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Oxford free walking tour

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  • Oxford
  • Available in: English, Spanish

About the guru Footprints

Footprints Tours was created to show you the best of Britain in the most entertaining way possible; not to bore you to death with one of those dry and stuffy experiences that are so easy to find. Yes, we want to tell you all about King Henry VIII and The English Reformation, but what about The University of Oxford's annual Tortoise Race? Footprints Tours is a student sta... More »

Footprints Tours was created to show you the best of Britain in the most entertaining way possible; not to bore you to death with one of those dry and stuffy experiences that are so easy to find. Yes, we want to tell you all about King Henry VIII and The English Reformation, but what about The University of Oxford's annual Tortoise Race? Footprints Tours is a student start up company, created to the fascinating history of Oxford and various other cities. We’re not a big faceless organisation, but a group of students and locals determined to show visitors the best Oxford has to offer. Simple as that. It will be our pleasure to show you around.

About the tour

We started providing our 2-hour free walking tour of Oxford nearly four years ago, and it has quickly earned a global reputation. The tour covers a vast range of different topics, all explained clearly and accessibly by our University-educated guides. We take you through the story of Oxford, from the city’s beginnings as a humble Saxon town through to its current position as a world-famous seat of learning and culture. Oxford has been around for nearly 2000 years. Give us two short hours, and we’ll tell you this amazing story from start to finish!

All of our Oxford walking tours are delivered in such a way as to ensure you don’t fall asleep! We hate dry, boring tours that don’t engage their audiences. History doesn’t need to be boring, and with so many big names and events having been tied to Oxford (as well as the University having so many bizarre traditions and funny stories), we see no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy every single minute of your tour experience.

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Our 2 Hour Free Oxford Walking Tour covers:

Christ Church College – alma mater of 13 British Prime Ministers

All Souls College

Trinity College

Oriel College

Hertford College

Merton College

The Bodleian Library

The Radcliffe Camera

University Church of St Mary

And many more University sights!

An equally in-depth history of the town

Ceremonies at Oxford

The stories of famous graduates, and their little-known experiences at Oxford

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland

And our famous “finishing story”, which details how the most powerful Archbishop of Canterbury England has ever seen came to be burnt at the stake in Oxford!

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What's the price?

All tours listed on GuruWalk are free to book. You are just expected to pay whatever you feel like at the end of the visit. Some people give 5, others give 50. You choose the price, depending on how much you liked it and how much you can afford.

If you're not enjoying yourself, you're free to leave the group at any time without paying anything. Our gurus make an effort so as to ensure that it won’t happen, trying to improve on a daily basis and making your experience more interesting and fun.

Ratings (26)

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Gustavo strauss

2 months ago

Muy bueno. conocimos un lindo lugar con una buena explicación de los lugares más emblemáticos de la ciudad

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Gabriela serrano

2 months ago

Todo estuvo fantástico, el guía tiene una manera peculiar de explicar el tour

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Sandra

2 months ago

El guía, trevor, nos enseñó muchas cosas y nos contó muchas historias curiosas de la ciudad que no sabríamos de otra manera. nos dio además buenos consejos y recomendaciones.

muy ameno.

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Alicia Vinolo

3 months ago

Esta compañía es un desastre. reservamos el tour en español y cuando llego la hora nos encontramos con que el único disponible es en inglés, el tour en español lo habían cancelado y nadie nos había avisado. estoy muy decepcionada. no volveré a hacer ningún tour con ellos ni los recomendaré.

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Elena

3 months ago

Estafa. el tour de oxford. cuando llega la hora , si ven que no se ha apuntado mucha gente pues te dicen que no sale. te dejan plantada y les da igual que hayas dejado de hacer cosas para estar a esa hora allí o no. solo te dicen que lo sienten. y he leído más comentarios sobre este tema. así que yo no perdería el tiempo en hacerlo.

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Response from Footprints:

Hi Elena, As we explained very clearly yesterday to you and the other customers, the reason the tour was not running was because the guide's 1-year-old daughter had fallen down the stairs and had to go to hospital. I apologised profusely and was glad to see that the other customers were understanding of the situation. We're all disappointed that you feel hard done by, and I apologise for you having your time wasted.
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Manuel de Málaga

3 months ago

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Response from Footprints:

Thanks Manuel!
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