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Oxford University Tour With Alumni
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's most popular walking tour with a local guide
The best way to see Oxford is on a small-group walking tour. It's a vibrant city, steeped in history with fantastic architecture & the prestigious Oxford University. Enjoy a relaxed & informative Oxford walking tour any time of the year, rain or shine with a small group of people. In a family-friendly tour to suit all ages, you will see Oxford's most famous sites, discover parts of the city that many visitors don't see, learn about Oxford University & its traditions, hear about Oxford's literary greats & visit some of the 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! This is not a scripted Free Oxford walking tour with a group of 20+ people! It is however a tour guided by a lifelong local, with depth, humour & passion. Guests who have taken this tour love its intimate & relaxed nature, plus they enjoy meeting fellow travellers from the Airbnb community. You can also book a private tour for your family group, or as a work team-building event to get a truly intimate & fun tour. If you are not an Airbnb member, contact me via myoxfordtravel
Oxford University Walking & Punting Tour Led By Alumni
We will begin with a 90-minute graduate-led Oxford University Colleges walking tour which will include an explanation of the colourful story of Oxford and it’s illustrious University and visits inside college grounds. We will visit famous landmarks and enter colleges so you have ample opportunity for photo taking. You will learn famous Oxford University history and anecdotes. Throughout the tour, you will be invited to ask questions at each stop. After your walking tour, you will get the chance to rest your legs on a relaxing punting tour. You will be seated comfortably on a large boat with cushions and blankets. You just sit back and relax as we guide you along the River Cherwell. You will see famous sites of literary inspiration such as Alice in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll. If you would like to give punting a try, simply ask and your punt chauffeur will be happy to give you a free lesson!
Oxford's famous and hidden gems
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 10 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.
Harry Potter Oxford Insights Tour
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 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.
Oxford StandUp Paddle Board Tour
Explore the historic city of Oxford and surrounding areas from a different perspective! If you haven’t tried Paddle Boardong before don’t worry! They’re safe stable & fun and you’ll quickly be on the water enjoying getting to grips with the basics of steering, stopping and turning your board either kneeling or standing. You’ll be provided with a drybag to protect any belongings you’d like to bring with you. Once you’ve got a handle on the basics you’ll head off on a short trip along the river Thames from Donnington bridge into Oxford, stopping to view the sights and get some pics along the way. After a break next to the Botanic Gardens and Magdalen College you’ll return past the punts and rowing boats to the start point with the opportunity to have some fun and try some more advanced paddle skills, although you may get wet! ;) Other things to note If you don’t see a convenient date listed please get in touch as I can often arrange the date you want! If you have any other questions please let me know.
One day Cotswolds Electric Cycle Tour
Cycle the Cotswolds region using high performance electric bicycles. Tours departing from near Oxford, full day activity. My hobby was cycling the Cotswolds so I decided to move to this area from Oxford. Our route takes you off the beaten paths as some destinations in the Cotswolds get too crowded but the itinerary can be customised where practical, This is an active day out but you don't have to be too sporty to still enjoy riding an electric bike. You must however be aged at least 16 years old. Typical itinerary is 10.30am to 5.30pm with lunch break and tea break time (meals are not included in cost). We will visit several villages or hamlets plus see medieval 'wool' churches & option to visit ruins of a Roman villa or medieval manor. My prices quoted are based on max 4 clients total but if you are over 4 persons, I can hire in extra bikes but at extra cost and with adequate notice. Any groups of 5 persons or more, the meeting start/end point is also more flexible as bike hire is portable but my own bikes require you to meet me in Hanborough village, which is only 9 minutes train ride, first stop from Oxford on the train.
Family friendly time-travel Oxford tour
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 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.
Escape to Oxford Walking Tours
From the Martyrs' Memorial, close to the north gate of the old city, 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 High Street into 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 and the first purpose-built public museum in the Western world 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. Customised tours including pre-booking into colleges, galleries and museums can be arranged.
Pub and City Tour
Oxford Is an amazing city and a chat over a drink in a couple of the oldest pubs in town makes getting to know it all that much more enjoyable. We will meet in the late afternoon and I will show you the iconic sites and tell you about the history, the personalities and events that influenced the world. With as many pubs as colleges in the city centre, there is ample choice of where to sit and absorb the centuries of information. Try a local brew, drink where medieval stables used to be, contemplate the Saxon city wall, watch the quirkiness of ancient establishments, sit where famous literature personalities sat. All within a short walking distance from one another, you will see historical monuments, world-famous buildings and sites where world-shaping events took place. Listen to the legends, the facts and the fantasies hidden around every corner of this magical place while relaxing by the fire or in the garden of pubs that are hidden gems. Other things to note The tour is suitable for all abilities and if you have any specific requirements, please contact me and I will most certainly be able to accommodate you. As the group size is very small you will most likely enjoy a fully private tour.
Oxford literary tour
At a leisurely pace with small groups of no more than ten, we shall explore sites and entertaining stories associated with famous authors and poets who have studied or taught at Oxford such as Lewis Carroll, Graham Greene, Oscar Wilde, William Golding, C.S Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien, as well as writers with Oxford connections separate to the University such as Kenneth Grahame, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy and William Shakespeare. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you wish during our walk through Oxford’s grand literary history. Other things to note Some of Oxford's cobblestoned streets can be a bit uneven and it is always a good idea to keep a look out for cyclists when crossing the roads in Oxford.
Chauffeured Punting Trip -any start time
NOTICE: The start time is optional as this is for private group tours only. I have added it by default as 9.30am start time but it can be at any start time. Please request start time, when you make the booking. You can either sit back & relax or have a go at handing a punting or rowing boat, if you choose to. Enjoy the sights and skyline as we do downriver while I entertain you with stories about Oxford, student life, the rowing races tradition and of course tell you how 'Alice in Wonderland' was the result of just such a story telling river trip outing on July 4th 1862, when Lewis Carroll entertained Alice & her sisters who were the daughters of Christchurch Dean. Other things to note These boats only fit 4-5 children or adults so this tour is priced & offered as a private group tour booking rate viz. just select 1 person only as the price will be same whether 1 or 4 persons. My colleague is a native Russian/Ukrainian speaker and he is also a research member of Oxford university. On all tours, we can also introduce student life, the university, college traditions too, as per your interests made known to us.
Street Photography Workshop in Oxford
The ‘street’ has its own rhythm, its own life. Via the camera lens, I search for that ‘decisive’ moment that will never return. I am only the observer, capturing the elusive, and transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. My workshops are fun. I will help you to move your photography to a new level. You will: • Learn essential street photography skills • Learn how to visualise a scene, and how it may look as a photograph • Know the difference between a bad and an outstanding picture • Build pictures and story using light, composition and moment • Learn how to shoot candidly • Tell the story with your pictures • Discover the rules of composition • Evaluate you images- what did and didn’t work After the workshop you will fill more confident shooting people in public spaces. I will give you open and honest feedback, and advice on your next steps. The group is limited to four delegates, so you're guaranteed to get my full attention. If you want to book a date but it is not on the calendar, contact me and I will see to arrange it. Level of Experience: Any Other things to note This workshop is open to anyone; no experience required. Having fun comes first. The route is mostly flat. If you don't see a suitable calendar date, I am flexible to add new dates if I am available.
The Inklings Oxford Writers Tour
We will introduce the lives of CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien & the other Inklings who were fascinated like I am with questions about the power of myth, story making & man's quest to understand his place in the universe. Wherever open, we visit Exeter college where JRR Tolkien studied & Magdalen college where CS Lewis taught. These are probably the most beautiful of the university colleges. Magdalen has a deer park & buildings dating back to 1400. Exeter dating to 1314, features lots in Inspector Morse tv show. It has an exquisite chapel. We look at what inspired CS Lewis's conversion & we also introduce the lives of both men plus their friendship with each other & other members of the Inklings writers group who famously met at the Eagle and Child pub to discuss their writing. Children are welcome but this tour is not aimed at the interests or attention span of children. Please note that the tour fee is the same regardless of whether you book 1 or 10 persons as this tour is currently only offered for private group bookings. Entry fees to Magdalen college averaging £6 per adult or £15 family ticket are NOT included so you will need to pay those. Other things to note: Group rates apply if you book 3 persons or more. This tour generally is only ever booked by private groups so the pricing is based on expectation that if only one or two persons book the tour, they're the only clients.