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Discover Oxford

Your guru: Alex
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  • Oxford
  • Available in: English

About the guru Alex

Hello! I’m Alex, a resident of Oxford and long-time tour guide with a wealth of knowledge and experience. I’m passionate about this city’s past and present and would love the opportunity to share it with you. For custom tours and private bookings, please contact me at discoveroxfordtours@gmail.com

Hello! I’m Alex, a resident of Oxford and long-time tour guide with a wealth of knowledge and experience. I’m passionate about this city’s past and present and would love the opportunity to share it with you. For custom tours and private bookings, please contact me at discoveroxfordtours@gmail.com

About the tour

Take a trip through two thousand years of Oxford’s history, visiting famous sites and little-known gems as we go. We’ll begin in the distant past outside what it is (probably) Oxford ‘s oldest surviving building, St George’s tower, and end at the Natural History Museum, an institution celebrating the achievements of modern science. You’ll learn why the Anglo-Saxons first built a settlement here some 1500 years ago, how the city has has become the home of a globally renowned university and what it’s like to live here today. Along the way I’ll introduce you to some of the famous characters who have made Oxford their home and contributed to its reputation as one of world’s great centres of science, art and culture, including John Locke, Albert Einstein, J.RR Tolkien, Lewis Carol and many many more.

The Tour Includes:

Oxford Castle and St George’s Tower (two of the city’s oldest buildings)

Christchurch College (a college of the University dating back to 1546 and the alma mata of thirteen British Prime ministers)

The Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian Library (The centre of the University’s Library system dating to the 15th century)

All Souls College (one of the world’s most exclusive academic institutions)

The University Church (The venue for some of the most important moments in English religious history)

The Natural History Museum (A repository of important scientific specimens, including the only remaining soft tissue from a dodo)

As we journey through the city, I’ll also take you off the tourist trail to discover some surprises that many visitors miss. I can also offer advice on where to eat, drink and relax. The walking tour includes the visits to the outsides of the locations listed. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for these attractions to visit afterwards, I will happily advise you where this can be done.

Meeting point
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How to find me: Near the entrance to the Castle Mound. I will be wearing a stylish t-shirt with my logo.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

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Ratings 4

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Valeria

14 hours ago

If you visit Oxford, I'd highly recommend you to do the tour with Alex! Very proffesional and funny

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Kaylee

12 days ago

Alex was a great guide! It was our first visit to Oxford and we were keen to absorb some of the history, we got a good dollop of academic history, some Harry Potter and some more obscure snippets of knowledge! It was a well balanced tour as I don’t like to hang around in one area or on one topic too long. The tour kept moving etc so suited me and we got to see some of the main sights.

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Lidia

30 days ago

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Joel

2 months ago

Great tour guide, probably one of the most knowledgeable we have ever had. He made the tour memorable by sharing jokes and giving insight into his own experience studying in Oxford. He also added in Harry Potter fun facts at our request! We would definitley go on another tour with Alex again once covid-19 has passed.

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