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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Great history and architecture all over the place. Jeff is very knowledgable about Oxford and provides a wholesome view by providing both sides of the story.

Jenny, Kimberley, Brian, Singapore

Coronavirus Information

  • With national lockdown restrictions easing from , outdoor tours can be resumed.
  • Colleges and other buildings remain closed to the public, but will be seen from the outside.
  • We advise booking online in advance directly through our website, and will refund any cancellations due to COVID-19.
  • We’re accredited by Visit England as “Good To Go”, which confirms our tours are COVID-secure.
  • We ask that you follow WHO advice for the public and UK government social distancing guidance.
  • Social meeting limits apply (currently no more than 6 people or 2 households per individual group).

For more details please see our separate coronavirus information page.

Excellent tour. Saw 4 colleges and the guide provided great commentary.  Good value as the price includes entrance fees to the colleges.  Especially enjoyed the New College.

Paul Copeland, Cupertino, CA, USA

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 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

The Walking tours, Ghost tours and other speciality tours operate all year round:

Tour Timetable Spring 2021
Feb 1stMay 31st
Summer 2021
June 1stSept 30th
Autumn 2021
Oct 1stOct 30th
Walking Tours Daily 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Ghost Tours Fri & Sat 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm
SunThur Private bookings only 6.30pm Private bookings only
Literary Tours[1] Sat, Tues & Thur 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am
Sun, Weds & Fri 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm
Monday Private bookings only Private bookings only Private bookings only
Private ‘Bubble’ Tours[1] Mar 29May 16:
11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Not available Not available
Tolkien Tours Private bookings only Private bookings only Private bookings only
Student Life Tours[1] Daily 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am
Newman’s Oxford[1] Sat, Tues & Thur 2.15pm 2.15pm 2.15pm
Mon, Weds & Fri 11.15am 11.15am 11.15am
Deutsche in Oxford[1] Daily Times available between 10am and 4pm Times available between 10am and 4pm Times available between 10am and 4pm
Private / Group Tours[1] Any times between 9am and 10pm

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

Prices Adults Students & Seniors [2]Oxonians Children
under 16
Walking Tours[3] £14.95 £13.95 £12.50 £6.95
Ghost Tours[4] £14.95 £13.95 £13.95 £6.95
Literary Tours[3][5] £17.00 £16.00 £14.00 £9.00
Private ‘Bubble’ Tours[3] £50.00 per group of up to 5 people
Student Life Tours[3][5] £90.00 £85.00 £85.00 £85.00
Newman’s Oxford[3][5] £45.00 £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
Deutsche in Oxford[3][5] £45.00 £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
Private / Group Tours £125.00 per group of up to 25 people plus optional £5 per person college admission[6]

Tickets can be purchased from the guide prior to departure[1]; however, numbers are limited.

Private/Group tours are available throughout the year.

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We were on a great tour on Saturday with Simon… he was enthusiastic, articulate and really helped to bring Oxford to life for us… thanks!

Wendy Klein, Cambridge

Our tours have been featured on two BBC TV programmes and also in The Cherwell student newspaper.

For enquiries, please see our contact page (where you will also find our social media links) for details of the most appropriate person to get in touch with.

I you would like to thank you for the amaizing walking tour in Oxford that I had yesterday. it was extraordinary the way that Geoff had run the tour and his high knowledge level of Oxford’s and England History. Thank you very much.

Inês, Portugal