Every tour introduces guests to the incomparable splendours of the city’s architecture, its unrivalled 800-year history as a centre of learning, and the university’s leading place in the academic life of the 21st century.
Underhill walking tours of Oxford are normally available any day of the week. Groups of up to 12 are welcome. The price for the standard three-hour walking tour is £165.
This does not include the entrance fees to colleges and other buildings, normally £4 or £5 a head. Details of all charges can be discussed when booking. A shorter, two-hour tour of Oxford is also available for £110.
Tour recommended by Rick Steves'Best of England' guide.
- All weather
- 3 hours +
The Oxford guided tour includes:
- The colleges
A selection of the ancient colleges, normally including Christ Church or New College, that together make up the university; each an architectural gem.
- The Bodleian Library
The university’s spectacular central library, a magnet for scholars and travellers for more than 400 years.
- The Sheldonian Theatre
The grand ceremonial hall of the university, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, England’s greatest architect of the 17th century
- Radcliffe Square
The heart of the university district with the Radcliffe Camera, the city’s best known architectural showpiece, at its centre.
- The Divinity School
The 15th century Gothic masterpiece that was the university’s first lecture hall.