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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Magnus was both entertaining and knowledgeable. A thoroughly good introduction to this beautiful city.

Jeff Oberman, Barnet

Coronavirus Information

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, tours have been suspended until further notice.

For more details and refunds please see our separate coronavirus information page.

Best way to see Oxford, very informative and interesting …

Mike Gibson, Warrington

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.

Despite the pouring rain this was an excellent informative tour. Stuart pitched the tour very well considering the mixed audience.  Highly recommended to any tourist visiting Oxford.

Gavin & Nicki Powell, East Sussex

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

Tour Timetable Spring 2020
Feb 1stMay 31st
Summer 2020
June 1stSept 30th
Autumn 2020
Oct 1stOct 24th
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
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
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 [2]Oxonians Children
under 16
Walking Tours £14.95 £13.95 £12.50 £6.95
Ghost Tours[3] £12.95 £11.95 £11.95 £5.95
Literary Tours[4] £17.00 £16.00 £14.00 £9.00
Student Life Tours[4] £90.00 £85.00 £85.00 £85.00
Newman’s Oxford[4] £45.00 £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
Private / Group Tours £125.00 per group of up to 25 people plus optional £5 per person college admission[5]

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

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I enjoyed the tour with Magnus last week. It was a great tour with a great guide.

Stanford pines, England

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 £5 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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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

For all enquiries please contact Stuart:

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+44 (0) 7790 734387
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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

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.

Our walking tour with Jeff was most enjoyable and opened the doors to the secrets of college history spiced with colourful anecdotes. Thank you!

Dr. Manuela Müller-Windisch, Konstanz, Germany

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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.