TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR GROUPS
From Oxford City Council: Road works on A40 are causing delays from M40
Delays expected on the A40 westbound due to a lane closure between Thornhill Park & Ride and Headington roundabout (for essential repairs and maintenance) for 4 weeks from 22nd July.
In addition in Central Oxford:
From July 27th for 2 weeks – Hythe Bridge Street will be closed for Road Works
Oxford Guild of Tour Guides recommend using Motorway Services before entering Oxford and arriving for your tour
Oxford Official Walking Tours of Oxford for Groups
Explore Oxford’s history and history with your own private Blue or Green badge guide. We can arrange a personalised, tailor-made tour based on your interests for individuals, couples, groups of friends, families and large groups. Our award winning service comes highly commended:
‘We had a [group] walking tour with Linda Gelens on Saturday. It was brilliant! We all enjoyed it very much indeed and the feedback from the students was very complimentary. I have also been extremely pleased with the service, efficiency and courteousness of the tour staff in helping us to plan, yet another, successful day in Oxford. A big thanks to you and your team, too!’
(Amersham English Classes)
Our wide range of popular tour themes you can choose from includes:
- Alice in Wonderland
- American Tour
- Architecture Tour
- Bampton Tour
- Children’s Stories Tour
- CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien
- Downton Abbey Film locations including Bampton and Cogges Manor Farm
- Gardens of Oxford Colleges Tour
- Harry Potter & Alice in Wonderland
- Inspector Morse, Lewis & Endeavour Tour
- Literary Greats Tour
- Magic, Murder & Mayhem Tour
- Medieval/Tudor Oxford Tour
- Oxford Film Locations Tour
- Oxford Past & Present – Our most popular private tour exploring the city’s history along with a visit (optional) to a University of Oxford College.
- Oxford Pubs Tour
- Philip Pullman’s Oxford
- Religion at Oxford Tour
- Science at Oxford Tour
Your Walking Tour Guide
All of our guides are highly trained and experienced guides who have lived and guided in Oxford and Oxfordshire for many years. They are all trained and approved by the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides and hold a Green or Blue badge which allows them to guide tours in Oxford.
We have a wide range of tour guides with an excellent knowledge of the city some with very specialist knowledge.
“The Team From Unique Travel would like to thank you for your services delivered to our Group, which was operated November 2018. Our Clients undoubtedly had a wonderful and a Life time experience. We sincerely appreciate for all that you had offered to us. We certainly look forward to work with you in the future, too.”
In addition to tours in English, we can offer tours in the following languages:
- Chinese Mandarin (summer only)
For foreign visitors and students of English, specially trained guides can offer the following levels of English, in line with curricular and grammatical levels:
- English for Beginners
- English for Intermediates
- Advanced English
Group Walking Tour Prices
A Group walking tour for 1 to 19 people for 2 hours with an English speaking guide costs £140.
Tours in other languages cost £150 for 2 hours.
Please note: Entrance fees to the University of Oxford Colleges and other paying buildings are charged in addition and payable on the day.
We limit the group size to a maximum of 19 people for this price as this is the maximum group size that most Colleges will permit plus the tour guide. One or two extra people can often be accommodated per group –
From April 1st the fee for each extra person above the limit of 19 per Guide will be £10 in English and £11 in another language.
For More Information and To Book
To discuss your Group requirements, please call the Walking Tour Team on 01865 686 442 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know:
- size of your group
- the date of your visit
- preferred time
- what type of tour or combination of tour themes
- what you would like to see: specific colleges
- and any special interests
- which colleges you would like to see (optional and payable on the day to the college)
For our list of Terms and Conditions
Please see this link to our Official Walking Tour BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS 2018-19 In brief, payment is kindly requested 5 days ahead of the tour and two week’s notice of cancellation is required. All changes must be made in writing 5 days ahead of the tour.
Payment can be made by card over the phone to us on 01865 686 441. Alternatively, if paying by BACS, please ensure that you state the Tour/Invoice Number as your Reference and send us a copy of the Remittance Advice (as we are unable to send your Tour Confirmation without receiving this).
If paying by cheque, please make cheques payable to Experience Oxfordshire Ltd and put your Tour/Invoice Number on the back.
College entrances are not included in the tour fee as they are optional and payable on the day, directly to the college. Please see a List of College Entrance Fees for guidance.
Please advise us of which colleges if any you would like to include on your tour so that we can inform the guides who will book in advance if necessary.
Information for Groups
See the officially designated Coach Drop off and Pick up points on this map. Please note that to apply for a permit to pick up at any point (other than the designated pick up/ drop off points in Beaumont St and St Aldates) you need to visit the relevant Oxfordshire County Council webpages.
We can also book a wide range of other services for your group including River Cruises, Cream Teas, Local Castle Tours at Group rates and museum visits (which need to be pre-booked).
To book Group visits to Blenheim Palace at special Group Rates (for 15 people or more) please email us at email@example.com or call us for more details.
You can call us on 01865 686 441 for suggestions for what else Groups can do in and around Oxfordshire as well as for information on Group dining opportunities in Oxford and the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.
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