City Sightseeing Oxford Open-Top Bus Tours



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Opening Times

Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 5pm

About the bus tours

Let City Sightseeing Oxford take you on an unforgettable adventure on their award-winning open-top hop-on hop-off bus tour to reveal the ancient and modern history and mystery of Oxford. From the early settlement of the world’s oldest English-speaking university to the development of life-saving medicines; from Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and Wind in the Willows to the magnificent Dreaming Spires and much more…

The bus tour lasts approximately one hour and takes in the city’s famous sites, including the Oxford Castle, Christ Church, Magdalen Bridge, Sheldonian Theatre and Ashmolean Museum. With 20 bus stops, you’re free to hop-on and hop-off at your leisure to make the most of your Oxford experience!

What they offer:

• Frequent departures

• Variety of bus tour tickets to suit everyone’s needs

• Hop on and off the bus as many times as you like

• Commentary in several languages

• Live guides on many departures

• Commentary in several languages

• Kids’ commentary and free kids’ activity packs

• All tickets include a Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour

For details of timetables and fares, please visit:


Walking Tours

Aside from the award-winning open-top bus tours, City Sightseeing Oxford also operate a range of fantastic walking tours in and around Oxford!

All official guided walking tours are quality assessed and provided by highly trained, knowledgeable and experienced guides to ensure you fully enjoy your Oxford experience.

Don’t forget that a 45 minutes Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour is included in the price of the open-top bus tour ticket (subject to availability). It can also be bought as a standalone tour.

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Carfax Tower

Combine your open-top bus tour with a climb up Carfax Tower!

Carfax Tower is all that remains of the 12th century St Martin’s Church, the official city church of Oxford from 1122. In 1896, the main part of the church was demolished to make more room for traffic in the area.

The tower is 74 feet tall and no building in central Oxford may be constructed higher than it.

Climb the 99 steps to the top of the Carfax Tower for a breath-taking view over the Oxford skyline!

Combined tickets are available online at:

For any queries about visiting Oxford, contact City Sighseeing Oxford on +44 (0)1865 790522 or


City Sightseeing Oxford, Visitor Information Point, 44-45 High Street,
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AP United Kingdom
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