Private tour

Oxford: Private Walking Tour with University Alumni Guide

4.6 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Footprints Tours

Oxford: Private Walking Tour with University Alumni Guide

Activity provider: Footprints Tours

From US$ 118.05 per group up to 2

A student-led walking tour of one of the most historically jam-packed cities in the world. Who better to show you around than alumni of the famous University of Oxford.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • Learn about some of the University's most fascinating colleges from a student who knows them inside and ou.
  • The Bodleian Library: Explore the Old School's Quad in the forecourt of one of the world's most famous libraries.
  • See the famous Bridge of Sighs, Oxford's answer to the Venetian masterpiece
  • Visit All Souls College, home to the world's most difficult exam
  • See Christ Church Meadow, the only part of the city to boast it's own timezone
  • Discover the Oxford Martyrs and see the spot where the most powerful Archbishop in English history was burnt alive
Full description
Whether you’re coming for a family holiday or a day trip with friends, Oxford is the perfect historic destination. If you know where to look, you’ll find Harry Potter filming locations; the alma maters of some of the world's most famous literary figures, politicians and philosophers; the pub in which the first copies of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe' were handed out; and much, much more. But how do you make the most out of your time in this magical city? A private tour is a great way to get an intimate and tailored insight into Oxford and the beautiful university. You can completely tailor the experience: from meeting and starting points to any particular themes you wish to be covered (please email the local supplier in advance with any requests). Speak to your guide if you would like to visit any paid sites  this can be discussed and arranged for you. Depending on what you would like to see, there may be additional entrances fees but your guides can discuss all available options for you at the start of the tour. Your guides have a great insight into Oxford and are committed to providing interesting and enjoyable tours of this beautiful city, rather than tours which put people to sleep. Most of your guides have themselves studied at The University of Oxford and can provide you with details on how the institution really works. Cover the highlights of Oxford to ensure you see the best the city has to offer. A typical itinerary includes: • Balliol College • Trinity College • Sheldonian Theatre • The Divinity School • Bridge of Sighs • The Bodleian Library • The Radcliffe Camera • The University Church of St Mary The Virgin • Christ Church College • All Souls College • Oriel College • Merton College
  • Private walking tour
  • Any additional entrance fees for paid sites
  • Optional tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

5 Broad St (just down from The Fudge Kitchen at number 7)

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  • Private tours can be customized to whatever themes, attractions, starting points and times you would like. Please contact the supplier.
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4.6 /5

based on 16 reviews

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My husband and I were really lucky to have John, a PhD student at Oxford, take us on a private tour of Oxford University. Since he is currently enrolled and we were such a small group, we were able to tour inside one of the colleges and go inside notable sites such as the Divinity School and the Sheldon Theatre. His tour was fun and interesting and also included sites like the Turf Tavern where political figures gained notoriety for questionable behaviors! It was a thoroughly enjoyable tour and ended way too soon.

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October 11, 2021

Mark our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour very Interesting. My husband is blind and disabled and has a rollator and we needed a toilet quickly for him on the way round and Mark dealt with it calmy and professionally and kept smiling, which put us at ease.

August 19, 2020

A wonderful tour by a very knowledgeable tour guide

A lovely tour of Oxford and part of the University. Our guide was a very knowledgeable university student who gave us a great insight into some of the history as well as Oxford today. She made it a great tour with lots of interesting stories and historical background. Would certainly recommend

October 5, 2019

Product ID: 197146