Experience Oxfordshire Launch New Dreaming Spires and Splendid Ceilings of Oxford Tour

Oct 25 2019

Oxford Official Walking Tours, which are run and managed by Experience Oxfordshire, have launched an exciting new Dreaming Spires and Splendid Ceilings of Oxford Tour.

 

This new tour will open the doors of some of the most important ceremonial buildings of the University of Oxford. A great way to explore the city of Oxford, perfect for the winter months, the tour is ideal for anyone interested in the rich heritage of the City of Dreaming Spires.

 

The tour will be led by an expert and qualified Blue or Green Badge Guide and is an opportunity to discover the fascinating traditions and mysteries of academic life in Oxford. The tour includes entry to the Sheldonian Theatre, where all Oxford University students matriculate and graduate, the spectacular Divinity School, built in the 15th Century, and finally the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, where all University ceremonies once took place.

 

Hayley Beer-Gamage, CEO of Experience Oxfordshire, said of the new tour:

“This is a fantastic new way to explore the city of Oxford and is another great new product development from the team, offering visitorsthe opportunity to discover Oxford’s unique heritage and traditions. Our ambition statement states that we want to encourage and enable the exploration of cultural treasures across the county by local people as well as visitors and this new tour is a great opportunity to do just that. Developed and led by expert guides, the tour is a great new addition to our growing Oxford Official Walking Tours portfolio”.

 

Annie Macdonald, Tours Desk Team Leader for Experience Oxfordshire, enthuses:

“Our new Dreaming Spires and Splendid Ceilings of Oxford tour offers  a unique opportunity to see inside three major University of Oxford buildings, perfect for those wanting to delve a little deeper into Oxford’s history and traditions, which continue through the University calendar today. It is an exciting new tour for us that is already proving popular through advance bookings to date”.

 

The tour runs on Saturdays whenever possible (please check booking site for availability) at 11am and departs from outside the Oxford Visitor Information Centre on Broad Street.

 

Places are limited to 20 per tour; perfect for individuals, couples or groups. This tour can also be booked for private tour groups on request, at a time to suit.

 

For further information and to book tickets, please go to:

www.oxfordofficialwalkingtours.org/Products/Official%20Dreaming%20Spires%20and%20Splendid%20Ceilings%20of%20Oxford%20Tour.

 

 

ENDS

 

For more information contact:

 

Antonio Ferrara

Phone: 01865 686433

Email: antonio.ferrara@experienceoxfordshire.org / press@experienceoxfordshire.org

 

 

Experience Oxfordshire

Experience Oxfordshire is the official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire. We are the trading arm of the parent charity, the Experience Oxfordshire Charitable Trust, and are 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.

 

www.experienceoxfordshire.org/partner

 

 

 

Oxford Official Walking Tours

Oxford Official Walking Tours are run and managed by Experience Oxfordshire. Led by professionally trained Green and Blue Badge Guides from the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides, the walking tours are the perfect way to explore and learn about the history, famous residents and odd traditions of Oxford.

 

www.oxfordofficialwalkingtours.org/Products

 

 

Event Summary

Official Dreaming Spires and Splendid Ceilings of Oxford Tour

This brand-new tour will open the doors of some of the most important ceremonial buildings of Oxford University to you. You’ll see inside the Sheldonian Theatre, Divinity School and University Church of St Mary the Virgin on foot with your expert Guide who will explain the traditions and mysteries of academic life in Oxford.

Dates & Times: Saturdays whenever possible (please check booking site for availability) at 11am.

Venue: Tour starts from outside Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad Street, OX1 3AS

Booking site: www.oxfordofficialwalkingtours.org/Products/Official%20Dreaming%20Spires%20and%20Splendid%20Ceilings%20of%20Oxford%20Tour

Phone: 01865 686441

Price: From £12 (child under 16) to £20 (adult)