CHRIS has known Oxford for over twenty years, including a spell at the University where he learnt many useful things including how to tie a bow-tie and the correct spoon for the soup.
On returning to Oxford with my family from Africa, I decided to pursue my passion for history and fascination with Oxford by becoming a tour guide, setting up Tours of Oxford some five years ago. Currently, I am also part-way through a post grad degree in Local History back at the University.
The wonderful response to our tours and our guides has been more than we could have imagined back when we started. In fact, we are in regular correspondence with many of them.
So, enjoy your time with us.
TOURS of OXFORD TOUR GUIDES
All the Guides working for Tours of Oxford are with us because they are the best Oxford has to offer and share our core values of facts, fun and celebration. Apart from their encyclopaedic knowledge and love of Oxford, many are specialists in art, history, architecture and literature: just the right person to guide you around Oxford.
You can be of any age or interest
We are as famed for our student group (and younger) Walking Tours as we are for our introductory, themed and bespoke tours, the latter focusing on a particular aspect of Oxford you want to explore in detail
A Complete Service
We offer a complete and comprehensive booking service when you book your tour – so we can plan an itinerary with you to best reflect your interests and budget. In addition, we provide information on parking, coaches and train services as well as exhibitions, music, theatre, museums and events. We can also recommend places for food, fine ale and coffee that cover the whole of Oxford and not just the usual tourist venues, fine though some of these most definitely are.
And then there are places to visit close-by – the hidden gems of landscape and history where there are no queues or admission charges. You can find them all with us: it’s all included as part of our package
With Tours of Oxford, you and your party will get to know and celebrate this fascinating and beguiling City – from the inside