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1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour provided by Oxford Walking Tours

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1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour

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Beautiful Oxford is one of the world’s oldest and most esteemed universities—and you’ll discover its wealth of history, beautiful colleges, and remarkable architecture during this immersive walking tour. Pick from multiple convenient tour times, and meet your guide right at Trinity College. In the space of a little over an hour, you’ll visit several colleges, will follow in the footsteps of luminaries like Tolkien and Einstein, and will even spot “Harry Potter” filming locations.
  • This introductory tour is perfect for time-pressed visitors
  • Discover several of Oxford University’s top colleges
  • Learn all about the university’s history and famous former residents
  • Pick from multiple daily tour times for a flexible sightseeing experience
Important Information
Departure Point
Trinity College, Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BH, UK
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Up to a mile (1½km) of walking is involved in total
  • Dress suitably for the weather
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Wheelchair accessibility: some parts of the tour may involve stairs where, due to the age of the buildings, there is no wheelchair access. There are also some uneven surfaces and curbs. If assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Laura M wrote a review 08 Jul
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Simon was really friendly throughout the whole tour, listening carefully to our questions and providing very interesting information and funny anecdotes. It goes without saying that he knows very well all Oxford University history as well as British history connected to the city
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Date of experience: July 2020
Michel Bourban wrote a review 03 Jul
Oxford, United Kingdom7 contributions
We found the walking tour of the colleges terrific! Our guide, Simon, was erudite and very nice, we learnt a great deal during the tour and we definitely enjoyed ourselves. Even if most places were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, he explained so well the
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Date of experience: July 2020
Solenne_Corsica wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom13 contributions
We loved it! Second time visiting Oxford and today with the desire of learning about the massive history and mystery behind it. We took the decision quite late to book a tour and it took half an hour to sort it. Thanks Simon and team for reactivity and anecdotes offering a
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Mark wrote a review Jun 2020
Lanzarote, Spain37 contributions16 helpful votes
Simon was a great guide and gave us a wonderfully informative tour of the old centre. He had a broad knowledge of so many things to do with Oxford and the characters that have shaped and built it. The hour and a half flew by. A benefit of the lockdown was that the tour guide to
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Date of experience: June 2020
MishB wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia110 contributions9 helpful votes
We did the tour today with Jeff. I doubt you would find another guide with his knowledge of Oxford and his passion for the city, it’s history and the colleges. He was so informative and entertaining, so glad we took the tour and that Jeff was our guide.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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James I went to a guide was a very intelligent, knowledgeable and funny young gentleman - he has told us most of th
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The Ghost Tour at 4 pm on Mon 6 Jan 2020 didn't go ahead because I was the only person. Trying to get a refund is a
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Informative but average experience.
While the tour helped to orient us regarding the buildings and the details on the college system was informative, t
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This is a perfect tour to get to know Oxford in 90 minutes. Iain was an excellent, well-informed, and entertaining
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Showed up at gate but if less than 5 people will not run tour. When called number was told to text or email. Offici
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Informative and fascinating
Thoroughly enjoyable and so very interesting. Had a great guide in Jeff who talked us through the origins and early
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I bought a Groupon voucher a couple of months ago and booked soon after. On the morning of our scheduled tour with
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We were probably too big a group for a Sunday afternoon but I was disappointed that we only saw one College as I wa
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Tamara I
Great Walking Tour
Enjoyed my time with Simon and Erik; they gave a good overall view of Oxford with both popular and academic history
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