Oxford City Walking Tours

City Sightseeing Oxford is back!Our Open Top Tour and Stepping Through Oxford / The Town & Gown Walking Tours operate 7 days a week, bringing you the best our beautiful city has to offer. Carfax Tower has now also reopened!

We’re taking extra precautions to keep you safe, while still giving you the full experience we take pride in. We’ve also been granted “We’re Good to Go” status by VisitEngland, as well as “Safe travels” status by the World Travel and Tourism Council. This means our safety protocols meet the strictest requirements, giving you peace of mind when you visit us. Find out more about what we’re doing.

Official Guided Walking Tours of Oxford

For those who would also enjoy taking a guided stroll around Oxford, we’re pleased to be able to offer (from our Visitor Information Point) tickets for a selection of quality assessed walking tours, as provided by our highly-trained, knowledgeable and experienced guides. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Walking Tour Timetables

Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour (30 minutes)

This walking tour commences at Stop 8, outside Brasenose College. Tours leave daily at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30 and 15:00.

Town and Gown Walking Tour (1 hour)

This walking tour commences at Carfax Tower. Tours leave daily at 11:0012:0013:00 and 14:00.

Choosing a specific time in advance is not required. However, to aid social distancing, there is currently a maximum group size of 6 people or 2 households. Tours operate on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Private Group Walking Tours

Group walking tour of Oxford’s Dreaming Spires, tailored to suit and provided by one of our experienced guides.

With a private tour, you ensure that there are no set paths, no compromises and no standing very close to people you don’t know! The colleges visited and the university buildings talked about, are selected just for you.

  • Both English and foreign language speaking guides available.
  • There is a maximum of 6 people or 2 households per tour guide.
  • All fees quoted include VAT at the prevailing rate but do not include admission to Colleges or other places of interest. These should be paid on the day direct to the College or venue.

Your tour can start at any central location, to suit your needs. If your party is arriving by coach, however, we would suggest the following points: Oxford Railway Station forecourt or outside the Playhouse Theatre, Beaumont Street, Oxford.

Click here to contact us and we’d be happy to provide a quote for a private tour that suits your needs.

Visiting the Oxford Colleges

Visits to specific Oxford Colleges can be accommodated within your tour but please check with us first as some Colleges are not open to visitors.

Payment Terms

Payment is due ten days before travel for all pre-booked activities unless credit terms have been agreed with us.

Cancellation Fees

10 days or more in advance: No charge
6-9 days in advance: 10% of full price
3-5 days in advance: 25% of full price
1-2 days in advance: 50% of full price
Day of service: 75% of full price
1 hour before departure: 85% of full price
After departure: 100% of full price

Cancellation due to inclement weather conditions will be charged as above.