, and gaze out over Christchurch Meadows and the university boathouses. Afterward, alight at the mooring outside The Folly restaurant and enjoy a delicious 3-course a la carte meal in the restaurant’s romantic surroundings.
Oxford University is one of the world’s most famous universities and this 90-minute walking tour takes you behind the scenes of its historic colleges. Follow in the footsteps of alumni such as Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, and J.R.R. Tolkien; admire architectural landmarks such as Trinity College, New College and the Radcliffe Camera; and peek inside the colleges, chapels, and halls.
Are you looking for a way to see Oxford’s literary gems without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this affordable walking tour.
• See the spots that inspired Lewis Carroll, CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien and the filming locations for Harry Potter and HBO’s His Dark Materials
• Hear from producers Jeremy Allen and Graeme Fry, the presenters and producers of the Oxford Lives podcast
• Do it all in 90 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home
Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.
The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
Our iconic open-top bus tour of the city with 20 stops along the route, as well as a 45-minute optional 'Stepping Through Oxford' walking tour.
Looking for an exciting way to see the city? Well look no further. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours and will allow you to see the various attractions and historical points of interest from the comfort of your seat. This City of Dreaming Spires has so much to offer and although entrance into attractions and landmarks is not included we do encourage you to visit our Visitor Information Point where a member of our team will happily advise you on any attraction charges.
If you’re interested in Oxford’s rich history, look no further than this walking tour for a comprehensive overview of the historic city. In a small group limited to 15, visit Bodleian Library—home to 'Harry Potter' filming locations—and one other college, and learn about Oxford University alumni such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Plus, receive an ILoveOxford map showing all of the main sites.
Discover every corner of Oxford with our Bus + Explore Pass, including a hop-on hop-off bus and 2 walking tours!
Otherwise known as The City of Dreaming Spires, Oxford is a charming city which has been home to royalty and scholars for centuries. Hop-on the bus tour and admire the world-class universities, colleges and historic architectures, from the open-top deck! As you pass by hotspots including the Bridge of Sighs, Christ Church and Oxford University, you’ll be kept fascinated by stories from the multilingual audio commentary.
Hop-off the bus and join a walking tour, as your sightseeing adventure continues! Admire more landmarks as your knowledgeable tour guide takes the reins, including Oxford Castle, Carfax Tower and Radcliffe Camera. Enjoy hearing fun facts and stories from your tour guide as you stroll through the city. Hop back on the bus tour whenever you like or join another walking tour - remember there's 2 walking tours included in this pass!
Get the inside scoop on Oxford's storied history on this private walking tour. Through your dedicated guide's informative narration, learn about the evolution of the university and all the achievements that have taken place there. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions, since this is a private tour for just you and your party.
Explore Oxford’s historic town center and ivy-strewn university buildings on this bike tour. Cycle through the City of Dreaming Spires alongside a guide, and learn about the city’s history as you take in University of Oxford buildings where the likes of Oscar Wilde, J. R. R. Tolkien, and several British prime ministers have studied. This bike tour allows you to cover more ground than you would on a walking tour, as well as access pedestrianized areas inaccessible to tour buses.
Discover Oxford’s highlights on foot and two wheels on this walking and bicycle tour. Set out by foot to visit the Bodleian Library, Christ Church, and other colleges as you learn about their history and former luminaries. Then, ride a bike to see the Radcliffe Camera, Magdalen College, places linked to Oxford’s literary heritage, and other sights. Includes entrance fees and bike usage during your tour.
Explore Oxford as you wish with your own guide on this private walking tour. Meet your guide in the heart of the history-steeped city and hear about its famous past and university as you explore the cobbled streets and squares. Use the flexible itinerary to tailor your sightseeing around your interests, visiting highlights such as the Bodleian Library, Christ Church College, and other landmarks as you please. Entrance fees at own expense.
Oxford is one of England’s most renowned university cities and a private tour means you can explore at your own pace. On this 3-hour walking tour, admire Oxford landmarks such as the Bodleian Library, Christchurch Cathedral, and the Ashmolean Museum; learn more about the city’s fascinating history and heritage; and see the famous Oxford University colleges.
Instead of going on a walking tour at a fixed time, this Oxford walking tour pass offers a flexible alternative. Use a smartphone app to track live guides and join and leave tour circuits throughout the day. There are a variety of different tours you can join, including routes based on University sights, historical pubs, and famous landmarks—such as Oxford Castle, and Bodleian Library.
Explore the best sights of Cheltenham at your own pace with this flexible, self-guided audio tour. See sights like the Royal Crescent, Neptune Garden, Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square and Gardens, and more. Includes convenient turn-by-turn directions and maps, and automatic GPS playback, which can all be used offline.
With a guide, you'll visit the Divinity School film site at the Bodleian Library. Ponder how studying at Oxford University compares to being a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and learn a bit about Oxford's history as your guide tailors the tour to the interests of everyone in your group.
Immerse yourself in the fantasy worlds of Narnia, Middle Earth, and Wonderland in the magical city where they were written, Oxford. Enjoy a private tour of one of the Oxford colleges, with your tickets included, and a magical tour of the city that inspired JRR Tolkien, C.S Lewis, and Lewis Carroll, and brought Hogwarts to life.
For the young and the young at heart, this tour of Oxford takes you to the places that inspired your favourite writers. Wander the meadows of Christ Church College to see where young Alice Liddle played, visit one of the colleges that Tolkien lived and taught in, and peer into the courtyard where Harry Potter had his first flying lesson.
We are not like other companies that allow other travellers to join. We are a private tour company, and you and your family be the only people in the car during your booking.
You’ll get a next-level travel experience, for example, we’ll pick you up from your hotel (within the designed area) for free. We work with our guests and their Needs. You’ll get complete flexibility to do and see things.
We use high-end cars for a safe and comfortable experience.
Enjoy a half-day private tour of Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, including tickets to one of the colleges and a welcome drink on us.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting cobbled streets and magnificent gothic architecture of Oxford as you learn all about life at the university and its illustrious history.
Your private guide will take you on a tour of one of the Oxford Colleges and show you around the city. You'll discover that Oxford and the University are almost indistinguishable, with over 37 colleges. Explore the enchanting cobbled lanes, and stop for some stunning photos at the Radcliffe Camera and the Bridge of Sighs. See where Tolkien, Carroll, and Lewis invented their magical worlds, and hear about the matriculation and graduation ceremonies outside the Sheldonian Theatre. Oxford is also an iconic filming location and has inspired countless novels - see all this and more, before ending with a well-deserved drink at one of Oxford's many historic pubs!
2 hours 30 minutes
Price varies by group size
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