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Tour Operator: Alumni Tours 1h 30m Travel method:   Walking Region / Starts from: Oxford

Shared | Oxford University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni

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Rates

Adults - £19.99
Students/Concessions - £18.50
Children (3-12) - £15


Duration

90 minutes


About

LIVE THE HISTORY

In just an hour walk through pivotal moments of human history: from petty and outlandish rivalries to architectural masterpieces with confusing names. See the lamp-post which inspired Narnia and the architecture which has inspired His Dark Materials. Visit the meadows where Lewis Caroll first recounted the story of Alice in Wonderland. Marvel at some of the world’s greatest examples of Gothic and Baroque architecture. Inspiring, baffling, and downright outrageous: Oxford is a city full of stories waiting to be told.

THE STUDENT’S STORY

Oxford is nothing without its students, and it’s the students who make our walking tours so special. All our tour guides are either graduates of or current students at the University of Oxford who combine their personal experiences of the city with their deep passion for its history, architecture, and stories to provide a one-of-a-kind tour. Combining a deep passion for the city’s history and architecture with the knowledge you hear all about what the students really get up to – from BOPS to secret societies and which all-night library permits outside snacks. Which college is the poshest one, and which is the oldest? Which one has traditions designed only to mock the traditions of other colleges? As well as hearing it all from the horse’s mouth, you get to see inside colleges, with highlights including the beautiful Jesus college gardens. This is the real Oxford, experienced as a student, through busy streets and college grounds.

Our classic 90-minute Oxford tour covers some of the following highlights: Balliol College, Trinity College, The Sheldonian Theatre, Hertford College The Bodleian Library, The Radcliffe Camera, All Souls, Jesus College, Oriel College, Merton College, Exeter College, and Christchurch Meadows, sites of literary inspiration, and more…

This is a shared walking tour conducted in English. All colleges entered on our classic tour route are included in your ticket price, however, college availability does vary from day to day. If there are specific colleges you wish to visit please book a private bespoke Oxford walking tour.


What to Bring

Dress accordingly for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Meeting point
11-12 Broad street, Oxford, OX1 3AP
Important information
Departure Point:

Please meet our team at the red post box, 11-12 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AP with your digital receipt 5 minutes before your tour is due to start.


Your guide will be wearing a royal blue uniform ie a royal blue jacket, cap, beanie, or polo shirt.


Note:



  • Walking tours are not suitable for those unable to walk for the duration of the tour.

  • Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.

  • Ensure you use the toilet before your tour as there are no toilet breaks throughout your experience.

  • Strict lateness policy: If you are late for your tour you will need to buy another ticket for another time slot.


Cancellations & Refunds Policy:


Cancel 24 hours or more in advance and receive a full refund. Customers must check in on time and at the correct meeting point or risk missing the tour and having to purchase new tickets. Traffic and train delays (or cancellations) will not entitle you to reimbursement or rebooking. Give yourself enough time to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes early.


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