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.
The Walking tours, Ghost tours and other speciality tours operate all year round (apart from Christmas Day):
|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|
Private bookings only
Easter (Apr 19
||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 2
Easter Vac (Mar 10
Long Vac (Jun 23
|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||£85.00|
|Private / Group Tours||£125.00 per group of up to 25 people plus optional £2 per person college admission|
Tickets can be purchased from the guide prior to departure; however, numbers are limited.
/ 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:
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.
For all enquiries please contact Stuart:
- +44 (0) 7790 734387
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