Tours and Trails - Walking Tours

With its pedestrianised areas, tucked-away lanes and gated  roads, Oxford's compact city centre is best explored on foot.

Walking tours of the city centre, conducted by the  Guild of Guides, leave the Tourist Information Centre in Gloucester Green daily.  Tours last 2 hours and include admission to colleges open to guides on that  particular day. Tickets are available from the Information Centre (or direct  from the guide outside if the centre is closed). Numbers are limited to 19  people per tour and tickets are sold on a 'first come, first served' basis.  Tours run daily at 11.00 and 14.00 from the Information Centre. Additional tours  leave the centre during busy periods, subject to demand.

Cost: adults 6.00, children under 16 3.00. Children must be accompanied by an  adult.

In addition, there are two tours that leave the  Tourist Information Centre on Saturdays at 11.00 and 14.00. This tour includes  admission to Christ Church.

Cost: adults 7.00 and children under 16 3.50.

Inspector Morse Walking Tours, following in the  footsteps of Oxford's most famous television detective, leave the Information  Centre at 13.30 on Saturdays for a limited period. They are very popular so it is advisable  to book in advance. Please contact the TIC, Tel: 01865 726871 or  email

adults 6.50, children  under 16 3.50.

Tours and Trails - Bus Tours of the City Centre

Guide Friday
Hour-long open-top bus tours of the city centre with a  live commentary. Tickets are valid all day and passengers may get on or off at  any stop. Tickets entitle the holder to various discounts at attractions and  gift shops in Oxford, as well as on Guide Friday tours in other towns. Tickets  are available from the railway station, the bus station, the Guide Friday desk  in the Information Centre, and drivers. Join the tour at the railway station,  bus station or any Guide Friday stop. Various languages available as taped  commentary.
Oxford Classic Tours
(Part of City Sightseeing)
One-hour City tours on "hop on  - hop off" open-top buses. Headphones provide commentary in a choice of seven  languages. Board the tour at any of our 19 stops on the route. Tickets are  available from the kiosk at Bay 14 in Gloucester Green Bus Station or from our  drivers or ticket sellers located at busy stops in the City. Ticket holders are  entitled to discounts on City Sightseeing Tours in other cities in the UK and  around the world as well on some local attractions.

Tel: 01235 819393, e-mail:

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