Oxford City Walking Tours

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.

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 (45 minutes)

This walking tour commences at the Oxford Visitor Information Point. Tours leave daily at 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 16:15 and 17:00.

Town and Gown Walking Tour (1 hour)

This walking tour commences at Carfax Tower. Tours leave daily at 10:3011:3012:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30.

Choosing a specific time in advance is not required. Tours operate on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Vox City Walks Oxford – Your personal flexible guided city tours

Available from 16th May 2022.

With your ticket, discover Oxford with unlimited access to our flexible walking tours.

You can join and leave our circuits as you please; escorted by local experts who are on hand to meet you throughout the day. Using our app, simply track your nearest guide and begin to discover countless visitor hotspots, including the University of Oxford, Radcliffe Camera, Carfax Tower and Oxford Castle.

Enjoy fascinating storytelling from your guide as you explore, and immerse yourself in Oxford’s quaint and charming streets. Best-known for housing one of the world’s most prestigious universities, the city also has exciting stories to tell surrounding history and literature, with plenty of visitor attractions to explore.

Hop-off your guided tour and self-guide whenever you wish; enjoying multilingual audio commentary, suggested walking itineraries, pinpointing your favourite sights and discovering photo hotspots, all offline, day or night – it couldn’t be easier! When you’re ready, hop back on a guided tour, and continue your sightseeing adventure.

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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.
  • 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.