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Socially Distanced | Oxford University College Walking Tour

Quick Details

Duration: 9o minutes

  • Departure Times: April 1st – Oct 31st: 11:00, 13:00
    Nov 1st – March 31st: 11:00, 13:00
  • Please meet our team outside the front entrance of Balliol College on Broad Street with your digital receipt 5 minutes before your Oxford walking tour is due to start.
  • Dress accordingly for the weather.
£19.50 £15
Youth/Student/Concession Youth (Ages 13-17)
£15 £13.50
Child Ages 3-12
£12 £8

Online Reservations Recommended


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 C.S. Lewis 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.


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.

Our classic 90-minute Oxford 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, and Christchurch Meadows, sites of literary inspiration, and more…

This is a shared walking tour conducted in English. All colleges entered on our classic tour route are included in your ticket price, however, college availability does vary from day to day. If there are specific colleges you wish to visit please book a private Oxford tour for your group.

What to Bring

Dress accordingly for the weather and wear comfortable shoes