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Christ Church MeadowRecomendado por 76 habitantes locales
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University of OxfordRecomendado por 153 habitantes locales
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Westgate OxfordRecomendado por 157 habitantes locales
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Ashmolean MuseumRecomendado por 5 habitantes locales
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Pitt Rivers MuseumRecomendado por 97 habitantes locales

Experiencias cerca de Headington

Tour a pie por lo más emblemático de Oxford con un lugareño
Join a small group where I share my knowledge of Oxford’s must-see attractions & hidden gems. This is not just a walking tour, but is a fun experience where we see Oxford at its best! I am sure you will love our City of Dreaming Spires as we follow a relaxing route around some of the UK’s most historic streets with its dazzling architecture & prestigious University. Along the route, we’ll see Oxford’s amazing historic buildings including colleges, museums, libraries, & monuments, plus we visit a vibrant indoor market where we can get an award-winning Gelato or delicious hot chocolate. I’ll tell you about some of the university’s crazy traditions & you will hear stories about some of Oxford’s famous authors, whilst we can’t forget the Harry Potter film locations. We take off the beaten track passageways, walk along medieval streets & peer through historic doors that make this experience so unique. By the end, you may be ready for a drink & a bite to eat at a magical hidden gem of a place. So go on & book Airbnb’s top Oxford Walking tour & join me on a stroll through our historic city for an experience you won’t forget. If you prefer an even more personalised walking tour with your friends, family or work colleagues, then I provide this option too, by booking a private tour. If there’s not a suitable tour date on my calendar, PLEASE do ask & I'll be happy to assist!
Oxford Pub Tour- start any time
Oxford has no shortage of historic pubs and so when you stop for a drink at these pubs, you will be following in the footsteps of many famous people such as the cast of Harry Potter films, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen Hawking...and even Shakespeare passed through Oxford too! This is NOT a pub crawl. This activity is a guided university tour of the city and university sights which is about 60-90 minutes of the tour but the rest of the time, we entertain you with stories about Oxford or relax over a drink. Typically, there are there pub stops with the option to order food at the last pub visited. The start time is flexible as this tour is really only intended for private group bookings. The tour does not include any food or drinks. Myself and my co hosts buy our own drinks and likewise as that way I can keep the basic price of this tour lower. In theory, children could possibly join this tour if it started earlier before 4pm and finished by 7pm but after 7pm, licensing of pubs rarely lets children stay in pub. As this is a private tour, the start time is flexible upon your request but the default start time is 5pm. Notice: you must show photo ID proof of age to buy drinks at pubs in the UK. This tour encourages sensible drinking and is not a pub crawl. If you do wish to book a larger group hen party or stag night event, please ask for a quote.
Blenheim Palace Guided Tour
We will meet in Oxford at 12.45 to get you to the palace on the public bus. First we will sit you down for a drink in the museum's quiet cafe to give you a brief introduction of the history behind the times and people who created Blenheim. Then we will take you on a guided tour of the palace state rooms lasting approx 60-90 minutes. Palace entry ticket & return bus fare worth approximately £35 are paid by myself as part of your tour. After the tour, you will then have free time to enjoy the palace gardens or other exhibition spaces or to visit adjacent and picturesque Woodstock village in your free time and to return to Oxford, as suits you on your own (the bus returns to Oxford several times per hour until 11pm). Other things to note: Unless you make known a special request, we meet at 12.45 & finish about 3.30pm. Ticket prices are based on assumption that any booking will actually be a private group as it's only ever happened once that more than one group of persons has booked our tour on the same date. Group sizes are limited to max 4 persons.
Christ church Oxford Harry Potter Tour
NOTICE: This tour starts at 12.45 and not at 12.30!!! This tour lasts average 3 hours and takes part in two sections as follows: The first two hours will be with myself or co host introducing lots of insights about how the Harry Potter films were created in Oxford and about Oxford's other literary links. This also incudes entry inside the Divinity school film site worth £3 per person. The second part will be your visiting inside Christ church on your own with their audio guide headphones and I will pre book your skip the queue entry ticket worth £16 to enter Christ church. See inside the grand dining hall which Christchurch boats inspired Hogwarts dining hall. The actual Harry Potter film site are the cloister & the staircase. You can book ticketed tours daily at 12.30 start time. Where & when possible, we also visit the Divinity School film site at the Bodleian library (£3 entry included) which is where they filmed the infirmary & dance scenes. On this tour, you'll also learn all about Lewis Carroll & 'Alice', the daughter of the college dean, who lived here. Besides introducing Hogwarts & Alice heritage, I'll introduce Oxford's main sights too. Other things to note Christ church gets crowded, so please pre book the tour in advance as entry tickets are very limited in 2021 due to reduced acces
Oxford River Walk & optional Cruise Boat
Oxford Boat Trip + Guided Walk along the Thames to Iffley village which has medieval cottages, a beautiful Norman church plus garden pubs. Special focus on Oxford's Alice in Wonderland heritage as we are more or less following the route which Alice Liddell took with Lewis Carroll on a storytelling boat trip on July 4th 1862. We will also introduce Oxford university & city history , Oxford student life and its college rowing sporting traditions- which can actively be seen on the route too. This activity makes for an active day out in nature away from the city crowds. This tour starts with brief walk introducing Oxford city and university sights lasting up to half hour to arrive from start point to the river cruise point. Tour ends there This activity's average duration is 3 hours. Private groups can book on flexible start time and on any day. Shared group tour fixed schedule will be limited by seasonal demand. The total walking distance is up to about 4 miles. The cost of the boat trip is not included & needs to be paid on the day directly to the boat company at cost from approximately £5-£9 per person.

Experiencias cerca de Cowley

Escape to Oxford Walking Tours
From the Martyrs' Memorial, we meander through the heart of Oxford, passing a number of historic buildings and university colleges, including the 1000 year-old Saxon Tower, the oldest building in Oxford and the finest example of Saxon architecture in England, Carfax, the magnificent Town Hall, Christ Church College and its beautiful Meadow, over ‘Dead Man’s Walk’ into medieval Merton Street where we cut through Logic Lane, past University College, the first of the 39 colleges that make up the University, into the Radcliffe Square, (one of the most sought after landmarks in the UK), view the magnificent Gothic architecture of University Church of St Mary the Virgin, meeting place of the university's first governing body, the Schools Quadrangle, heart of the world-renowned Bodleian Library and seat of the 15th century Divinity School. We pass the Sheldonian Theatre, Christopher Wren’s first major architectural project, the first purpose-built public museum in the Western world and into Broad Street. Our guides are well versed in the history of Oxford and the University from the founding of the city over 1000 years ago to the beginnings of the University in the 13th century, through the industrial revolution to the present day. Where possible we will escort our guests into university and college buildings. Private tours available on request - minimum four (4) persons.
Un viaje en el tiempo por Oxford para familias
This is a tour for everyone, but especially designed for families, with a spotting list for younger children. I offer a unique 75 minute chronological trip through Oxford's colourful history, from the Saxon origins of the town to the present day. If children are on the tour I'll admit that I am a time traveller! We will see some of Oxford's best-known landmarks and hear about the people and events that made the city and the university world-famous - as well as some of the scrapes I got into when visiting them! Other things to note During off season I'm happy to adapt timing of tours (eg morning tour instead), please do enquire! Travel around Oxford can get a bit congested so please don't hesitate to text or call me if you have any problems and I will do my best to adapt when possible. There are cobbled streets on the tour.
Sesión de fotos privada en los lugares emblemáticos de Oxford
This is a private and personal session. Do you want to take away some great photographs of yourself in Oxford, to remember your time here? Or, some beautiful Instagram content that you couldn't easily take yourself? I will do that for you. Whilst moving between iconic locations of Oxford, we will explore the Bodleian Library, the Bridge of Sighs, the Radcliffe Camera, Christ Church Meadows, and surrounding areas. I will also take you via hidden gem locations to show you the real personality behind the bustle and red telephone boxes. I aim to show and capture the true essence of the city. This is a great experience for individuals, couples, families, and friends! If you would like to have your photoshoot inside the Oxford Botanical Gardens, or one of the Colleges, the entrance fee for one person other than myself is included in the cost :) The price for a couple is the same as for one person. If there are more than 3 people, please ‘Book for a Private Group’. Feel free to contact me if the dates you want to shoot at are not showing up on my calendar. I’m more than happy to accommodate you :) Let me know in advance if there's anywhere in particular you'd like to be photographed at, and I will try to accommodate it.
Oxford, le petit tour de force
Laissez-vous plonger dans 1000 ans d’histoire incroyable d’Oxford . Depuis ses origines anglo-saxonnes, le changement permanent accompagnant le développement de l’université, son fonctionnement aujourd’hui avec les collèges. En plus de découvrir la célèbre architecture d’Oxford, vous découvrirez les personnalités et les accomplissements de Tolkien et Lewis Carroll en passant par Shakespeare et les martyrs protestants, vous apprendrez les détails étranges de la vie médiévale et les forces historiques derrière les évènements cataclysmiques… le bien et le terrible d’Oxford !!! Vous allez visiter les anciens collège médiéval, apprécier les faits marquants de beaucoup d’autres lorsque nous serpenterons dans les rues de la vieille ville. Qu’ils soient enchantants ou sanguinaires, les récits historiques vous surprendront et vous informeront à chaque étape. Avec humour et de charmantes observations, je vous montrerai pourquoi les vitraux, chapelles et bibliothèques d’Oxford sont toujours aussi spéciaux aujourd’hui, en mêlalant lant des éléments de l’histoire des arts à votre visite. Nous réserverons du temps aux points de vue spéciaux, pour les questions et discussions.
Paseo fotográfico en Oxford
***Please note that the price (£195) is for up to 4 people*** If you never have good pictures of yourself when traveling, this is what you've been missing. We will meet in the city centre, in a cafe where we will go over the itinerary and then we will get going! We will walk around some of the key locations and some hidden gems , where I will instruct you on how to pose to get the best photos. Because we will be walking quite a bit, I suggest you wear comfortable shoes. If you'd like the photos to have nice high heels that you're not comfortable walking in, you can always carry these in a bag so that your feet don't suffer! I know some beautiful gems, alleys and corners that picture very nicely and you'll get that distinct Oxford feeling in your pictures to send home or put on your social media. Five working days after the shoot you will get 20 edited pictures through an online gallery. Please note that 20 are included in the price. However, there will be more than this is your gallery. This way, you can choose your favourite ones. The rest will also be available for purchase. Other things to note Step-free experience. The experience takes place in all weather conditions. Anyone who comes along needs to book a place.

Experiencias cerca de Summertown

The Oxford Inklings tour-Lewis & Tolkien
Tolkien once described the Inklings club as “An undetermined and unelected circle of friends who gather around C S lewis, our habit was to read aloud compositions of various kinds ....and lengths !" One cannot underestimate how the loud encouragement this circle of friends gave one another helped produce some of the most important and popular books of the 20th century. Not only Fantasy classics such as The Chronicles Of Narnia and The Lord Of The Rings but also important religious works such as Lewis’s “Mere Christianity” a book which has sold over two hundred million copies. At a relaxed pace, we will explore many sites and stories associated with this eclectic group, concentrating not only on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien but also some of the other Inklings such as Owen Barfield and a man who was a great influence on Lewis, Charles Williams. Whilst taking in Oxford's stunning architecture we shall wander the grounds of a beautiful medieval College associated with the Inklings and visit The University Church of Saint Marys {Where Lewis gave talks} and The Divinity School {The oldest surviving building for University use including lectures and oral exams} - any entrance fees are included in the price We shall also walk by many of their regular haunts such as The Eagle And Child pub & Eastgate Hotel. I shall also regale great stories of which I have collected over many years Other things to note Comfortable foot wear is highly recommended, roads in Oxford are uneven in places.
Harry Potter en Oxford
NOTICE: This tour starts at 12.45 and not at 12.30 but the airbnb scheduling system has no option to state 12.45! The Divinity school film site is closed on some dates but on any such dates, we simply swap it for entry to New college film site with extra £5 entry to pay. This tour goes into great detail about the making of Harry Potter in Oxford, including film site/s visits. It also highlights JK Rowling's ideas plus it mentions Oxford history plus Oxford's many other famous literary connections. Covid Closures Revised Itinerary: Currently, only the Divinity school film site at the Bodleian library is open. Its £3 per person entry fee is included in your ticket. There is a larger film site called New college but it's not open every day & so it's not included in the tour- unless you request your guide to take you there but that will then mean an additional £10 per person paid in cash only to extend the tour to include New college too. The tours run in English. However, together with my bilingual colleagues, we can also offer private group tours only in foreign languages with adequate advance notice. If -after you book- we learn of closures affecting the tour, I will email you but please can you also share your phone number and email address after booking, so that I can update you of any such notices.
Oxford's History through its beautiful stained-glass
Oxford’s intimate scale allows a rare proximity to this art. Religious origins, wealth , and the University's Independence make it hard to think of anywhere else to see such a variety of periods and techniques en situ and within easy reach. When unrest swept through Oxford, architectural elements were sheltered from marauders and zealots. Imagine scholars befuddling and persuading Henry VIII’s Edward VI’s and later Cromwell’s men with theological riddles, providential threats and the odd bribe, thus rescuing stained glass from destruction. Inside New College (1379), we’ll see its cloister (of Harry Potter fame), chapel and hall. The chapel is a feast of mediaeval craftsmanship with an impressive mediaeval composition and a great west window by 18th-century Royal Academician Sir Joshua Reynolds. Modifications to another 18th-century stained glass tell a tale of Victorian prudery. In Wadham, a college built in the protestant era, we see work by Netherlandish Van Linge brothers. Radcliffe square is the heart of the University. Here I’ll introduce important buildings before taking you into the University church of St Mary’s. Stained glass here demonstrates origins of the Oxford movement and the gothic revival. Currents which originated in Oxford and revived the art of stained glass across the world. Includes stop for refreshments
Join us for a relaxed morning around a campfire in the woods
Come and relax in our beautiful woodland with its rustic shelters and campfires. This experience combines all the best of bits of camping, without having to sleep in a tent. Enjoy our lovely woodland setting, build a den and chill in our tree hammocks. Light a campfire, enjoy large real meat (or vegan) hotdog cooked in our off-grid camp kitchen. Cook your own baked banana boat or yummy s'mores on a fire using a our fire cooking kits. Kids receive an activity pack so that you can complete your morning with a scavenger hunt around the woodland.
Oxford University Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
In just an hour walk through pivotal moments of human history: from petty and outlandish rivalries to architectural masterpieces with confusing names. See the lamp-post which inspired Narnia and the architecture which has inspired His Dark Materials. Visit the meadows where C.S. Lewis first recounted the story of Alice in Wonderland. Marvel at some of the world’s greatest examples of Gothic and Baroque architecture. Inspiring, baffling, and downright outrageous: Oxford is a city full of stories waiting to be told. Oxford is nothing without its students, and it’s the students who make our walking tours so special. All our tour guides are either graduates of or current students at the University of Oxford who combine their personal experiences of the city with their deep passion for its history, architecture, and stories to provide a one-of-a-kind tour. Combining a deep passion for the city’s history and architecture with the knowledge you hear all about what the students really get up to – from BOPS to secret societies and which all-night library permits outside snacks. Which college is the poshest one, and which is the oldest? Which one has traditions designed only to mock the traditions of other colleges? As well as hearing it all from the horse’s mouth, you get to see inside colleges, with highlights including the beautiful Jesus college gardens. This is the real Oxford.

Todas las actividades cerca de Oxford

Tour a pie por lo más emblemático de Oxford con un lugareño
Join a small group where I share my knowledge of Oxford’s must-see attractions & hidden gems. This is not just a walking tour, but is a fun experience where we see Oxford at its best! I am sure you will love our City of Dreaming Spires as we follow a relaxing route around some of the UK’s most historic streets with its dazzling architecture & prestigious University. Along the route, we’ll see Oxford’s amazing historic buildings including colleges, museums, libraries, & monuments, plus we visit a vibrant indoor market where we can get an award-winning Gelato or delicious hot chocolate. I’ll tell you about some of the university’s crazy traditions & you will hear stories about some of Oxford’s famous authors, whilst we can’t forget the Harry Potter film locations. We take off the beaten track passageways, walk along medieval streets & peer through historic doors that make this experience so unique. By the end, you may be ready for a drink & a bite to eat at a magical hidden gem of a place. So go on & book Airbnb’s top Oxford Walking tour & join me on a stroll through our historic city for an experience you won’t forget. If you prefer an even more personalised walking tour with your friends, family or work colleagues, then I provide this option too, by booking a private tour. If there’s not a suitable tour date on my calendar, PLEASE do ask & I'll be happy to assist!
Oxford Pub Tour- start any time
Oxford has no shortage of historic pubs and so when you stop for a drink at these pubs, you will be following in the footsteps of many famous people such as the cast of Harry Potter films, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen Hawking...and even Shakespeare passed through Oxford too! This is NOT a pub crawl. This activity is a guided university tour of the city and university sights which is about 60-90 minutes of the tour but the rest of the time, we entertain you with stories about Oxford or relax over a drink. Typically, there are there pub stops with the option to order food at the last pub visited. The start time is flexible as this tour is really only intended for private group bookings. The tour does not include any food or drinks. Myself and my co hosts buy our own drinks and likewise as that way I can keep the basic price of this tour lower. In theory, children could possibly join this tour if it started earlier before 4pm and finished by 7pm but after 7pm, licensing of pubs rarely lets children stay in pub. As this is a private tour, the start time is flexible upon your request but the default start time is 5pm. Notice: you must show photo ID proof of age to buy drinks at pubs in the UK. This tour encourages sensible drinking and is not a pub crawl. If you do wish to book a larger group hen party or stag night event, please ask for a quote.
Blenheim Palace Guided Tour
We will meet in Oxford at 12.45 to get you to the palace on the public bus. First we will sit you down for a drink in the museum's quiet cafe to give you a brief introduction of the history behind the times and people who created Blenheim. Then we will take you on a guided tour of the palace state rooms lasting approx 60-90 minutes. Palace entry ticket & return bus fare worth approximately £35 are paid by myself as part of your tour. After the tour, you will then have free time to enjoy the palace gardens or other exhibition spaces or to visit adjacent and picturesque Woodstock village in your free time and to return to Oxford, as suits you on your own (the bus returns to Oxford several times per hour until 11pm). Other things to note: Unless you make known a special request, we meet at 12.45 & finish about 3.30pm. Ticket prices are based on assumption that any booking will actually be a private group as it's only ever happened once that more than one group of persons has booked our tour on the same date. Group sizes are limited to max 4 persons.
Christ church Oxford Harry Potter Tour
NOTICE: This tour starts at 12.45 and not at 12.30!!! This tour lasts average 3 hours and takes part in two sections as follows: The first two hours will be with myself or co host introducing lots of insights about how the Harry Potter films were created in Oxford and about Oxford's other literary links. This also incudes entry inside the Divinity school film site worth £3 per person. The second part will be your visiting inside Christ church on your own with their audio guide headphones and I will pre book your skip the queue entry ticket worth £16 to enter Christ church. See inside the grand dining hall which Christchurch boats inspired Hogwarts dining hall. The actual Harry Potter film site are the cloister & the staircase. You can book ticketed tours daily at 12.30 start time. Where & when possible, we also visit the Divinity School film site at the Bodleian library (£3 entry included) which is where they filmed the infirmary & dance scenes. On this tour, you'll also learn all about Lewis Carroll & 'Alice', the daughter of the college dean, who lived here. Besides introducing Hogwarts & Alice heritage, I'll introduce Oxford's main sights too. Other things to note Christ church gets crowded, so please pre book the tour in advance as entry tickets are very limited in 2021 due to reduced acces
Oxford River Walk & optional Cruise Boat
Oxford Boat Trip + Guided Walk along the Thames to Iffley village which has medieval cottages, a beautiful Norman church plus garden pubs. Special focus on Oxford's Alice in Wonderland heritage as we are more or less following the route which Alice Liddell took with Lewis Carroll on a storytelling boat trip on July 4th 1862. We will also introduce Oxford university & city history , Oxford student life and its college rowing sporting traditions- which can actively be seen on the route too. This activity makes for an active day out in nature away from the city crowds. This tour starts with brief walk introducing Oxford city and university sights lasting up to half hour to arrive from start point to the river cruise point. Tour ends there This activity's average duration is 3 hours. Private groups can book on flexible start time and on any day. Shared group tour fixed schedule will be limited by seasonal demand. The total walking distance is up to about 4 miles. The cost of the boat trip is not included & needs to be paid on the day directly to the boat company at cost from approximately £5-£9 per person.
Recorrido por la Universidad de Oxford con antiguos alumnos
We will start with a whirlwind overview of Oxford as the central player in 1,000 years of British history, and giving guests an understanding of how the sprawling institution operates before embarking on the tour. Navigating down the windy alleyways we will get an insiders take on the little known viewing angles that bring across the drama of the world famous architecture in this city. With striking spires and imposing buildings, we will cover how these influenced Tolkien, C S Lewis, along with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. We will enter one of the oldest Colleges at Oxford, renowned for its beautiful gardens, before heading into one of the most famous Library's in the world - responsible for over 13 million books. Capping this off we will cover a Harry Potter film site, along with why the most powerful religious figure England has ever seen, was burnt alive in the centre of Oxford, on what is now such a nondescript part of road you could easily miss it. Please note: Colleges and the Library can shut without notice and currently they are available as of August 2021. If this changes on the day we will of course incorporate them - if we are not able to offer any access, we will offer up the option of a full refund.
Oxford, mucho más que una universidad
Oxford’s city centre is a concentration of all you want to know. Within a relatively small area there are hundreds of years of history which we will be experiencing by walking for a couple of hours. We will tour the famous sights and learn about the culture, reasons and history behind what we see. We will hear about the famous Oxford personalities, who shaped the world and learn about their world. We will also discover more hidden places, the ones tourists (and many locals) don’t know about. I will point out the locations of world famous films and the stunning hidden architecture. This is a tour for very small groups as I want you to feel comfortable and able to ask questions. If there is any particular requirement, just ask and I will do my utter best to accommodate you. Most of the times, it would be your own private tour. We will meet outside the Randolph Hotel, on Beaumont Street, opposite the Ashmolean Museum and start our adventure from there. Other things to note My tours are suitable for families and children under 2 come for free. We will be passing many shops during our walk where you can buy drinks and snacks if needed. This tour is wheelchair and child friendly. As the group size is very small you will almost certainly enjoy a fully private tour.
The Oxford Inklings tour-Lewis & Tolkien
Tolkien once described the Inklings club as “An undetermined and unelected circle of friends who gather around C S lewis, our habit was to read aloud compositions of various kinds ....and lengths !" One cannot underestimate how the loud encouragement this circle of friends gave one another helped produce some of the most important and popular books of the 20th century. Not only Fantasy classics such as The Chronicles Of Narnia and The Lord Of The Rings but also important religious works such as Lewis’s “Mere Christianity” a book which has sold over two hundred million copies. At a relaxed pace, we will explore many sites and stories associated with this eclectic group, concentrating not only on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien but also some of the other Inklings such as Owen Barfield and a man who was a great influence on Lewis, Charles Williams. Whilst taking in Oxford's stunning architecture we shall wander the grounds of a beautiful medieval College associated with the Inklings and visit The University Church of Saint Marys {Where Lewis gave talks} and The Divinity School {The oldest surviving building for University use including lectures and oral exams} - any entrance fees are included in the price We shall also walk by many of their regular haunts such as The Eagle And Child pub & Eastgate Hotel. I shall also regale great stories of which I have collected over many years Other things to note Comfortable foot wear is highly recommended, roads in Oxford are uneven in places.
Escape to Oxford Walking Tours
From the Martyrs' Memorial, we meander through the heart of Oxford, passing a number of historic buildings and university colleges, including the 1000 year-old Saxon Tower, the oldest building in Oxford and the finest example of Saxon architecture in England, Carfax, the magnificent Town Hall, Christ Church College and its beautiful Meadow, over ‘Dead Man’s Walk’ into medieval Merton Street where we cut through Logic Lane, past University College, the first of the 39 colleges that make up the University, into the Radcliffe Square, (one of the most sought after landmarks in the UK), view the magnificent Gothic architecture of University Church of St Mary the Virgin, meeting place of the university's first governing body, the Schools Quadrangle, heart of the world-renowned Bodleian Library and seat of the 15th century Divinity School. We pass the Sheldonian Theatre, Christopher Wren’s first major architectural project, the first purpose-built public museum in the Western world and into Broad Street. Our guides are well versed in the history of Oxford and the University from the founding of the city over 1000 years ago to the beginnings of the University in the 13th century, through the industrial revolution to the present day. Where possible we will escort our guests into university and college buildings. Private tours available on request - minimum four (4) persons.
Harry Potter en Oxford
NOTICE: This tour starts at 12.45 and not at 12.30 but the airbnb scheduling system has no option to state 12.45! The Divinity school film site is closed on some dates but on any such dates, we simply swap it for entry to New college film site with extra £5 entry to pay. This tour goes into great detail about the making of Harry Potter in Oxford, including film site/s visits. It also highlights JK Rowling's ideas plus it mentions Oxford history plus Oxford's many other famous literary connections. Covid Closures Revised Itinerary: Currently, only the Divinity school film site at the Bodleian library is open. Its £3 per person entry fee is included in your ticket. There is a larger film site called New college but it's not open every day & so it's not included in the tour- unless you request your guide to take you there but that will then mean an additional £10 per person paid in cash only to extend the tour to include New college too. The tours run in English. However, together with my bilingual colleagues, we can also offer private group tours only in foreign languages with adequate advance notice. If -after you book- we learn of closures affecting the tour, I will email you but please can you also share your phone number and email address after booking, so that I can update you of any such notices.
Oxford's History through its beautiful stained-glass
Oxford’s intimate scale allows a rare proximity to this art. Religious origins, wealth , and the University's Independence make it hard to think of anywhere else to see such a variety of periods and techniques en situ and within easy reach. When unrest swept through Oxford, architectural elements were sheltered from marauders and zealots. Imagine scholars befuddling and persuading Henry VIII’s Edward VI’s and later Cromwell’s men with theological riddles, providential threats and the odd bribe, thus rescuing stained glass from destruction. Inside New College (1379), we’ll see its cloister (of Harry Potter fame), chapel and hall. The chapel is a feast of mediaeval craftsmanship with an impressive mediaeval composition and a great west window by 18th-century Royal Academician Sir Joshua Reynolds. Modifications to another 18th-century stained glass tell a tale of Victorian prudery. In Wadham, a college built in the protestant era, we see work by Netherlandish Van Linge brothers. Radcliffe square is the heart of the University. Here I’ll introduce important buildings before taking you into the University church of St Mary’s. Stained glass here demonstrates origins of the Oxford movement and the gothic revival. Currents which originated in Oxford and revived the art of stained glass across the world. Includes stop for refreshments
Oxford University Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
In just an hour walk through pivotal moments of human history: from petty and outlandish rivalries to architectural masterpieces with confusing names. See the lamp-post which inspired Narnia and the architecture which has inspired His Dark Materials. Visit the meadows where C.S. Lewis first recounted the story of Alice in Wonderland. Marvel at some of the world’s greatest examples of Gothic and Baroque architecture. Inspiring, baffling, and downright outrageous: Oxford is a city full of stories waiting to be told. Oxford is nothing without its students, and it’s the students who make our walking tours so special. All our tour guides are either graduates of or current students at the University of Oxford who combine their personal experiences of the city with their deep passion for its history, architecture, and stories to provide a one-of-a-kind tour. Combining a deep passion for the city’s history and architecture with the knowledge you hear all about what the students really get up to – from BOPS to secret societies and which all-night library permits outside snacks. Which college is the poshest one, and which is the oldest? Which one has traditions designed only to mock the traditions of other colleges? As well as hearing it all from the horse’s mouth, you get to see inside colleges, with highlights including the beautiful Jesus college gardens. This is the real Oxford.
Join us for a relaxed morning around a campfire in the woods
Come and relax in our beautiful woodland with its rustic shelters and campfires. This experience combines all the best of bits of camping, without having to sleep in a tent. Enjoy our lovely woodland setting, build a den and chill in our tree hammocks. Light a campfire, enjoy large real meat (or vegan) hotdog cooked in our off-grid camp kitchen. Cook your own baked banana boat or yummy s'mores on a fire using a our fire cooking kits. Kids receive an activity pack so that you can complete your morning with a scavenger hunt around the woodland.
Un viaje en el tiempo por Oxford para familias
This is a tour for everyone, but especially designed for families, with a spotting list for younger children. I offer a unique 75 minute chronological trip through Oxford's colourful history, from the Saxon origins of the town to the present day. If children are on the tour I'll admit that I am a time traveller! We will see some of Oxford's best-known landmarks and hear about the people and events that made the city and the university world-famous - as well as some of the scrapes I got into when visiting them! Other things to note During off season I'm happy to adapt timing of tours (eg morning tour instead), please do enquire! Travel around Oxford can get a bit congested so please don't hesitate to text or call me if you have any problems and I will do my best to adapt when possible. There are cobbled streets on the tour.
Sesión de fotos privada en los lugares emblemáticos de Oxford
This is a private and personal session. Do you want to take away some great photographs of yourself in Oxford, to remember your time here? Or, some beautiful Instagram content that you couldn't easily take yourself? I will do that for you. Whilst moving between iconic locations of Oxford, we will explore the Bodleian Library, the Bridge of Sighs, the Radcliffe Camera, Christ Church Meadows, and surrounding areas. I will also take you via hidden gem locations to show you the real personality behind the bustle and red telephone boxes. I aim to show and capture the true essence of the city. This is a great experience for individuals, couples, families, and friends! If you would like to have your photoshoot inside the Oxford Botanical Gardens, or one of the Colleges, the entrance fee for one person other than myself is included in the cost :) The price for a couple is the same as for one person. If there are more than 3 people, please ‘Book for a Private Group’. Feel free to contact me if the dates you want to shoot at are not showing up on my calendar. I’m more than happy to accommodate you :) Let me know in advance if there's anywhere in particular you'd like to be photographed at, and I will try to accommodate it.
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