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The oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Oxford is the main draw to the riverside town of Oxford. With a history dating back to the 11th century, the university’s many colleges offer a wealth of gorgeous historical architecture—not to mention settings for movies including theHarry Potter series.

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Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

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Walk the halls of one of the world’s oldest and most famous universities on this walking tour of Oxford University. Get a glimpse of student life as you peek inside the famous Bodleian Library and see landmarks like the University Church of St. Mary, Radcliffe Camera, and Trinity College. Learn about the prestigious university’s famous alumni, hear fascinating stories and anecdotes about its history, and see on-campus locations used in the Harry Potter films.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.10
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Day Trip from London
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Day Trip from London

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Discover some of southern England’s most visited spots on this day trip from London. Delve into the history of the British Royal Family on an audio guided tour of Windsor Castle, one of Queen Elizabeth II’s official residences. Unearth Neolithic secrets at Stonehenge, the UNESCO-listed stone circle that dates back thousands of years. Then explore Christchurch College, the Bodleian Library, and other renowned university buildings during a guided Oxford city tour.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.33
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Small Group Cotswolds Villages, Stratford and Oxford Day Tour from London
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Small Group Cotswolds Villages, Stratford and Oxford Day Tour from London

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Escape to the countryside on this full-day tour of Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Cotswolds from London. Follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare as you visit his birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon, stop for photos in the idyllic villages of the Cotswolds, then enjoy a walking tour of Oxford, home to the world’s oldest university.
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  • 12 hours
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$139.65
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Day Trip from London
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Day Trip from London

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See three of England’s architectural treasures on a full-day trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford from London. First, check out Windsor Castle, second home to the Queen of England, and opt to upgrade with a guided tour of the castle’s opulent interior. Next, head to Stonehenge to uncover the mystery behind this UNESCO-listed site, and then explore the canals of Oxford on a complimentary walking tour of the city. Upgrade to include entrance fees, or enjoy the flexibility of deciding on the day which attractions you'd like to visit.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Downton Abbey and Oxford Tour from London Including Highclere Castle

Downton Abbey and Oxford Tour from London Including Highclere Castle

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Visit Oxford and top 'Downton Abbey' filming locations on this day trip from London. Start the day with a walking tour of Oxford and its famous university buildings, and then continue to the Cotswolds’ village of Bampton, which is also known as Downton village in the award-winning British TV series. Upgrade to include an additional book “Lady Catherine” OR "Lady Almina" written by Lady Carnarvon. Visit the magnificent Highclere Castle, known in the show as 'Downton Abbey,' in Hampshire.
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  • 10 hours
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

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Explore Oxford University’s famous regatta course on this 50-minute Thames River sightseeing cruise in Oxford. Hop aboard your sightseeing vessel in the heart of Oxford and cruise out onto the famous waterway. Listen as your guide sheds light on the city’s rich history, and discover local landmarks such as Folly Bridge, Christchurch College, the Oxford University boathouses and the Meadows. Share the waters with rowing eights, punts, university boats and cruisers, and watch the banks for sightings of native river wildlife.
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  • 50 minutes
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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience one of the world’s greatest university cities on this hop-on hop-off Oxford bus tour. With a 24- or 48-hour pass, design a personalized itinerary with several possible stops including the University of Oxford buildings (some featured in the 'Harry Potter' films), Oxford Castle, and Bodleian Library, one of the world’s oldest public libraries. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-top viewing deck and fun onboard commentary as you savor this elegant city.
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  • 1 hour
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Divinity School Oxford Harry Potter Insights - PUBLIC tour (90 minutes) DAILY

Divinity School Oxford Harry Potter Insights - PUBLIC tour (90 minutes) DAILY

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Tour includes entry worth £2.50 per person inside the Divinity school at the Bodleian Library. Tour lasts average 90 minutes. You can also opt to pay extra £10 cash on the day to include New college film site entry too for longer tour lasting two hours. How does studying at Oxford University compare with studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Fun tour for Muggles of all ages. Guide will cater the tour according to everyone's interests, introducing also Oxford heritage.  Calling all fans of the world’s favourite wizard, this Oxford walking tour takes you to recognizable locations of the Harry Potter films. During this family-friendly tour, see the grand buildings of Oxford University and see inside the Divinity School—which featured as the infirmary & classroom space in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Learn of other literary legends that attended Oxford University.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour

1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour

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Oxford University is one of the world’s most famous universities and this 90-minute walking tour takes you behind the scenes of its historic colleges. Follow in the footsteps of alumni such as Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, and J.R.R. Tolkien; admire architectural landmarks such as Trinity College, New College and the Radcliffe Camera; and peek inside the colleges, chapels, and halls.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Oxford Official University & City Tour

Oxford Official University & City Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of famous former residents like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis—and discover many of Oxford’s top landmarks in just a couple hours—on this introductory walking tour. Meet your group in central Oxford, and set off on foot. You’ll see key attractions like the Bodleian Library and Sheldonian Theatre, will explore the university area, and will even visit one of its elegant colleges. As you go, your guide will share insider stories about Oxford’s history.
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  • 2 hours
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Oxford City and University Walking PUBLIC 1pm Tour

Oxford City and University Walking PUBLIC 1pm Tour

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If you’re interested in Oxford’s rich history, look no further than this walking tour for a comprehensive overview of the historic city. In a small group limited to 15, visit Bodleian Library—home to 'Harry Potter' filming locations—and one other college, and learn about Oxford University alumni such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Plus, receive an ILoveOxford map showing all of the main sites.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours
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2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford

2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford

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See more of Oxford in less time, and get up close and personal with its world-famous scenery, on this small-group biking tour of the city and its major landmarks. Meet your guide in the center of Oxford, and climb on your cycle. Begin by discovering the Bridge of Sighs and other historical landmarks in the city center before heading to the Port Meadow and cycling along the Thames River. Finally, see the former residences of famous Oxford denizens like J.R.R. Tolkien.
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  • 2 hours
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Including a Picnic

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Including a Picnic

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Explore one of England’s most ancient cities on this 2.5-hour sightseeing river cruise in Oxford. Cruise onto the tranquil Thames River as your skipper points out places of interest such as Christchurch College, the Meadows, the Oxford University boathouses, Osney Island, Port Meadow and Folly Bridge. See a side of Oxford's rich heritage that many visitors miss, and discover sites made famous by authors including Lewis Carroll and C S Lewis. Stop off along the way for a delicious picnic of delicacies such as potted salmon and Mediterranean vegetable loaf.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Oxford Walking Tour for the Discerning Traveler

Private Oxford Walking Tour for the Discerning Traveler

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Get the inside scoop on Oxford's storied history on this private walking tour. Through your dedicated guide's informative narration, learn about the evolution of the university and all the achievements that have taken place there. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions, since this is a private tour for just you and your party.
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  • 3 hours
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Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
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Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London

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Visit some of England's top sights on this full-day trip to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle from London. Head to Stratford-upon-Avon for a private tour of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom before it opens to the public. Continue to Warwick Castle, Britain’s greatest medieval fortress. Soak up its colorful history brought alive by actors, Madame Tussauds' waxworks, and special effects, as you explore independently. Then travel to Oxford for a walking tour of highlights including its ivy-clad university colleges, libraries, and chapels.
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  • 11 hours
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Christ Church Harry Potter PUBLIC 10am tour from July 2022 only

Christ Church Harry Potter PUBLIC 10am tour from July 2022 only

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Fans of fantasy books won’t want to miss this 1.5-hour tour of Christ Church College, the setting and inspiration behind novels such as Alice and Wonderland and Harry Potter. By booking your ticket in advance, you’ll avoid the long lines outside of the prestigious Oxford University building, home to the Bodleian Library and adjoining Divinity School. Visit recognizable filming sites and learn about Lewis Carroll’s time at England’s oldest university.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Day Tour to Oxford and The Cotswolds
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Private Day Tour to Oxford and The Cotswolds

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Enjoy unrivalled service with collection and drop-off from your hotel; no need to worry about finding a meeting point early in the morning. All our tours are run by some of the most experienced and highest rated guides in London with more than 10 years’ experience in the industry and degrees in history. Your overall tour experience will be greatly enhanced by your local guide. Your tour is entirely bespoke and can be changed at any time; even on the day. We understand that every family has different passions and interests, so we cater our service to your personal needs. Our tour itineraries stand out from the crowd. We won’t ever oversell a product and firmly believe in providing more value through allowing more time at the sights than the big bus tours. We are a small, bespoke company so we guarantee that you won’t be left with an inexperienced backup guide during the busy season. We provide the highest quality guides all year round.
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  • 10 hours
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London To Oxford, Stonehenge and Bath - Small Groups by Oxford University Alumni

London To Oxford, Stonehenge and Bath - Small Groups by Oxford University Alumni

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Don’t let limited time in London stop you exploring further afield. Tick off top attractions, including Stonehenge, Bath, and Oxford, with ease on a small-group tour led by Oxford University alumni. As well as receiving personalized attention in an intimate group limited to eight, you’ll travel between each sight in climate-controlled comfort and benefit from the first-hand knowledge of your guide throughout the tour.
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  • 11 hours
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Walking Tour Combined with River Punting Rowing (3 hours duration)

Walking Tour Combined with River Punting Rowing (3 hours duration)

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This fantastic combination tour allows you to see the highlights of Oxford from the land and the water on the same day. You’ll save hours shortlisting the city’s top sites by having a guide to show you around instead. The guided walking tour takes you past top city sites including Oxford University, Harry Potter filming locations, and Christ Church Meadow. A highlight of the tour is a boat trip, where you can choose to row yourself or have a chauffeur to punt for you.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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'Inspector Morse,' 'Lewis,' and 'Endeavour' Walking Tour of Oxford

'Inspector Morse,' 'Lewis,' and 'Endeavour' Walking Tour of Oxford

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Follow in the footsteps of Inspector Morse, star of the British TV detective drama that was filmed on the streets of Oxford. With a guide, you’ll see the eminent university city through the eyes of Morse and his sidekick Lewis, visiting filming sites such as pubs and even one of the university colleges. Along the way you’ll learn all about the cast and crew who were involved in the much-loved productions of Inspector Morse, the Lewis spin-off series, and the Endeavour prequel—all filmed in the city.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Private Oxford Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

Private Oxford Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

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Explore Oxford as you wish with your own guide on this private walking tour. Meet your guide in the heart of the history-steeped city and hear about its famous past and university as you explore the cobbled streets and squares. Use the flexible itinerary to tailor your sightseeing around your interests, visiting highlights such as the Bodleian Library, Christ Church College, and other landmarks as you please. Entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 2 hours
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$108.43
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Oxford and Cambridge Universities day tour from London
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Oxford and Cambridge Universities day tour from London

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Keen to visit Oxford or Cambridge? Then explore both age-old university cities in in one day on this illuminating trip from London. With an expert guide, take a walking tour around the historical colleges of Oxford, famous as the ‘city of dreaming spires.’ Admire hushed courtyards and showpieces including the Bodleian Library, and hear about past scholars such as Bill Clinton. Continue to the university city of Cambridge on the Cam River and take a stroll around its finest college buildings, including the splendid King’s College and Bridge of Sighs.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Distanced | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni

Distanced | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni

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Our University of Oxford graduate guide will take you on an enthralling journey through time as we recount to you the fascinating story of Oxford and its illustrious university. Enjoy famous student anecdotes and authentic insights into student life from real Oxford University Alumni and current students. You are welcomed to ask questions at each stop on the tour and prospective students may ask about the Oxbridge application process from someone who has been successful. This is the real Oxford University experience from behind closed doors!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Uncomfortable Oxford - Private Group Walking Tour

Uncomfortable Oxford - Private Group Walking Tour

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Uncomfortable Oxford takes a unique approach to the walking tour - both fun and thoughtful, we encourage analysis and discussion about uncomfortable subjects within the city. This discussion-based tours engages with legacies of violence, inequalities, colonialism and discrimination, and aims to highlight their enduring impact on our modern lives. Topics covered include imperialism, class, inequality, slavery, gender history, discrimination, and memorialisation. This tour is run by students from the University of Oxford and lasts for about 1.5hrs. We will walk no more than two miles, but please be aware that cobble stones and uneven pavement may restrict the accessibility of this event.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since University of Oxford can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to University of Oxford costs USD 18.30. Guided University of Oxford tours start around USD 18.30 per person.
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