Private tour

Oxford: Pre-Raphaelite Walking Tour with Exeter College

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours
Private tour

Oxford: Pre-Raphaelite Walking Tour with Exeter College

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

From US$ 121.66 per person

Learn all about the Pre-Raphaelite art and architecture. Visit Exeter College, the fourth oldest college of the University of Oxford where Morris and Burne Jones studied.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Visit Exeter College with its chapel and gardens
  • Enjoy the best views of Oxford from Fellows' Garden
  • End the tour at Ashmolean Museum's Pre-Raphaelite art collection
  • Learn the history of the city from your local guide
Full description
Discover the history of Oxford, the collegiate system, and the famous alumni who studied and taught at the university. There are 38 colleges at Oxford University, but the tour will be focused on Exeter College, which continues to welcome students of the fine arts nowadays. Learn from your local guide interesting facts about Pre-Raphaelite artists. The group sought a return to the abundant detail, intense colors, and complex compositions of Quattrocento Italian art. Also, discover the history of two artists that were part of this movement, William Morris and Edward Burne Jones. Finally, visit Exeter College with its chapel and the Magi tapestry. A passageway from the Front Quadrangle leads through to the college's Fellows' Garden. Enjoy the best views of Oxford and spot Radcliffe Square, including All Souls College and the Radcliffe Camera.
  • Local guide
  • Entry ticket to Exeter College, as and when open to the public, worth up to £3 per person
  • Free entry to Keble college chapel, quadrangle and or to the Ashmolean Museum
  • College entry might not be possible on some dates such as when there are graduations but we also can never confirm until the day itself, whether we can access such colleges in advance anyway.
  • 2023 graduation dates include:
  • Feb 25, March 4, May 6+13+20, July 15+25+28+29, Aug 5, Sep 22+23, Nov 3+4+11
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide outside the currently empty shop at 15 Broad Street • This is next to the Oxfam shop at 17 Broad Street • The guide will be wearing a red <iloveoxford> lanyard and you may also see our red sign board on the street

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • We cannot promise entry inside Exeter or other colleges on any dates when there are university graduations as some or all colleges might be closed on such dates.
  • This tour is not really aimed at children but if you do have children joining the tour, then please inform in advance.
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I really enjoyed Alasdair's tour of Oxford focused on the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood. Although the tour is in its pilot phase and the surge in Omicron meant that Exeter College was closed, Alasdair found other interesting places to visit that made the tour truly memorable. His enthusiasm and knowledge for all things Oxford are very impressive! Anyone with a passion for or curiosity about art, history or literature should definitely take this tour.

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January 12, 2022

Product ID: 401937