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Oxford University Walking Tour

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See inside Oxford University, Harry Potter film site and the Bodleian Library on this authentic 2-hour Oxford student led tour. The tour gives you an insight into student life in this prestigious university and offers you in-depth history of many of the famous colleges and sights such All Souls College, Trinity College, Oriel College, Hertford College, Merton College, Radcliffe Camera, University Church of St Mary and many more.
  • Explore Oxford University with a current student on a walking tour
  • Receive first-hand knowledge from a guide who knows the campus intimately 
  • Listen to information crucial to understanding the history of Oxford 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 15 people
What to Expect
Greet your guide and small group at a central Oxford meeting point at the tour time you selected at checkout. Embark on a walking tour of one of the world’s oldest universities, visiting colleges such as Trinity, All Souls, Hertford, and Radcliffe. Learn about famous alumni and the history’s striking past from your guide as you stroll the campus. Catch sight of Oxford landmarks such as the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of St. Mary. Your guide leads you to the Bodleian Library, where you can marvel at the ancient books. Other highlights during this Oxford tour include the pub where J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis spent much of their time, as well as filming locations of some of the Harry Potter films.
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Departure Point
Central Oxford
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Trinity College
  • Entry/Admission - The Divinity School
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Trevor, our guide, gave us the most wonderful and entertaining 2 hour tour covering a huge amount of Oxford's history in the most interesting way possible. We got into a college, it's dining room, the Bodlean Library and the University Church. It couldn't have been...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Toby V
Reviewed yesterday

Jade was our guide, lucky us. We've been to Oxford more than once and have participated in walking,van,and bus tours,including a tour with a student of the University. Even so, during a tour guided by Jade, we learned new things about places we've seen many...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lemnik
Reviewed 2 days ago

Many thanks to Trevor, who we spent a very enjoyable 2hour walking tour with. Trevor, is an excellent speaker and very knowledgeable. We were able to enter some amazing places and really appreciate the surroundings Oxford students are given. Would like to do the tour...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank poppyroad
Reviewed 2 days ago

Whenever I go to Oxford or Cambridge I always book Footprints guides for our groups. You cannot go wrong with Footprints. They will always provide you with knowledgeable and entertaining guides. You will have university students, graduates or lecturers showing you around the places they...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Andrzej D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been to Oxford twice previously but visit was always primarily drive-by, walk-by or panoramic. This time we were looking for a tour that got us "inside" the University properties. This tour a great!! It also was group size controlled. So, their was no...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DavidKrol
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Response from sally g | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous comment. All I can add is that there are a choice of tours depending on your interest. You can book online in advance. I highly recommend the "free" tours, although you are expected to tip... More
valerie k
8 August 2019|
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Response from Pearso77 | Reviewed this property |
I think there are options. We chose a 2pm tour.
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