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Oxford Walking and Biking Tour

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover Oxford’s highlights on foot and two wheels on this walking and bicycle tour. Set out by foot to visit the Bodleian Library, Christ Church, and other colleges as you learn about their history and former luminaries. Then, ride a bike to see the Radcliffe Camera, Magdalen College, places linked to Oxford’s literary heritage, and other sights. Includes entrance fees and bike usage for the rest of the day post-tour.
  • Guided walking and bicycle tour in Oxford
  • Learn about Oxford’s 1,000-year-old history, university, and architecture
  • Set out on foot and visit the Bodleian Library and Divinity School (subject to availability)
  • Hop on a bike to see Radcliffe Square and the Radcliffe Camera
  • Pedal by Magdalen College, the Examinations Schools, and more
  • See the Eagle and Child pub, once frequented by J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis
  • Includes entrance fees and full-day use of bike after your tour
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Professional guide
Full-day use of bicycle
Gratuities

Departure Point

5 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AJ, UK

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
University of Oxford
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Christ Church
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Magdalen College
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bodleian Library
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Radcliffe Camera
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
University of Oxford Botanic Garden
Admission Ticket Free
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Footprints Tours Oxford
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of biking is involved
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Footprints Tours Limited

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 Oxford Walking and Biking Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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I can't praise the guide Spencer...
Patricia F
, Aug 2017
I can't praise the guide Spencer enough. It was a pity Oxford decided to turn on the bad weather for the cycling and walking tour. But I must stress that the bike I was given didn't have gears nor a bell that worked. Nor was I given an helmet. Considering the traffic and tourists in the city centre, plus the rain I thought this foolhardy of the tour operators. The bike was terrible. Despite this Spencer was an interesting and informative guide and I thought the tour was worthwhile.
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Very nice tour!!! Our tour guide was...
vfeddern
, Sep 2016
Very nice tour!!! Our tour guide was Tim, which was very nice, friendly, helpful and funny. He told us about History and also come cusiosities about Oxford. As he was borned and raised there, he knew a lot. It was a pitty that it was rainy. Good thing that we scheduled on Monday morning and only our group was there! So we had all his attention and had lots of fun! I recommend!
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We enjoyed the sights and history...
Christi Z
, Aug 2016
We enjoyed the sights and history very much. Our guide was very knowledgeable and laid back. He was great to answer all of our questions along the way. My daughter had a new bike and I had an old cranky one, which was fine until the hill LOL. I recommend the guides give a summary of how he tour will go, including if there is a stop along the way to use the toilets and or get water. That way we could know what to expect. We would definitely do this again.
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Even though it was raining, Tim our...
Philip H
, Jun 2016
Even though it was raining, Tim our guide, made the tour interesting and satisfying. He was knowledgeable and amusing, giving lovely historical insights and anecdotes. Tim was able to get us into Magdalen College, his own college, for a tour of its beautiful buildings and grounds. We abandoned the cycling part of the tour because we were not dressed for the wet weather but I was still very satisfied with the tour. Highly recommended!
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