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Oxford: Official CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien Walking Tour

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Visiting Oxford on foot is the best way to see it, especially if you are a fan of Oxford’s most well known writers, the founder members of The Inklings.

Join this 2-hour CS Lewis and Tolkien Tour and learn more about these writers’ lives and work. Both Oxford University alumni Lewis and Tolkien are respectively known for the Narnia series and The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

During the tour you will be able to see Exeter College, where Tolkien studied and the University Church where Lewis preached in WW2 and hear about the colleges where they taught. Moreover, you’ll walk past the Eagle & Child pub, where The Inklings used to meet every Tuesday, to talk about their work. Discover more about their unique writing styles and their influence.

This is definitely a jump back in time and it will give you a glimpse of how Oxford used to be in the early 20th century, and of course earlier. Being the City of Dreaming Spires, the architecture is still stunning to this day!

About This Deal

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Pass By: Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DP England

You will see Exeter College (from the outside) where Tolkien lived and studied

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

From the outside see the famous Libraries including the Weston Library which houses some of Tolkien's and CS Lewis' orginal works

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Where C.S. Lewis preached some of his wartime sermons

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Walk around this iconic building and as you cross the Radcliffe Square, look out for the famous lamposts and Mr Tufnell carving

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD England

From the outside see where JRR Tolkien worked

Stop At: St Giles', Oxford OX1, UK

Look out for the Eagle &Child and Lamb & Flag Pubs where the Inklings used to meet

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH England

See this splendid building housing collections which have inspired many writers through the ages

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Strollers and buggies may need to be left at the Porter's Lodge during the college visit
  • Wheelchair accessible college visits can be arranged if customers contact us in advance on 01865 686 441 please
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Guided walking tour

  • Entry/Admission - Radcliffe Camera

Departure Point
23 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AF, UK

Departure Time
2:30 PM

2 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Oxford Official Walking Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.