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One of Oxford’s most recognizable landmarks, the Sheldonian Theatre is a neoclassical building dating to 1669. Designed by the celebrated architect Sir Christopher Wren, the venue is used for ceremonial events by the University of Oxford (including graduations), as well as lectures, concerts, and other publicly accessible performances.

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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.23
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$21.23

Oxford Official University & City Tour

Oxford Official University & City Tour

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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 will even visit one of its elegant colleges. As you go, your guide will share insider stories about Oxford’s history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.98
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90 Minute Private Guided Walking Tour in Oxford

90 Minute Private Guided Walking Tour in Oxford

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Oxford zealously guards and protects its architectural heritage which boasts one of the finest collections of historical buildings in the United Kingdom and possibly across the Western World. Our Classic Oxford tour takes visitors on a relaxing 60 to 90 minute meander through 1000 years of architectural and social history. Not only do we see some of the most iconic civic and university buildings in Oxford and discuss their origins, the materials they are constructed from, the architects and purpose of their construction but we provide a rich vein of social history of the town and university. Among the sights you will see are Christ Church, the 11th-century University Church of St Mary the Virgin where the University first began, the world-famous Radcliffe Camera, Oxford’s Bridge of Sighs, the Bodleian Library, the oldest academic library in the English speaking world, and much more. Customised tours including pre-booking into colleges, galleries and museums can be arranged.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.48
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Oxford Harry Potter Insights - PUBLIC tour entry to Divinity School (90 minutes)

Oxford Harry Potter Insights - PUBLIC tour entry to Divinity School (90 minutes)

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NOTICE: On any dates when Divinity school is closed, the tour will instead visit New college film site at an extra cost to pay of £5 per person on the day. How does studying at Oxford University compare with studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Fun tour for Muggles of all ages. Guide will cater the tour according to everyone's interests, introducing also Oxford heritage.  Calling all fans of the world’s favourite wizard, this Oxford walking tour takes you to recognizable locations of the Harry Potter films. During this family-friendly tour, see the grand buildings of Oxford University and see inside the Divinity School—which featured as the infirmary & classroom space in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Learn of other literary legends that attended Oxford University. Tour includes entry worth £2.50 per person inside the Divinity school at the Bodleian Library. Tour lasts average 90 minutes.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Oxford - Towers and Taverns

Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Oxford - Towers and Taverns

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A fun and different way to see Oxford! Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted! You’ll learn interesting facts and stories. Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small and Exclusive Oxford Highlights Tour

Small and Exclusive Oxford Highlights Tour

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Explore the university city of Oxford on a tour that showcases its highlights in just a couple of hours. The walking tour introduces you to many of Oxford's famous colleges and university buildings as you stroll around the city with a guide. Get recommendations for things to do and see in the city in your own time, and hear insider tips for Oxford's many restaurants.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Social Distancing Specialised Oxford University Walking Tour With Student Guides

Social Distancing Specialised Oxford University Walking Tour With Student Guides

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Designed to see the best of Oxford in a safe environment with the smallest group sizing we have ever done. With this specialised tour we take important measure to protect your health, and those around you. All our Oxford University student guides wear medical masks. In addition to this, group sizing is inline with Social Distancing Rules (currently we have the smallest group sizing of any tour company in Oxford). Furthermore, all guides must submit their temperature before providing the tour. This tour has all the most famous sites in Oxford, with our unique guides providing a fun and entertaining insight into one of the most important cities in the world. See the world-famous sites such as the Bodleian Library and Christ Church – both of which were Harry Potter film sites! Get the inside story on Oxford ceremonies, student life, college rivalries and much, much more!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.22
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Inspector Morse, Lewis & Endeavour Tour of Oxford

Inspector Morse, Lewis & Endeavour Tour of Oxford

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This is a great pick if you’re interested in detective dramas. Swap traditional Oxford sightseeing tours for this themed adventure that visits places linked to the TV shows “Inspector Morse”, “Lewis”, and “Endeavour”. During the tour, learn all sorts of interesting behind-the-scenes stories that you might miss if exploring alone—such as where different scenes were filmed. Along the way, pass by The Radcliffe Camera, the Sheldonian Theatre, and Exeter College.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Decolonial Walking Tour – by Oxford Students

Decolonial Walking Tour – by Oxford Students

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Discover many of Oxford’s key landmarks—and venture beyond the material covered by most walking tours when you explore topics like colonialism, racism, and inequality in the context of the city’s history and the university’s past—on this immersive, small-group walking tour. Led by an Oxford student guide, you’ll see landmarks like Balliol College and Carfax Tower, and will learn about the invisible divides and backstories that shape Oxford today.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Oxford Walking Tour - Discover its University and Traditions

Oxford Walking Tour - Discover its University and Traditions

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Take a day trip out of London and explore Oxford. Walkthrough this charming literary city as you discover its most iconic architectural, historical, and literary spots, with this immersive guide!  On this self-guided tour, narrated by an expert historian, we’ll visit the most famous historic buildings and architectural highlights. We’ll hear about the ancient tales that live in this city, as well as the story behind the birth of one of the world’s most famous universities and what it’s like to be a student at Oxford University!    We'll visit the most iconic spots such as Exeter and Jesus Colleges, Radcliffe Square, Bodleian Library and Sheldonian Theatre. Learn about the famous people that have lived in Oxford, and finish the tour by visiting the Martyrs Memorial to cap off this cultural adventure in this must-see picturesque city. Note: This is a self-guided audio walking tour and does not include entrance tickets
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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PRIVATE Harry Potter in Oxford Tour with Entry to Divinity School

PRIVATE Harry Potter in Oxford Tour with Entry to Divinity School

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Oxford: 3 City Walking Tours

Oxford: 3 City Walking Tours

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With your ticket, discover Oxford with unlimited access to our flexible walking tours. You can join and leave our circuits as you please; escorted by local experts who are on hand to meet you throughout the day. Using our app, simply track your nearest guide and begin to discover countless visitor hotspots, including University of Oxford, Radcliffe Camera, Carfax Tower and Oxford Castle. Enjoy fascinating storytelling from your guide as you explore, and immerse yourself in Oxford’s quaint and charming streets. Best-known for housing one of the world’s most prestigious universities, the city also has exciting stories to tell surrounding history and literature, with plenty of visitor attractions to explore. Hop-off your guided tour and self-guide whenever you wish; enjoying multilingual audio commentary, suggested walking itineraries, pinpointing your favourite sights and discovering photo hotspots, all offline, day or night - it couldn't be easier!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Oxford Hidden Gems (Self-guided Tour & Treasure Hunt)

Oxford Hidden Gems (Self-guided Tour & Treasure Hunt)

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Self-guided Tour & Treasure Hunt Travel Experience - Over 100 destinations & challenges to explore - Kid friendly & great for avoiding crowds - Flexible anytime start - 100% free cancellation up to 24hrs before - Just 1 Ticket for your whole group!! (with our great value device sharing ticket) The smartphone travel tool that helps you discover the great outdoors & connect with the world around you. Utilising seamless GPS technology, it takes you off-the-beaten-track to discover hidden gems & incredible places you may never find alone. As you travel you earn points by visiting destinations, solving clues & completing challenges. The Travel League lets you compete with fellow explorers. Each season win amazing prizes & become the UK’s Greatest Explorer! Whether exploring by car, on foot around town, or hiking across the countryside, our GPS technology guides you every step of the way. Take the stress out of planning trips with this perfect blend of challenge, fun & learning
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Oxford Combined Cycle Walking Tour - (Saturdays July to August)

Oxford Combined Cycle Walking Tour - (Saturdays July to August)

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Explore more of Oxford’s University buildings, riverside parks, and picturesque countryside on this small-group half-day bike tour. Admire city landmarks such as the Bodleian Library and Christchurch; cycle along the scenic River Thames Path; and visit local villages such as Iffley, Binsey, and Old Marston.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Spencer’s Tour for Oxford (Private, all proceeds to Oxford charities)

Spencer’s Tour for Oxford (Private, all proceeds to Oxford charities)

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All proceeds of this tour will be donated to two Oxfordshire-based charities, supporting vulnerable individuals facing homelessness and addiction in the city. The city of Oxford is commonly considered as being divided into two groups: the Town (local residents) and the Gown (students of the University). While I am currently a ‘townie’, I have been awarded a place to study at Oxford this year - and my fiancé is currently studying a DPhil. This gives me a unique perspective on both sides of the community and the city, and I will share it with you in a tour so entertaining and memorable that you will wish you lived here, or your money back! We’ll cover as much as we can in two hours. Please note that entry fees are not included, though they are not necessary for a fantastic tour. If you'd like to go into any colleges or other attractions, or if you wish to customise the tour in any other way, please feel free ping me a message me. Group size is flexible. £10 per extra person.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bespoke Oxford Walking Tour with a Private Guide
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Bespoke Oxford Walking Tour with a Private Guide

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Explore the university city of Oxford with your own private guide, and discover the history behind its standout sights such as the Bodleian Library, Bridge of Sighs, and the Sheldonian Theatre. With your guide, you’ll also see some of the famous university colleges, and learn about the institution’s history from its humble roots to its worldwide prestige today.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Oxford City & University Walking PRIVATE GROUPS Tour

Oxford City & University Walking PRIVATE GROUPS Tour

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Oxford is home to one of the world’s most famous and prestigious colleges, and this private 2-hour walking tour unveils all the secrets of the university city. Marvel at landmarks including the Bodleian Library and Christchurch, peek inside Oxford University buildings like New College or the Divinity School; and follow in the footsteps of British legends such as J.R.R Tolkien, CS Lewis, King Henry VIII, and Harry Potter.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Oxford In A Day With Student Guide - Christ Church Optional

Oxford In A Day With Student Guide - Christ Church Optional

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See Oxford in one day with this small group, sight-packed, full-day tour with an authentic Oxford student to give you the inside scoop, along with the little known facts and locations off the beaten path! See inside the oldest Colleges in Oxford, including the largest in Oxford - complete with its own deer park. Break for a pub lunch, before entering the most historic part of England's most iconic library, which makes a regular appearance in Hollywood films. For entrance into a famous Harry Potter college, upgrade to include a ticket for Christ Church.
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  • 6 hours
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Inspector Morse Oxford PRIVATE GROUP Tours Daily

Inspector Morse Oxford PRIVATE GROUP Tours Daily

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Calling all fans of the iconic British TV programme, Inspector Morse, this 2-hour tour visit famous filming locations around Oxford. With a private guide, you’ll visit recognizable settings inside the Bodleian Library, Exeter College, and the Divinity School, all within the prestigious Oxford University campus. The tour concludes at a historic pub regularly featured in the Inspector Morse shows.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.86
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BLIZT Tour of Oxford - All the Highlights in 60 minutes

BLIZT Tour of Oxford - All the Highlights in 60 minutes

If time is of the essence, this is the tour for you! In just one hour, we'll cover the major landmarks of the city centre, including a full history of both the city and University of Oxford. The city of Oxford is commonly considered as being divided into two groups: the Town (local residents) and the Gown (students of the University). While I am currently a ‘townie’, I have been awarded a place to study at Oxford this year - and my fiancé is currently studying a DPhil. This gives me a unique perspective on both sides of the community and the city, and I will share it with you in a tour so entertaining and memorable that you will wish you lived here, or your money back! We’ll cover as much as we can in sixty minutes. Please note that entry fees are not included, though they are not necessary for a fantastic tour. If you'd like to go into colleges or customise the tour in any way, please feel free ping me a message me. Group size is flexible - £5 per extra person.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.47
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Spencer's Early Morning Tour of Oxford (Private)

Spencer's Early Morning Tour of Oxford (Private)

Are you an early bird? Do you like to get up and explore new places before the mob have had their breakfast? Well, this is the tour for you. For this private tour, we'll kick-off at 07:30 and have the city to ourselves. The city of Oxford is commonly considered to be divided into two groups: the Town (local residents) and the Gown (the University). While I am currently a ‘townie’, I have been awarded a place to study at Oxford later this year - and my fiancé is currently studying a DPhil. This gives me a unique perspective on both sides of the community and the city, and I will share it with you in a tour so entertaining and memorable that you will wish you lived here - or your money back! We’ll cover as much as we can in two hours. If you wish to enter colleges or customise the tour in any way, please feel free to reach out to me any time. Note: entry fees are not included though they are not necessary for a fantastic tour. Group size is flexible - £10 per extra person.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Oxford Students Tour with Entrance Advice Session

Private Oxford Students Tour with Entrance Advice Session

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If you are considering studying at Oxford, then what better way to acquaint yourself with the application process and to find out what student life is like, than to book our private tour plus Q and A session with our Oxford or Cambridge educated university alumni guides? Expected total activity duration is 90-120 minutes walking tour plus up to one hour Q and A session led in person and/or by online process.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.76
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Private Oxford Bicycle Tour - available to book daily

Private Oxford Bicycle Tour - available to book daily

COVID19 NOTICE: Currently all university colleges are still closed to the public but you will see & hear lots about the colleges on the tour route. The best way to see Oxford is on a bicycle on this private bicycle tour along the River Thames Path. In fact, bikes are the locals' favourite way to get around the city as the compact Oxford is not very car-friendly. Default start time is 12.00 but you may request any start time from 12.00 until 14.30 start time. The tour lasts for 3-4 hours, including a guided tour plus bike set up time and a refreshments stop. The route covers both the city's sights and stories with a college entrance fee and a relaxing cycle along the River Thames to Iffley or Binsey Village.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.66
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3-Hour Private Tour of Oxford With University Alumni Guide

3-Hour Private Tour of Oxford With University Alumni Guide

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Building upon the success of our 2-hour tour, this extended 3-hour version now includes entry into one of the oldest colleges at Oxford University. It also incorporates visiting the world-famous Bodleian Library, one of the best examples of Medieval architecture in Europe, and a Harry Potter film site. As always, this is done uniquely with our Oxford University student guides.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.69
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