Explore Oxford

Welcome to the website for Explore Oxford Tours , the friendly, personal sightseeing service that can offer you the kind of sightseeing tips around the famous city of Oxford that your friends and colleagues would give you!

Walking Tours through the Heart of Oxford

Oxford, often called the City of Dreaming Spires, has over 1000 years of history. It has been the inspiration for Morris Cars, Oxford Marmalade, Oxford Bags and the oldest university in Britain – a university which has educated some of the world’s greatest leaders, scientists, philosophers, writers and actors – Indira Ghandi, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Benazir Bhutto, Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien, John Wesley and Richard Burton, to name just a few.

This beautiful medieval city has something to offer everybody, regardless of age or interest. Whether you have just a few hours or a few days, Explore Oxford Tours can provide information on the best ways to make the most of your time. We can offer guided walking tours of Oxford, exploring the famous colleges and historic buildings, or help you to see the sights by boat, from your coach, or using one of our minibuses.

We also give tips on accommodation, dining and shopping in the area. So, come with us! Explore Oxford! Discover the ancient traditions and ceremonies, the history and mystery which lie hidden in Oxford’s Streets and Colleges and enjoy what is undoubtedly a truly British experience!

Popular Oxford Tours

Introducing small groups of visitors to the delights of Oxford

Take a walk through Oxford “Past and Present”, exploring the cobbled streets of the old walled city. Visit one of the oldest colleges of the University, Christopher Wren’s Sheldonian Theatre, the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Square and the Radcliffe Camera.

Oxford City by Sunset

An evening walking tour of the city. See the beauty of the “dreaming spires” as they turn pink and golden in the sunset. Includes all the main historical sites, apart from those which close in the evening. 

Oxford by Sunset is Available April to September only.

What interests grown-ups may not always have the same appeal for younger visitors to Oxford, so we have created a number of tailored walking tours that feature unique content and special detours that are deliberately intended to engage the younger mind.

What Our Guests Say

"This tour was a definite highlight during our trip to Oxford, Hard for me to think of anything that hasn't already been said about how worthwhile and enjoyable this particular tour is. So, how many more overall Excellent reviews are needed to convince you that 1) The Cotswolds are absolutely gorgeous 2) Isobel is a knowledgeable and informative tour guide. She knows her stuff! 3) David is a safe, capable driver, even on curvy narrow country lanes 4) Your "ride" is a comfortable, spit-spot clean, roomy mini-van??? My advice? Go."
James Brook
"It was a very nice, informative, interactive and well organised Cotsworld taster tour. Thanks to Isobel and David for organising it so well. Isobel was very knowledgeable and provided very interesting and historical information on the Cotsworld villages and the scenic spots covered in the tour. Also, Isobel provided us with history of Oxford and many Oxford colleges at the start of the tour. Also, really loved how Isobel explained origins of many English phrases which was very interesting and an added bonus!! Both of them took care that social distancing was maintained throughout the tour and that a sanitiser was always available."
Amit Chawla
"Isobel and David were excellent. Isobel explained everything very clearly and tailored the tour to us as passengers, allowing us to make an extra stop @ Blenheim palace as we had some spare time. It’s clear they have great knowledge about the area and they pick out the best/popular spots to stop and explore. You only need an afternoon (approx 5hrs) and it’s a pleasant and exciting experience! "
Shruti C
"My husband and I recently went on the half day Cotswolds taster tour and had an incredible time! This was the best half day taster tour and we are already planning to go again once restrictions are lifted. We even gave our families and friends their contact to book tours because we were so impressed. Fantastic driving Dave and Ed was so knowledgeable about the area. Great communication with us pre tour and post. Thanks so much and definitely worth booking!"
Jennifer C

Enjoy an Unforgettable Experience in Magical Oxford

Explore Oxford Tours is a family-run business with a small team of highly professional Blue Badge Tourist Guides and drivers, dedicated to helping visitors.

Scroll to Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.