Oxford Official Walking Tours
Explore Oxford’s most famous buildings with a knowledgeable guide from Experience Oxfordshire. Our skilled and experienced guides will walk you through some of the most famous spots in Oxford, including filming locations for Harry Potter and Inspector Morse. Our guided walking tours are VisitEngland Quality Assured.
Our Oxford University Tours feature the most famous University buildings, including:
- The Radcliffe Camera
- The Bridge of Sighs
- Sheldonian Theatre
- The Bodleian Library
Our tours are highly recommended on TripAdvisor here.
Oxford Official Walking Tours
Our official city tours are led by a specialist guide. Discover the beautiful Oxford settings of some of the most renowned tales in literature and screen, with historical and cultural knowledge throughout the walking tour.
COVID 19: A note on social distancing
With set meeting points, our Oxford City tours are VisitEngland #WereGoodtoGo accredited, take place completely in the fresh air and comply to social distancing. Experience Oxfordshire group sizes are limited to 15 for your safety, so you can enjoy a relaxing walking tour, taking in the famous sights and settings.
Your official Oxford tour guide will be wearing a visor, ensuring social distancing standards are met throughout the tour.
Discover our Oxford tours below
Oxford University Tours
Explore the beautiful Oxford University buildings with a detailed guided walking tour. Led by an experienced tour guide, see the Oxford University buildings steeped in history & recognised around the world.
Inspector Morse Tour Oxford
Our Inspector Morse walking tour walks you through the most recognisable film locations and settings of everyone’s favourite detective. Discover the locations as shown on Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour.
Oxford Official Ghost Tour
Everything spooky you’ve ever wanted to know about Oxford, with our very own Ghost author/guide…The perfect, pick me up for the darker evenings…and nights!
Discover more Oxford walking tours
For visitors to the Oxford, the city is compact 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 another 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.
Oxfordshire Walking Tours
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. Cotswold Exploring offers highly rated half day and full day tours, departing from the Oxford Visitor Information Centre and explore the Cotswolds and Shakespeare County.
Explore the county with The Carter Company’s walking and cycling tours. They offer a tailor-made service to help create a bespoke trip for individuals and groups. Or, there are a variety of carefully developed itineraries by Oxford Travel Tours.
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.
Take a stylish tour of the Cotswolds and other key destinations in the local area with Townhouse Executive Travel & Tours. They operate throughout the year and offer a personalised experience in their fleet of Mercedes cars for 1 to 7 people.