Private Tours for Groups

Private Walking Tours of Oxford

Explore Oxford’s history and history with your own private tour guide. We can arrange a personalised tour based on your interests for individuals, couples, groups of friends, families and large groups.

Our wide range of popular tour themes you can choose from includes:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • American Tour
  • Architecture Tour
  • Bampton Tour
  • Children’s Stories Tour
  • CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien
  • Downton Abbey Film locations including Bampton and Cogges Manor Farm
  • Gardens of Oxford Colleges Tour
  • Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland
  • Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Tour
  • Literary Greats Tour
  • Medieval/Tudor Oxford Tour
  • Oxford Film Sites Tour
  • Oxford Past and Present – Our most popular private tour exploring the city’s history along with a visit to a University of Oxford College.
  • Religion at Oxford Tour
  • Science at Oxford Tour

To discuss your requirements, please call the Walking Tour Team on 01865 686 442 or email us on officialtours@experienceoxfordshire.org.

Description

Private Walking Tours of Oxford

Explore Oxford’s history and history with your own private tour guide. We can arrange a personalised tour based on your interests for individuals, couples, groups of friends, families and large groups.

Our wide range of popular tour themes you can choose from includes:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • American Tour
  • Architecture Tour
  • Bampton Tour
  • Children’s Stories Tour
  • CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien
  • Downton Abbey Film locations including Bampton and Cogges Manor Farm
  • Gardens of Oxford Colleges Tour
  • Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland
  • Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Tour
  • Literary Greats Tour
  • Medieval/Tudor Oxford Tour
  • Oxford Film Sites Tour
  • Oxford Past and Present – Our most popular private tour exploring the city’s history along with a visit to a University of Oxford College.
  • Religion at Oxford Tour
  • Science at Oxford Tour

Your Walking Tour Guide

All of our guides are highly trained and experienced guides who have lived and guided in Oxford and Oxfordshire for many years. They are all trained and approved by the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides and hold a green badge guide which allows them to guide tours in Oxford.

We have a wide range of tour guides with an excellent knowledge of the city and includes some very specialist knowledge.

Languages

In addition to tours in English, we can offer tours in the following languages:

  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

For foreign visitors and students of English, specially trained guides can offer the following levels of English, in line with curricular and grammatical levels:

  • English for Beginners
  • English for Intermediates
  • Advanced English

 

Private Walking Tour Prices

A private walking tour for 1 to 19 people for 2 hours with an English speaking guide costs £140.

Tours in other languages cost £150 for 2 hours.

Please note: Entrance fees to the University of Oxford Colleges and other paying buildings are charged in addition and payable on the day.

We limit the group size to a maximum of 19 people as this is the maximum group size that most Colleges will permit plus the tour guide.

 

For More Information and To Book

 

To discuss your requirements, please call the Walking Tour Team on 01865 686 442 or email us on officialtours@experienceoxfordshire.org  to let us know:

  • size of your group*
  • the date of your visit
  • preferred time
  • what you would like to see: specific colleges
  • and any special interests

College Information:

College entrances are not included in the tour fee as they are optional and payable on the day, directly to the college. Please see a List of  College Entrance fees 2017 for Guidance.

Please advise us of which colleges if any you would like to include on your tour so that we can inform the guides who will book in advance if necessary.

Information for Groups

See the officially designated Coach Drop off and Pick up points on this map.

 

 

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Additional information

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

• A booking form needs to be completed to book a tour.
• Your contract for your tour will be with one or more members of the Oxford Guild of Guides.
Experience Oxfordshire Limited acts as agent of members of the Oxford Guild of Guides.
• Experience Oxfordshire Limited will allocate the appropriate number of those members as your guide(s) to conduct your tour and these Terms and Conditions will apply.
• Your booking will be accepted when Experience Oxfordshire Limited has booked your guide(s) and issued an invoice to you for your tour at which point and on which date the contract for your tour shall come into existence.

Payment

Full payment of the invoice must be made at least 5 working days before the tour takes place.
Please quote your invoice number when making payment.
You may pay by one of the following methods:
1. By credit/debit card.
We do not accept American Express or Diners Card.
2. By cheque.
Please send a cheque payable to Experience Oxfordshire Limited for the full amount due with your booking form. Cheques must be in pounds sterling and drawn on a British bank.
3. By bank transfer.
Please note that you will need to cover all the costs. Please ensure you give the Tour/Invoice number as reference and send us a copy of the Remittance Advice for the bank transfer, as without this, we are unable to confirm your tour.

Confirmation of Booking

By completing the booking form, you agree that all written communications with you by Experience Oxfordshire Limited will be made by email to the address specified in your booking form. Bookings will be confirmed by email after payment is received. Receipts will be sent only on request. Agents – please ensure you send a copy of these Terms and Conditions and the booking form to your group leaders.

Cancellation

If a booking is cancelled a cancellation fee of 20% of the total amount of the booking will be charged.
If less than 7 days’ notice is given when cancelling a tour or a guide booked for a tour, or if the group fails to arrive, the total amount of the tour fee will be retained to pay the guide(s).

Changes to bookings

A minimum of 5 working days’ notice in writing must be given for any changes to your tour. For a change of date and/or time a £15 fee will be charged. If on the day of the tour the group size differs from that stated on the booking form and it is more than 19 people per guide, the guide(s) will not take the additional tour delegates.

Late Arrival

A group arriving late for a tour will have that time deducted from their tour. Guides will wait at the meeting point for 45 minutes. They will then wait at the Visitor Information Centre OX1 3AS for a further 1 hour and 15 minutes i.e. until the tour was scheduled to end. No refunds will be given for late arrivals. In case of delay, groups must make every effort to contact the Walking Tours and Groups Team on +44 (0)1865 686 441.

Limitation of Liability

• Except as set out in these Terms and Conditions, all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from this contract.
• Experience Oxfordshire Limited acts as agent for your guide and it shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising under or in connection with your tour.
• Nothing of this conditions shall limit or exclude liability of Experience Oxfordshire Limited for death or personal injury caused by its negligence.

Complaints

Any complaint about a tour or your guide should be notified to Experience Oxfordshire acting as agent for your guide. Experience Oxfordshire will handle the complaint on behalf of your guide in accordance with its complaint procedures but as Experience Oxfordshire Limited acts only as agent for the guides, it accepts no responsibility for the conduct of your tour.

Foreign Language Tours

Although every effort will be made to find foreign language speaking guides, this may not be possible. The Walking Tour Admin Team will arrange for English speaking guides instead. If you have specified that this is not acceptable the tour will be cancelled.

English Tours for Groups of Foreign Students

Guides can be booked to match the English level of the group: beginners or intermediate.
Please specify the level required in the booking form. We advise a 1.5 hour tour for beginners.