This is our most popular introductory tour, taken by the majority of visitors. The guide will lead you through the heart of the historic city centre illustrating the history of Oxford and its University and describing the architecture and traditions of its most famous buildings and institutions.
For the University & City Tour from April to October please click here.
For the University & City Tour with the Divinity School please click here.
We suggest you arrive at the meeting point outside Oxford Visitor Information Centre at 15-16 Broad Street 10 minutes before the start of your tour. Please book for a later time if you think you might be delayed as we are unable to contact the guide once the tour has departed.
The booking will be registered under the cardholder's name.
Your booking is made for a specific date and time. It is not transferable nor refundable.
Children must be accompanied by an adult (maximum 2 children per adult).
Please note that pushchairs may not be admitted to a college and may have to be left outside at your own risk.
Wheelchair users are welcome on all tours. As access to some colleges may be restricted, please let us know when you book your ticket so the tour can be made wheelchair accessible.
Guide dogs are allowed on the tours.
When visiting the colleges please follow your guide's advice as the group must adhere to the college’s visitor policy.
In exceptional circumstances access to a college might not be possible. However, your guide is trained to give you an enjoyable and informative tour, whatever the access arrangements.
Experience Oxfordshire and the Oxford Guild of Guides do not accept liability for any damage or loss from any cause whatsoever in connection with this tour.
We would be delighted to receive feedback about your experience on an Oxford Official Guided Walking Tour on www. Tripadvisor.co.uk. Alternatively please complete a feedback form available at the Walking Tour Desk at the Visitor Information Centre.
You are entitled to 10% discount at the Visitor Information Centre when presenting your ticket for an Official Guided Walking Tour, on the day that your tour takes place. The 10% discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and it is not applicable to ticket purchases, stamps or accommodation bookings.
You are entitled to 10% discount at Burford & Witney Visitor Information Centres when presenting your ticket for an Official Guided Walking Tour. The 10% discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and it is not applicable on all items (please check with the staff).
If this is a personal purchase and you are a UK taxpayer*, Visit Oxfordshire can increase the value of your purchase without costing you a penny. If you tick the 'Reclaim Gift Aid' box and fill in your full name and home address details, Visit Oxfordshire will be able to claim at least 25% extra from the Government on top of your purchase made through Visit Oxfordshire. Your name and address will be forwarded to Visit Oxfordshire in this case to allow them to claim the Gift Aid.
*You must have paid UK tax this year at least equal to the 25% Visit Oxfordshire will claim.