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Oxford: University and City Walking Tour

1. Oxford: University and City Walking Tour

Join a university-educated guide, with years of experience and local knowledge of Oxford City and colleges. See the dreamy spires of one of the oldest universities in the world on a guided walking tour. Go inside some of the city’s most historic colleges, such as New College, founded in 1379 and more recently seen in the Harry Potter films and television productions of Inspector Morse and Lewis. Visit Exeter College, founded in 1314, and another favorite on most tours. Stop by Hertford College, with its romantic façade and Bridge of Sighs, instantly recognizable from Brideshead Revisited. See the University Library and learn about the collegiate system unique to Oxford and Cambridge. Discover famous alumni who studied and taught at the university, including the infamous Dr Spooner, whose portraits hang in New College Dining Hall and whose name is given to the playful linguistic phenomenon of spoonerisms.

Oxford: City Bike Tour with Student Guide

2. Oxford: City Bike Tour with Student Guide

Discover Oxford’s historic town center, and the magical parks on the outskirts of town with this guided bike tour. Pedal past the city’s best attractions and cover more ground. Meet your guide in the city center to start your experience. Cycle through the city alongside a student guide, and learn about the history of Oxford. Marvel at the university buildings where Oscar Wilde, J. R. R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and many British politicians studied. Admire the architecture of Oxford colleges, and enter the famous Bodleian Library. Marvel at the scenery of Port Meadow, and visit sites you can’t reach on foot. Enjoy plenty of stops along the route, and finish back at the original meeting point.

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What people are saying about Hertford College

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 755 reviews

Half of the price went into entry fees to several colleges - very very very worth it. In addition Stuart was an excellent guide, gave great historical info, answered questions with confidence and provided several anecdotes, and gave info on what to see and do outside of the scope of the tour. Stuff like "there's a great pub there", "you can visit this college after 2pm", "visit x spot for a great view" etc.. Definitely worth every pence. The walk itself covered an area of about 3-4 blocks, so not straining. Lots of Oxford is not friendly for movement disabled. Keep that in mind.

Our guide on the day, Stuart, was superb. So much knowledge about Oxford, and all of it really interesting. We felt like we got a proper insight into life in the colleges, as well as the history of the city. Would highly recommend!

Really good walking tour of a few of oxfords colleges and the history of the city. Not a long walk, less than a mile but a guide filled up the 1hr 30min. tour with interesting facts and stats.

Louis was terrific. So knowledgeable and solicitous, with lots of interesting factoids about Oxford.

Stuart was brilliant. Informative and knowledgeable. Answered all my questions. Highly recommend.