Oxford Tours

There are a number of tours available for tourists visiting Oxford. The most popular are the Oxford Walking tours that depart from the Oxford tourist information office and a number of themed tours such as the Harry Potter Tour, the Inspector Morse Tour and even a sinister ghost walk tour that takes you around some of the allegedly haunted Oxford Colleges. Like many cities, Oxford also has a city sightseeing bus which allows you to get on and off at various attractions. See the information below to book a tour or find out the latest pricing and availability. We have also included some more unusual tours in our selection.

Oxford City Sightseeing Bus tour

From just 15 GBP for an adult or 8 GBP for a child, you can do your Oxford sightseeing from the top of this unique open top bus. You may have also seen these tour buses in other cities around the world, they offer a choice between multi-lingual commentary or a live guide. This is one of the best ways to get to see all the major attractions in Oxford quickly and conveniently. Your bus pass will let you get on and off as much like at the various stops around Oxford and is probably cheaper than buying separate bus tickets. Click the button below for more details and to book on-line securely:

Shakespeare Country Bus Tour

From just 62 GBP for an adult or 53 GBP for a child this tours starts by taking in the major attractions in Oxford such as Christchurch College, the bodleian library.

The tour then moves on to the Cotswolds, famous for its English country cottages with thatched roofs, small market towns and attractive rolling countryside. Next you move on to Stratford-upon-Avon, an attractive town made famous for being the birthplace of the world-famous playwright William Shakespeare.

The tour finishes up at the medieval Warwick Castle, an impressive historic castle that has survived the ravages of time with intact towers and ramparts. For more information and booking please click the link below:

Cotswolds Walking Tour

A guided (or self-guided) walking tour of the famous Cotswolds, a range of low hills close to Oxford. The Cotswolds are famous for beautiful old English honey-coloured cottages and villages and quaint country pubs, an ideal spot for a walking tour for both young and old. Click the button below for more information.

Hot Air Ballooning, Oxford

Most people only see the attractions of Oxfordshire from the ground, so why not take to the air from 155 GBP to see things from a different angle. There are a number of different balloon flights you can take, but all are a unique experience in their own right. Click the button below to check out the latest offers and where you can fly from:

Narrow Boat Trip on the Oxford Canal, Oxford

Why not take you and your family on a canal boat along the Oxford canal. This unique experience starts from just 30 GBP per person and takes you through some beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. The boats can accomodate 2-4 people and includes fuel and parking should you need it. You will need to be confident enough to pilot the boat yourself but will be given instruction. A brochure of Oxfordshire Narrowboats day hire can be found here - Oxford Narrowboat Day Hire or if you would like to venture further away why not try a night break If this sounds like your idea of fun why not click the link below to book:

Make You Own Oxford Tours

If none of the tours above appeal to you we have also put together some self-guided tours which you can download as a pdf, print out and take with you. See the menu on the left for the different tours. The self-guided tourst for Oxford include Inspector Morse, JR Tolkien, and an Architecture etc..

You may also be interested in an online tool for planning your own tour of Oxford. It allows you to make your own personalised tour of Oxford for free. Just select the attractions and hotels you are interested in from the relevant folder on the left of the screen to see them on the map. Once you have selected everything you are interested in just press the make tour button to see your personal tour! To give the tour planner application a try just click here.

If you want to see some of the main events in the Oxforshire diary before making any plan why not click here for whats on in Oxford and Oxfordshire.

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