Meet your guide in central Oxford and explore the medieval streets, uncovering the city’s and university’s history. If you’re interested in J.R.R. Tolkien or Harry Potter, inform your guide and they will aim to accommodate yours and your group’s interests.
Visit some of the city’s oldest university colleges, and head inside the 17th-century Bodleian Library. Then, depending on availability on the day, visit the Divinity School to view its spectacular rib-vaulted ceiling, and take in Christ Church before hopping on a bike and exploring on two wheels.
Cycle into Radcliffe Square to see the Radcliffe Camera and some unusual gargoyles, and view the ‘Narnia Door,’ said to have inspired C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Pedal to Magdalen College, where Lewis and Oscar Wilde studied, and after admiring views of the Botanic Gardens, pass the Examinations Schools as you learn about the university’s entrance exams.
Cycle to the Eagle and Child Pub, a former haunt of Tolkien, and coast around Jericho and Port Meadow, an area of common land dubbed ‘Oxford’s oldest monument.’
Your tour finishes in central Oxford, when you can choose to continue exploring on the supplied bike for the rest of the day.