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Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide
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Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

By Footprints Tours Oxford
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Let a guide bring one of the world’s oldest universities to life on an Oxford University walking tour. Unlike other tours, your guide is a university student with first-hand knowledge of the prestigious campus. Receive information crucial to understanding the history of the institution, and explore in a small group for a personalized experience. Choose a tour time, and delve deeper into the history of Oxford than if you were to explore independently.
from
₹2,590.15
per adult
from
₹2,590.15
per adult

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Ages 0-110, max of 100 per group
Duration: 2h
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English

Highlights
  • Explore Oxford University with a current student on a walking tour
  • Receive first-hand knowledge from a guide who knows the campus intimately 
  • Listen to information crucial to understanding the history of Oxford 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 15 people

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Exeter College
  • Entry/Admission - Oxford
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Greet your guide and small group at a central Oxford meeting point at the tour time you selected at checkout. Embark on a walking tour of one of the world’s oldest universities, visiting colleges such as Trinity, All Souls, Hertford, and Merton. Learn about famous alumni and the history’s striking past from your guide as you stroll the campus. Catch sight of Oxford landmarks such as Radcliffe Camera and the Church of St. Mary. Your guide leads you to the Bodleian Library, where you can marvel at the ancient books. Other highlights during this Oxford tour include the pub where J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis spent much of their time, as well as filming locations of some of the Harry Potter films.

Departure details
  • 7 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AJ, UK Outside Watsons of Oxford - look for guides in bright green jackets
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22673P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • After 2 years of closures, we are attempting to include entrances back into the tour. It is possible that the sites will not be possible on the day, the guide will inform you at the start of the tour, and you are able to get a full refund in these very rare circumstances
  • Group Sizing In Line With Social Distancing Rules
  • Guides Temperature Taken Before Tour
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide?
Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide price starts from ₹ 2,539.37. Discover and book Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide on Tripadvisor
What is the Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide cancellation policy?
Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide?
Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide is hosted by Footprints Tours Oxford. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Footprints Tours Oxford on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22673P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    7 Broad St
    7 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AJ, UK
    Outside Watsons of Oxford - look for guides in bright green jackets
    See address & details
  • 1
    University of Oxford
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    Merton College
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Bodleian Library
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    All Souls College
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Hertford College
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Oriel College
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 8
    Radcliffe Camera
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    Exeter College
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 10
    Footprints Tours Oxford
    Stop: 2 hours
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

SivJ25
SivJ25
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A really entertaining and in depth introduction to Oxford
This tour was an excellent way to see the city centre and to get an overview of the main university colleges and th
179madalinab
179madalinab
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Hannah’s a great guide in Oxford
Hannah is funny, well informed and a great tour guide - thank you for the insights, I enjoyed myself and learned to
bananamorton
bananamorton
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Friendly informative and very interesting
Really enjoyable tour, Richard our guide brought the history of Oxford to life, and was able to convey a lot of kn
546praveenp
546praveenp
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Great experience
Loved the trivia and anecdotes about the rich history of Oxford. The guide was an alumnus herself and kept the tour
FrancisFrancisUK
FrancisFrancisUK
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Good trip
Very good tour and clear explanations, we learned a lot history and knowledge, much enjoy it, will visit this place
emelieu2023
emelieu2023
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Oxford Walking Tour
The tour was super good and our tour guide (Meghan) made it a very fun experience! It was a great mix of informatio
B9304ILandreass
B9304ILandreass
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Really informative
Great tour! I learned a lot about the history of Oxford and my girlfriend did too. Hannah was amazing
prpao1
prpao1
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I recommend this tour!!!
My friend and I did the walking tour with Meghan and it was absolutely great. The tour guide is full of just the ri
E108ROlindsaym
E108ROlindsaym
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Incredible
The tour guide! Megan was wonderful and did an excellent job of story telling and just knew every answer to every q
P1384VSbenjamins
P1384VSbenjamins
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2h walking tour in oxford
Awesome tour on history of oxford and the university with a great friendly knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend!
keithbH5947MK
keithbH5947MK
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Informative and interesting.
A relaxed paced walking tour. Richard gave a varied insight into Oxford University’s Alumni, heritage and history,
Ana_delgrn
Ana_delgrn
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Very good tour guide (Richard)
Richard was a really good guide! His talking was clear and loud enough. Oxford is a unique town with many beautiful
AliArnie
AliArnie
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Freezing but fabulous!
We booked the two hour free tour and was very pleasantly surprised by what a fantastic couple of hours we spent wit
203louisec
203louisec
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Amazing would recommend
The tour was amazing and seeing all the different locations and learning facts about Harry Potter films and fun fac
Venture663220
Venture663220
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Brilliant tour and guide
Great tour, Anastasia was super approachable and made the experience super fun and enjoyable. Highly recommend if y
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Rachel Wallis
Bristol, UK2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
I booked onto the pre paid tour very last minute due to my friend deciding to surprise me by coming to visit, so was unsure what to expect. Honestly, the tour was better than we could’ve expected and was the right balance between informative and funny. Our tour guide Patrick knew exactly how to get us all hanging onto his every word and was more than happy to answer any questions we had at all! The 2hrs flew by and there was not a dull moment at any point. I would really recommend this tour to anyone visiting Oxford as you not only get to see some of the lovely architecture of the history, you also get to see inside some of the university buildings and gather a real insight into the history. The fact that it’s a small group is amazing too, it never felt like you were fighting for a spot to hear Patrick and we were never rushed. This is a must do attraction!
Written 25 September 2022
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Cordelia P
Dear Rachel, thank you for this kind review. We are utterly delighted that Patrick was able to exceed your expectations and surprise you with his tour! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the architecture and history of Oxford and appreciated the organisation of the tour 😊
Written 8 November 2022
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GoPlaces298612
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
Very good shirt walking tour (2 hours) with a past student. We learned about the colleges and history of Oxford, walked past several key sites including the Radcliffe Camera, Bridge of Sighs, The Sheldonean, and outside of the Divinity School (normally we could have gone inside but it was closed that day). Also entrance to Magdalen College and Christ Church College. Well worth doing this tour if you have the time. Please note that if you want to enter the Bodlean library, you have to purchase a separate ticket (in your own time) from the reception at the Divinity School, it’s £9 and we’ll worth it id you are interested in libraries or want to see one of the Harry Potter film locations (of which there are many in the city).
Written 18 September 2022
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Judy F
Greater Adelaide, Australia10 contributions
This was an interesting tour presented by an undergraduate student from Exeter College.
The beautiful view from the Fellows’ Garden at the College was almost worth the price of the tour in itself - £20.
Almost. The College chapel and garden were excellent, and I don’t know if every tour includes these. But the rest of the tour was conducted from the street, in our case in biting winds and literally snow!
Even in good weather this was less than expected of a paid tour - 9 people at £20 each should have included some interiors of the major buildings.
The tour start is easy to find, and our guide was personable. The tour began and ended on time, near Waterstones which has a cafe and loo as well a nice range of gifts, in addition to books.
A little more time for photography would have been good, but then again almost everything we saw was entirely public so you could do that later yourself.
Written 31 March 2022
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Helbel
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
I specifically booked the premium free Harry Potter and Oxford University Tour for my children to see the Devinity lecture hall and Bodilian library which were featured in the films. Our guide Matthew was funny and informative but didn’t take us into the locations listed in the tour plan or inside any other university buildings. It was very large group of over 20 people which may have been the reason he didn’t take us into the buildings. We payed the suggested charge of £40 for out family of 4 which I now regret paying because on reflection this was not a Harry Potter Tour. I left feeling very disappointed with the experience.
Written 25 July 2022
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Haylingfamily
Portsmouth, UK22 contributions
Jun 2021
We visited Oxford for a day and pre booked a tour to learn a few things about the city and its history.
We woke up to torrential rain forecast all day and wondered if the tour would be cancelled?
Undeterred by the weather and feeling hopeful we made our way to the meeting point on Broad Street and were met by Ollie who told us "we never cancel tours! " So off we went.

Ollie was very friendly and clearly enjoyed sharing his extensive knowledge of Oxford and its history with 8 very wet but fully engaged sightseers!

The tour lasted 2 full hours, covered quite a distance and lots of beautiful historical sites and accompanying stories. We also asked lots of questions which he answered every time.

I would fully recommend this tour (even in torrential rain) and hopefully you'll get Ollie as your tour guide!
Written 23 June 2021
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FootprintsTours_Rita
We are very happy to hear that Olly's tour was such a great experience despite the rain :) We do go ahead rain or shine! I will pass your compliments along to him!
Written 17 July 2021
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Bryn T
2 contributions
Apr 2022
We booked this tour as we had not visited Oxford before and were worried we may end up wandering aimlessly around the streets. Such a great idea. Our guide, Daniel, an undergraduate from Exeter college, was just perfect in every way. His commentary was both knowledgeable and humorous and really brought the tour to life. I would recommend to anyone visiting to book this tour to really get a feel for not only the beautiful buildings that make up the University but also an insight and understanding of what life is like as a student of Oxford University. The two hours was over in a flash such was the interest in what Daniel was imparting.
Written 2 April 2022
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Noah003
1 contribution
Simple to book and conveniently located in the centre of town, this two hour walking tour was a great way to explore the city and gain insight into its famous Oxford university.
What really helped is the tour was presented by an Oxford alumni, Trevor was engaging and brought an air of authenticity that we you were looking for. A must if you’re visiting Oxford.
Written 20 March 2022
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Charles B
Leek, UK1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
This tour is a must when in Oxford. Our guide was Jessica, a South African student at the university, who was incredibly knowledgeable and informative, who made just over two hours pass very quickly with her interesting tour of the many university buildings. Our group was small with only seven people and is great value.We highly recommend this tour
Written 15 May 2022
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Karen C
1 contribution
Dec 2022
Our Guide Anastasia was fantastic, animated and jamb packed the 2 hours with lots of stories, from a famous king to renown writers, from theology and religious studies to stories of wizard world.
At sub-zero temperature, she kept the group entertained and tour interactive from beginning to end.
As a first timer joining a walking tour. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Oxford.
Written 12 December 2022
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Matthewbham
Birmingham, United Kingdom6 contributions
Not sure what the difference is between the tour we did £50 per couple and the free tour?

Advert a little miss leading as I thought the price included entry into more places….. (or any places for that matter).

Maybe id stick to the free tour next time and give a tip at the end and just buy entry into places. (£50 is a little overpriced for what you actually get).

Tour guide was okay, but if Im being truthful mostly information about the student tour guide herself (which is okay for a short while). But not a massive amount of hidden gemz and fun facts regarding the history of Oxford/Oxford University. I honestly found more facts on YouTube (which was not really covered by the guide).

I think £50 could be better put towards entry to the sites instead of standing outside pretty much all of them.

**Sorry for a bad review but honestly very over priced!**
Written 22 July 2022
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