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Oxford Walking Tours have been operating from the blue gates of Trinity College on Broad St for more than 30 years.  Our University educated guides come with years of experience and local knowledge of the City and University.

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“Magnus you were a star! My friend and I enjoyed a walking tour at 3.00pm on Wednesday 25th March. Extremely informative, all questions answered and conducted with in-depth knowledge and humour”

Sandra Wilsher, Newmarket

New College

The day tours go into the oldest colleges including New College, founded in 1379, and seen in the Harry Potter films and television productions of Inspector Morse and Lewis.

Exeter College is visited on most tours, was founded in 1314 and is seen in the final episode of Morse.  Balliol College, founded in 1264, educated more 20th century British prime ministers than any other college.  All tours go to the University Library.

On our tours you will learn about the history of the city and the university.  We will explain the collegiate system of tutorial unique to Oxford and Cambridge.  Discover the famous alumni who studied and taught at the university.  Go inside the oldest college dining hall, chapel, cloisters and quadrangles.

“... [Stuart's] tour was fun, informative and took us into the colleges we wanted to see.”

Tamara Jones, Stafford, Staffordshire, UK

The Walking tours and Ghost tours operate all year round:

TOUR TIMETABLE Autumn 2017
Oct 1st​–​Oct 28th
Winter 2017​–​2018
Oct 29th​–​Feb 28th
Spring 2018
March 1st​–​May 31st
Walking Tours Daily 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Ghost Tours Fri & Sat 7.30pm 4pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm
Sun​–​Thur Private bookings only 4.00pm
except
Hallowe’en (Oct 29 - Nov 4): 4pm & 7.30pm
Private bookings only
except
Easter (Mar 30 - Apr 8): 7.30pm
Literary Tours Wednesday 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm
Thur​–​Tues Private bookings only Private bookings only Private bookings only
Tolkien Tours Private bookings only Private bookings only Private bookings only
Private / Group Tours Any times between 9am and 10pm

The duration of the tours is 90 minutes and involves less than one mile of walking.

Admission fees into the colleges and Divinity School are included in the ticket price (unlike most other walking tours of Oxford):

PRICES Adults Students & Seniors [1]Oxonians Children
under 16
Walking Tours £12.95 £11.95 £10.50 £5.95
Ghost Tours[2] £12.95 £11.95 £11.95 £5.95
Literary Tours £15.00 £14.00 £12.00 £8.00
Private / Group Tours £125.00 per group of up to 25 people plus optional £2 per person college admission[3]

French, Italian and other language speaking guides are also available for group/private tours.

Tickets can be purchased from the guide prior to departure; however, numbers are limited.

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  1. Must have valid Oxford student ID Card, Alumni Card or proof of address to be eligible for Oxonian discount.
  2. College admission not included in Ghost Tour as colleges are closed in the evening.
  3. Optional college admission fee for private/group tours may vary depending on which college(s) you would like to visit – please indicate any preference.

“What a bonus - our tour lasted nearly 2 hours! Stuart clearly knows the history and tradition of the Universities we visited. Apart from the information he imparts he has a great sense of humour and is very entertaining. Thanks for the walk.”

Paul and Hilary James, Cardiff, Wales

Private Tour

Private​/​Group tours are available throughout the year with the price of the tour depending on group size and tour length.  For instance a tour for up to 25 people would require one guide at a cost of £125.00 per guide.  This is for a standard 90 minute tour with an optional additional fee of £2 per person for college admission.

Larger groups, longer tours, themed tours and tours in other languages are available on request.  We can also offer walking tours in London and Cambridge.

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“We enjoyed our walking tour with Stuart around Oxford. It was marvellous to learn and see more than we would have seen on our own. Stuart is a great guide and has a good sense of humour along with a dry wit which made it all the more enjoyable.”

Bill and Lesley, Darlington

For all enquiries please contact Stuart:

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+44 (0) 7790 734387
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“Had an absolutely amazing tour of the 'Real' Oxford. ... Took some amazing pictures on the day and left with an insight of the history, sights and sounds of such an amazing place! Would definately recommend to friends and family!”

Ryan & Sophie, London, England

Watch this space!

Stu’s tour was filmed by the BBC programme Escape to the Country first broadcast on 5th January 2012 (see it on iPlayer).


Back in 1998, Andy’s tour was filmed for the BBC Holiday programme.

“Despite the pouring rain this was an excellent informative tour. Stuart pitched the tour very well considering the mixed audience. Highly recommended to any tourist visiting Oxford.”

Gavin & Nicki Powell, East Sussex

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“We spent the whole of our student loan on battels and we’ve got £10 to last the term.  Only one thing for it.  Lifestyles takes on the world at work.”

Read full article from The Cherwell student newspaper.