It would be a shame to visit the beautiful and historical city of Oxford without the chance of taking a guided tour of places in and around the city. There is a very well-known and reputable tour guide company, Walking Tours of Oxford, which offer several guided tours which cover sites used in Harry Potter, Downtown Abbey, and many more.
Below, we have highlighted two types of guided tours offered by Walking Tours of Oxford.
Oxford University Group Tour
This is strictly a group tour only. It has a 5-star rating and boasts very high reviews from fellow tourists. The tour extends over two hours and covers as much as one possibly can when touring the famous university.
You will be pleased to know that all the tour guides of Walking Tours of Oxford are qualified and accredited by The Institute of Tourist Guiding. Despite this tour only being available as a group tour, each tour of the university is different every day. This is due to the size of the Oxford University itself. After all, it does have at least 40 colleges.
The Guided Tour
You can expect to go into one of the many university colleges, Christ Church. It is a very historical and famous college which has also been used as a filming location in the Harry Potter movies.
Continue the mysterious sightseeing journey throughout the premises whilst learning everything there is to know about the University of Oxford.
Inspector Morse Private and Group Tour
These tours are also highly reviewed and have a 5-star rating. Both types of tours are two hours long and jam-packed just the way you would expect. The guides of the Inspector Morse tours are well experienced as they have been witness to a majority of the filming of the series which took place in Oxford.
The group and private tours cover the most famous filming locations of the Inspector Morse television series. As the filming of the series was well over 80 hours worth, it was a bit tricky to decide what should feature in the tour at first.
This tour happens at least twice a week all year round in the afternoons. However, it is best you book in advance as space is always limited. The company has stated that by offering the tour to smaller groups it enhances the individual experience of the tour itself.
The private tour on offer by Walking Tours of Oxford is a real favorite and we’ll tell you why. With this type of tour, your tour guide will meet you at a location in Oxford which suits you. If you prefer to meet your guide at your hotel or at the nearby train station then go for it.
The second factor which makes this tour so appealing is that you can book the tour according to a day and time which is suitable for you. These details can be discussed when you make your booking with the company.