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

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“Whether you are in your twenties or fifties Stuart certainly fires up your enthusiasm for all things good in oxford. The walking tour takes in superb colleges and he delivers his talk and tour with great knowledge, humour and enthusiasm. Loved it.”

Suzy, Norfolk

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.

“My wife and I went on a tour with Chris on Monday 13th Feb 2016, it was just what we were hoping for, chris was very informative and enthusiastic and we enjoyed every minute of our two hour tour, excellent value for money”

Garry, Stoke

The Walking tours and Ghost tours operate all year round:

TOUR TIMETABLE Summer 2016
June 1st​–​Sept 30th
Autumn 2016
Oct 1st​–​Oct 29th
Winter 2016​–​2017
Oct 30th​–​Feb 28th
Walking Tours Daily 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Ghost Tours Fri & Sat 7.30pm 7.30pm 4pm & 7.30pm
Sun​–​Thur 7.30pm Private bookings only 4.00pm
except
Hallowe'en (Oct 30 - Nov 5): 4pm & 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 £9.95 £8.95 £7.50 £4.95
Ghost Tours[2] £9.95 £8.95 £8.95 £4.95
Literary Tours £12.00 £11.00 £9.00 £7.00
Private / Group Tours £100.00 per group of up to 25 people plus optional £1 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, with no need to pre-book; however, numbers are limited.

See the booking form if you wish to buy tickets in advance, or arrange a private tour.

  1. Must have valid 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. College admission not included in price of private/group tours and is an optional extra as per your requirements.

“We went on a walk with Vinnie this Friday. It was a really interesting and fun walk. I really enjoyed the parts about Narnia. Thank you.”

Maria, Ealing

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 £100.00 per guide.  This is for a standard 90 minute tour with an optional additional fee of £1 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 – see the booking form.

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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

For all enquiries please contact Stuart:

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+44 (0) 7790 734387
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“... [Stuart's] tour was fun, informative and took us into the colleges we wanted to see.”

Tamara Jones, Stafford, Staffordshire, UK

Watch this space!

Stu’s tour was recently 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.

“We went on the guided ghost tour, which was highly enjoyable. Our tour guide, Magnus, was a great source for so many pieces of information! The tour was entertaining and highly interesting, so definitely worth coming back to. Thank you for a wonderful evening tour through Oxford!”

Kristina, Germany

Read this space!

“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.