Whatever your interest Oxford Official Walking Tours will cover it all, whether you’re a local or on your first visit to this amazing city. Tours are run by Experience Oxfordshire the official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire who are committed to the promotion, management and development of Oxfordshire as a great destination to live, work, visit and do business.
Experience Oxfordshire’s experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you on a tour of discovery around Oxford’s most famous buildings, recognised around the world.
Discover more of Oxford
Oxford is a small city with all the main attractions within easy reach of each other. Taking a walking tour or a cycling tour of the city is, therefore, a great way of seeing the main attractions as your professionally trained Experience Oxfordshire guide will be able to explain the city’s history and heritage, its quirky traditions and answer any questions you have along the way.
You can also take a City Sightseeing bus tour of the city and let the onboard guide explain the sights and sounds from the open top bus. Passengers can also hop on and off at 20 stops around the city if you want to explore further.
The Oxford Castle Prison is a good way to understand the history of the castle and the city’s beginnings. The story is told by characters from the building’s 1,000-year history and this really helps to bring the castle, the prison and the city to life.
The Oxford Artisan Distillery is Oxford’s first distillery and runs tours to demonstrate to visitors how their delicious spirits are made. The tour ends with an exciting chance to taste these world-class spirits made right in the heart of Oxford!
Other tour options in Oxford include taking to the water and seeing the city and its surrounds from a boat on the River Thames. Try Oxford River Cruises as they offer cruises ranging from a short 30-minute highlight cruises through to a more leisurely 2.5-hour cruise to Port Meadow and Godstow.
There’s plenty more to see beyond Oxford with some fantastic tours to choose from. Many visitors to Oxford choose to head west out of the city and explore the Cotswolds.
Go Cotswolds offer tours from their minibus – a great way to access the hidden gems of the Cotswolds, with a choice of pick-up points. The tours travel through the meandering rural lanes, stopping at Chipping Campden, Broadway Tower, Dover’s Hill viewpoint, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water and a ‘secret’ off-the-beaten-track Cotswolds village.
Alternatively, Gulliver’s Guides is a specialist tour guiding business, running tours to the Cotswolds, Stratford, Bath, Stonehenge, Windsor, the Wye Valley, Shropshire, and beyond. Their tours cover ‘must-see’ locations, such as Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stonehenge, Cotswold villages, Warwick Castle, and famous landscapes that inspired authors.