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Your fully qualified guides - members of The Institute of Tourist Guiding and The Oxford Guild of Tour guides are delighted to offer this 'Simply Oxford University' tour to experience the very best of Oxford in 2-hours. Meet at Christ Church memorial gardens for this comprehensive small-group walking tour of the city and see many of the famous colleges and university buildings. The tour will take you inside one college where you guide will explain the complex working of the university (note the college we visit is not Christ Church).  Perfectly timed to ensure you maximise your visit to this beautiful city. At the end, your guide will provide further information and suggestions for what to do in Oxford including further colleges, museums and restaurants.  This tour will include a visit inside a college (subject to availability) and represents outstanding value for money. We keep our groups small in size and that is what make this tour unique.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP England

Start the tour here and admire the architecture of probably the most famous college in Oxford. Many tours do not see Christ Church (from the outside) and we believe this is an excellent place to start the tour and hear an orientation of how it all began. This also gives you an overview to visit Christ Church independently in the afternoon should you wish.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Christ Church Meadow, Oxford OX1 1DP England

Stroll through the meadows with your qualified guides, here we are surrounded by the two rivers - The Thames and the Cherwell. View the Meadow Buildings at Christ Church.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD England

One of the oldest colleges in Oxford - dating from 1264

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Hear how important this church is in the history of Oxford with a possible visit inside

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Marvel at this iconic Oxford building located on Radcliffe Square. Your guide will tell you about the history of not only the Camera but the colleges that are also located in this area - Brasenose and All Souls.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL England

See why Oxford is called 'The City of Dreaming Spires' when gaze in awe at this spectacular college

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

Learn why this college is so called and hear about some of the famous alumni that have studied here

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Walk through The Old School Quadrangle, admire The Tower of The Five Orders, see The Radcliffe Camera, go inside The Weston Library. The Bodleian Library has a deep and fascinating history and your qualified guide looks forward to telling you the history.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and the ceremonial hall of Oxford University

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Clarendon Building, Broad St., Oxford OX1 3BA England

Providing an entrance way to 'Oxford University'

Duration: 2 minutes

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

Linking two sides of Hertford College, this famous bridge cannot be missed when visiting Oxford

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Simply the best way to see Oxford is on a walking tour with a qualified guide! All guides are fully qualified - members of The Institute of Tourist Guiding and The Oxford Guild of Tour Guides so you can be assured of a quality tour.

Each tour is unique, does not follow a script and the best route will be chosen on the day to maximize your time in Oxford and in conjunction with opening times of the colleges.

You will visit inside a college (subject to availability) which is included in the ticket price (subject to availability - first and foremost Oxford is a working university and the students do take priority over the visitors. It maybe unlikely on a Saturday but we will give suggestions for independent visits in the afternoon).  The tour will cover all the mains sites of Oxford (from the outside) including The Bodleian library, The Radcliffe Camera, The Bridge of Sighs, The Sheldonian Theatre, University Church, All Souls College, Brasenose College and much, much more!  

For any Harry Potter or Morse fan's - there will be a few mentions along the way (but do book a themed tour if you are an avid fan!)

Tour lasts approximately 2-hours and will finish in a central location with plenty of suggestion for what to do for lunch ... and beyond!

Don't take our word for it - read over 1000 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor where we are number 1 for tours in Oxford.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Local Blue Badge guide
  • Entry to a college (subject to availability)

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Christ Church
  • Entry/Admission - Merton College
  • Entry/Admission - Radcliffe Camera
  • Entry/Admission - All Souls College
  • Entry/Admission - Brasenose College
  • Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library
  • Entry/Admission - Sheldonian Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Clarendon Building
  • Entry/Admission - Bridge of Sighs

Departure Point
Christ Church Memorial Gardens, Broad Walk, Oxford OX1 1DB, UK

Departure Time
11:30 AM

2 hours

Return Details
Oxford, UK

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The 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.