Get the inside scoop on Oxford's storied history on this private walking tour. Through your dedicated guide's informative narration, learn about the evolution of the university and all the achievements that have taken place there. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions, since this is a private tour for just you and your party.
Private walking tour of Oxford
Get insider tips on the city and the university from your dedicated guide
Explore both the college and the city, including the Divinity School and the Bodleian Library
Hear about the history and legends of Oxford University
Private tour ensures personalized attention and the ability to ask questions
You and your private party will meet your guide at the Weston Library, part of Oxford's main research library. Alternatively, pickup is available at your Oxford city hotel or the Oxford Railway station.
Set out on foot to explore both the historic city's downtown heart and a selection of the university's famous colleges. Learn about its feuds and foibles, achievements and ambitions, and why its alumni still hold sway over much of the British Establishment. Hear tales of how 'Town and Gown' have got along, (or not), with each other over the centuries. On campus, explore the interior of the Divinity School and some of the other hallowed colleges.
Walk away from your tour with a good idea of places you'd like to revisit and recommendations from your guide on other activities and restaurants to enjoy in the area.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, Jul 2019
Chris was brilliant. He made the history of Oxford come to life through interesting tales, facts and anecdotes. Even though our students were foreign, they were involved and interested from the very beginning. I would highly recommend the tour, which because of the enthusiasm and infectious personality of Chris, became the highlight of the entire visit to the U.K for our students.
I had an afternoon to explore Oxford on my own while my other half played cricket!!
Chris was brilliant ... the tour showcased Oxford and a few of its iconic colleges... amazing churches and a pub hidden away down a tiny passageway
but frequented by some very famous patrons!
I thoroughly enjoyed my Oxford walking tour and can’t recommend Chris highly enough... he personalizes the tour to your specific interests ...
Perfect for me...
Thanks Chris ... loved it
Chris was wonderful! Super flexible, a delight to spend a few hours with, and he tailored the tour to all our interests. He has a wonderful knowledge of Oxford and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Five stars!
My husband and I had an awesome private tour with Chris. Chris's in-depth knowledge of history, architecture and traditions of this incredibly lovely city made it very informative and enjoyable. His subtle sense of humor was obvious and so was his ability to field a lot of questions. He also gave us great recommendations for food, coffee, book stores and beautiful walks that made our day so memorable. If you are looking for something beyond the routine tourist experience, he is your guide and we highly recommend him.
Chris was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable about the university and customized the tour to our interests as well as giving us a great overview. Chris knows Oxford very well and will make your trip more memorable because of his appreciation for and explanation of the details. I can't recommend him enough!