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Private Oxford Walking Tour for the Discerning Traveler

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Private Oxford Walking Tour for the Discerning Traveler

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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
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Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Private guide
Some entrance fees to the colleges may apply
Food and drinks

Departure Point

King's Arms, 40 Holywell St, Oxford OX1 3SP, UK

The Weston Library is situated on Broad Street opposite The Sheldonian Theatre and The Clarendon Building in the heart of the Old University Quarter. Look for a Tours of Oxford sign with your name(s) on it - your guide will be attached.

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All tours must be booked a minimum of 48hrs in advance of tour
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes or trainers since this tour involves a moderate amount of walking
  • Tours can run at any time to suit your itinerary, however 11am and 2pm are optimum start times.
  • No pickup service outside of the central Oxford city area
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Tours of Oxford

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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

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Oxford Private Tour
Carlene C
, Dec 2019
We had a most interesting and informative tour with our guide, Chris. He hit all the highlights and also included things he thought we might enjoy after getting to know us a bit. He was very knowledgeable and personable. We would book him again for another focused tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you - much appreciated. You were perfect company too and I really enjoyed our time together exploring Oxford (and the Latin translations!). I look forward to seeing you again in Oxford before too long. Until then: Merry Christmas!
Oxford with Chris
, Nov 2019
My friend and I had THE most wonderful tour of Oxford with Chris. What a phenomenal guide he is! He gives you history with knowledge and humor. He makes the very walls come alive. We had the most wonderful time. If you go to Oxford, be sure to take this tour. It is more than just a another tour, it is an experience. Thank you, Chris.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank You for your fab review and recommendation! I had a wonderful time too! You were both such excellent, fun, company and the shared interests and delights were many. Ideally, guiding is not a one-way venture but a conversation, an exploration, a celebration. And that's what we had and is much appreciated.
Oxford tour
, 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.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Your students were a delight to be with and a credit to you and your school! Again, thank you. So appreciated.
Informative... Personal... and FUN
Jane P
, Jun 2019
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
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you so much - Likewise I thoroughly enjoyed exploring and celebrating Oxford in your excellent company.
Chris was wonderful! Super flexible...
Leticia L
, Mar 2017
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...
Padma R
, Jun 2016
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...
Joshua R
, Mar 2016
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!

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