Oxford Official Walking Tours

Join the award-winning Oxford Official Walking Tours

There’s no better way of exploring over 1,000 years of history in the City of Dreaming Spires than on foot. You will encounter Oxford’s past as a Saxon stronghold through to the modern day life of the thriving University city, and all of the fascinating history and stories that lie in between.

Our tours will open your eyes to the most famous spots in Oxford, from its historic buildings to iconic colleges, many of which are now represented in films and TV ranging from Harry Potter to Inspector Morse.

Oxford University & City Tour

The best way to explore Oxford is on foot with your friendly and expert guide, who will share stories about this beautiful city and its famous university.

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Group & Private Tours

Discover Oxford’s points of interest and history with your own private guide, perfect for schools, groups and families and friends. Wide range of tour themes available.

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Oxford Ghost Tour

Everything spooky you’ve ever wanted to know about Oxford. Learn about Oxford’s most famous ghosts and hear well-known spooky tales from around the historic city of Oxford in our evening Oxford Ghost Tour.

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C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien Tour

For all fans of the most well known writers in the Oxford literary group known as The Inklings, this is the specialist tour to take!

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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.

Take a City Sightseeing Oxford open-top bus tour and see the city’s main sights, whilst learning about its ancient and modern history.  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.

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 and as they offer cruises ranging from Oxford Experience Cruises to Afternoon Tea Cruises and more. Salter’s Steamers also offers a variety of hugely popular pleasure trips through beautiful Thames scenery.