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For those who seek a path less trodden, our Themed Walking Tours of Oxford offer a tailored experience. Are you a fan of Harry Potter, CS Lewis, Tolkien or Inspector Morse? 

Visit Oxford Tours is renowned for offering insightful, entertaining, and eccentric guided tours of Oxford and beyond. Our team of guides consists of gifted communicators, including bilingual speakers and encompass a diverse range of backgrounds, including Oxford students, alumni, and actors. 

Our expertise and passion shines through in our hundreds of 5 star reviews, as we lead guests on captivating journeys through the historic streets of Oxford, sharing fascinating stories and hidden gems along the way.

Visit Oxford Tours specialises in creating personalised experiences for those looking to explore Oxford and its surroundings. With a diverse range of themed walking tours, including Harry Potter and Inspector Morse, we cater to various interests, ensuring a unique journey through the city’s historic streets and attractions.

Our commitment to quality and flexibility is evident through professional guides, customisable itineraries, and a focus on memorable experiences, making Visit Oxford Tours a preferred choice for discovering the hidden gems of Oxford and beyond.

We are a team of over ten guides and we each cover our own individual range of specialist subject areas eg some guides such as Tom have an expertise which shows up in the reviews for the Inspector Morse Oxford tour. Tom is a local artist & author. 

Michiel covers tours such as the Inklings writers tour and indeed he is a qualified Shakespeare scholar & he has a great interest in the Reformation era. Michiel is also Dutch & he is again an artist and professional illustrator and writer for Dutch newspapers.

Peter is a twice over alumni of Oxford university & he is a huge Harry Potter fan. Peter won the 2022 award for the best guide in South East England, by the Beautiful South Tourism Award.

Alasdair is a multi lingual former teacher & children’s entertainer & nanny. No surprise then, that Alasdair enjoys offering interactive tours for children too.

Award winning Day tours to destinations in Oxford and beyond

Discover a hidden City

Sights & Attractions

Experience scenic views of the dreaming spires from Carfax tower or the University Church. Visit South Parks or the Boars Hill for sweeping views of the dreaming spires.

University Colleges

Unlike most other universities, Oxford University does not have a set campus. The whole city of Oxford is spread with autonomous colleges making up this world famous historic university. Keble & ChristChurch colleges are not to be missed.

Unique traders & historic pubs

Explore the historic Covered market and other streets like Little Clarendon lined with independent shops unique to Oxford. Save £££'s at some of our affiliated businesses such as No 1 Ship Street restaurant.

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Oxford experiences

With Visit Oxford Tours, you can trust that you’re in good hands, as we are committed to providing exceptional service and creating memorable moments that will stay with you long after your visit to Oxfordshire.

If you are visiting Oxford, experience this historic city with our unique & memorable guided walking tours, cycle tours, river trips. Book themed tours to suit all ages & interests, including Harry Potter or Inspector Morse tours.

We also run day tours to destinations beyond Oxford eg to Blenheim palace & the Cotswolds. Please have a look at our diverse tour offerings. 

Create memories to cherish in Oxfordshire and beyond

Outstanding Experiences
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Cotswolds: Private Guided Tour Day Trip by Car
Cotswolds
Head off the beaten path and discover the Cotswolds with a local guide. Benefit from the flexibility of a private tour. Explore the picturesque villages and scenery of the world-famous Cotswolds
From £549.00
Bath
This tour introduces the general insights into the origins of Bath from ancient times as a Roman site to its more fashionable development as the destination to see & be seen by high society...and then its decline.
From £350.00
Bath
Gain insights into the origins of Bath from ancient times as a Roman site to its more fashionable development as the destination to see & be seen by high society.
From £300.00
Bath
Unlock Bath's connections to Jane Austen with this bespoke tour with costumed guides.
From £300.00
London
This tour introduces the general insights into the origins of London from ancient times, then as a Roman and as a Norman and medieval city onwards to the present day as a global destination.
From £299.00
Oxford
A time travelling private guided tour introduction to Stratford upon Avon...according to your guide's knowledge of the time and place where he was born, as your guide is nothing less than William Shakespeare.
From £299.00
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Oxford: Pre-Raphaelite Walking Tour with Exeter College
Oxford
Learn all about the Pre-Raphaelite art and architecture. Visit Exeter College, the fourth oldest college of the University of Oxford where Morris and Burne Jones studied.
From £250.00
Oxford
Be brave and join us for a night of magic and ghoulish stories and end at a historic pub to watch the latest version of the town versus the gown waging battle of intellect and fists sometimes too!
From £250.00
Oxford, UK
Oxford & England's history will be brought alive on this private guided walking tour of the city and university traditions. Storytelling about student life, college traditions, Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, CS Lewis, Tolkien & even Harry Potter! 
From £250.00
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Oxford: University Tour for Prospective Students
Oxford University
Take a guided tour of Oxford University, led by an alumni guide. Gain insider insight on what it's like to live on campus and some tips on how to succeed in the application process. See the sights. Learn insider tips about applying for Oxford, and take a private tour of...
From £199.00
Blenheim Palace
Enjoy a guided tour of one of England's most famous palaces and gardens and home to the Churchill family and Duke of Marlborough. Learn about the events which led to the creation of Blenheim Palace. Enjoy a private tour for a maximum of 4 persons.
From £199.00
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Oxford: Punting River Trip with Optional Walking Tour
Oxford River Cruise
Enjoy a relaxing 1-hour outing on the river and learn all about Oxford university, student life, and its proud rowing traditions. Have the option to also add on a guided walking tour afterwards.
From £199.00
Oxfordshire
Book a cycle tour and escape Oxford city to enjoy a mostly traffic-free and leisurely route along Thames river path. Plus get an introduction to many of Oxford's famous sights. Leisurely paced tour.
From £199.00
Oxford
Enjoy a social night out in Oxford on a 3-hour pub-themed walking tour. Hear stories about local students and their antics, learn urban legends, pass the university at night and enjoy a free drink.
From £199.00
Oxford
Enjoy sampling 4 or 5 of Oxford's best and unique local food or drink market stalls or shops on this Oxford food tasting & sightseeing guided walking tour which takes in the top Oxford sights. We can cater to special dietary needs.
From £199.00
Oxford
This tour focuses on introducing famous people and events from the Reformation era but also introduces other religious names from before and after the Reformation and Counter Reformation period.
From £199.00
Oxford
This tour introduces both these famous writers and their lives here in Oxford plus offers insights into what life is like as an Oxford academic.
From £199.00
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Cotswolds: Full-Day Electric Bike Tour
Cotswolds
Enjoy a full day or half day cycling the scenic Cotswolds region. Experience enchanting countryside plus see historic venues and quaint villages with rose decked thatched cottages. Take in amazing views of the Cotswolds villages and countryside scenes on a full-day electric bike tour.
From £150.00
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C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien Walk Public Tour
Oxford
Discover what inspired and influenced C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien on this more intellectually paced walking tour for adults. See Lewis's Magdalen College and sometimes also when open, Tolkien's Exeter College.
From £150.00
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Oxford: River Cruise and Walking Tour to Iffley Village
Oxford, Iffley
Fall in love with Oxford by joining a relaxing 20 minute each way Thames river cruise to Iffley village. Explore its historical sites then walk for 1 hour back along the Thames river path to Oxford.
From £150.00
Oxford
Get to know Oxford city and the university's heritage as you take an in-depth look at John Dexter's characters. Dive into his vision for his characters as you explore places visited in the series.
From £150.00
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9:30AM PRIVATE Christ Church Harry Potter Insights Tour - Entry Included
Oxford
Private group tour 9:30AM. Explore Oxford through the eyes of Harry Potter and other characters. Discover how student life at Hogwarts compares with an Oxford education. Test your knowledge with a Potter-mania quiz.
From £100.00
Oxford
A short tour offered only once a week at a time scheduled to suit parents wanting to occupy and inspire their children.
From £100.00
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12:45PM PRIVATE Christ Church Harry Potter Insights Tour - Entry Included
Oxford
Private group tour 12:45PM. Explore Oxford through the eyes of Harry Potter and other characters. Discover how student life at Hogwarts compares with an Oxford education. Test your knowledge with a Potter-mania quiz.
From £100.00
Oxford, UK
Enter the magical world of Harry Potter, visit the filming locations of New College and Divinity School, and learn interesting facts and trivia from your guide during this Oxford tour experience. Get transported to the beloved fiction universe that surrounds Oxford.
From £75.00
Oxford
Explore the events that shaped Oxford as you walk past colleges and famous sights. See inside one or more colleges and hear about Oxford student life with a guide on this small-group walking tour.
From £75.00
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PUBLIC Harry Potter Insights Oxford with Entry to Christ Church
Oxford
Enter the magical world of Harry Potter, visit the filming locations of New College and Divinity School, and learn interesting facts and trivia from your guide during this Oxford tour experience. Get transported to the beloved fiction universe that surrounds Oxford.
From £75.00
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PRIVATE Harry Potter Insights Oxford with Entry to Divinity School
Oxford
Enter the magical world of Harry Potter, visit the filming location, Divinity School, and learn interesting facts and trivia from your guide during this Oxford tour experience. Get transported to the beloved fiction universe that surrounds Oxford.
From £50.00
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Inspector Morse Lewis Endeavour Small Group Tour
Oxford
On a small group tour, see the Oxford sights where they filmed Inspector Morse, Lewis & Endeavour and visit inside Exeter college or inside the Divinity school. Hear all about Colin Dexter, John Thaw and other actors and characters on this hit TV show.
From £39.00
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PUBLIC Harry Potter Insights Oxford with Entry to Divinity School
Oxford
Enter the magical world of Harry Potter, visit the filming location, Divinity School, and learn interesting facts and trivia from your guide during this Oxford tour experience. Get transported to the beloved fiction universe that surrounds Oxford.
From £30.00
Oxford
This activity concept is aimed at solo travellers (or friends) of any age who want to meet people and meet locals to see what Oxford life is like. This is an activity idea rather than actually a tour.Myself or one of my colleague guides will take turns to host a...
From £15.00
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