Oxford Walking Tours

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

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“Although it was a cold rainy day, in late August, when we took the walking tour.  Stuart made it enjoyable and informative for all 4 of us.  Would definitely recommend this tour.  You won’t get the scoop on Oxford any better than with Stuart.”

Carol, Grand Marais, MI

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 1263, 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.

“Had a great tour yesterday with Big Den. I appreciated learning about the Oxford style of education amongst other things. His sense of humour was excellent and he included each member of the group. The time flew and I am going to research Oxford more. Thank you”

Dianne Sutton, ADELAIDE, Australia

The Walking tours, Ghost tours and other speciality tours operate all year round (apart from Christmas Day):

Tour Timetable Winter 20192020
Oct 27thFeb 29th
Spring 2020
March 1stMay 31st
Summer 2020
June 1stSept 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 & 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm
SunThur 4.00pm Private bookings only
except
Easter (Apr 10Apr 19): 6.30pm
6.30pm
Literary Tours Wednesday 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm
ThurTues Private bookings only Private bookings only Private bookings only
Tolkien Tours Private bookings only Private bookings only Private bookings only
Student Life Tours Daily 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am
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
Student Life Tours[3] £90.00 £85.00 £85.00 £85.00
Private / Group Tours £125.00 per group of up to 25 people plus optional £2 per person college admission[4]

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

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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

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 1½ hour tour with an optional additional fee of £2 per person for college admission.

Guides are available for private tours who fluently speak the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Greek
  • Czech
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Arabic

Please state when booking which language you would like your guide to speak, if other than English.

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

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“Jeff was very lovely and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone!”

Florentina Brinza, Braila / Romania

For all enquiries please contact Stuart:

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+44 (0) 7790 734387
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“Our tour with Jeff was just fantastic. His knowledge, and the way he put it over captivated us all throughout the visit. I would recommend Jeff as a tour Guide to one and all”

Malcolm Butler, Christchurch Dorset

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.

“Last Saturday 25th November we did the tour with guide Jeff.  It proved to be the best city tour we have been on thanks to Jeff’s amazing knowledge of Oxford and his manner of putting the words across”

Ken Price, Bath

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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.