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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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

Coronavirus Information

  • Due to national lockdown restrictions, tours are suspended until .
  • We are however accepting bookings for tours scheduled from this date onwards, and will refund any cancellations due to COVID-19.

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

Absolutely the best £6-90 you’ll spend in Oxford. Informative, relaxed & fun. We would really have struggled to pack in so much in such a short visit without this tour. Thanks Stuart

Caroline, Margaret, Pat & Chris, Warwickshire

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.

On the spur of the moment, my mom and I decided to learn more about the history of the place of my doctoral studies. Our walking tour with Jeff was an eye-opener and I highly recommend him as a tour guide!

Hendrickje Catriona Windisch, Oxford, England

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

Tour Timetable Winter 20202021
Oct 25thJan 31st
Spring 2021
Feb 1stMay 31st
Summer 2021
June 1stSept 30th
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
SunThur 4.00pm Private bookings only
except
Easter (Apr 2Apr 11): 6.30pm
6.30pm
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] 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm Feb 22Apr 1:
11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
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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Whether you are in your twenties or fifties Stuart certainly fires up your enthusiasm for all things good in oxford. The walking tour takes in superb colleges and he delivers his talk and tour with great knowledge, humour and enthusiasm. Loved it.

Suzy, Norfolk

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.

Best way to see Oxford, very informative and interesting …

Mike Gibson, Warrington