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The Story of Oxford Walking Tour

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by David

2 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Come and join me for a fascinating, informative, and fun two hour walking tour of the historic heart of Oxford and its world famous University. You will be in a small, socially distanced group (max 8 people) exploring the medieval lanes, alleys and wonderful scenic walks of this beautiful city. Perfect for families or friends looking for a safe yet entertaining day out.

You will see the University's most photographed and iconic buildings – the Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library, Sheldonian Theatre and the Bridge of Sighs. (make sure you bring a camera). I will tell their individual story and give you an insiders knowledge of the fascinating colleges you will see on our route.

All the time, you will be walking in the footsteps of famous authors, film stars, scientists and politicians.

Do you know what Oxford’s biggest gift to mankind is? Don’t worry I will tell you.
Come and join me for a fascinating, informative, and fun two hour walking tour of the historic heart of Oxford and its world famous University. You will be in a small, socially distanced group (max 8 people) exploring the medieval lanes, alleys and wonderful scenic walks of this beautiful city. Perfect for families or friends looking for a safe yet entertaining day out.

You will see the University's most photographed and iconic buildi…

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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Mon, Feb 15
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$22 per person
$22 per person
Tue, Feb 16
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$22 per person
$22 per person
Wed, Feb 17
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$22 per person
$22 per person

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I have a passion for storytelling, and a longstanding love of Oxford and its university. I like to put people at their ease and deliver an entertaining, fun and informative tour which will be the highlight of your trip to Oxford. To do this well you have to have detailed knowledge of both the University and City. I have lived in Oxford for over 30 years and have undertaken the six-month Oxford course of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and passed the practical and written examinations to be an Official Oxford Green Badge Guide. I am also a member of the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides.
I have a passion for storytelling, and a longstanding love of Oxford and its university. I like to put people at their ease and deliver an entertaining, fun and informative tour which will be the highlight of your trip to Oxford. To do this well you have to have detailed knowledge of both the University and City. I have lived in Oxford for over 30 years and have undertaken the six-month Oxford course of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and passed the practical and written examinations to be an O…
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Where you'll be

Your tour will take place outside in the streets, squares and medieval lanes of this beautiful city. We'll visit all the famous buildings of the University - Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian Theatre, Bodleian Library and Bridge of Sighs. I'll also help you find Oxford hidden pubs, places of interest and walks.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 38 reviews.

Cecilia
October 2020
Excellent tour of Oxford. I felt like I could continue on for another 2 hours after we were done! It was a lot of fun!
Abigail
October 2020
Brilliant walking tour of Oxford! David was an excellent tour guide full of interesting knowledge, stories and fun! Learnt a lot about Oxford as well as the university and would recommend to anyone wanting to learn more! :)
Laura
October 2020
Great tour, we had already spent a week exploring Oxford, but David took us to places that we had never seen! Super knowledgeable about Oxford and the history of the university!
Allan
October 2020
A truly wonderful experience. I’ve been on lots of walking tours in the UK, this one is by far the best. David‘s knowledge was incredible. Thoroughly entertaining and kept everyone engaged, adults and children alike. Cannot recommend highly enough!
A truly wonderful experience. I’ve been on lots of walking tours in the UK, this one is by far the best. David‘s knowledge was incredible. Thoroughly entertaining and kept everyone…
Camilla
October 2020
My partner organised this tour as a surprise. I have to admit that is probably the best tour I ever been to. Thanks to his tour we fell in love with Oxford, an experience that I will never forget! David is a very friendly, with a huge knowledge and a really caring guy. Couldn’t reccomend enough !!!!! Thank you David :)
My partner organised this tour as a surprise. I have to admit that is probably the best tour I ever been to. Thanks to his tour we fell in love with Oxford, an experience that I wi…
Sandy
October 2020
We met David in a drizzly English afternoon in Oxford but this didn’t stop the walk being interesting and entertaining. David has a good knowledge of Oxford History and facts which he furnished us novices with, enabling us to dig further if we wanted to or had time later. Defiantly recommended as essential to you Oxford stay-cation.
We met David in a drizzly English afternoon in Oxford but this didn’t stop the walk being interesting and entertaining. David has a good knowledge of Oxford History and facts which…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.