*NEW* CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien tour
Due to popular demand … we are delighted to introduce a group public ‘Literary Greats tour’ every Saturday afternoon throughout April, May, June, July, August and September.
The tour will start at 2.15pm from (outside) The Eagle and Child pub on St Giles. This pub has long had associations with The Inklings – the writers group of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien so is a great place for lunch or a drink before joining the tour.
As with all our tours, the route and content will vary slightly on a weekly basis. This is because each guide is different and we adapt to closures or events taking place in Oxford. However, we will pass (from the outside) many of the colleges, pubs and locations associated with not only CS Lewis and Tolkien but other writers who have lived and studied here.
On this tour you will travel to Narnia, journey through Middle Earth and see what it is like to go down the Rabbit Hole!
Many of these works have of course been adapted for the screen. In 2018 Sky TV launched the series ‘Discovery of Witches’ written by Deborah Harkness, with Oxford as a backdrop and 2019 will see the launch of the movie ‘Tolkien’. In 2020 they have been filming for a new movie about CS Lewis ‘The Most Reluctant Convert’.
The tour finish with a visit inside Magdalen college where you will be left to explore independently. They have a lovely coffee shop overlooking the river for refreshments or perhaps you might like to try punting on the River Cherwell which is located right there and we would be happy to arrange.(entry is not guaranteed as colleges can close at a moments notices, particularly degree days and start / end of term).
Please note: This is not a University tour and is a themed tour to focus on the Authors of Oxford. If you would like a general overview, then we suggest booking in conjunction with our morning ‘University and college tour’ at 11.30am
(Please note 4th& 18th May are degree days and there could be some restrictions. We can never guarantee the route or colleges visited but alternative are always made were possible).
Cost: £25.00 per person (all tickets) and includes college entry to Magdalen college (subject to availability)
Strictly limited availability on each date – BOOK NOW:
CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien private guided walking tours
You will be greeted by your professional tour guide at a convenient starting point – your hotel, the train stations or a central location. This two-hour tour will then pass and see (from the outside) the main points of interest associated with these iconic writers.
If you would like to visit inside a college then there may be an additional charge which is paid directly to the venue on the day. These vary from £5-£1 per person but please get in touch to find out more as it will depend on the time and day of your visit as well as the group size.
The tour will finish in a convenient central Oxford location or perhaps at The Famous Eagle and Child Pub.
Come with us as we journey through the imagination and into the magical worlds of Narnia and Middle Earth.