Oxford: Private City Tour & University Historical Highlights

Oxford: Private City Tour & University Historical Highlights

From $193.30 per group up to 15

Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour around the city of Oxford and the university. Explore charming cobbled streets and squares, hidden passageways and medieval college buildings. Hear entertaining stories of the city's history and famous students.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
French, Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the oldest university in the UK
  • Explore Oxford's quaint cobbled streets and squares
  • Listen to stories about the famous people who have studied here
  • See locations from famous movies and tv programmes
Full description
Meet your guide outside Oxford's famous Ashmolean Museum with its fine collections of art and artefacts and start your walking tour. Pass by the Martyr's Memorial, dedicated to the Oxford Martyrs, and sop in Broad Street, close to where the old city wall used to be. From here you begin to expand your knowledge about the history of the University.  Get a chance to visit a typical college of the university with its quaint quadrangles and see how the students live and work. Continue your tour and pass by the Sheldonian Theatre, the University's ceremonial hall and then head to the quaint Bridge of Sighs.  Enjoy some time for a photo in front of the bridge and before visiting the Old Schools Quadrangle of the Bodleian Library, where Harry Potter was filmed.  Stop at charming Radcliffe Square with its cobblestones and the splendid Radcliffe Camera. See several colleges in this area before the tour continues to Christ Church Meadows. Marvel at the location of Christ Church College, where Alice in Wonderland was inspired and Harry Potter was filmed.  Walk back towards the Carfax Crossroads, the very centre of the city and have a chance to window-shop as you walk through Oxford's Victorian Covered Market. Your tour finishes in the Cornmarket, giving you an opportunity to enjoy lunch in one of Oxford's pubs, cafes or restaurants or to explore the shops in the Covered Market or the modern Westgate Centre.
Includes
  • Blue Badge Tourist guide
  • Tour guide system to enable social distancing and hear the commentary clearly
  • College entry fees
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • Please note that on ceremonial days, open days and exam days colleges may be closed
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