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Oxford: City Bike Tour with Student Guide

1. 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.

Oxford: Philip Pullman’s Oxford Walking Tour

2. Oxford: Philip Pullman’s Oxford Walking Tour

Enjoy a walking tour of Philip Pullman's Oxford endorsed by the author himself. Gain a fascinating insight into the stories and places that inspired him and go behind the scenes at some of the locations of the new TV series "The Amber Spyglass". Discover many of the key locations from Lyra’s Oxford, La Belle Sauvage, and Amber Spyglass, including Bodley’s Library, The Covered Market, Jordan College, and the Pitt Rivers Museum. Relive iconic scenes from Northern Lights at the real-life location that inspired Jordan College and see where Lyra grew up. See the Pitt Rivers Museum (from the outside) that Lyra and Will visited.

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What people are saying about Pitt Rivers Museum

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Really enjoyed this cycle tour. We are a family of 5 and the tour guide (Fred) made the tour very interesting and child friendly. A good balance of biking and telling us interesting stories about Oxford. Would highly recommend. We did the tour on a Sunday and the city was very quiet which was an added bonus. A super opportunity to see learn about the city whilst getting some exercise.

We had a good tour of the city. The guide (Fred - a recent graduate in Law) was excellent. His knowledge of Oxford and the University were brilliant. He had lots of funny and informative stories and anecdotes. The bikes were good and easily adjustable for participants. We would certainly recommend this activity

Our guide was Hannah - she was amazing, what she didn't know about Philip Pullman and Oxford wasn't worth knowing! She was lively and entertaining, professional and compassionate. I have no hesitation in recommending Hannah for an Oxford walking tour.

Richard was very polite, patient, and a great storyteller. We spent a wonderful afternoon, biking around Oxford, and learned about the town and school’s histories

Fabulous and well structured tour, by a knowledgeable guide (Fred). It was well organised and very informative. We loved it and would recommend.