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Understanding Oxford University

This tour is intended for people who are considering studying at Oxford University. The tour focuses on the University and its customs as well as day-to-day life living within the city. This is an interactive tour that works best for visiting student groups.


During the day our guide will take you through the historic streets of Oxford, stopping at 10 carefully selected sights where our tour guides will share some information about them. In addition to our designated stops we will also be meeting with Oxford University students who will share details of their first hand experiences of studying and living within Oxford and its Colleges. 

The group will be encouraged to participate in a questions and answers session at the end of each talk, to try and ease any concerns they may have.

The tour is easy cycling and suitable for all ages, we explore the city centre, surrounding countryside and visit areas of the city where inspirational Oxonians have called home.

We normally organise lunch for visiting parties too, when contacting please let us know of any dietary requirements.



Town & Gown

  • St Johns College
  • Balliol College
  • Herford College
  • Brasenose College
  • Al Souls College
  • Keble College
  • Wadham College

Studying in Oxford

  • Radcliffe Camra
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • Bodleian Library
  • The Ashmolean
  • Oxford Union
  • Sheldonian Theatre

Living in Oxford

  • Accommodation
  • Areas of Oxford - Summertown  
  • Areas of Oxford - Jericho
  • Oxford Canal
  • Port Meadow
  • Local pubs, cafes & restaurants
  • Independent shops 

Key facts

Tour Length - 8 miles / 13 km
Difficulty – Easy
Tour Duration - 5 hours - 6 hours
Suitability - All ages
Bikes - All bikes
Standard Price - Price varies, from £15


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