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Office will be closed for the Christmas break from 20th December 2022 – 4th January 2023

* No 1 on TripAdvisor * 5 star reviews on FEEFO * Officially qualified guides*

Walking Tours of Oxford with qualified guides

Office will be closed for the Christmas break from 20th December 2022 – 4th January 2023

Walking Tours of Oxford is dedicated to giving you a truly memorable experience in Oxford, with sights to enthral and memories to treasure along your walk. Our fully qualified Oxford guides – members of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and / or The Oxford Guild of Tour Guides – are looking forward to showing you around this wonderful city. Oxford is steeped in history, dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. It is a city crammed with visual delights whichever way you turn: from the architecture of the ancient buildings that make up the University, to the rivers, parks and fields that surround it.

To visit Oxford and learn of its history is to delve deep into our heritage. The city has been home to many famous and influential characters including great writers of children’s literature. Through your choice of walking tour you can learn about Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Philip Pullman. See real-life settings used as film locations in X-Men First Class, The Golden Compass, Morse, Lewis and Endeavour and Harry Potter. Hear the stories surrounding the University’s most famous students from across the centuries. Discover the origins and rituals of our medieval University. Walking Tours of Oxford will give you a day to remember with tailor-made private guided tours to suit your specific needs, a Simply Oxford tours, Christ Church tours or Morse/ Lewis/ Endeavour tours. Our most popular product is the Simply Oxford university tours which have been developed to simply get the most out of your stay in our beautiful city.

Meeting Endeavour in Oxford!

Depending on your tour, you will meet your fully qualified guide in a central location and from here meander through the very heart of Oxford; you will see The Bodleian Library; The Weston Library, The Old Schools’ Quadrangle and The iconic Radcliffe Camera. Stand under the Bridge of Sighs and have your photo taken. Admire The Sheldonian Theatre. See the Emperors’ Heads. Learn about the city and University from experts. Look up at the Gargoyles and Grotesques that adorn the facades. View (from the outside) many of the colleges such as; Balliol, Trinity, Brasenose, All Souls and New College.

For private tour options, college entry is discussed and possibly charge additionally, depending on time of tour, type of tour and which college you might like to see. Simply; the best tour experience in Oxford with fully qualified guides!

Meadow buildings at Christ Chuch

Why book with Walking Tours of Oxford?

    • Clear and transparent costings.
    • Fully qualified guides holding the Green or Blue Badge accreditation and members of The Institute of Tourist Guiding and / orThe Oxford Guild of Tour Guides.
    • Number one on TripAdvisor and awarded The Certificate of Excellence in 5 consecutive years from 2015-2019.
    • Awarded ‘Destination Specialist of The Year 2017’ and ‘Best Bespoke Operator of The Year 2018’ by Luxury Travel Guide.
    • 5 star reviews on Facebook and Google.
    • 5 star review on Feefo for both service and product.
    • 2020 Oxfordshire Prestige Awards winner
    • Each tour is unique, we do not have a planned route and we do not follow a script. We simply determine the best route on the day.
    • Friendly and knowledgeable guides.
    • Regular meetings with Oxford university to provide the most up to date and correct information.
    • Many of our guides have connections with Oxford university, having either studied here ourselves or with family members studying here which gives us an insight into student life at Oxford. Heidi’s, owner of Walking Tours of Oxford eldest son is a student at Oxford, so she has first hand knowledge and up to date information on studying here.
    • Destination advice and suggestions on what else to do in Oxford.
    • Simply the best!

Institute of Tourist Guiding - City of Oxford

Oxford Guild of Guide Lecturers

“You won’t find a better tour experience!”

“I’ve visited Oxford every year in the winter for about a decade, bringing a group of university students from the USA each time. We’ve used many tour guides over those years, with varying success. We found Heidi and Walking Tours last year, and booked her again this year. I can say without a doubt she is the best. As advertised, she customizes the experience, and she readily acceded to my list of special requests, helping our students to discover the magic of Oxford. We hope to work with Heidi for many years to come!”
-TripAdvisor January 2017

“Absolutely excellent!”

Heidi our tour guide was absolutely excellent and our day was made so much better by having done the Oxford Highlights with her. She was friendly and so knowledgeable and really tailored the tour to our interests and the other guests. Would recommend this to everyone!
Google May 2021

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Sidney M
Verified
You must do this Walking Tour of Oxford Heidi was very good. Witty, fun, knew so much about Morse and Colin Dexter, his creator. This was blended in with some wonderful personal anecdotes about the cast. Oxford's history was also brought to life by her. The two hours flew by. Well worth the money. Go on this tour if you are in Oxford. Fabulous.
Sidney M
6. November, 2021.
Peter G
Verified
A must for any fan of Inspector Morse, Lewis or Endeavour Seeing the locations from Merseyside, Lewis and Endeavour. Heidi knowledge and anecdotes about the actor and author Colin Dexter were fantastic 👏, Heidi made us all welcome and the passion she has For Morse etc al really shone through.
Peter G
2. November, 2021.
FunnyYouShouldAsk
Verified
Heid is a true fan and a fantastic source of information and amusing anecdotes My partner and I were slightly intimidated by the number of Morse tours available, but we were pleased that we ultimately chose this company, based on other positive reviews. Heidi was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgable about all three series (Morse, Lewis, and Endeavor), explaining exactly where scenes were shot and often including photos of the cast filming the scenes at the numerous locations we visited. It was evident that she was a true fan, as well as an expert source of behind-the-scenes information and anecdotes. Just as importantly, she was very amusing. It was an incomparable way to spend an afternoon exploring Oxford.
FunnyYouShouldAsk
27. October, 2021.
VERNON C
Verified
Great tour for any fan Very enjoyable. Knowledgeable guide. The headphone commentary was very useful and almost a necessity in the busy streets. Highly recommended.
VERNON C
27. October, 2021.
peter
Verified
Walking Tour of Oxford Very enjoyable and informative tour with Rob Walters. Rob has a very good knowledge and also a very good sense of humour. Visited Corpus Christi and Rob also told us of other places we could visit which we would not have known about
peter
25. October, 2021.
Chris J
Verified
Oxford as we Know it. Heidi was very informative and passionate about her chosen subject. Great to see all the spots on n Oxford where it all takes place.
Chris J
24. October, 2021.
Fay024
Verified
Mores, Lewis and Endeavour tour Elizabeth was engaging, knowledgeable and interesting with lots of facts. We had a really enjoyable tour. Lots of anecdotes brought the tour to life, and Elizabeth matched the different episodes to our many stops. Can’t recommend this enough and would definitely do it again. Excellent value for money.
Fay024
16. October, 2021.
Ben
Verified
Fascinating and informative experience Would definitely recommend for all Morse/Lewis/Endeavour fans, plus anybody who wants to know more about Oxford! Such a fascinating history that is so integral to these shows and their stories - Heidi knows her stuff and will enrich your love of these shows even more!
Ben
12. October, 2021.
Gordon C
Verified
Interesting. Informative. A 'must' if interested in Morse, Lewis, Endeavour! This is an excellent tour conducted in our case by Heidi. Extremely knowledgeable with some great anecdotes and interesting little facts. Really easy to listen with the headsets which means your not all huddled together and can stand comfortably at a distance and hear clearly. Would definitely recommend.
Gordon C
7. October, 2021.
Adventurer261016
Verified
Walking tour Excellent value for money. Heidi was incredibly informed and knowledgeable about Morse, Lewis and Endeavour. Highly recommended!!!
Adventurer261016
7. October, 2021.
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