Oxford Official Walking Tours

Discover our Oxford Tours

Explore Oxford’s most famous buildings steeped in history and recognised around the world with one of our experienced and knowledgeable guides from Experience Oxfordshire. Our guides will walk you through some of the most famous spots in Oxford, including filming locations for Harry Potter and Inspector Morse.

You will discover the beautiful Oxford settings of some of the most renowned tales in literature and screen, with historical and cultural knowledge throughout. 

Oxford University & City Tour

Explore the beautiful Oxford University buildings with a detailed guided walking tour. Led by an experienced tour guide, see the Oxford University buildings steeped in history & recognised around the world.

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Group & Private Tours

Explore Oxford’s history and heritage with your own private tour guide. We can arrange a personalised, tailor-made tour based on your interests for individuals, couples, groups of friends, families and large groups.

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Inspector Morse Tour

Our Inspector Morse walking tour walks you through the most recognisable film locations and settings of everyone’s favourite detective. Discover the locations as shown on Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour.

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Oxford Ghost Tour

Everything spooky you’ve ever wanted to know about Oxford. Learn about Oxford’s most famous ghosts and hear well-known spooky tales from around the historic city of Oxford in our evening Oxford Ghost Tour.

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C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien Tour

For all fans of the most well known writers in the Oxford literary group known as The Inklings, this is the specialist tour to take!

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Harry Potter Highlights Tour

For fans of Harry Potter, see the key locations from the outside that inspired the Harry Potter stories with your own private guide.

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Philip Pullman’s Oxford Tour

Rediscover the world of His Dark Materials and explore the setting of the new The Book of Dust series with a walk around Philip Pullman’s Oxford.

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Discover more of Oxford

Oxford is a compact 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 guide will be able to explain the city’s history and heritage, its quirky traditions and answer any questions you have along the way.

Another option is to 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 Oxford Experience Cruises to Afternoon Tea Cruises and more.

Beyond Oxford

There’s plenty more to see beyond Oxford!

The Carter Company’s cycling, walking and touring holidays are authentic travel experiences, giving visitors the chance to discover hidden gems and local secrets as well as the highlights of historic Britain.