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Private | Bespoke Oxford University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni

Quick Details

Duration: 90 minutes

Departure Times: 9:00 am then every hour on the hour until 5:00 pm

Meeting Point: The Shop of Secrets, Broad Street, Oxford

Important information:

  • Dress accordingly for the weather and wear comfortable shoes
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early to check-in
1 - 6 people
£205
£190
7 people
£220
£205
8 people
£235
£220
9 people
£250
£235
10 people
£265
£250
11 people
£280
£265
12 people
£295
£280
13 people
£310
£295
14 people
£325
£310
15 people
£340
£325
16 people
£355
£340
17 people
£370
£355
18 people
£385
£370
19 people
£400
£385
20 people
£415
£400

LIVE THE HISTORY

In just an hour walk through pivotal moments of human history: from petty and outlandish rivalries to architectural masterpieces with confusing names. See the lamp-post which inspired Narnia and the architecture which has inspired His Dark Materials. Visit the meadows where Lewis Caroll first recounted the story of Alice in Wonderland. Marvel at some of the world’s greatest examples of Gothic and Baroque architecture. Inspiring, baffling, and downright outrageous: Oxford is a city full of stories waiting to be told.

THE STUDENT’S STORY

Oxford is nothing without its students, and it’s the students who make our walking tours so special. All our tour guides are either graduates of or current students at the University of Oxford who combine their personal experiences of the city with their deep passion for its history, architecture, and stories to provide a one-of-a-kind tour. Combining a deep passion for the city’s history and architecture with the knowledge you hear all about what the students really get up to – from BOPS to secret societies and which all-night library permits outside snacks. Which college is the poshest one, and which is the oldest? Which one has traditions designed only to mock the traditions of other colleges? As well as hearing it all from the horse’s mouth, you get to see inside colleges, with highlights including the beautiful Jesus college gardens. This is the real Oxford, experienced as a student, through busy streets and college grounds.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

A private walking tour of Oxford is perfect for prospective students who would like to understand the application process, what to expect in the interview or have any questions about student life. The tour is led by someone that has once been in their position and gone on to graduate successfully. Your guide helps you in any way they can to make sure you are moving forward with your application. We also try to find a guide that has studied the same subject of your interest.

BESPOKE TOURS

Tailored to your needs and objectives, our private tour can be completely personalised by visiting your specific places of interest or choosing from our selection of themed tours. Alternatively, you may choose to stick with our classic 90-minute tour route.

If you would like to personalise your private Oxford tour, please get in touch here.

Our classic 90-minute tour covers some of the following highlights:

  • Balliol College
  • Trinity College
  • The Sheldonian Theatre
  • Hertford College
  • The Bodleian Library
  • The Radcliffe Camera
  • All Souls
  • Jesus College
  • Oriel College
  • Merton College
  • Exeter College
  • Christchurch Meadows
  • Sites of literary inspiration, and more…

If you are looking to book a large group or have any special requirements please call us at +441223 787270 or get in touch here for a specialised quote.