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Oxford Highlights including visiting inside a college

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    Stop At: Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP England

    Start the tour here and admire the architecture of probably the most famous college in Oxford. Many tours do not see Christ Church (from the outside) and we believe this is an excellent place to start the tour and hear an orientation of how it all began. This also gives you an overview to visit Christ Church independently in the afternoon should you wish.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Christ Church Meadow, Oxford OX1 1DP England

    Stroll through the meadows with your qualified guides, here we are surrounded by the two rivers - The Thames and the Cherwell. View the Meadow Buildings at Christ Church.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD England

    One of the oldest colleges in Oxford - dating from 1264

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, High St., Oxford OX1 4AH England

    Hear how important this church is in the history of Oxford with a possible visit inside

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

    Marvel at this iconic Oxford building located on Radcliffe Square. Your guide will tell you about the history of not only the Camera but the colleges that are also located in this area - Brasenose and All Souls.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL England

    See why Oxford is called 'The City of Dreaming Spires' when gaze in awe at this spectacular college

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

    Learn why this college is so called and hear about some of the famous alumni that have studied here

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

    Walk through The Old School Quadrangle, admire The Tower of The Five Orders, see The Radcliffe Camera, go inside The Weston Library. The Bodleian Library has a deep and fascinating history and your qualified guide looks forward to telling you the history.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

    Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and the ceremonial hall of Oxford University

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Clarendon Building, Broad St., Oxford OX1 3BA England

    Providing an entrance way to 'Oxford University'

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Bridge of Sighs, New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL England

    Linking two sides of Hertford College, this famous bridge cannot be missed when visiting Oxford

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

    Simply the best way to see Oxford is on a walking tour with a qualified guide! All guides are fully qualified - members of The Institute of Tourist Guiding and The Oxford Guild of Tour Guides so you can be assured of a quality tour.

    Each tour is unique, does not follow a script and the best route will be chosen on the day to maximize your time in Oxford and in conjunction with opening times of the colleges.

    You will visit inside a college (subject to availability) which is included in the ticket price (subject to availability - first and foremost Oxford is a working university and the students do take priority over the visitors. It maybe unlikely on a Saturday but we will give suggestions for independent visits in the afternoon).  The tour will cover all the mains sites of Oxford (from the outside) including The Bodleian library, The Radcliffe Camera, The Bridge of Sighs, The Sheldonian Theatre, University Church, All Souls College, Brasenose College and much, much more!  

    For any Harry Potter or Morse fan's - there will be a few mentions along the way (but do book a themed tour if you are an avid fan!)

    Tour lasts approximately 2-hours and will finish in a central location with plenty of suggestion for what to do for lunch ... and beyond!

    Don't take our word for it - read over 1000 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor where we are number 1 for tours in Oxford.

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Christ Church Memorial Gardens, Broad Walk, Oxford OX1 1DB, UK
    Departure Time
    11:30 AM
    Return Details
    Oxford, UK
    • Local Blue Badge guide
    • Entry to a college (subject to availability)
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Christ Church
    • Entry/Admission - Merton College
    • Entry/Admission - Radcliffe Camera
    • Entry/Admission - All Souls College
    • Entry/Admission - Brasenose College
    • Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library
    • Entry/Admission - Sheldonian Theatre
    • Entry/Admission - Clarendon Building
    • Entry/Admission - Bridge of Sighs
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Popular mentions
    A fantastic 2 hour tour with Jack ,what a fabulous speaker, dramatic, knowledgeable, passionate, funny, interesting facts and stories. We could have carried on listening to him all day . Totally enthralled. Thank you
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    Response from HeidiBoon, Owner at Oxford Highlights including visiting inside a college
    Responded 1 week ago
    Many thanks for your review! Best wishes Heidi and team
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    Would definitely recommend this walking tour as a great insight into Oxford. Length and composition very good. Very knowledgeable guide. Go early as possible in the day to make the most of suggested follow up visits later in the day.
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    Response from HeidiBoon, Owner at Oxford Highlights including visiting inside a college
    Responded 5 weeks ago
    Thank you for your review - the best way to see (and understand Oxford) is defiantly on a walking tour. I agree, a morning tour is the best way to maximise your time in this beautiful city! With best wishes Heidi
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    Our blue badge tour guide knew her stuff and delivered it well. It was a great introduction to the University but the history of Oxford was rather an afterthought. The Civil War warranted the briefest of mentions, for example
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    Edward (our guide) was very knowledgeable, relaxed and enthusiastic, making this tour very interesting and a must do if not familiar with the Oxbridge university structure. Small group also made it more personal.
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    Response from HeidiBoon, Owner at Oxford Highlights including visiting inside a college
    Responded 11 Sep 2019
    Thank you! Your review title does sum it up perfectly - there are some cities / locations where you benefit greatly from a qualified guide showing you around and Oxford is one such place otherwise you miss so much. We have really tried to maximise what you see on our 'Simply Oxford' tour and cover all the main highlights - we also restrict numbers are there are so many large tour groups in Oxford and that is just not the service we want to provide. The Simply Oxford has a maximum of around 12 people and often smaller so you can interact with the guide. Thank you again and I will pass onto Edward who will be delighted you enjoyed the tour. Best wishes Heidi
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    Really enjoyed a walking tour with David who was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor, sharing stories about prominent students passing through colleges and a good humored warden who has now statue in one of the colleges. The walking tour is great to ensure your
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    • Duration: 2h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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