Simply Oxford University Tour


Simply Oxford University Tour

Walking Tours of Oxford is delighted to offer this ‘Simply Oxford’ small group walking tour to experience the very best of Oxford. Restricted to just 14 people per tour (and often smaller), we believe this is the best way to explore, understand and see Oxford rather than a large group.

Tour starts at 11.30am and will operate February-September on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday & at 2.30pm from April-October (click book now for full availability).

Meet you your fully qualified guide at Christ Church memorial gardens on St Aldates for a 2-hour tour through the university, visit inside a college (*subject to availability), hear the story of how it all began, see stunning buildings and admire the architecture.

Highlights include:-
College or university building entry* (subject to availability), The Bodleian Library; The Weston Library, The Old Schools Quadrangle and The Radcliffe Camera, The Clarendon Building, The Museum to the History of Science, The Sheldonian Theatre, The Bridge of Sighs, The University Church, All Souls College, Brasenose College plus many other secrets and surprises along the way. Ideal for families, individuals, couples or anyone that wants to get the very best from their time in Oxford.

The tour will finish on or around Broad Street where recommendations will be made for lunch/dinner, shopping, further sightseeing and additional colleges you may like to visit.

This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or limited mobility. Please get in touch to discuss a private tour. We cannot accept dogs on our public tours.

Simply the best but don’t take our word for it – read over 1000 5 star review on TripAdvisor.

Heidi guiding

“A must for any visitor to Oxford”

My husband and I booked this tour online as we wanted to make the most of our trip to Oxford. We met at the arranged meeting place, which was well explained in the confirmation email and our tour guide, Edward met us on time. Luckily for us we were the only people booked on the tour so we effectively had our own personal guide. Edward was extremely knowledgeable and astounded us with his interesting facts and dates. As we meandered through the streets Edward would answer any questions we asked with interest. The 2 hours just flew by. We were so pleased we did this tour. It was extremely interesting and we saw a lot of sights that we wouldn’t have seen if we had done our own thing or even got the bus tour. I would highly recommend this experience.

Morse/ Lewis/ Endeavour tour

Join others on this 2-hour Morse/Lewis/Endeavour tour around Oxford and discover some of the many filming sites and stories.

This tour operates on a Thursday and Saturday at 2pm all year, plus Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm in mid-season plus Monday at 11.30am in peak season from Martyrs Memorial on St Giles and includes entrance to one college (subject to opening hours / availability*). Our guides have witnessed the filming and even met the cast!

These tours are often fully booked weeks in advance so book early to experience the best!

£17 per person + booking fee

Walking Tours of Oxford Guides – Elizabeth, Leigh and Heidi with Abigail Thaw (Dorothea Frazil from Endeavour) at Colin Dexter’s memorial service 2018 #choosequalified

Additional information

Our tour costs are clear and transparent, we do not charge additionally for college entrance fees or ask you to pay on the day.

Your guides are fully qualified and hold the green badge accreditation,

Whilst this is a group tour, each one is unique and the best route will be chosen on the day. We do not follow a script.

Tours numbers are small and limited (approx. 14 for Simply Oxford and 19 for Morse / Lewis and Endeavour but often smaller)

* Oxford University is first and foremost a working institution and we will adhere to college rules and regulations. This can mean that sometimes there will be closures and these are beyond our control but every effort will be made to advise you of closures prior to the tour. Start of term/end of term, wedding season and degree days can often be challenging and an up to date list can be found here:-