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Private Oxford Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

From $108.76

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Oxford as you wish with your own guide on this private walking tour. Meet your guide in the heart of the history-steeped city and hear about its famous past and university as you explore the cobbled streets and squares. Use the flexible itinerary to tailor your sightseeing around your interests, visiting highlights such as the Bodleian Library, Christ Church College, and other landmarks as you please. Entrance fees at own expense.
  • Private walking tour of Oxford
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and tailor your sightseeing around your interests
  • Learn about Oxford’s history, university, and architecture
  • Visit university colleges such as Christ Church to see their quadrangles, chapels, and gardens
  • Admire the Bodleian Library, and explore cobbled squares, churches, and more
  • Undivided attention from a private guide
  • Entrance fees not included
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Departure Point

Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AJ, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose a morning or afternoon departure on booking, and meet your private guide in central Oxford. Then, set out into the elegant streets while learning about the city’s history and university, one of the world’s oldest.

Let your guide know if there’s something you want to see more of. Your tour is private, so your itinerary can be tailored around your preferences or any themes of particular interest. You may, for instance, want to visit some of the colleges used in the filming of the Harry Potter movies. If so, your guide will discuss your options and do everything possible to arrange this for you.

Whatever you choose to see, your guide will have an in-depth knowledge of the city, and will offer interesting background and stories on the sights in a way that’s both illuminating and enjoyable.

Perhaps visit the world-famous Bodleian Library, Oxford University’s principal library, and one of Europe’s oldest. Admire the magnificent buildings of the library, first opened in 1602, and learn how it houses 12 million printed items.

Maybe explore some of the university’s colleges to see their quadrangles, chapels, and gardens, and learn about their distinguished former students, such as Lewis Carroll and C.S. Lewis.

Alternatively, visit Oxford Castle for stunning views from St. George’s Tower and to discover its 900-year-old underground crypt. Or, see the Sheldonian Theatre, Sir Christopher Wren’s architectural masterpiece dating from 1668. Other places of interest might include Oxford’s museums, the City Walls, and the Hertford Bridge, known as the 'Bridge of Sighs' for its similarities to its Venetian counterpart.

After two hours, your walking tour ends when your guide bids you goodbye in the city center.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
University of Oxford
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Footprints Tours Oxford
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Footprints Tours Limited

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Private Oxford Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Good tour
LAURENCE_H
, Feb 2020
Interesting tour Requires Good English level and British history knowledge Too bad there’s not a French version ! Isn’t there any French speaking guide in Oxford ?
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OXFORD WALKINg TOUR
Scenic30288307357
, Jun 2019
Excellent tour, it was our tour guide that made it special her name was Siren, she was so friendly and her knowledge was excellent, would highly recommend this tour
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Thanks for this great review of your tour with Siren. We're glad you enjoyed it and look forward to hosting you in another of our historic cities again soon! Footprints Tours
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Wonderful Experience!
Road29211846096
, Nov 2018
My guide, Jo, was incredible! She made the tour so interesting by combining her knowledge and her personal student experience into an experience I will never forget. The two hours flew by!
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Great tour. Our guide Laura was...
Lee M
, Aug 2017
Great tour. Our guide Laura was excellent, very friendly and knowledgable. Much better than taking a group tour.
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We hit the jackpot with Mark, a...
jane b
, Jul 2017
We hit the jackpot with Mark, a fellow at Oxford University who happened to just start doing some tours this summer. He was so informative and wonderful. Highly recommend a private tour of Oxford.
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This was an excellent tour. My...
William P
, May 2017
This was an excellent tour. My husband and I were first time visitors to Oxford and we had pre-arranged through Viator for a private walking tour. Our guide, Lucy was excellent- she had been a graduate of one of the colleges at Oxford, lived in the area, and was so personal and generous with her time and insight into the life and history of the College system and the town. She also showed us many of the top stops we wanted to see. We saw both free and paid group tours walking throughout the city over the next several days, but we were so grateful we had started our time in Oxford with this most valuable overview. For anyone considering a walking trip- do consider this. Per our voucher, the trip was purchased through Viator and organized by group called Footprints. Thank you, Viator and Trip Advisor for linking us up for this tour. It was a real foundation for our time in Oxford and also appreciating contemporary associations with England - ex. I am real lover of CS Lewis, and she could post not out the Magdalene College where he taught and wrote for over 25 years or showing us the dining hall famous from Harry Potter movies, library where every book published in England is archived.etc.... You will enjoy this walking tour immensely. Kathy and Bill
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We took the tour because our...
Gregory M
, Mar 2017
We took the tour because our daughter was recently accepted to study at the university, which only gives limited university-sponsored tours. We were very happy to learn that our guide, Mihai, was himself a recent graduate. He really shaped the tour to our daughter's and our interests. In addition to touring the one college Balliol with which Footprints Tours seems to have an agreement, he spoke to the porters at the college that has admitted my daughter, and they were kind enough to let us visit. He showed us all the things that he would show any tour group history, architecture, famous graduates, funny stories, Harry Potter fun facts, etc., but wove in aspects of how that would play out in my daughter's university experience. He was informative and funny, poised and still very much a newly minted graduate. He made the experience for us. The stunning setting and 1000 years plus of history helped.
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Lucy was a lovely tour guide. We...
Alan B
, Oct 2016
Lucy was a lovely tour guide. We would have liked more information about the city rather than focused on the colleges, but the guide was pleasant and engaging.
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We loved our Oxford walking tour...
Dorothy P
, Aug 2016
We loved our Oxford walking tour. Catherine was an excellent guide.
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Connor was great. He was amazingly...
Philip J
, Jul 2016
Connor was great. He was amazingly knowledgeable and very gracious. He shaped the tour around or interests. Highly recommended.
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