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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Thanks Stuart, for a lovely and very interesting Oxford tour. Despite the ongoing rain (as you said the first rainy day in summer, lucky us…) we had a wonderful time with you as our guide!

Karen & family, The Netherlands

Coronavirus Information

  • With national lockdown restrictions easing from , outdoor tours can be resumed.
  • Colleges and other buildings remain closed to the public, but will be seen from the outside.
  • 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.
  • Social meeting limits apply (currently no more than 6 people or 2 households per individual group).

For more details please see our separate coronavirus information page.

Jeff was very lovely and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone!

Florentina Brinza, Braila / Romania

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.

What a delight! Yes, lots of ghosts but also literary history, political intrigue, and movie trivia. A terrific evening’s entertainment,

Howard Baldwin, USA

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

Tour Timetable Spring 2021
Feb 1stMay 31st
Summer 2021
June 1stSept 30th
Autumn 2021
Oct 1stOct 30th
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
Private ‘Bubble’ Tours[1] Mar 29May 16:
11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Not available 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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I you would like to thank you for the amaizing walking tour in Oxford that I had yesterday. it was extraordinary the way that Geoff had run the tour and his high knowledge level of Oxford’s and England History. Thank you very much.

Inês, Portugal

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.

A great way to see and learn about Oxford. Stuart was a very knowledgeable and personable guide who made the tour both interesting and fun.

John Mcilveen, Bromsgrove, UK