More photos

Discovering Oxford

Your guru: Alex
Questions? Contact with Alex

D6a2e9d0 65e9 479f 9619 f1c9850a419c
  • 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.

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
Google on white
How to find me: Near the entrance to the Castle Mound
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

En

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!

Ratings 1

Acc887c1b2def10072f61e2964a158ed

Joel

6 days 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.

5.0 (1 Ratings) Rate this tour