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Discover Oxford

Your Guru: Alex
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  • Oxford
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours and 15 minutes

About the Guru

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.

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.

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: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Near the entrance to the Castle Mound. I will be wearing a stylish t-shirt with my logo.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Thu, 29 Jul 13:00
  • English
    Sat, 31 Jul 16:30
  • English
    Thu, 05 Aug 10:00

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (38)

Sayantani Basak 07/25/2021

Alex was amazing..!! Very informative and funny too :)

Imi Tait 07/19/2021

Alex was absolutely fantastic! He was enthusiastic and informative from start to finish and my group learnt so much about Oxford. He made some wonderful recommendations of things to do/places to eat and as a result we had the BEST ice cream. We all agreed that Alex was very stylish and his look complimented his personality and enthusiasm for Oxford. I would highly recommend choosing Alex's tour and supporting him!

Emilie Frost 07/17/2021

Super knowledgeable! Super enjoyable. Needed the tour in essay form at the end to fully digest all the info!

Michal Henn 07/12/2021

Alex is a great guide, very knowledgeable, a great story teller and so much fun!

Ayako Ono 07/11/2021

My daughter and I wish there could be more about each colleges in Oxford University.

4.9(38) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

4.9(38) Ratings