Restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have eased, and we have been able to resume our regular daytime tours as follows:
- We advise booking online in advance directly through our website;
- Colleges remain closed to the public; Old Schools Quad will be visited instead; the Divinity School is now open;
- We ask that you follow WHO advice for the public and UK government social distancing guidance to minimize transmission of the virus, in particular keeping two metres apart from anyone outside your household or support bubble.
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 (Oct 25
|Literary Tours||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||Daily||10.00am||10.00am||10.00am|
|Newman’s Oxford||Sat, Tues & Thur||2.15pm||2.15pm||2.15pm|
|Mon, Weds & Fri||11.15am||11.15am||11.15am|
|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 Old Schools Quad and Divinity School are included in the ticket price (unlike most other walking tours of Oxford):
|Prices||Adults||Students & Seniors||
|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.