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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My wife, Vicki and I, would like to extend our sincere thanks to Simon for our recent colleges etc tour. It was one of the most interesting and informative tours we have ever been on. Simon is one of those guys you could listen to all day.

Bob Strachan, Seaford, East Sussex

Coronavirus Information

  • 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.
  • 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.

Absolute brilliant and Magnus was informative without speaking too long on each location. Recommend this tour.

sandra & rex smith, Bromley UK

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.

Great walking tour of colleges and university environs by Oxford insider. Very informative, spirited. This was my second time. Highly recommended!

Alan Duben, USA

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

Tour Timetable Summer 2021
June 1stSept 30th
Autumn 2021
Oct 1stOct 30th
Winter 20212022
Oct 31stJan 31st
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
SunThur 6.30pm Private bookings only 4.00pm
except
Hallowe’en Week (Oct 31Nov 6): 4pm & 6.30pm
Literary Tours Sat & Tues 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm
Sun & Weds Not available Not available Not available
Thursday Not available Not available Not available
Friday 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm
C.S. Lewis & Tolkien Tours Thursday 1.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm
Student Life Tours[1] Daily 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am
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.

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] £14.95 £13.95 £13.95 £6.95
Literary Tours £18.00 £17.00 £15.00 £10.00
C.S. Lewis & Tolkien Tours £18.00 £17.00 £15.00 £10.00
Student Life Tours[4] £90.00 £85.00 £85.00 £85.00
Deutsche in Oxford[4] £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[5]

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

Jeff Oberman, Barnet

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.

Great day. Would recommend Stuart’s walking tour of Oxford. Very informative with a lovely sense of humour. For a personal tour, which includes all admission charges, yes- we have given his name to our friends.

Peter & Yvonne, London