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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We took an American visitor with us on a tour conducted by Jeff on 15th Nov. The walk was interesting and informative.Jeff’s relaxed and knowledgeable style made the afternoon a very enjoyable time so much so we hardly noticed the rain!

Frankie Button, Northampton

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.[1]

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.

What a fantastic tour, Stuarts talk was interesting, informative and entertaining.  We enjoyed a drink afterwards at the Turf Tavern.

Karen, Max, Eileen & Keith, Cheshire & Oxfordshire

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

Tour Timetable Spring 2023
Feb 1stMay 31st
Summer 2023
June 1stSept 30th
Autumn 2023
Oct 1stOct 28th
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
Easter (Apr 7Apr 16): 6.30pm
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[2] Daily 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am
Deutsche in Oxford[2] Daily Times available between 10am and 4pm Times available between 10am and 4pm Times available between 10am and 4pm
Private / Group Tours[2] 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 [3]Oxonians Children
under 16
Walking Tours £19.95 £18.95 £17.50 £9.95
Ghost Tours[4] £14.95 £13.95 £13.95 £6.95
Literary Tours £20.00 £18.00 £16.00 £10.00
C.S. Lewis & Tolkien Tours £20.00 £18.00 £16.00 £10.00
Student Life Tours[5] £90.00 £85.00 £85.00 £85.00
Deutsche in Oxford[5] £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[6]

Tickets can be purchased from the guide prior to departure[2]; however, numbers are limited.

Private/Group tours are available throughout the year.

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On the 8th of July we had a fantastic tour With Magnus. It was very interesting, facinating and informative. Thank you, Magnus for sharing Your great knowledge!

Rigmor Lund, Lillehammer, Norway

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.

Took Stuart’s tour this Easter 2010. Enjoyed a different way of seeing the Colleges, it gets away from the ‘tourist traps’. Took up the recommendation for lunch (Turf Tavern). Thanks Stuart!

Chris, Cardiff, Wales

Coronavirus Information

For more details please see our separate coronavirus information page.

My Aussie friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Oxford.  It was informative and relaxed.  What a stunning city (old)Oxford is. Thank you Stuart!

Caroline, Towcester, UK