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Private Oxford Food and Sightseeing Tour

Visit Oxford Tours Ltd

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PRIVATE GROUP TOURS. Enjoy sampling 4 or 5 of Oxford's best or unique local food and drink market stalls on this private Oxford food and drink tasting walking tour and combines food tastings with a sightseeing tour while your guide introduces you to the top Oxford sights. This tour usually always visits Oxford cheese company and/or the TearDrop Brewery which creates all kinds of delicious alcoholic drinks. Other shops or stalls vary.

This tour also includes entry inside one of the university colleges but please check below for notices of any dates of graduations, when some or all colleges may be closed.

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Stop At: Oxford, UK

This tour also introduces various Oxford city & university heritage sights while sampling foods from local market traders & cosmopolitan food stands. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Oxford has a food market with food stalls by locals exhibiting cuisine from around the world- indeed 1 in 7 Oxford residents is themselves a foreign resident. Our tour also visits England's oldest Covered Market which is a very attractive venue and includes an award winning artisan gelato & chocolate shop and our very own Oxford Cheese Company.

Stop At: Oxford Covered Market, Market Street, Oxford OX1 3DZ England

Please bring face mask to enter inside this venue. We visit several traders inside the historic Covered Market.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

We introduce various famous city and university sights and this is one of them.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

We introduce various famous city and university sights and this is one of them.

Duration: 2 minutes

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

Where & when open, we will include the £2.50 entry per person to visit inside the Divinity school which is a glorious Harry Potter film site at the Bodleian library. The rest of the library is not open to guided tours

Duration: 25 minutes

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

We introduce various famous city and university sights and this is one of them.

Duration: 2 minutes

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

We introduce various famous city and university sights and this is one of them.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AU England

Entry to Magdalen college - where CS Lewis taught- will be included on this tour subject to if you agree to pay the £6 per person entry fee on arrival to the college on the day. Please make known to the guide, if you wish to visit this college or not.

Duration: 45 minutes

Sample Menu

• Chinese dumplings at the market - Meat or vegetarian options
• Greek starters such as pork souvlaki at the market - Greek starters such as pork souvlaki at the market
• Venezuelan street food arepas (gluten free style bit like Mexican burrito) - Venezuelan street food arepas (gluten free style bit like Mexican burrito)
• Indian curry at the street market - Curry is so diverse and of course is actually the favourite food polled of Brits!
• Scones and tea or coffees - Scones is one option for anyone wanting a taste of British baking, sitting at the Vaults or outside in the gardens of the University Church.
• Oxford artisan cheese such as 'Oxford Blue' - Oxford Cheese Company in the Covered Market

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Special notice on allergies and dietary needs: If you have any food allergies, you need to make this known when you book and verbally tell your guide on the day of the tour and to any food sellers. It is your responsibility to ensure that others are aware of any such issues.
  • Please note that as the university colleges are private institutions, we can't always guarantee entry to colleges but it is very rare that we cannot get entry into at least 1 or 2 colleges on the tour. Please take note of any advertised university graduation dates mentioned below, as those dates can have less options of colleges to visit.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early for your tour at our meeting point. If you arrive more than 5 minutes later than the scheduled tour, then you will likely forfeit and lose your booking as it interrupts the guide and other customers, if we are trying to find you after a guide has started and left the meeting point.
  • If you are driving, then please allow extra 30-60 minutes over whatever time you think it will take you to get here. Oxford is NOT car friendly and it is congested roads and hard to find parking spaces....unless you park at the sign posted 'park and rides' on edge of town on any major road into the city and hop on their buses into city centre. The park and ride buses leave every 15 or every 30 minutes and take anything from 10 min to 30 min (depending on traffic) to reach city centre. So if you are going to drive, then please assume you should be aiming to park your car about one hour before your tour starts.
  • We actually recommend instead using the much faster and reliable train services but again please aim to arrive about an hour or earlier before your tour starts as trains can be delayed and the train and coach station are about 15 minutes walk from our meeting point. There is also the coach service from London called the Oxford Tube which leaves every half hour or more but it can take much longer than its advertised 105 minute journey time. It drops you off either at High street Oxford or Gloucester Green coach station. It's quicker to ask to get off on High street near Carfax tower, then it's a 10 minutes walk to Broad street.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Our company will only carry out any legal mandatory covid workplace restrictions. If and when any of our tours use public transport or enter inside any third party venues, we will comply with whatever their policies may be and no more.
  • Food and drink tasting portions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry inside one of the colleges
  • Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library

  • This tour never visits Christchurch.
  • On graduation dates, we may not always be able to enter a college so see graduation dates below:
  • 2022 graduation dates as follows may have some college closures:
  • March 5 +12. May 7, 14, 21. June 4. July 16, 26, 29, 30. Aug 5 + 6. Sep 10, 23, 24. Nov 4, 5, 12.
  • 2023 Graduation dates: Feb 23, March 4, May 6, 13, 20.
  • Christmas Closures: colleges usually close from about Dec 24 to January 2
  • Entry/Admission - Radcliffe Camera
  • Entry/Admission - Sheldonian Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Magdalen College

2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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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.