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Private Walking Tour of Oxford for the Discerning Traveler

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    What to Expect
    You and your private party will meet your guide at the Weston Library, part of Oxford's main research library. Alternatively, pickup is available at your Oxford city hotel or the Oxford Railway station.

    Set out on foot to explore both the historic city's downtown heart and a selection of the university's famous colleges. Learn about its feuds and foibles, achievements and ambitions, and why its alumni still hold sway over much of the British Establishment. Hear tales of how 'Town and Gown' have got along, (or not), with each other over the centuries. On campus, explore the interior of the Divinity School and some of the other hallowed colleges.

    Walk away from your tour with a good idea of places you'd like to revisit and recommendations from your guide on other activities and restaurants to enjoy in the area.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The Weston Library or at the hotel where you are staying in central Oxford. You can also be met at Oxford Railway Station if traveling to Oxford by rail.
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Return Details
    Broad Street, or your hotel or the railway station.
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Private guide
    • Some entrance fees to the colleges may apply
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We had with The guide Chris a most wonderful tour of the hidden gems of Oxford. Our party was delighted with the experience. There was no topic you did not have the deepest knowledge of. You spoke beautifully of Oxford's history in great colour and...More

    Thank Andrew1008
    Chris P, Owner at Tours of Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you: so much appreciated! And so pleased you and your guests enjoyed yourselves on our excursion together in Oxford and valued the experience. It goes without saying that you too were a delight to be with! Again, many thanks! Chris

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    With broad interests in British art, architecture, history and literature and ancestry to make it all more meaningful, I tend to be tough on tour guides in Britain. I couldn't have been luckier to discover Chris. Having a short time to familiarize myself with Oxford...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Chris P, Owner at Tours of Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Wow! All I can say in response to so wonderful a review is a very heartfelt 'Thank You' and to express the pleasure it gives me that you enjoyed yourself so much as we explored this magical place together.

    Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

    Knowledgeable and friendly. The tour went by quickly. We didn’t want it to end. I will be using this tour guide in the future if we ever return.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Richard B
    Chris P, Owner at Tours of Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

    Thank you for you kind words. Much appreciated and glad you enjoyed your time with us so much. Would love to see you again in Oxford, so do return!

    Reviewed 23 November 2018

    We very much enjoyed this tour that included a college visit as well as several other university highlights. A mix of interesting history, culture, and entertaining anecdotes. Would definitely recommend.

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Marion M
    Reviewed 28 September 2018

    Chris was a considerate and very accomplished guide. There was nothing formulaic about the tour; it was a pleasant and very interesting experience which was unexpected and fresh. I benefited from Chris's knowledge, passions and engagement with the history, politics and vivid human stories of...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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