Private Group Tours
Private Group Tours can be organised on a private basis for groups of all sizes, from groups of 1 to 100 (and more if booked well in advance).
A private walking tour for a group of up to 19 people with an English speaking Guide costs £140 (plus entrance fees for colleges, which are optional and payable on the day) for up to 2 hours. For groups of more than 19, more Guides can be booked.
Foreign Language Guides are available at the cost of £150 per 2 hour tour for up to 19 people (plus entrance fees) for up to 2 hours. Again more guides can be booked for larger groups (and we can book both English and Foreign Language guides for the same tour).
(Please note that the tour fee is the same for any length of tour up to 2 hours. For some groups, a 1.5 hour tour is optimum.)
We can also now offer for June, July, August, and September 2017 a Chinese Translator to accompany Mandarin speaking groups for the fee of £45 per hour.
Tailor-made Walking Tours
Our knowledgeable and highly trained Guides have a wealth of specialist knowledge enabling us to tailor a tour on wide range of themes to suit your groups requirements.
To discuss your requirements, please call the Walking Tour Team on 01865 686 442 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know:
- size of your group*
- the date of your visit
- preferred time
- what you would like to see – college visits
- and any special interests
*In some cases, where the group size is only just larger than 19 people and would prefer to stay together, we can book just the one guide (by special arrangement) and charge for the number of people over the Group size limit of 19. The charge is one nineteenth of the tour price (£7.36 approx in English or £7.86 approx. in another language).
Alternatively see below for more details and information.
Our wide range of popular tour themes you can chose from includes:
- Alice’s Tour
- 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 – Introductory tour of the City and University
- Religion at Oxford Tour
- Science at Oxford Tour
If you wish to combine up to 2 or 3 Tour Themes, this is normally possible (depending on the availability of the specially trained Guides).
If your and/or your group have any special interest related to Oxford not mentioned here, please do ask as our specialist guides can cover a huge range of interests, from historical and political through to arts and crafts, and famous students of Oxford, and the latest architectural developments in the City.
Currently we can offer tours in a wide range of Languages (for £150 per guide for up to 19 people).
For foreign visitors and students of English, specially trained guides (£140 per Guide) can offer the following levels of English, in line with curricular and grammatical levels:
- English for Beginners
- English for Intermediates
- Advanced English
We can now also offer Chinese Translation service for Mandarin speaking Groups of up to 25 people, with a Blue or Green Guide booked through us. The fee for the Translator is £45 per hour.
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.
For Christ Church you need to book directly, which you must do by email via email@example.com. They will give you an entrance time and you pay on the day for your group.
Information for Groups
See the officially designated Coach Drop off and Pick up points on this map.
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