Oxford Official Walking Tours
Discover our Oxford Tours
Explore Oxford’s most famous buildings steeped in history and recognised around the world with one of our experienced and knowledgeable guides from Experience Oxfordshire. Our guides will walk you through some of the most famous spots in Oxford, including filming locations for Harry Potter and Inspector Morse.
You will discover the beautiful Oxford settings of some of the most renowned tales in literature and screen, with historical and cultural knowledge throughout.
COVID 19: Our tours are VisitEngland #WereGoodtoGo accredited. They take place completely in the fresh air and comply to social distancing. Group sizes are limited for your safety, so you can enjoy a relaxing walking tour, taking in the famous sights and settings.
Your official Oxford guide will be wearing a visor, ensuring social distancing standards are met throughout the tour.
Discover more of Oxford
Oxford is a compact city with all the main attractions within easy reach of each other. Taking a walking tour or a cycling tour of the city is, therefore, a great way of seeing the main attractions as your professionally trained guide will be able to explain the city’s history and heritage, its quirky traditions and answer any questions you have along the way.
Another option is to take a City Sightseeing bus tour of the city and let the onboard guide explain the sights and sounds from the open top bus. Passengers can also hop on and off at 20 stops around the city if you want to explore further.
The Oxford Castle Prison is a good way to understand the history of the castle and the city’s beginnings. The story is told by characters from the building’s 1,000-year history and this really helps to bring the castle, the prison and the city to life.
You can also take a journey through more than 100 years of Oxford’s car building history with a MINI Plant Tour and discover how BMW creates over 1,000 one-of-a-kind, made-to-order MINIs every day!
The Oxford Artisan Distillery is Oxford’s first distillery and runs tours to demonstrate to visitors how their delicious spirits are made. The tour ends with an exciting chance to taste these world-class spirits made right in the heart of Oxford!
Other tour options in Oxford include taking to the water and seeing the city and its surrounds from a boat on the River Thames. Try Oxford River Cruises as they offer cruises ranging from a short 30-minute highlight cruises through to a more leisurely 2.5-hour cruise to Port Meadow and Godstow.
There’s plenty more to see beyond Oxford with some fantastic tours to choose from. Many visitors to Oxford choose to head west out of the city and explore the Cotswolds.
Go Cotswolds offer tours from their minibus – a great way to access the hidden gems of the Cotswolds, with a choice of pick-up points. The tours travel through the meandering rural lanes, stopping at Chipping Campden, Broadway Tower, Dover’s Hill viewpoint, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water and a ‘secret’ off-the-beaten-track Cotswolds village.
Alternatively, Gulliver’s Guides is a specialist tour guiding business, running tours to the Cotswolds, Stratford, Bath, Stonehenge, Windsor, the Wye Valley, Shropshire, and beyond. Their tours cover ‘must-see’ locations, such as Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stonehenge, Cotswold villages, Warwick Castle, and famous landscapes that inspired authors.