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Oxford PRIVATE Pub and City Evening Walking Tour

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
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Enjoy Oxford’s pubs and illuminated historical sights on this small-group evening walking tour. With a knowledgeable local guide, delve into the twilit streets and visit two or three pubs as you hear urban legends, stories about student antics, and tales of this university town’s past. Discover pubs favored by famous alumni, relax into the sociable atmosphere, and admire the exteriors of well-known colleges on route, all after the daytime sightseers have left.
  • Evening pub and walking tour in Oxford with professional local guide
  • Visit two or three historical pubs and absorb the sociable atmosphere
  • Explore the twilit streets and pass famous colleges
  • Hear tales of student pranks, pub trivia, urban legends, and Oxford’s history
  • Discover pubs favored by alumni like Bill Clinton and fictional figures such as Inspector Morse
  • Enjoy some top city sights and Oxford's pubs when the day's crowds have gone
  • Small group tour with average of two to six people


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The tour guide, Peter, was excellent...
, Jul 2017
The tour guide, Peter, was excellent. He is a native of Oxford and very knowledgeable.
This was a super tour for us. This...
Barry S
, Jun 2017
This was a super tour for us. This tour costs more than the other pub tours on offer but it was worth it. The tour is configured for no more than six people unlike other pub tours and we were lucky as for us it turned out to be a private tour. Also, we were pleasantly surprised, although the description does not indicate this, our guide picked up the drinks tab so I got to taste test three different ciders as my wife tried three different ales. Because it was graduation night, the pubs often attended by students were very busy -- so the guide chose a couple of 'town-locals'. When we encountered too much of a crowd at the third pub, our guide revised things and we went to the Oxford Union club -- since our guide is a masters student at Oxford. That got us into an entirely different environment and we quietly sipped our drinks the cider at the club is NOT as nice as the ciders at pubs though -- it isn't their forte, and chatted for quite a while about Oxford, our travels, his travels and things in general. A very genial evening indeed. At the end, our guide walked us back to our AirBNB apartment which was rather a nice touch.

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Beautiful rainy day in Oxford

Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits | Feb 2020
My husband and I took the Walking Tour of Central Oxford including Oxford University. Our guide was Monika who is a charming speaker and a trained historian. Her talk had all the elements of good history, good tour guiding and a fresh sense of humor. In just an hour and 45 minutes we got a lesson in how the University works, how the town grew up simultaneously, where the secret symbols that inspired famous literary characters were hidden in plain sight, where famous writers met to have a pint and talk with colleagues. The weather was terrible, but the show went on. I applaud Monika, the tour company and the city of Oxford. We recommend this tour is very highly.
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Christ Church Mornings Harry Potter Film Site Tour | Feb 2020
We were a family of four with two older teenagers. When we booked this tour, I wasn't sure how interested they would be in this kind of thing . Peter made the tour fun and very informative. There were lots of "bonus facts" and quizes. We were fascinated how the authors linked in with each other. The Harry Potter gown, hat and wand were a big hit ( with one daughter!) who kept it on all the tour. This really made the photos special. Both the girls and adults thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon . When we booked, we thought it was quite expensive, but actually, the tour was well worth it. We were not rushed, and the whole tour ended up taking 3 hours. Peter was happy to answer questions and was very knowledgeable about both Oxford , Harry Potter and famous Oxford authors. We are now planning a return visit and intend to do another tour.
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Mixed experience

'Inspector Morse' Filming Locations Tour in Oxford with College Visits | Jan 2020
Firstly the tour guide was late and had no identification despite what the website had said. Instead of greeting us the first thing he did was to demand to see our tickets. When I produced this he turned his back on me and began speaking to someone else and never saw my ticket. The tour itself was good and informative, he had much interesting knowledge about the history of Oxford. We had booked a tour of Inspector Morse filming sites. He spent more time talking about Harry Potter, we did not book a tour about a children’s film. This was bizarre. When we got to the part to visit the Randolph hotel he spent much time describing what poor condition the hotel was in despite the fact that he knew that 2 of our party were staying there. He even said to them that they should not pay more than £150 a night for this place, to which they replied that they had paid considerably more. Overall we enjoyed the tour but it was missold due to so much Harry Potter which we have no interest in whatsoever and would not have booked this. He also kept telling me which buildings to look at and actually told me off at one point for looking at another. He also asked me several times to try and knock down a lampost to show how strong it was. I have severe arthritis.
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Fabulous day out

'Inspector Morse' Filming Locations Tour in Oxford with College Visits | Jan 2020
Peter was extremely knowledgable on this tour and not just on Morse but the history of Oxford . A very enjoyable tour and I would highly recommend.
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What a great experience!

New College Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford | Dec 2019
Sophie was our guide and she did a fantastic job! My husband and I were the only people in the group so she kindly asked us if we had any interests besides Harry Potter. We did and she tailored the toured to our specific interests. She is very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. We highly recommend this tour!
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Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits | Dec 2019
We had a very interesting and fun walking tour in Oxford with Renata (I hope I remember her name well) last Saturday! We got to know a lot of exciting facts and stories about Oxford, the university life, some secret stories and we also learnt a lot about the city's history. We had a great time and I would absolutely recommend to all to take the tour!
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Very Few Filming Locations

New College Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford | Oct 2019
The tour is more about the inspiration JK Rowlings received from Oxford more than the actual sites of filming. The majority of the tour was about "This is what inspired her", "This is where the crew came to get ideas for building the sets", etc. During the 2 hour tour, we saw 1 filming location. Save the money and do a self guided tour.
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See the sites you may not go to otherwise

Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits | Oct 2019
The guide was great, & I wouldn’t have seen some of the sight without going on the tour. Some of the colleges were closed re graduation but the tour was still worth it.
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Excellent tour

New College Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford | Aug 2019
Very informative and knowledgeable guide. Well worth the expense rather than trying to do yourself. Good stories and other information along the way. Good fun
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Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits | Aug 2019
Fantastic small group tour with a knowledgeable guide giving a good mix of historical and up to date information with entry to colleges and to the library.
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Harry Potter insider knowledge

New College Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford | Aug 2019
I brought my son for the tour and he enjoyed the details from the books and movies a lot. Truly a great experience
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Great time and learned a lot

New College Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour in Oxford | Jul 2019
Our guides were students so they knew a lot about Oxford, Ms. Rowlings and Harry. We had gone to Warner Bros Studio the day before where we saw the sets so it was a perfect fit.
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Blenheim palace guided tour.

Blenheim Palace Guided Tour with Transport from Oxford | Jul 2019
Good tour of Blenheim palace. Tour guide Mr Michiel Van Hout was great. Highly recommended. Only audio guide being allowed inside the palace - is bit irritating, however it was over come by Michiel discreetly.
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More than Skip the Queue

Afternoon Christ Church Harry Potter Film Sites Tour | Jul 2019
We originally booked this tour to skip the queue at Christchurch. However, the tour provided much more than this single benefit. Our excellent guide, Andrew, led us on a walk around the city, highlighting (as promised) many literary topics associated with Oxford - like Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and C. S. Lewis. We also saw the architecture of Oxford through a local lens. Andrew had an ideal mix of knowledge, humor and willingness to help us get the best possible experience. Best of all - he offered to take multiple photos for us at scenic spots along the way. We highly recommend this tour to others.
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Oxford walking tour

Oxford City and University Walking Tour with College Visits | Apr 2019
We had a wonderful guide, Adina, whose knowledge of Oxford and its history make the relatively short tour very worthwhile. We were able to enter a number of buildings and a college, which teally made the tour for me.
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