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Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

From $31.10

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Walk the halls of one of the world’s oldest and most famous universities on this walking tour of Oxford University. Get a glimpse of student life as you peek inside the famous Bodleian Library and see landmarks like the University Church of St. Mary, Radcliffe Camera, and Trinity College. Learn about the prestigious university’s famous alumni, hear fascinating stories and anecdotes about its history, and see on-campus locations used in the Harry Potter films.
  • See architectural landmarks like Radcliffe Camera and Trinity College
  • Learn about student life on a student-led guided tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible and suitable for all ages
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 7 Broad St, 7 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AJ, UK

    Outside Watsons of Oxford - look for guides in bright green jackets

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • After 2 years of closures, we are attempting to include entrances back into the tour. It is possible that the sites will not be possible on the day, the guide will inform you at the start of the tour, and you are able to get a full refund in these very rare circumstances
  • Group Sizing In Line With Social Distancing Rules
  • Guides Temperature Taken Before Tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveler Tips


Recommended for those who want to know the history of Cambridge!
Due to the current circumstances it was not possible to access some of the sights.
We would definitely recommend this tour for anyone interested in having a deeper understanding of Oxford university and town.
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Very interesting and informative
Mark_O, Jun 2022
Great guide, Anna, who was knowledgeable, approachable and friendly. Anna dealt with all the questions she got really well adding a good insight into university life
Ann was authentic and...
Melanie_N, Jun 2022
Ann was authentic and knowledgeable! She was charming and answered questions respectfully from all guests.
Great way to see and learn about Oxford.
THOMAS_B, Jun 2022
Very thorough tour and wonderful fun hearing about the University and town from a students perspective. Our guide (Gwendy) was an enthusiastic story teller. Very impressive.
Fun little excursion into Oxford’s past
Caryn_B, Jun 2022
This was a great tour! I love that they split the tour up into small groups-they were the only company that did that (8 people per group or so). Our guide, Kian, was knowledgeable and witty, and I loved learning about Oxford (as well as a little bit about the university system, which is pretty different from the states!). We were able to go inside the Divinity School, walk the grounds of Balliol, and throughout, learn a little of the city’s and it’s university’s interesting history. It was a lot to absorb in only two hours, but the pace was great. Highly recommend!
Wet day wonderful exercise
by5g4vc8y4, Jun 2022
Vivacious guide brought the history to life, really enjoyable and informative way to wet your appetite in Oxford. Thanks
Our guide , James, was...
Catherine_T, Jun 2022
Our guide , James, was the highlight. He was so knowledgeable and funny he brought the tour to life.
Good experience with an excellent guide
Jun_Z, Jun 2022
Richard is an excellent guide. It was a very good experience for the walk tour with him. Highly recommend!
Great tour of Oxford
Neilvin_L, Jun 2022
Great tour of the different colleges in Oxford. Ollie was our tour guide and he was funny and knowledgeable. The tour was just right and gave us ample time to tour around the town. We took the train from London to get to Oxford. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in Oxford. Thanks for the fun tour Ollie!
A taster of Oxford, just...
R_G, Jun 2022
A taster of Oxford, just scratches the surface of this University town in two hours. Lots more still to see.
Amazing tour
Lindsay_W, Jun 2022
Alison was absolutely amazing!! She was full of great historical facts as well as fun weird traditions! I highly recommend this tour!
Terrific Tour of Oxford
TOM, Jun 2022
Richard gave an excellent tour of Oxford University, providing a lot of insight into it’s rich history and tradition with eloquence and humor. Don’t miss this lively tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
We enjoyed our tour!
Denise_H, Jun 2022
Steph did a great job! We enjoyed our tour! Very knowledgeable and informative with just the right amount of humor!
Excellent
susan_b, Jun 2022
Richard was an excellent tour guide. We really enjoy this experience and would highly recommend it it you are visiting Oxford for the day or the weekend.
Great Tour of Oxford Uni
ebru_c, Jun 2022
Our guide Richard was fantastic. He has provided a lot of insights to Oxford, the UK historical background while connecting this to university and colleges.
Really enjoyed it
Bashir_M, Jun 2022
Great tour. James are tour guide was really friendly and great with all his knowledge. Definitely will recommend
Amazing tour
Karolina_R, Jun 2022
Amazing tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and has shared many interesting insights about Oxford and Oxford University. We were engaged throughout the whole tour and got take to some amazing places within university grounds. 10/10 - highly recommend.
Fabulous!
Colette_S, Jun 2022
Mary, our guide, was incredible 😍 She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, energetic & she has a great sense of humour. I booked it for myself, my son & his Friend & we all loved it. Thank you 😊
Don’t miss this one, fabulous value
DrBelinda_S, Jun 2022
Brilliant tour guide who made the tour tailored and fun for kids and adults alike. Thoroughly recommend
Jessica!
Chipang_C, May 2022
Jessica was knowledgeable and passionate about the University's history. Her ending speech of the execution of Thomas Cranmer by Queen Mary was awe-inspiring and worth all the applauses.
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Debbie_W, May 2022
This was a nice tour with an energized and informative guide, a doctorate student from the university. I would definitely do it again. The one thing I would share is that it didn’t cover enough ground. In two hours I felt like we only saw three buildings. I expected to see more of the university.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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