About City Sightseeing Oxford
City Sightseeing Oxford has been helping people explore the city of dreaming spires for over two decades. From the early settlement of the world’s oldest English-speaking university to the development of life-saving medicines, from Alice in Wonderland to Harry Potter, there is so much to uncover!
We offer a variety of tours and attractions in Oxford:
Our award-winning open-top hop-on hop-off bus tour lasts around 1 hour and takes in the city’s famous sights including Oxford Castle, Christ Church, Magdalen Bridge, Sheldonian Theatre, and Ashmolean Museum. With commentary in 14 languages and a single route with 20 bus stops, you can discover Oxford at your leisure.
We operate a range of fantastic walking tours of varying lengths and difficulties in and around Oxford:
- Stepping Through Oxford Tour
- Town & Gown Walking Tour
- Harry Potter Locations Tour
- Vox City Walks Oxford
- The Oxford Ghost Tour
- Pubs and Taverns Tour
- Private Group Walking Tours
All official guided walking tours are quality assessed and provided by highly trained, knowledgeable and experienced guides to ensure you fully enjoy your time in Oxford.
Additionally, we oversee Carfax Tower in central Oxford. This 74-foot tower is all that remains of the 12th century St Martin’s Church after the main part was demolished to make more room for traffic in 1896. Those who climb its 99 steps will be rewarded with an amazing panoramic view over the Oxford skyline!
About our tour buses
Our tour buses seat 75 (45 upstairs and 30 downstairs). Most are wheelchair accessible and many offer half-covered upper decks – to guard against the traditional British weather!
Additionally, our open-topped buses can be hired for private tours of Oxford (on the regular route) or for use at a wedding, sports meetings and other special events. See our private hire page for more information.
How to buy your tickets
Tickets can be purchased both online and in person (from bus drivers, High Street Visitor Information Point and various other locations in the city) for either 24 or 48 hour periods. Concessions are available for students, seniors and families (two adult and three children). We also offer special discounts for groups of ten or more (please ask), plus special combined attraction & tour tickets.
All tour tickets entitle the holder to “hop on – hop off” our buses as desired (during the 24 or 48 hour period of validity purchased).
Current vacancies – Seasonal drivers
We are looking for seasonal drivers to join our City Sightseeing team! You’d start late March through to September-October. Full and part-time positions are available. You’ll benefit free travel on City Sightseeing Oxford, Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Carousel Buses services. You might also have the opportunity to be transferred to one of our sister companies at the end of the season (Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel or Carousel Buses). Interested? Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org