Experience Oxford – 5 Inspirational Experiences to Escape the Everyday

Jun 22 2022

Nestled between London to its south east and the Cotswolds to its north west, the city of Oxford and its green surrounds has an abundance of attractions to suit all budgets.

With summer upon us and staycations a popular option, Experience Oxfordshire is highlighting a variety of affordable bookable experiences as part of its new ‘Escape to Oxford’ campaign funded by VisitEngland.

Log on to the Destination Management Organisation’s website at experienceoxfordshire.org/escape-to-oxford and discover just what a punch this city packs – from award-winning museums to arresting rooftop views from Westgate Oxford to parks and meadowland a short amble from its bustling centre – all free to access!

Take a look at 5 affordable experiences in Oxford and start planning your unforgettable break to one of England’s emerald gems this summer and beyond.

1, Oxford Official Walking Tours

Summer in the city and what better way to get to know Oxford than through the eyes of a professional resident with the award-winning Oxford Official Walking Tours. See the university’s most famous buildings, including the Radcliffe Camera, as you stroll through the city’s ancient maze of streets and alleyways; explore the locations of the city’s famous authors – Lewis, Tolkien and Pullman; or get spooked on an Oxford Ghost Tour.
There are six public tours to choose from plus group and private tours.

Oxford Official Walking Tours from £18pp for 2 hours.

2, Oxford River Cruises

Relax and take in the stunning scenery on the river Thames in and around Oxford as you travel down the University regatta course past famous landmarks including Christ Church College and Meadows. One of the most memorable things to do during your visit, Oxford River Cruises offers a range of luxury boat trips and sightseeing tours including a unique picnic cruise and evening cocktail cruise in the heart of the city.

Sightseeing cruises from £16pp for 50 minutes.

3, City Sightseeing Oxford

Hop onboard as many times as you like to discover Oxford from an open-topped tour bus at any one of 20 stops. Learn about the city’s fascinating history from your live guide and/or audio commentary in 14 languages. Departing every 10 to 20 minutes the tour takes in Oxford’s many colleges and attractions as well as some of the city’s lesser-known spots.

A ticket for the Bronze Tour costs from £14.50pp.

4, New Theatre Oxford

Home to some of the biggest names in entertainment, New Theatre Oxford has been located in the heart of Oxford for 186 years. It has an exciting programme of events this summer, from comedy with Joe Lycett to stage shows such as Chicago.

Tickets from £13pp.

5, St Margaret’s Hotel

When you’ve had an action-packed day taking in the sights and sounds of the city, where better to lay your head than St Margaret’s Hotel. This stylish Victorian property is located on the edge of the University of Oxford campus and is easy walking distance or a short bus ride to the city centre or to the cool suburbs of Jericho and Summertown.

Issued by Flamingo Marketing on behalf of Experience Oxfordshire. For more information contact Matt Dixon at matt@flamingo-marketing.co.uk or on 01637 808220 and press@experienceoxfordshire.org


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Image 1: Oxford Official Walking Tours
Image 2: Oxford River Cruises
Image 3: City Sightseeing Oxford
Image 4: New Theatre Oxford
Image 5: St Margaret’s Hotel

Editor’s Notes

The Escape to Oxford campaign highlights bookable product on the Experience Oxfordshire e-commerce platform including Oxford Official Walking Tours public and private guided tours; Oxford River Cruises; City Sightseeing Oxford; St Margaret’s Hotel; New Theatre Oxford; Blenheim Palace, Park and Garden; a luxury shopping experience at Bicester Village, available through the online shop at www.experienceoxfordshire.org/shop

Experience Oxfordshire is the official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, and the trading arm of the parent charity, Experience Oxfordshire Charitable Trust, a not-for-profit partnership organisation that is committed to the promotion, management, and development of Oxfordshire as a great destination to live, work, visit and do business whilst improving growth and productivity across the visitor economy. The DMO provides essential business advice and support to visitor economy businesses across Oxfordshire.

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