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Cotswolds Private Day Tour

Cotswolds Private Day Tour

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Experience England’s Cotswolds on a private tour that whisks you around its highlights so you don’t have to worry about itineraries or transport. Avoid the inconveniences of a DIY or large-group trip, and relax on a chauffeur-driven tour of the must-see towns and villages. See the riverbank houses of Bourton-on-the-Water, and admire honey-stoned Broadway and other gems; all with a driver-guide for personalized service plus flexible pickup and drop-off options.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$555.77
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$555.77
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Tour of the Cotswolds from Moreton-in-Marsh

Tour of the Cotswolds from Moreton-in-Marsh

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See more of the picturesque Cotswolds on a trip that leaves from Moreton-in-Marsh. Showcasing the must-see villages that can be tricky to find on your own, the excursion visits Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Camden along with some lesser-known hamlets that many Cotswolds tourists miss. You have ample free time to explore, along with commentary and tips for places to eat or see through the day.
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  • 7 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.73
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$67.73

1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour

1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour

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Oxford University is one of the world’s most famous universities and this 90-minute walking tour takes you behind the scenes of its historic colleges. Follow in the footsteps of alumni such as Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, and J.R.R. Tolkien; admire architectural landmarks such as Trinity College, New College and the Radcliffe Camera; and peek inside the colleges, chapels, and halls.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.25
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$20.25

Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

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Walk the halls of one of the world’s oldest and most famous universities on this walking tour of Oxford University. Get a glimpse of student life as you peek inside the famous Bodleian Library and see landmarks like the University Church of St. Mary, Radcliffe Camera, and Trinity College. Learn about the prestigious university’s famous alumni, hear fascinating stories and anecdotes about its history, and see on-campus locations used in the Harry Potter films.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.08
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$27.08

Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford Including Bodleian Library

Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford Including Bodleian Library

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Discover the Harry Potter movie locations of Oxford on this walking tour. Visit the famous Bodleian Library to see the hall used as Hogwarts’ Infirmary in many movies, and view other locations in one or two of Oxford’s oldest colleges. As you walk, enjoy a fun Harry Potter quiz, and learn about Oxford University and other famous children’s books written in the city. Entrance fees to the Bodleian and select colleges are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.52
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$29.52

The Oxford Artisan Distillery Tour

The Oxford Artisan Distillery Tour

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Taste and discover grass-to-glass spirits at TOAD (The Oxford Artisan Distillery.) The 1-hour tour gives you a behind the scenes look at the distilling process, with stops at the Old Threshing Barn, the lab, and the distillery itself.  Your tour is lead by a team member, ensuring an immersive and comprehensive experience. Try two of TOAD’s gins and vodka at the end of your visit.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.09
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$27.09

Distanced | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni

Distanced | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni

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Our University of Oxford graduate guide will take you on an enthralling journey through time as we recount to you the fascinating story of Oxford and its illustrious university. Enjoy famous student anecdotes and authentic insights into student life from real Oxford University Alumni and current students. You are welcomed to ask questions at each stop on the tour and prospective students may ask about the Oxbridge application process from someone who has been successful. This is the real Oxford University experience from behind closed doors!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.29
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$18.29

Oxford Official University & City Tour

Oxford Official University & City Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of famous former residents like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis—and discover many of Oxford’s top landmarks in just a couple hours—on this introductory walking tour. Meet your group in central Oxford, and set off on foot. You’ll see key attractions like the Bodleian Library and Sheldonian Theatre, will explore the university area, and will even visit one of its elegant colleges. As you go, your guide will share insider stories about Oxford’s history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.09
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$27.09

2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford

2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford

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See more of Oxford in less time, and get up close and personal with its world-famous scenery, on this small-group biking tour of the city and its major landmarks. Meet your guide in the center of Oxford, and climb on your cycle. Begin by discovering the Bridge of Sighs and other historical landmarks in the city center before heading to the Port Meadow and cycling along the Thames River. Finally, see the former residences of famous Oxford denizens like J.R.R. Tolkien.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.64
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$40.64

8-Hour Private Historical Tour of England in a Classic Car

8-Hour Private Historical Tour of England in a Classic Car

Chauffeur-driven in a Rolls Royce or Bentley, you will be entertained and educated by a former History Master, on a bespoke history tour, customised to your interests. You could choose to include Sulgrave Manor, the ancestral home of George Washington, or Canon's Ashby, one of the former monasteries dissolved on the orders of King Henry VIII. Visit Blenheim Palace, home of the Duke of Marlborough and birthplace and grave of the greatest Englishman, Winston Churchill. Or perhaps explore the delightful villages in the Cotswolds, or the Downton Abbey locations. Other options include Hampton Court, built by Wolsey and stolen by Henry VIII. Additional charges: Cotswold Cream Tea £0 (no extra charge), The Tudor Tour £70, Shopping for History £50, The Shakespeare Tour £70, Gin and IT Tour £125, Downton Abbey and Civil War £50.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$975.37
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$975.37
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Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Oxford Walking Tour

Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Oxford Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in the world of Inspector Morse, Lewis, and Hathaway during this 2-hour walking tour in Oxford. Listen to stories about the city's most famous detectives and stop at landmarks such as Broad Street, the White Horse pub, and the Randolph Hotel.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.45
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$28.45

City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience one of the world’s greatest university cities on this hop-on hop-off Oxford bus tour. With a 24- or 48-hour pass, design a personalized itinerary with several possible stops including the University of Oxford buildings (some featured in the 'Harry Potter' films), Oxford Castle, and Bodleian Library, one of the world’s oldest public libraries. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-top viewing deck and fun onboard commentary as you savor this elegant city.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.35
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$22.35

Divinity School Oxford Harry Potter Insights - PUBLIC tour (90 minutes) DAILY

Divinity School Oxford Harry Potter Insights - PUBLIC tour (90 minutes) DAILY

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Tour includes entry worth £2.50 per person inside the Divinity school at the Bodleian Library. Tour lasts average 90 minutes. You can also opt to pay extra £10 cash on the day to include New college film site entry too for longer tour lasting two hours. How does studying at Oxford University compare with studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Fun tour for Muggles of all ages. Guide will cater the tour according to everyone's interests, introducing also Oxford heritage.  Calling all fans of the world’s favourite wizard, this Oxford walking tour takes you to recognizable locations of the Harry Potter films. During this family-friendly tour, see the grand buildings of Oxford University and see inside the Divinity School—which featured as the infirmary & classroom space in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Learn of other literary legends that attended Oxford University.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.21
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$35.21

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

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Explore Oxford University’s famous regatta course on this 50-minute Thames River sightseeing cruise in Oxford. Hop aboard your sightseeing vessel in the heart of Oxford and cruise out onto the famous waterway. Listen as your guide sheds light on the city’s rich history, and discover local landmarks such as Folly Bridge, Christchurch College, the Oxford University boathouses and the Meadows. Share the waters with rowing eights, punts, university boats and cruisers, and watch the banks for sightings of native river wildlife.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.67
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$21.67

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Including a Picnic

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Including a Picnic

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Explore one of England’s most ancient cities on this 2.5-hour sightseeing river cruise in Oxford. Cruise onto the tranquil Thames River as your skipper points out places of interest such as Christchurch College, the Meadows, the Oxford University boathouses, Osney Island, Port Meadow and Folly Bridge. See a side of Oxford's rich heritage that many visitors miss, and discover sites made famous by authors including Lewis Carroll and C S Lewis. Stop off along the way for a delicious picnic of delicacies such as potted salmon and Mediterranean vegetable loaf.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.51
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$74.51

Cotswolds Villages Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Oxford

Cotswolds Villages Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Oxford

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Admire the best-known and hidden villages of England’s Cotswolds on this full-day small-group tour from Oxford. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with a driver-guide, stop to explore villages such as Great Tew and Stow-on-the-Wold, and the hamlets of the Windrush valley. On route, enjoy lunch (own expense) in Burford, stroll around Bourton-on-the-Water, and visit the village and 15th-century ruins of Minster Lovell. Includes transport and central Oxford pickup and drop-off, with entrance fees at your expense.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.17
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$111.17

Sundowner Cruise with Three Course Riverside Dining

Sundowner Cruise with Three Course Riverside Dining

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Make unforgettable memories in the heart of Oxford on this 2-hour dining experience with evening cruise. Step aboard your vessel as the sun slowly sinks on the horizon, and cruise out onto the Thames River. Sip chilled Prosecco as you wind your way along the tranquil waterway, and gaze out over Christchurch Meadows and the university boathouses. Afterwards, alight at the mooring outside The Folly restaurant and follow the candles and fairy lights to your table. Then, enjoy a delicious 3-course a la carte dinner in the restaurant’s romantic surroundings. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.47
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$93.47

Oxford City and University Walking PUBLIC 1pm Tour

Oxford City and University Walking PUBLIC 1pm Tour

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If you’re interested in Oxford’s rich history, look no further than this walking tour for a comprehensive overview of the historic city. In a small group limited to 15, visit Bodleian Library—home to 'Harry Potter' filming locations—and one other college, and learn about Oxford University alumni such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Plus, receive an ILoveOxford map showing all of the main sites.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.08
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$27.08

Luxury Shopping Experience

Luxury Shopping Experience

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Indulge your passion for shopping on a full-day trip to Bicester Village from London. Home to more than 160 luxury fashion and lifestyle boutiques, Bicester Village offers savings of up to 60% all year round.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.60
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$101.60

Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford

Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford

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Set sail for a romantic cruise through the heart of Oxford on this 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise, including afternoon tea served on-board. Tuck into traditional English teatime treats like finger sandwiches and scones with jam and clotted cream, as you glide downstream. Following a scenic route along the University Regatta Course, you’ll discover Oxford’s surprising greenery and enjoy marvelous views of the University Boat Houses, Christ Church Meadows and Iffley lock.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.96
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$60.96

Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Private Day Tour from Oxford
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Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Private Day Tour from Oxford

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Discover some of the most picturesque highlights of the Cotswolds—and visit UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace—on this full-day, private tour. Meet your guide at your area accommodation, and set off via air-conditioned vehicle. Head first to the Cotswolds (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) to visit charming English villages like Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold. Next, transfer to Blenheim Palace: famed for its opulent design, the palace was also Winston Churchill’s birthplace. As this is a private tour, the itinerary can also be customized to suit your interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$382.10
Price varies by group size
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$382.10
Price varies by group size

Stonehenge and Bath Tour with Oxford University Alumni

Stonehenge and Bath Tour with Oxford University Alumni

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See two of England’s most in-demand destinations—both UNESCO World Heritage Sites—on this full-day, small-group tour from Oxford. Following pickup at the meeting point, head first to Bath: famous for its Roman–era origins as well as its Georgian architecture. See highlights like the Royal Crescent and Bath Abbey before continuing to Stonehenge. Once there, see the sights, learn the theories about its creation from your guide, and discover more in the visitor center.
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  • 9 hours
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$146.16
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$146.16

Cotswold Summer Explorer Tour

Cotswold Summer Explorer Tour

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Spend a day in the Cotswolds with this guided day trip from the city of Oxford. A region of postcard-perfect English villages, green hills, and manor houses, the Cotswolds has been designated as an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. See its highlights with a guide, and discover villages such as Asthall, Swinbrook, and Bourton-on-the-Water -- places that inspired writers and artists with their idyllic appeal. Through the day, you'll enjoy a mix of guided activities and free time to explore at your own pace.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.15
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$115.15

Christ Church Harry Potter PUBLIC 10am tour from July 2022 only

Christ Church Harry Potter PUBLIC 10am tour from July 2022 only

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Fans of fantasy books won’t want to miss this 1.5-hour tour of Christ Church College, the setting and inspiration behind novels such as Alice and Wonderland and Harry Potter. By booking your ticket in advance, you’ll avoid the long lines outside of the prestigious Oxford University building, home to the Bodleian Library and adjoining Divinity School. Visit recognizable filming sites and learn about Lewis Carroll’s time at England’s oldest university.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$101.60
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Cotswolds Private Day Tour
"Best day of our trip to London. Adde, our guide, was fantastic. Picked us up at 8AM sharp at our hotel in London, took us all around the Cotswolds all day and returned us back to our hotel at 5PM. Highly recommend you fit this into your visit to London."..."
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Tour of the Cotswolds from Moreton-in-Marsh
"Tom is a delightful guide. The trip was well curated. We had a lovely time and will certainly return to the Cotswold in the future for more. I have already started to recommend this tour to friends."..."
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1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour
"Excellently informed and engaging guide. No more needs to be said...... Can't get my photos to load."..."
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Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide
"A very enjoyable and informative tour. Our guide Patrick was fantastic! He made the tour with his excellent delivery of the information. Would highly recommend"..."
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Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford Including Bodleian Library
"The weather was awful but Trevor was such an engaging, knowledgable and entertaining guide that he made the day really memorable. Would highly recommend him. Thank you Trevor for a brilliant two hours."..."
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The Oxford Artisan Distillery Tour
"Our guide Sarah was excellent. Very knowledgeable and made it a fun experience. A welcome drink followed by a generous taste of the products made. Interesting to talk to one of the artisans working there too and watch the process in action."..."
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Distanced | Oxford University & City Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
"Archie was an amazing tour guide… Lots of facts littered with anecdotal stories which made the whole tour really enjoyable."..."
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Oxford Official University & City Tour
"Sally provided a really interesting commentary that was a good mix of historic and more recent cultural anecdotes which brought the history to life. She was very knowledgable and had an twinkle in her eye"..."
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2-Hour Cycle Tour of Oxford
"Had a great tour of Oxford with Howard who was an excellent tour guide with great insights into the history of the area. It was brilliant to get out of the city too to see the countryside that’s so close to the centre. When you come to Oxford this tour is a must - the cycling is easy and on the flat."..."
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Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Oxford Walking Tour
"We enjoyed the tour very much. Elizabeth was so knowledgeable. We’ve seen some areas of Oxford we wouldn’t have known about. Will definitely be back to sample another tour."..."
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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
"Fabulous trip and great explanations which were easily understood and some amusing. Good views so could see the important places."..."
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Divinity School Oxford Harry Potter Insights - PUBLIC tour (90 minutes) DAILY
"Excellent tour of Oxford with Harry Potter slant. Peter was charismatic, informative and amusing. He involved all of the children with chocolate prizes for Potter knowledge. Great value for money - our tour actually lasted around 2 and a half hours. Thoroughly enjoyed and was the highlight of our half term Oxford break."..."
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course
"Mark the skipper was fun, friendly and very knowledgeable. The boat was comfortable with blankets if we were cold and the option to take drinks on board. The Folly Restaurant (where you set off) is a beautiful place, making the whole experience fantastic."..."
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Including a Picnic
"Trip to celebrate the life of a much loved husband and brother. Great trip, great guide, really lovely day. So well taken care of. Thank you"..."
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Cotswolds Villages Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Oxford
"A very small group - schedule was adjusted to accommodate a request - guide was personable, knowledgeable and professional. A thoroughly enjoyable day, capped off with an unexpected drop off at our hotel!"..."
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Sundowner Cruise with Three Course Riverside Dining
"Superb food absolutely fantastic The staff in folly restaurant were excellent The boat ride was nice and captain good But I can’t say how brilliant the food was"..."
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Oxford City and University Walking PUBLIC 1pm Tour
"The guide was very knowledgeable, the pace of delivery was good. Would definitely recommend. Tour was interesting, lots of interesting stories."..."
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Luxury Shopping Experience
"Perfekt. Good service. The driver was helpful, friendly and very informative. Nice busses, Well air condiotoned and lots of space."..."
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Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford
"Such a lovely experience for my sisters 50th birthday. The food was yummy and the host was so funny!"..."
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Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Private Day Tour from Oxford
"Ian Mowbray-Williams was the most amazing guide After picking our family up at our hotel he took us to little hidden gems, stopped for priceless family photographs and was the highlight of our 18 day trip! He truly listened and conformed this day to our specific desires. We would highly recommend this tour and most especially this guide !"..."
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Stonehenge and Bath Tour with Oxford University Alumni
"Driver/guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, as well as a very safe driver. A little cramped for time in Bath, but overall an excellent tour."..."
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Cotswold Summer Explorer Tour
"David and Isabelle were gracious, knowkedfeable, friendly and full of interesting details of everything we saw. They were well worth every farthing and we highly recommend this tour"..."
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Christ Church Harry Potter PUBLIC 10am tour from July 2022 only
"This was the best tour we’ve ever been on! Peter was amazing! You will not regret booking this tour- so many fun facts! If we would of been thinking straight we would of just followed Peter to his next tour destination. It really was such a lovely tour I can’t say enough about how great it was!"..."

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