Private Oxford Walking Tour For The Discerning Traveler

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    02:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, UK
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Central Oxford Hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the historic city of Oxford and discover centuries of rich English history on this private walking tour. Follow a private guide through the pretty streets of Oxford and enjoy the flexibility to choose your own itinerary. Sightsee around University buildings and Colleges, and learn of the University's extraordinary history from its origins as a rag tag of Halls to the premier university it is today.

Perhaps visit the medieval Divinity School the Universitys oldest building an architectural gem packed with history (and the location of scenes in 3 Harry Potter movies!) Or visit one of its world famed College - chapels, halls and gardens and get a taste of college life.

All our guides are post-graduates of the University and/or published authors on Oxford, known (and oft celebrated!) for their delight in sharing their expertise, enthusiasm and love of storytelling.

As for local information, we offer a comprehensive service when you book your tour.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local

Know More about this tour

Following a pickup at your centrally located Oxford hotel or the railway station, start your tour at the Weston library near Balliol college. With your private guide to lead the way, enjoy the flexibility to plan your own route though this pretty and historic city.

Depending on your personal preferences, perhaps enjoy a sightseeing tour through the medieval heart of Oxford and admire the churches, museums and university buildings for which the city is famous. Along the way, perhaps enjoy the chance to step inside The Divinity School widely considered among the universitys greatest architectural masterpieces.

During your tour, learn about the evolution of the university from a rag-tag collection of ungovernable halls to the center of academic excellence it is today. Gain insight into the historic feuds and foibles, achievements and ambitions that have shaped Oxford University, and hear of the famous academics, inventors, scientists, and writers who have lived and worked here down the centuries.

Afterward, finish your walking tour in central Oxford, then return in comfort to your hotel or the railway station.


Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

Private guide


Entrance fees are not included and range from 2.50 to 8 per person. Concessions in some colleges.

Entry/Admission - The Divinity School

Additional Info

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

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Oct-2022

    The guide who accompanied us was very knowledgeable and was good fun. The tour helped us to decide where else we wanted to visit. The guide also pointed out two great pubs which both had a lovely 'pub' feel and atmosphere.

  • 09-Sep-2022

    Our guide, Chris Peters was phenomenal. He provided so much significant information- culture, history, architecture, art, and even a little celebrity info and Harry Potter. He was witty and a great deal of fun. This tour did not disappoint!

  • 05-Sep-2022

    Chris, our guide, was Extremely personable and knowledgeable. We learned much more than we would have on our own and had access to places we would not have had on our own. After this tour I will be interested in doing some research on people that Chris brought up, as well as the history of Oxford. Definitely worth it!

  • 25-Jul-2022

    Chris was simply one of the most well informed guides we have ever had. He knew facts and stories about seemingly every place in Oxford. We couldn’t have had a better guide.

  • 02-Jul-2022

    Our guide Chris was an expert in the history of architecture. He gave interesting information about the amazing architecture at Oxford University. He had stories to tell about the famous Inklings (JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis). He was able to get us into one of the colleges (All Souls College), which had a beautiful chapel dating back to the 15th century. This tour is recommended for those interested in the architecture of Oxford.

  • 28-Jun-2022

    Chris is extremely knowledgeable and generous with his time. We learnt so much. Oxford is a fascinating city.

  • 29-May-2022

    This is a very good tour and we got to see really cool things in Oxford that we would not have experienced on our own. Our tour guide was very fun and he even took the time to look up additional things that we were interested in seeing.

  • 08-Apr-2022

    Our guide Chris contacted us ahead of the tour to check on what our interests are to make sure the tour was tailored specifically for us. The children were delighted to see places where some Harry Potter scenes were filmed. Without our guide Chris, there was no way we would have seen the parts of the colleges that we did. Our guide was highly knowledgeable in local history and able to answer any questions we asked. Highly recommend. Thank you again Chris.

  • 27-Feb-2022

    Our guide Chris Peter's was pleasant, approachable and extremely knowledgable of all all things Oxford. Would highly recommend.

  • 27-Feb-2022

    Really enjoyed our 2 hour tour with Chris. Very knowledgeable guide, interesting anecdotes, and great color on the wonderful history of Oxford. Very communicative and flexible with meeting times. Recommend!

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