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Oxford: 3-Hour Private Tour with Student Guide

Activity provider: Footprints Tours

Oxford: 3-Hour Private Tour with Student Guide

Activity provider: Footprints Tours

From US$ 165.29 per group up to 2

Admire the world-famous architecture, beautiful lawns, and gruesome gargoyles of one of the oldest colleges at Oxford University. Visit the Bodleian Library, a fine example of Medieval architecture, and multiple filming locations from Harry Potter.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Go inside one of the oldest colleges at Oxford University
  • Step into the world-famous Bodleian Library
  • Walk around the Christ Church grounds
  • See the main highlights in the city of Oxford
  • Learn about student life from a local student guide
Full description
Embark on an extended 3-hour tour of the best Oxford has to offer with a local student guide. Go behind closed doors with an energetic and knowledgeable student guide who will help you to peel back the complex layers and mystique of this world-famous institution. First, visit one of the oldest colleges at Oxford University for a peek inside this restricted world of academia. Stroll the gardens, unearth the peculiar Oxford traditions, and see from a real student, how this elite educational institution operates. Then, head over to the Bodleian Library - a colossal site that houses over 13 million books. Enter the first purpose-built lecture room at Oxford, where you can admire some of the most ornate medieval architecture in Europe. Listen as your guide explains the early rituals and tests students underwent, how the British Parliament was held in the building by King Charles I and later King Charles II. Discover the library’s role in the most defining ceremony at Oxford and see the locations where multiple scenes of the Harry Potter movies were filmed. Along with these focal points, also cover the most famous landmarks in Oxford city and at Oxford University. Your private tour can be tailored to the specific locations or subjects you wish to cover. Just contact the operator in advance if you have anything specific in mind and they will do their best to incorporate anything that’s available to the public on the day (additional entrance fees may be required for such requests).
  • Student guide
  • Entrance to the oldest colleges of the University
  • Entrance to the Divinity School and Bodleian Library
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Your guide will meet you in front of a shop called Fudge Kitchen, 5 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AJ, UK.

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  •  This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Having a student guide made it special, perhaps because our guide Anna, a grad student, was so special. Really smart, very knowledgeable, great people skills, entertaining, and passionate about Oxford University, the colleges, and her experience there. The 3 hours flew by We learned a lot, came away with a real appreciation for the town and the academic experience, and had a lot of fun.

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July 19, 2022

Jess was our tour guide and she was fantastic! She is a great story-teller with a good sense of humor and a keene sense of what appeals to her audience (eg 15 year old boys). She is knowledgeable about both the history of Oxford and can speak first-hand to being a student. Ask for her and you won’t be disappointed!

July 10, 2022

Lovely Guide with lots of information and a charming manner.An interesting and lively afternoon.

June 30, 2022

Product ID: 384805