NEW! The City and Christ Church Tour

From: £15.00

The Story of the City of Oxford and Christ Church – NEW!

  • Starting from the Visitor Information Centre, wander the City lanes with your Guide, past several ancient colleges ending with a visit inside the most magnificent of them all, Christ Church – entrance fees included

  • Hear about how Henry VIII built this magnificent college and Oxford’s cathedral after his split with Rome

  • See the grand dining hall and its famous portraits – the inspiration for Hogwarts

  • View Tom Quad from the inside and some of the amazing filming locations for Harry Potter

  • See Christopher Wren’s Tom Tower and hear what’s different about how time is kept in Oxford and why

  • Hear the fascinating story of Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland

  • View the beautiful Christ Church Meadows and hear about Alice’s Shop nearby

  • Discover how a 12th Century Priory dedicated to St Frideswide became both a college chapel and the Cathedral of Oxford in Tudor times

  • Enjoy the stories behind the beautiful stained glass windows – see the real Alice’s favourites

  • Enjoy your visit at a quiet time at Christ Church with your pre-booked tickets included!

Description

The City and Christ Church Tour – NEW!

  • Go inside Henry VIII’s magnificent College – all fees included in this Christ Church Oxford tour
  • Starting from the Visitor Information Centre, wander the city lanes with your Guide and enter via the Christ Church Meadows
  • Discover how the 12th Century Priory of St Frideswide’s became both a college chapel and Christ Church Cathedral
  • See the grand Christ Church Dining Hall and its famous portraits
  • View Tom Quad from the inside and learn the intriguing reason for ‘Oxford time’
  • See some of the amazing filming locations for Harry Potter, such as the famous staircase
  • Hear the fascinating story of Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland, learn about Alice’s Shop nearby
  • View the stunning stained glass and see the real Alice’s favourites
  • Enjoy your visit to Christ Church at a quiet time, without the queues!

 

Starting from the Visitor Information Centre, wander down through the cobbled lanes and past the beautiful College gardens through to the Christ Church Meadows with your expert Guide.

Go inside this magnificent Tudor College, entering via the Meadow Gate and hear how the story of how the College Chapel here also came to be Cathedral for Oxford – which is very unusual, if not unique in the UK!

Hear how Henry VIII took over the building and how important it was for him in setting up the Church of England in his breakaway from Rome.

See the beautiful Pre-Raphealite stained glass windows of the Cathedral and hear about the ones the real Alice particularly loved.

Additional information

Meeting Point

Please arrive at the Meeting Point, outside the Visitor Information Centre, 10 minutes before the start of your tour (as we are unable to contact the guide once the tour has departed).

10% off in Visitor Information Centre

Your e ticket entitles you to a 10% discount off merchandise (excluding other tickets) in the Visitor Information Shop.

Your Booking

Your booking is under the Cardholders name. Your booking is non-refundable and non-transferable and valid for the tour booked only.

Accessibility

Wheelchair users are welcome on all Official Tours. Please let us know in advance that you would like to book so that we can best accommodate you – some of the colleges being so ancient are not accessible.
Guide dogs are welcome.

Children

Children under 16 are welcome on this tour but must be accompanied by 1 adult for 2 children. Pushchairs can be left outside colleges at the owners risk.

Liability

Experience Oxfordshire and The Oxford Guild of Tour Guides do not accept any liability for any damage or loss from any cause whatsoever in connection with this tour.

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