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

Private | Oxford University College Walking Tour Led by University Alumni

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From £190 up to 20 people


90 minutes



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.


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.


A private walking tour of Oxford is perfect for prospective students who would like to understand the application process, what to expect in the interview or have any questions about student life. The tour is led by someone that has once been in their position and gone on to graduate successfully. Your guide helps you in any way they can to make sure you are moving forward with your application. We also try to find a guide that has studied the same subject of your interest.


Tailored to your needs and objectives our private tour can be completely personalised visiting your specific places of interest. Alternatively, you may choose to stick with our classic 90-minute tour route.

Our classic 90-minute 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
Christchurch Meadows
Sites of literary inspiration, and more…

If you are looking to book a large group or have any special requirements please call us at +441223 787270 or get in touch at

What to Bring

Dress accordingly for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

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

Please meet our team outside ta the red post box, 11-12 Broad Street 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.

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  • 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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