Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

From $31.78

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • See architectural landmarks like Radcliffe Camera and Trinity College
  • Learn about student life on a student-led guided tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible and suitable for all ages
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 7 Broad St
    7 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AJ, UK

    Outside Watsons of Oxford - look for guides in bright green jackets

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

University of Oxford

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Merton College

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bodleian Library

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

All Souls College

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hertford College

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Oriel College

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Radcliffe Camera

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Exeter College

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Footprints Tours Oxford

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

The Divinity School

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • After 2 years of closures, we are attempting to include entrances back into the tour. It is possible that the sites will not be possible on the day, the guide will inform you at the start of the tour, and you are able to get a full refund in these very rare circumstances
  • Group Sizing In Line With Social Distancing Rules
  • Guides Temperature Taken Before Tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 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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Traveler Tips

Recommended for those who want to know the history of Cambridge!
Due to the current circumstances it was not possible to access some of the sights.
We would definitely recommend this tour for anyone interested in having a deeper understanding of Oxford university and town.


4,166 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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A unique experience!
Mlanie_M, Jun 2023
Philip was our guide and he narrated us stories of colleges and the city That would have been absolutely perfect to enter Christ Church
Great tour of Oxford!
Catherine_F, Jun 2023
We LOVED this tour. Our tour guide was funny and shared all kinds of anecdotes and information about the city and the university. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for letting us show you around Oxford! We are happy to hear you enjoyed all the stories and information we've prepared :)
Brilliant! Lizzie was a fantastic guide. The tour was perfect. The right amount of content and detail. Fantastic!
John_C, Jun 2023
The information given about the history of Oxford and some interesting facts about the university. Lizzie delivered the whole tour with a friendly yet professional manner, welcomed questions and had a great sense of humour. It was the most enjoyable element of our long weekend. I thoroughly recommend this tour along with Lizzie!
Oxford tour
Anna_R, Jun 2023
Perfect! Libby knew her staff. She had lots of tips and funny stories too on the way. Well spent time. Would recommend to go!
Well worth 2hrs of your time to learn so much.
Paul_B, Jun 2023
Excellent organisation from start to finish. Our guide was very engaging and obviously loved imparting her knowledge of the university, city and history over the time. It was surprising not to have walked very far at all to see so much.
Don’t waste your time/money!
Jose_D, May 2023
The tour was with a current student. The tour guides spend too much time (30min) standing out in the street doing an intro. And then excessive chatter at each point. Literally spent an hour just looking at 2 buildings. We left the tour & went to explore on our own. Not worth the time, money, or expense to travel from London for the tour.
Funny and informative tour! Would book again!
Rose_H, May 2023
Kira was our guide and did a fantastic job, had lots of fun stories and knew the history of each building. Told us all about CS Lewis and Tolkien. Quite a few of the groups were bigger but as we waited to be in the last group of “no shows” we were a smaller group of only 10. Lovely!
Colleen_P, May 2023
Toby was a great guide, really explained a lot and was considerate for those non British speakers by speaking slower and answering many questions. Really informative and leisurely for anyone visiting Oxford. I actually live in Oxford and I thought this was excellent, I learnt a lot I didn’t know.
Fun and Informative
Peter_W, May 2023
Fun and informative tour with a great, enthusiastic guide. Saw some of the highlights of Oxford but probably needed a few more years to do it all!
A great tour to discover Oxford!
Marie_B, May 2023
Great tour with a captivating guide! She told us a lot of stories about Oxford, the university and the rivalries between the colleges. Definitely great to get a feel of the city!
Oxford university
Waltraud_B, May 2023
Richard was a really nice guide, who has a lot of knowledge. It was very interesting to look"behind the walls" of some colleges. I really enjoyed it
Oxford college tour was fun
Carole_B, May 2023
Our guide was charming, informative and had lots of inside info on the quirks of the various colleges.
Good historical background delivered with humour
Eugenia_F, May 2023
Great tour with a very knowledgeable student who studied at Hertford College. She gave us a good historical background with lots of quirky insights, delivered with great humour. Well worth it.
Fascinating and informative
Margaret_Z, May 2023
Our young guide, Jemimah, e was a fun and well informed guide. She allowed us time to explore without by passing any of the important sights. Oxford is an incredibly fascinating city and the history of the University makes it even more renowned. As far as the Boat race goes though I remain a Cambridge fan! Sorry Jemimah💙
a very informatiive tour
Mohammad_A, May 2023
the best part was the visit to Divinity school library where Harry Potter scene was shot. The Tour guide had excellent knowledge and gave us very detailed information on every location.
Wonderful walking tour of Oxford
Julie_W, May 2023
Richard was engaging and funny while being very informative. We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour of Oxford and highly recommend to any age group. One thing to note if you’re driving yourself there are several streets that do not allow cars yet Apple Maps guides you there!
Thanks ! Very informative!
Kim_N, May 2023
Great and entertaining and our guide Kian was wonderful . We learned a lot . We only wished we could have visited a room in the student dorm to see the doorms
Fabulous tour guide
Anna_B, Apr 2023
Vera was a brilliant tour guide. We had a wonderful trip and really enjoyed exploring the city. Thank you Vera!
Excellent Tour
kvining8, Apr 2023
Kiera was an excellent guide. Enjoyed her tour immensely. Decided to do the tour last minute. Glad we did.
Great intro to Oxford uni and colleges.
Hitesh_G, Apr 2023
Great tour, paced well with amazing commentary by a current student (Kian). The divinity school is a must visit for Harry Potter fan.

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