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.
The Walking tours, Ghost tours and other speciality tours operate all year round (apart from Christmas Day):
Oct 29th–Feb 28th
March 1st–May 31st
June 1st–Sept 30th
|Walking Tours||Daily||11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm||11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm||11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm|
|Ghost Tours||Fri & Sat||4pm & 7.30pm||7.30pm||7.30pm|
Private bookings only
Easter (Mar 30 - Apr 8): 7.30pm
|Thur–Tues||Private bookings only||Private bookings only||Private bookings only|
|Tolkien Tours||Private bookings only||Private bookings only||Private bookings only|
|Student Life Tours||Sun, Mon & Weds||
Christmas Vac (Dec 3 - Jan 13): Not available
Easter Vac (Mar 11 - Apr 21): Not available
Long Vac (Jun 17 - Oct 6): Not available
|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||
|Student Life Tours||£90.00||£85.00||£85.00|
|Private / Group Tours||£125.00 per group of up to 25 people plus optional £2 per person college admission|
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.
- Must have valid Oxford student ID Card, Alumni Card or proof of address to be eligible for Oxonian discount.
- College admission not included in Ghost Tour as colleges are closed in the evening.
- Optional college admission fee for private/group tours may vary depending on which college(s) you would like to visit – please indicate any preference.
/ 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.
For all enquiries please contact Stuart:
- +44 (0) 7790 734387
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