Oxford Official Walking Tours celebrates International Tourist Guide Day with free walking tours of Oxford for residents.
Oxford Official Walking Tours are celebrating International Tourist Guide Day on the 21st February by offering free 1-hour walking tours of Oxford for Oxfordshire residents. Free tours are available at 10.30am and 1.30pm and will depart from the Oxford Visitor Information Centre on Broad Street and will include the iconic sites of Radcliffe Square, Old Schools Quadrangle and the Bridge of Sighs. Both tours will be led by professionally trained Green badge guides from the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides.
Speaking on behalf of Oxford Official Walking Tours, part of Experience Oxfordshire, Hayley Beer-Gamage, Chief Executive said:
“It is great that Experience Oxfordshire is able to offer these free tours to Oxfordshire residents to celebrate International Tourist Guide Day. Oxford’s rich history and heritage are for everyone – residents and visitors alike – and the free tours are a great way for local people to spend an hour exploring their city with our professionally trained walking tour guides.”
Marie-Alice Frappat, President of the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides, commented:
“The Oxford Guild of Tour Guides is delighted to team up with Experience Oxfordshire to offer two free ‘Highlights Tours’ tours to residents and on International Tourist Guide Day. The tours will be conducted by one of our qualified professional Green badge City guides. I hope residents enjoy this fun and informative way of seeing some of Oxford’s iconic sites.”
To book a place on the free 1-hour walking tour of Oxford on the 21st February, Oxfordshire residents are asked to call Oxford Official Walking Tours on 01865 686441 and reserve their place. Oxford Official Walking Tours always limit tour group numbers to help ease congestion in the city and ensure that visitors receive a high-quality service and experience. Free places are limited and must be booked in advance.
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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.
Oxford Official Walking Tours are provided in partnership between Experience Oxfordshire and the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides. Departing daily from the Oxford Visitor Information Centre on Broad Street, each tour is run by a professionally trained and qualified guide who holds a Blue or Green Badge awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the national professional body. Additionally, each guide is a member of the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides. Tickets can either be booked online, by phone or directly at the Tourist Information Centre.
Oxford Guild of Tour Guides is the professional association of freelance guides who provide tours of Oxford and beyond. Their guides have had extensive training and hold the Blue or Green Badge qualifications accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG).