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Oxford city walking tour with a local

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Tony

2.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

A small-group walking tour is the best way to see Oxford, a vibrant city steeped in history with amazing architecture & the prestigious Oxford University. Enjoy a relaxed & informative tour any time of the year come rain or shine with a small group of people. You will see Oxford's most famous sites, discover parts of the city that many visitors don't see, see inside a college (*), hear about Oxford's literary greats & visit Harry Potter film locations. Along the route, you will see ancient buildings, colleges, theatres, libraries, a market, gardens and a tranquil river. We visit a Gelateria for award-winning gelato or the best hot chocolate, then later an ancient pub to cool down in the summer & warm up in the winter!

Most Oxford tours are with large groups lasting just 90 minutes, whereas guests who have taken this small group, 2.5-hour tour, love its intimate & relaxed nature, plus they enjoy meeting fellow travellers from the Airbnb community - I hope you do as well. Come as a stranger, leave as a friend!

During the current COVID-19 UK restrictions the health and well-being of my guests is extremely important, so measures such as face masks, hand sanitisation, group size limited to 10 and keeping to quieter areas will be applied. Note that the University and Colleges are currently closed to visitors.

(*) assuming the college is open
A small-group walking tour is the best way to see Oxford, a vibrant city steeped in history with amazing architecture & the prestigious Oxford University. Enjoy a relaxed & informative tour any time of the year come rain or shine with a small group of people. You will see Oxford's most famous sites, discover parts of the city that many visitors don't see, see inside a college (*), hear about Oxford's literary greats & visit Harry Potter film l…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Sanitising hand gel.

Meet your host, Tony

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 314 Reviews
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Hi, I’m Tony your host & I’m lucky having lived in Oxford throughout my whole life! I enjoy its architecture, history & culture. I took early retirement from a Customer Service Director role & decided to share my passion for this wonderful city with you.

I have travelled the World through work & pleasure enjoying amazing places to see, experiencing incredibly diverse cultures & meeting uniquely beautiful people. Through this Worldwide travel, local knowledge, and personable style, I have created a tour that I know you will thoroughly enjoy. I am now in my third year of guiding and my customer reviews suggest that I have created an enjoyable tour! So, go on, book a family-friendly tour for a memorable few hours.
Tony

To see photo's I take around Oxford, check out my Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/myoxfordtravel
Hi, I’m Tony your host & I’m lucky having lived in Oxford throughout my whole life! I enjoy its architecture, history & culture. I took early retirement from a Customer Service Director role & decided to share my passion for this wonderful city with you.

I have travelled the World through work & pleasure enjoying amazing places to see, experiencing incredibly diverse cultures & meeting uniquely beautiful people. Through this Worldwide travel, local knowledge, and personable styl…
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Mon, 12 Apr
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Wed, 14 Apr
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Thu, 15 Apr
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Where you'll be

You will visit some of Oxford's beautiful historical sites; colleges, theatres, libraries, markets, gardens, tranquil rivers & ancient pubs. You will also see where oxford's literary greats (J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis & Lewis Carroll) studied & worked, plus you can see where the Harry Potter films were shot. We also get to see inside one of Oxford's excellent colleges, assuming its open on the day of the tour.
Fiona
November 2020
Throughly enjoyed the Tour, took my mum for her birthday and she loves history and architecture and I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did, Oxford really is a magical place full of stories. Tony is friendly and interesting, had a good sense of what interested us and didn’t talk to much about one place. With the restrictions we weren’t able to enter some places but it didn’t matter too much and will still managed to grab a hot chocolate at the famous ‘I Scream’ shop which was amazing!
Throughly enjoyed the Tour, took my mum for her birthday and she loves history and architecture and I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did, Oxford really is a magical pla…
Charlie
October 2020
Tony was a great guide and we really enjoyed the walking tour. He was very welcoming and incredibly knowledgable, sharing lots of stories and showing some of the highlights of Oxford. Communication beforehand was quick and helpful. I would highly recommend.
Tony was a great guide and we really enjoyed the walking tour. He was very welcoming and incredibly knowledgable, sharing lots of stories and showing some of the highlights of Oxfo…
James
October 2020
We were recommended this tour and we WILL recommend. Tony was an outstanding tour guide with really great stories about Oxford. He even managed to change his day for us to Sunday which we really appreciated. Don't doubt, definitely go to Tony's tour.
We were recommended this tour and we WILL recommend. Tony was an outstanding tour guide with really great stories about Oxford. He even managed to change his day for us to Sunday w…
Michael
October 2020
Interesting walking tour around the university colleges introducing the highlights of academic Oxford with plenty of insights and stories thrown in. An excellent tour well worth the money..
Sarah
September 2020
Our tour with Tony was exceptional and he was a great host even though the weather was not great it did not matter we found all of the history of the city very interesting and we would of nether been able to see everything of interest and know the history thank you Tony we left feeling we had made a friend
Our tour with Tony was exceptional and he was a great host even though the weather was not great it did not matter we found all of the history of the city very interesting and we w…
Alison
September 2020
The tour was great. Tony was very personable & knowledgable. His style was laid back & didn't 'blind us with science'. He didn't assume we already had knowledge of Oxford. He was like a friend & he allowed us to join in with our own stories. It was well worth the money
The tour was great. Tony was very personable & knowledgable. His style was laid back & didn't 'blind us with science'. He didn't assume we already had knowledge of Oxford. He was l…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Wear comfortable shoes & clothes for walking - we will be walking for about 2.5 hours

It's the UK, so check the weather & bring a waterproof jacket, umbrella or/& sun cream if needed! There is no such thing as bad weather in the UK, just the wrong clothes!