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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Activity provider: City Sightseeing UK
Hop-on hop-off tour

City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Activity provider: City Sightseeing UK

From US$ 22.19 per person

Hop-on to a City Sightseeing Oxford bus tour and enjoy unlimited hop on hop off for 24 or 48 hours. Discover sights such as Oxford Castle and Queen's College, as you travel on an open-top, double-decker bus with panoramic views of the city.

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Duration 1 - 2 days
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Arabic, Hindi


  • Hop off at Oxford Castle, one of the city's most important landmarks
  • Get your shopping fix at Westgate Shopping Center
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the open-top deck of Oxford's oldest colleges
  • Take in the peaceful scenery and atmosphere along Meadow Lane
Full description
Home to the oldest University in Britain, Oxford is an architectural marvel. You'll get fantastic views of its honey colored buildings as well as tantalizing glimpses of the hushed courtyards of its many Colleges. Visit the International award winning Oxford Castle Heritage area and you'll travel by the Ashmolean, the Sheldonian, the historic Carfax junction - see this and more on the City Sightseeing tour of Oxford. Your Tour Itinerary Stop 1 - Railway Station Stop 2 - Park End Street Stop 3 - Bus Station Stop 4 - New Road Stop 5 - West Gate  Stop 6 - Speedwell Street Stop 7 - Christ Church Stop 8 - Brasenose College Stop 9 - The Queens College Stop 10 - The Plain Stop 11 - St. Cross Road Stop 12 - South Parks Road Stop 13 - Wadham College Stop 14 - Trinity College Stop 15 - Parks Road Stop 16 - Banbury Road Stop 17 - Woodstock Road Stop 18 - Browns Restaurant Stop 19 - Magdalen Street East Stop 20 - Randolph Hotel
  • 24 or 48-hour bus ticket
  • Multilingual commentary
  • Headphones
  • Guided walking tour (seasonal)
  • Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour & Carfax Tower (if ticket option is selected)
  • Attraction Tickets

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Start Point: stop 1 - Railway Station
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Frequency: every 10 to 15 minutes (summer), every 25 to 30 minutes (winter)
  • Season: daily, all year round (excluding 25 and 26 December and 1 January)
  • First Tour: 9.30 AM (all year round)
  • Last Tour: 6.00 PM (summer), 4.00 PM (winter), 5:00 PM (spring and autumn)
  • Ticket Length: 24 or 48-hour tickets available
  • Wheelchair access is available on some tour buses
  • Due to roadwork in the city, the loop can take up to 90 minutes, and wait times might be slightly longer
  • Stepping Through Oxford Walking tour leaves daily at 11:45 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:45 PM, and 3:30 PM
  • 1.5 hour Town and Gown Walking Tour leaves daily at 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:30 PM
  • Carfax Tower is not suitable for children under the age of 5
  • Carfax Tower opening hours:
  • November - February: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • March & October: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • April - September: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 302 reviews

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Whenever I have visitors new to Oxford - I book seats on the open top tour bus. its a good tour but would be excellent if it had a courier doing a live commenttary as used to be the case. The radio commentary is good and available in many languages but the ear phones are not compatible with hearing aids. My friends this time were fellow college students from 65 years ago! Mobility did not allow us to access the top deck but the views from inside did not disappoint. We ended our visit by alighting at the Randolph to enjoy Lunch at the Ashmolean and a wonderful exhibition

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April 1, 2023

This is a very good way of getting an introduction to Oxford. So many interesting stories and famous people that we would not have known otherwise. Especially good when it's raining!! Only thing is the timing of the bus is not always in sync with the speaker. The bus itself seem well maintained and clean.

April 1, 2023

A fairly comprehensive trip shame about the bridge of sighes but did see Mr Rhodes and the little bridge of sighes. A lot of info given, the bus needs to be slower to match. A shame that the guide had to spend a lot of time helping people with the ear plugs so a lot of info missed, perhaps an assistant in times of heavy loading?

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 4581