YOUR TOUR CAN BE TAILORED TO ANY
We can offer you the following tours, or if you have any other ideas we could possibly find a guide who can best match your interests. Please do contact us for a discussion about how we can help you plan your visit. We can arrange tours of any length of time whether it is an hour or up to a whole day but to get the most out of your visit if time is short, we think a 2 hour or 90 minute tour is good.
We will meet you at a central meeting point that suits you but generally the Martyrs Memorial is easy to find or the junction of Catte Street and Broad street (see map).
Come prepared for the weather and wear comfortable footwear. The tour will involve about 1.5 miles of walking mainly on the flat but sometimes requires steps up into colleges or other buildings. Some buildings are not easily accessible.
Please advise us in advance if there are wheelchair users so we can plan accordingly.
Your tour is a personalized one and depends on the size of the group and the length of the tour which usually lasts 90 minutes or two hours. We can give you a price when we discuss your requirements with you. Generally this will be from £95 upwards.
Many Colleges and University buildings such as the Divinity School charge for entry and this can vary from £1 up to £8/£9 per person for entry to Christ Church. These charges are in addition to the guide’s fee and some can be booked in advance or will be payable on the day.
Group sizes can vary from a small family and friends group to corporate, conferences, schools or larger groups. Generally the maximum group size per guide is 19/20. We limit the numbers because we feel that it is important that you can see and hear the guide but also because the colleges limit the numbers they will admit and 14 is an ideal size. For larger groups more quides can be provided.
ACCESS TO COLLEGES
The Oxford Colleges and University buildings are all fully operational institutions and whilst they welcome visitors, we have to respect their opening arrangements. There are some days in the year when there is limited access due to university ceremonies or open days or other events taking place. We will do what we can to take visitors into a college on the tour but it may not always be possible but even if no college is available you will still have a great tour. Generally there are more colleges open in the afternoons than in the mornings. We recommend also going in to the historic 15th century Divinity School on the general tour and there is a small admissions charge.