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. 

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Group & Private Tours

Explore Oxford’s history and heritage with your own private expert tour guide. We can arrange a personalised, tailor-made tour based on your interests for individuals, couples, groups of friends, families and large groups.

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University & City Tour

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.

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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.

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Oxford Official Ghost Tour

Everything spooky you’ve ever wanted to know about Oxford, based on “Haunted Oxford” written by on of our very own guides…The perfect, pick me up for the darker evenings…and nights!

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Official CS Lewis and JRR 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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Harry Potter Highlights Tour

For fans of Harry Potter (designed especially for families), this is the perfect Oxford walking tour. See the key locations from the outside that inspired the Harry Potter stories.

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Philip Pullmans Oxford Official Tour

Rediscover the world of His Dark Materials and explore the setting of the new The Book of Dust series with a walk around Philip Pullman’s Oxford.

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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.

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.

Beyond Oxford

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.

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. 

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.

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