The day tours go into the oldest colleges, usually 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.
I enjoyed the tour with Magnus last week. It was a great tour with a great guide.
The Walking tours, Ghost tours and other speciality tours operate all year round:
|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|
||Private bookings only||6.30pm||Private bookings only|
|Literary Tours||Tues, Fri & Sat||1.00pm||1.00pm||1.00pm|
|C.S. Lewis & Tolkien Tours||Thursday||1.00pm||1.00pm||1.00pm|
|Student Life Tours||Daily||10.00am||10.00am||10.00am|
|Deutsche in Oxford||Daily||Times available between 10am and 4pm||Times available between 10am and 4pm||Times available between 10am and 4pm|
|Private / Group Tours||Any times between 9am and 10pm|
The duration of most tours is 90 minutes and involves less than one mile of walking.
Admission fees into the colleges are included in the ticket price (unlike most other walking tours of Oxford):
|Prices||Adults||Students & Seniors||
|C.S. Lewis & Tolkien Tours||£20.00||£18.00||£16.00||£10.00|
|Student Life Tours||£90.00||£85.00||£85.00||£85.00|
|Deutsche in Oxford||£45.00||£40.00||£45.00||£40.00|
|Private / Group Tours||£125.00 per group of up to 25 people plus optional £6 per person college admission|
Tickets can be purchased from the guide prior to departure; however, numbers are limited.
We had a fantastic tour of Oxford Colleges by Ally in spite of on and off rain. Ally was so incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Oxford that we actually felt like we were experiencing collegiate life! We highly recommend the tour.
Our tours have been featured on two BBC TV programmes, in The Cherwell student newspaper, and recommended by Rick Steves in Best of England.
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.
My wife and I with my sister and her husband experienced one of your tours with Cliff on Sunday 10 August. Cliff did an excellent job of showing us round and was able to answer all our many questions. Great trip and highly recommended. Colin Barker
- Tours are now fully operating as normal.
- However, we ask that you continue to follow WHO advice for the public to help protect those who may be immunocompromised.
- We recommend booking 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.
For more details please see our separate coronavirus information page.
On Friday 20th March we enjoyed an excellent tour with Magnus. He was a mine of interesting info and anecdotes, and after the tour we had a much better overview of Oxford University life. Thank you very much, Magnus!