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The oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Oxford is the main draw to the riverside town of Oxford. With a history dating back to the 11th century, the university’s many colleges offer a wealth of gorgeous historical architecture—not to mention settings for movies including theHarry Potter series.

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Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

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Walk the halls of one of the world’s oldest and most famous universities on this walking tour of Oxford University. Get a glimpse of student life as you peek inside the famous Bodleian Library and see landmarks like the University Church of St. Mary, Radcliffe Camera, and Trinity College. Learn about the prestigious university’s famous alumni, hear fascinating stories and anecdotes about its history, and see on-campus locations used in the Harry Potter films.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.80
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$27.80
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Harry Potter 2 hour PUBLIC Tour + Self Guided Entry to Christ church

Harry Potter 2 hour PUBLIC Tour + Self Guided Entry to Christ church

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This is the essential tour for Harry Potter fans. Spend a day discovering the sites of Oxford associated with the Harry Potter movies. See Christ Church College which inspired the Great Hall of Hogwarts, and learn behind-the-scenes secrets about the Harry Potter actors, and J. K. Rowling.
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  • 3 hours
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$69.53
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Christ Church Harry Potter PUBLIC 10am tour from July 2022 only

Christ Church Harry Potter PUBLIC 10am tour from July 2022 only

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Fans of fantasy books won’t want to miss this 1.5-hour tour of Christ Church College, the setting and inspiration behind novels such as Alice and Wonderland and Harry Potter. By booking your ticket in advance, you’ll avoid the long lines outside of the prestigious Oxford University building, home to the Bodleian Library and adjoining Divinity School. Visit recognizable filming sites and learn about Lewis Carroll’s time at England’s oldest university.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$104.29
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Private Oxford Walking Tour for the Discerning Traveler

Private Oxford Walking Tour for the Discerning Traveler

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Get the inside scoop on Oxford's storied history on this private walking tour. Through your dedicated guide's informative narration, learn about the evolution of the university and all the achievements that have taken place there. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions, since this is a private tour for just you and your party.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.06
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Uncomfortable Oxford - Online Tour (up to 15 people)

Uncomfortable Oxford - Online Tour (up to 15 people)

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This digital tour transports you to the streets of Oxford from the comfort and safety of your own home. The lovely stone of Oxford colleges come alive in this online experience as you are led by one of our student guides through an interactive map of the city. Each 'stop' will raise conversations about Oxford's imperial history, slave wealth, diversity, and historical memory. Participants will be asked to view the landscape of the city with a critical eye, while learning many of the hidden histories that lie beneath its cobblestones. Stable internet connection required. The tour will require Zoom.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.78
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Walking Tour Combined with River Punting Rowing (3 hours duration)

Walking Tour Combined with River Punting Rowing (3 hours duration)

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This fantastic combination tour allows you to see the highlights of Oxford from the land and the water on the same day. You’ll save hours shortlisting the city’s top sites by having a guide to show you around instead. The guided walking tour takes you past top city sites including Oxford University, Harry Potter filming locations, and Christ Church Meadow. A highlight of the tour is a boat trip, where you can choose to row yourself or have a chauffeur to punt for you.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$278.12
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'Inspector Morse,' 'Lewis,' and 'Endeavour' Walking Tour of Oxford

'Inspector Morse,' 'Lewis,' and 'Endeavour' Walking Tour of Oxford

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Follow in the footsteps of Inspector Morse, star of the British TV detective drama that was filmed on the streets of Oxford. With a guide, you’ll see the eminent university city through the eyes of Morse and his sidekick Lewis, visiting filming sites such as pubs and even one of the university colleges. Along the way you’ll learn all about the cast and crew who were involved in the much-loved productions of Inspector Morse, the Lewis spin-off series, and the Endeavour prequel—all filmed in the city.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Oxford Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

Private Oxford Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

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Explore Oxford as you wish with your own guide on this private walking tour. Meet your guide in the heart of the history-steeped city and hear about its famous past and university as you explore the cobbled streets and squares. Use the flexible itinerary to tailor your sightseeing around your interests, visiting highlights such as the Bodleian Library, Christ Church College, and other landmarks as you please. Entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 2 hours
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$111.23
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Uncomfortable Oxford - Private Group Walking Tour

Uncomfortable Oxford - Private Group Walking Tour

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PRIVATE BOOKINGS UP TO 15 PEOPLE NOW AVAILABLE! Learn about the 'uncomfortable' side of Oxford! Our tours are run by students from the university, with the goal of creating more discussions about difficult histories. As historians, we have researched and designed content which encourages engagement with topics which are often uncomfortable to discuss. Participants learn about Oxford's approaches to global debates like: repatriation, reparations, decolonisation, class and gender barriers, and wealth disparity. Uncomfortable Oxford Tours are an intellectually engaging alternative to the general tours of the city. Join us!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.59
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Oxford Bike and Walking Tour
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Oxford Bike and Walking Tour

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Discover Oxford’s highlights on foot and two wheels on this walking and bicycle tour. Set out by foot to visit the Bodleian Library, Christ Church, and other colleges as you learn about their history and former luminaries. Then, ride a bike to see the Radcliffe Camera, Magdalen College, places linked to Oxford’s literary heritage, and other sights. Includes entrance fees and bike usage for the rest of the day post-tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Oxford Bike Tour with Student Guide

Oxford Bike Tour with Student Guide

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Explore Oxford’s historic town center and ivy-strewn university buildings on this bike tour. Cycle through the City of Dreaming Spires alongside a guide, and learn about the city’s history as you take in University of Oxford buildings where the likes of Oscar Wilde, J. R. R. Tolkien, and several British prime ministers have studied. This bike tour allows you to cover more ground than you would on a walking tour, as well as access pedestrianized areas inaccessible to tour buses.
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  • 2 hours
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$34.75
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Private Oxford Students Tour with Entrance Advice Session

Private Oxford Students Tour with Entrance Advice Session

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If you are considering studying at Oxford, then what better way to acquaint yourself with the application process and to find out what student life is like, than to book our private tour plus Q and A session with our Oxford or Cambridge educated university alumni guides? Expected total activity duration is 90-120 minutes walking tour plus up to one hour Q and A session led in person and/or by online process.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$278.10
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Distanced | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni

Distanced | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni

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Our University of Oxford graduate guide will take you on an enthralling journey through time as we recount to you the fascinating story of Oxford and its illustrious university. Enjoy famous student anecdotes and authentic insights into student life from real Oxford University Alumni and current students. You are welcomed to ask questions at each stop on the tour and prospective students may ask about the Oxbridge application process from someone who has been successful. This is the real Oxford University experience from behind closed doors!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.69
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New College Oxford Harry Potter Insights - PRIVATE 2 hour tour at 1pm or 3pm

New College Oxford Harry Potter Insights - PRIVATE 2 hour tour at 1pm or 3pm

Visiting Oxford as a family but short on time? If so, this family-friendly tour captures the essence of the city, packing top sights and activities into a half-day. Join a Thames River cruise or cycle along the riverbanks, enjoy an ‘Alice in Wonderland’-themed picnic lunch or afternoon tea, take a walking tour oriented to children, and visit Christchurch College, a backdrop for many Harry Potter movies. Includes entrance fees and choice of departure times.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.44
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Should I book University of Oxford tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since University of Oxford can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit University of Oxford 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to University of Oxford costs USD 16.69. Guided University of Oxford tours start around USD 16.69 per person.
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