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Oxford: University and City Walking Tour with Alumni Guide

1. Oxford: University and City Walking Tour with Alumni Guide

Step inside Oxford University and explore the grounds on a guided walking tour. Admire the iconic architecture and learn about university life from your student guide. Visit one of the university’s oldest colleges and the Bodleian Library. Learn about the history of the university colleges, including All Souls College, Trinity College, Oriel College, Hertford College, and Merton College, the Radcliffe Camera, and the University Church of St. Mary. Get an equally in-depth history of the town. Hear about ceremonies at Oxford, famous graduates, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and also how the most powerful Archbishop of Canterbury was burned at the stake in Oxford.

Oxford: University and City Walking Tour

2. Oxford: University and City Walking Tour

Join a university-educated guide, with years of experience and local knowledge of Oxford City and colleges. See the dreamy spires of one of the oldest universities in the world on a guided walking tour. Go inside some of the city’s most historic colleges, such as New College, founded in 1379 and more recently seen in the Harry Potter films and television productions of Inspector Morse and Lewis. Visit Exeter College, founded in 1314, and another favorite on most tours. Stop by Hertford College, with its romantic façade and Bridge of Sighs, instantly recognizable from Brideshead Revisited. See the University Library and learn about the collegiate system unique to Oxford and Cambridge. Discover famous alumni who studied and taught at the university, including the infamous Dr Spooner, whose portraits hang in New College Dining Hall and whose name is given to the playful linguistic phenomenon of spoonerisms.

Oxford: City Bike Tour with Student Guide

3. Oxford: City Bike Tour with Student Guide

Discover Oxford’s historic town center, and the magical parks on the outskirts of town with this guided bike tour. Pedal past the city’s best attractions and cover more ground. Meet your guide in the city center to start your experience. Cycle through the city alongside a student guide, and learn about the history of Oxford. Marvel at the university buildings where Oscar Wilde, J. R. R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and many British politicians studied. Admire the architecture of Oxford colleges, and enter the famous Bodleian Library. Marvel at the scenery of Port Meadow, and visit sites you can’t reach on foot. Enjoy plenty of stops along the route, and finish back at the original meeting point.

Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour

4. Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour

Get acquainted with City of the Dreaming Spires on this guided walking tour. Pass by some of the key attractions, and also some hidden gems, around this historic university town. Navigate Oxford using your own phone as your guide around this history-packed city. With the Vox City app you can manage everything related to your tour on the go. Learn about the home of one of the most prestigious universities and visit landmarks like the Radcliffe Camera, the Tower of the Five Orders, Hertfort College, and, of course, the renowned University, with local experts ready to answer your questions.

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What people are saying about Hertford College

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 919 reviews

Magnus, our guide, did a superb tour. He made Oxford come alive for everyone present - having established what everyone would like to see and know about. He ensured we covered the small details as well as the grand sweep of Oxford. We felt most grateful to have such an excellent guide and for the one and a half hours in his company. We left having seen a variety of superb sights and buildings which re-enforced what a truly stunning city Oxford is. I highly recommend the tour.

Fantastic tour with an amazing tour guide called Jeff who made the tour fun and informative.

A great way to learn about Oxford and its many colleges, among other history nuggets.

The location is breathtaking and the guide made a great job in presenting it

Magnus was an excellent, amusing and informative guide