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Oxford: Official University and City Walking Tour

Product ID: 393316
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Navigate through hidden passages and alleyways and past the most famous colleges, monuments, and pubs on a walking tour hosted by the city’s tourism board through Oxford University and city center.
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire Oxford's stupendous architecture and picturesque parks
  • Find the city’s secret alleyways and passageways alongside an expert guide
  • Discover the history hidden behind the walls of Oxford University
  • Walk past the favorite pubs of Inspectors Morse, Lewis, and Endeavour
  • See Harry Potter film locations at Christ Church, Bodleian Library, and New College
Full description
Explore Oxford, the city of Dreaming Spires, on a walking tour with an expert guide from the city’s tourism board. Be shown the city’s most famous sights, uncover its hidden history, and enjoy all the astonishing stories about Oxford's key characters- real and fictional.

Meet your guide at the grand and very old Broad Street (once the city's ditch) let them know where you come from and any special Oxford interests you may have and they will do their best to incorporate those. 

Go to Martyrs' Memorial, the scene of terrible religious retributions in medieval times, and on to the oldest tower at St Michael of the Northgate built in Saxon times. Then, make your way to the very heart of the University and the inspiration behind Happy Potter's Hogwarts School.

Pass by the pubs where the Inklings used to meet to discuss their writing as well as the pubs where Morse was filmed and the most popular student drinking holes in days of old.

Discover the city that is home to several of Britain's most famous literary characters - both fictional and real - such as JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, Philip Pullman, and Colin Dexter as well as some of their most famous creations like Lyra and Will, and Morse, Lewis, and Endeavour.

Admire Oxford's stupendous architecture, gargoyles and grotesques, so wonderfully preserved from every historical period and style, and take a stroll through the breathtaking Radcliffe Square.

Cross the whimsical Bridge of Sighs as it's fondly known, just like the ones in Venice and Cambridge. See the Bodleian Libraries from the outside in the splendid Old Schools Quadrangle.

Learn about the city’s famous museums including the Museum of the History of Science, containing Einstein's blackboard, The Pitt Rivers, once home to shrunken heads, and the fabulous Ashmolean, which was one of the very first ever museums in the world.

If time allows, walk as far as to the beautiful Christ Church Meadows, where punting happens and cattle graze; a truly pastoral and quintessential English scene.
Includes
  • Guide

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Meeting point

Meet you guide at 23-25 Broad Street; they will be holding an "Oxford Official Walking Tours" paddle. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour's start time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
This tour will take place rain or shine
This tour has VisitEngland #WereGoodToGo accreditation

From US$ 27.17 per person

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Experience Oxfordshire

Product ID: 393316