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Discover Oxford off the beaten track

Discover Oxford off the beaten track

17 reviews
Our small group tour of 5-6 people will meet inside the Eagle and Child pub, where the famous inkling authors (including JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis) would meet and discuss their writings over a pint. I will briefly explain the tour and some background history. We will then cut through quiet lanes to the University…
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What's included

Drinks
Bottled water

Your host

Sue

Sue

For over 15 years, I have hosted and taught foreign visitors to Oxford, and have given them guided tours around hidden pathways, so often missed by the passing traveller. I have travelled widely and researched and written guidebooks. Oxford is famous for its university but there is another Oxford – I know its hidden, unspoilt banks of rivers that lie behind the colleges, minutes away from bustling streets. I can show you cosy corners in tucked-away pubs where literary and historical giants sat. I will tell you local stories and anecdotes that are part of the Oxford folklore. I can tailor the tour to suit your special interests.

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Where you'll be

Eagle and Child Pub (famous meeting place for JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis) Natural History and Pitt Rivers museums with unique collections (viewed from outside) University Parks - pretty parkland, home of University cricket club Parsons Pleasure - famous river beauty spot, popular with bathing students River walk along Mesopotamia, path between two rivers, home to herons, swans and other wildlife Victoria Arms, riverside pub in stunning location

Availability

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Tue, 27th Aug    From 10:00 to 12:00.
$51 per person
6 of 6 spots left

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

Ground can be a little uneven in places. This is not a circular route so the tour ends some distance from the starting point. You can return to the city centre by bus, taxi or walking. Bespoke tour
Sue
culture walk
Discover Oxford off the beaten track
17 reviews
$42 per person
17 reviews
$42 per person