Oxford Walking Tour - Discover its University and Traditions

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Oxford Immersive Podcast Discover the University Architecture and Traditions

From $12.50

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 50 minutes to 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Stroll the streets of historic Oxford and hit the perfect Instagram spots too on this self-guided audio walking tour, narrated by a historian. See iconic sights like the Bridge of Sighs, the Bodleian Library, the Sheldonian Theatre, and Radcliffe Square, as well as a wealth of historic colleges. You can download the tour in advance, meaning Wi-Fi is not required, but GPS access still works.
  • See the key sights of Oxford's historic center on an audio walking tour
  • Hear historical tales, such as the Protestant martyrs burnt at the stake
  • Download in advance to listen without Wi-Fi—GPS works offline
  • Frame the perfect Instagram shot, with no guide or group to hurry you on

What's Included

  • Access to your self-guided audio tour
  • Audio tour provided by a local or historian
  • Offline Mode: Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi
  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy sites, without getting lost
  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the spot for your perfect picture
  • Earphones
  • Mobile device

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • St Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown
    33 Lonsdale Rd, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ES, UK

    The tour starts by the church of St Michael at the Northgate

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 8/21/2020 - 9/23/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

End point

  • Oxford
    Oxford, UK

What To Expect

University of Oxford

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Radcliffe Square

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bodleian Library

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Clarendon Building

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bridge of Sighs

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sheldonian Theatre

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Divinity School

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Blackwell's Bookshop

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Martyrs' Memorial

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is 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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8 reviews
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Don’t waste you time booking with Viator
Nathalie_P, Aug 2023
We went to meeting point as documented on booking form but there was no one there and there was no phone number to call Viator. Won’t never book anything with you again.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Good afternoon, thank you for your feedback. We have reviewed the issue, and you paid for self-guided audio tours, which doesn't include an in-person guide. That is a different product provided by a different company, I’m afraid, which is indicated on the product’s page. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us!
Worth give it a go!
Magdalena_M, Aug 2023
The walking tour doesn't take much time, yet provides interesting information in a form of a dialogue. Distance is not long and can walk in your pace. Can pause anytime you like. New experience, but def will try it again.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Good afternoon, we really appreciate the time you took to write your review about Vidi Guides! We are so happy you enjoyed our audio walking tour. Thank you for the love!
Lien_N, Apr 2023
He told me very interesting stories. Thank you very much. I am impressed by the facts and places he showed me in details throughout the history of Oxford.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you! Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again in another one of our destinations!
Thorough, but flexible
Anne_D, Apr 2023
We walked in heavy rain and found a taxi to return us to our hotel before the tour’s end. My main interest was the Thomas Cranmer sites, so I returned the next day to finish seeing the sites after listening to the dialog the day before. It was good to have this flexibility.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. We’re here for you anytime!
Cara_E, Nov 2022
Really difficult web site to understand and not until you book do you get all the information. Have asked for a refund. Took my money immediately however none of the contact information worked. No response to messages. Didn’t end up going as couldn’t work out start place. None of the links worked. Despite lots of messages asking about my experience no contact about refund. DO NOT USE
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Good afternoon, thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that our tour did not meet your expectations. We take all reviews seriously and will use this as an opportunity to improve our services in the future. We've issued a refund for you, and you should receive the funds shortly. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us!
Stefania_G, Mar 2022
Very easy way to walk around the heart of the Uni buildings and the main churches. I went around 5pm, however, and the sun had set and all the indoor buildings were closed. I was a bit disappointed that I couldn't fully experience Oxford as intended, but I still enjoyed listening to the history and facts through this audio guide.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
We are so grateful for your review, and we're happy to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community!

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