- Most colleges remain closed to visitors for the time being, but will be seen from the outside.
- Visiting inside other buildings may still not be possible due to COVID restrictions, though the ‘Gaffer’s Room’ will be visted on Literary Tours.
- 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.
For more details please see our separate coronavirus information page.
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.
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|
|Ghost Tours||Fri & Sat||6.30pm||6.30pm||4pm & 6.30pm|
||6.30pm||Private bookings only||
Hallowe’en Week (Oct 31
|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 and Divinity School are included in the ticket price (unlike most other walking tours of Oxford):
|Prices||Adults||Students & Seniors||
|C.S. Lewis & Tolkien Tours||£18.00||£17.00||£15.00||£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 £5 per person college admission|
Tickets can be purchased from the guide prior to departure; however, numbers are limited.
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.