Explore Oxford with a professional and knowledgeable local guide
See world-famous sites such as the Bodleian Library and Christ Church – both of which were Harry Potter film sites!
Walk in the footsteps of celebrated figures like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis
Get the inside story on Oxford ceremonies, student life, college rivalries and much, much more!
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We started providing the first 2-hour free Oxford walking tour nearly eight 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.
Christ Church College – alma mater of 13 British Prime Ministers
All Souls 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!
At Footprints, we believe in letting you decide how much your experience was worth. Our free oxford walking tour is solely funded by tips; tips are purely voluntary, and our guides will never pressure you to leave one.
This way of doing business means we are constantly working to provide the best Oxford walking tours we can. If people didn’t love our tours, we’d be long gone! Fortunately, they do – we’re consistently the number one Oxford tour provider on TripAdviser!
All groups of more than 8 people, and any commercially arranged trips, must make a private booking. To guarantee your tour, please book our University Tour. Contact us for details.
For tours any other time, any day, please see our private tours