You can do sightseeing tours in Oxford by walking, cycling, open-top bus, or a river cruise. There are also great tours from Oxford to Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Paris.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM OXFORD
Welcome on a student tour to Stonehenge & Bath. On this tour you will visit 2 amazing places: The Stonehenge World Heritage site and the World Heritage city of Bath.
COMBINATION TOUR: OXFORD HALF DAY FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
If your time visiting Oxford is limited and you want to make the most of seeing and enjoying the best sights and activities, why not book the Oxford full-day activities program, offering you the best of Oxford in 5-6 hours? Aimed at families – 2 adults & 2 children minimum numbers to book.
OXFORD CASTLE UNLOCKED ENTRANCE TICKET INCLUDING GUIDED TOUR
Begin your journey where it all began in Oxford. Take a guided tour in the castle and let the characters reveal their fascinating stories entrenched in the building’s 1,000 year history.
When William the Conqueror invaded England and won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Oxford Castle was marked by the Normans as the ideal place for a motte-and-bailey castle. Today, after almost one millennia, this is a visitor attraction with a past stretching beyond the imagination.
PRIVATE CHAUFFEURED PUNTING TOUR ON THE RIVER CHERWELL IN OXFORD
An experienced Oxford graduate punting chauffeur will take you on a memorable river trip.
Enjoy this most classic of Oxford experiences – the English countryside, the lazy river meandering through the willow tree lined banks, the ducks and drakes gliding alongside looking for tidbits. Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque scenery slipping by while you bask in the peace and quiet of the landscape, and sparkles of light on the water.
Your punt chauffeur will give you an informative and entertaining commentary about the points of interest on the route including a famous school, the first Oxford college for women, the University parks, and a notorious (former) nudist club for Oxford dons! If you want to have a go, there will be lots of opportunities. Once you’ve got the hang of it it’s really quite easy. Your guide is an accomplished punting teacher!
OXFORD BIKE TOUR INCLUDING FULL DAY BIKE HIRE
Explore the city of dreaming spires on two wheels on this 2-hour Oxford bike tour including full-day bike hire.
Follow a guide through Oxford and take in top sites of interest like Magdalen College, the Oxford University Press building, the Pitt Rivers Museum, and Port Meadow. Reach hidden corners of the city with ease and hear of famous names including J.R.R Tolkien, Oscar Wilde, and Tony Blair who lived and worked here. Afterwards, take advantage of your full-day bike hire to continue exploring the city.
OXFORD CHOCOLATE WALKING TOUR
Take time in Oxford to discover the city’s finest chocolatiers, confectioners and cafes on a 2.5-hour walking tour.
With a sweet-toothed local guide, explore the streets around the city centre to learn all about chocolate and enjoy up to seven samples along the way. Venues visited may change, but typically include Hotel Chocolat, Hardy’s Sweet Shop, The Fudge Kitchen and more. A choice of start time is available.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY WALKING TOUR
See inside Oxford University, Harry Potter film site and the Bodleian Library on this authentic 2-hour Oxford student led tour. The tour gives you an insight into student life in this prestigious university and offers you in-depth history of many of the famous colleges and sights such All Souls College, Trinity College, Oriel College, Hertford College, Merton College, Radcliffe Camera, University Church of St Mary and more.
CAMBRIDGE TOUR: FROM OXFORD
Welcome on our tour to Cambridge. On arrival in mid to late morning, you will be taken on a guided walking tour of some of the finest University buildings plus the museums and churches in Cambridge. You will also see the River Cam and witness some of the people punting along. Other sights include the graduation building called Senate House and on Saturdays the outdoor market stalls.
PRIVATE OXFORD WALKING TOUR
An Oxford walking tour tailored to what you want to see, ensuring you make the most of your time in Oxford!
OXFORD PUB TOUR
This walking tour applies Oxford thinking to drinking and gives you an insight into the fun history of beer and the unique historic pubs dating back to 1242. Oxford drinking traditions will be explained along with why a pub has over 4,000 ties on the walls!
PRIVATE OXFORD BICYCLE TOUR
The best way to see Oxford is on a bicycle on this private bicycle tour along the River Thames Path. In fact, bikes are the locals’ favourite way to get around the city as the compact Oxford is not very car-friendly.
The tour lasts for 3-4.5 hours, including a guided tour plus bike set up time and some free time for a break. The route covers both the city’s sights and stories with a college entrance fee and a relaxing cycle along the River Thames to Iffley or Binsey Village.
CITY SIGHTSEEING: OXFORD HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR
Discover the beautiful city of Oxford with a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. An convenient way to travel between sights, your ticket offers unlimited travel for 24 or 48 hours.
See iconic University of Oxford buildings such as Christ Church College and Bodleian Library, both of which were featured in several Harry Potter films, as well as heritage sights like Oxford Castle. Enjoy entertaining audio commentary, panoramic views and the freedom to hop on and off at any of the 20 well-placed city stops. Entrance fees not included.
‘DOWNTOWN ABBEY’ TV LOCATIONS, COTSWOLDS AND BLENHEIM PALACE TOUR: FROM OXFORD
Learn about the lives and love interests of the fictional Crawley family on a full-day ‘Downton Abbey’ filming location tour!
Depart from Oxford and travel to the county of Oxfordshire to explore villages Cogges, Bampton, Bladon and Swinbrook where the British period TV drama has been filmed.
In the afternoon, tour Blenheim Palace — a UNESCO site not used in the series but magnificent nonetheless — for an insight into the daily lives of upper-crust English aristocracy.
OXFORD SIGHTSEEING RIVER CRUISE INCLUDING PICNIC
This Oxford picnic cruise combines Oxford sightseeing with a leisurely picnic and relaxed experience of river life. Your small group cruise through the city past famous landmarks including Christchurch College and Meadows, the University boathouses and regatta course, the Head of the River and Folly Bridge . From the river you take in a side of Oxford’s heritage rarely seen by visitors. Complimented by a delicious picnic hamper.
OXFORD EVENING SIGHTSEEING CRUISE INCLUDING A DRINK
Set sail aboard a beautiful river launch to enjoy a gentle evening cruise and a cool relaxing drink as the sun begins to wane. Enjoy simply being away from the busyness of modern life as you cruise along river.
OXFORD SIGHTSEEING RIVER CRUISE ALONG THE UNIVERSITY REGATTA COURSE
Enjoy a fascinating journey along the River Thames accompanied with a local knowledgeable guide. Cruise down the university regatta course, pass ancient Folly Bridge, Christchurch College and meadows, and the university rowing houses on this 50-minute sightseeing tour of historic Oxford.
2-DAY LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER TOUR: FROM OXFORD
Join this weekend tour to Liverpool & Manchester to enjoy the best of the top cities in Northern England. This information shows an example itinerary to use as a guideline, please note that the order you visit various attractions may change depending on circumstances or time of year.
FULL DAY TOUR TO BRIGHTON: FROM OXFORD
Welcome on our tour to Brighton. On arrival in the city, your guide will take you on a walking tour through the historic Lanes area with its independent shops and theatres through the old historic centre of the city to the seafront.
Your guide will show you what the seafront has to offer from volleyball and nightclubs to the artist’s quarter and the famous Brighton Pier. In the afternoon, there will be time to visit the pier and seafront and if the weather is not so good, you could visit the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
3-DAY AMSTERDAM AND BRUGES TOUR: FROM OXFORD
Welcome on a student weekend tour to Amsterdam & Bruges. Enjoy your time in the capital of Netherlands, Amsterdam and its unique charm with countless canals and coffee shops and world-class museums before visiting the well-preserved medieval Belgium town of Bruges.
4-DAY EDINBURGH AND THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS TOUR: FROM OXFORD
Enjoy a weekend tour to Scotland, Edinburgh and The Highlands where you will have the chance to experience the best of Scotland on this 4-day tour.
3-DAY PARIS AND VERSAILLES TOUR: FROM OXFORD
Welcome on a weekend tour to Paris & Versailles where you can experience the French capital and the magnificent Palace of Versailles in a single weekend.
PRIVATE HARRY POTTER FILMING LOCATIONS TOUR IN OXFORD
How does studying at Oxford University compare with studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Find out on this private 90 minute to 2 hour walking tour of Harry Potter film sites in Oxford. A fun tour for Muggles of all ages, the guide will cater the tour according to everyone’s interests so it is also a tour that is fun for adults who happen to be interested in learning about Oxford University heritage.
FULL DAY TOUR TO ISLE OF WIGHT: FROM OXFORD
Welcome on a student tour to Isle of Wight. This small island off the south coast of England is a beautiful place to visit. After a short ferry journey from Portsmouth to Fishbourne we will drive through the centre of the island to Godshill village.
At this village you will be able to see a lovely typical island scene of old thatched cottages and tea shops.
There is also a famous church with a legend that makes it special, and a fantastic model village attraction to visit at a discounted price with us. You will have time for lunch here and to do the model village attraction if you wish. Then we travel along the south coast road with magnificent views of the white chalk cliffs and the sea, taking us to the most westerly point at Alum Bay. This has the islands most famous landmark – The Needles. There is also amusements, the multi-coloured beach sands on display and other attractions.