Tours of Oxfordshire
See the very best of the county and take one of the many highly rated tours of Oxford and Oxfordshire and be accompanied by a professional tour guide. The range of tours and guides really depends on how you want to see the city and county, and of course your budget!
Tours of Oxford
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 Unlocked 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.
Tours of Oxfordshire
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. Alternative options are Secret Cottage, a personalised tour of hidden Cotswold villages including a buffet lunch in the beautiful secret cottage and Sho4Travel, which offers private escorted tours to the destinations of your choice.
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.
Find a complete list of tours available in the county below. Use the filters to find the best match to meet your requirements!