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Oxford Bike and Walking Tour

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Oxford Bike and Walking Tour

From $55.95 / person

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover Oxford’s highlights on foot and two wheels on this walking and bicycle tour. Set out by foot to visit the Bodleian Library, Christ Church, and other colleges as you learn about their history and former luminaries. Then, ride a bike to see the Radcliffe Camera, Magdalen College, places linked to Oxford’s literary heritage, and other sights. Includes entrance fees and bike usage for the rest of the day post-tour.
  • Guided walking and bicycle tour in Oxford
  • Learn about Oxford’s 1,000-year-old history, university, and architecture
  • Set out on foot and visit the Bodleian Library and Divinity School (subject to availability)
  • Hop on a bike to see Radcliffe Square and the Radcliffe Camera
  • Pedal by Magdalen College, the Examinations Schools, and more
  • See the Eagle and Child pub, once frequented by J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis
  • Includes entrance fees and full-day use of bike after your tour
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Professional guide
Full-day use of bicycle
Gratuities
5 Broad St , 5 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AJ, UK

The meeting point is in front of a shop called Fudge Kitchen.

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide in central Oxford and explore the medieval streets, uncovering the city’s and university’s history. If you’re interested in J.R.R. Tolkien or Harry Potter, inform your guide and they will aim to accommodate yours and your group’s interests.

Visit some of the city’s oldest university colleges, and head inside the 17th-century Bodleian Library. Then, depending on availability on the day, visit the Divinity School to view its spectacular rib-vaulted ceiling, and take in Christ Church before hopping on a bike and exploring on two wheels.

Cycle into Radcliffe Square to see the Radcliffe Camera and some unusual gargoyles, and view the ‘Narnia Door,’ said to have inspired C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Pedal to Magdalen College, where Lewis and Oscar Wilde studied, and after admiring views of the Botanic Gardens, pass the Examinations Schools as you learn about the university’s entrance exams.

Cycle to the Eagle and Child Pub, a former haunt of Tolkien, and coast around Jericho and Port Meadow, an area of common land dubbed ‘Oxford’s oldest monument.’

Your tour finishes in central Oxford, when you can choose to continue exploring on the supplied bike for the rest of the day.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
University of Oxford
The experience begins!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
New College
The full name of the college is The College of St Mary of Winchester in Oxford. The name "New College" soon came to be used following its completion in 1386 to distinguish it from the older existing college of St Mary, now known as Oriel College.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Radcliffe Camera
The most iconic site in Oxford (what you normally see on the postcards). Certainly worth the hype, but is used for a far different function from what most people think.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Bodleian Library
One of the most important libraries in England built in 1602, responsible for over 12 million books with documents dating back to the Pharaohs.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Balliol College
Argued to be the oldest College at Oxford University!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Trinity College
One of the most beautiful Colleges at Oxford University dating back to 1555
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Rhodes House
Home to Rhodes Scholars at Oxford, and built as a memorial to Cecil Rhodes; a man so powerful, they names a country after him. Also where Albert Einstein provided a series of lectures while in Oxford.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Pitt Rivers Museum
Founded in 1884 and probably the most entertaining museum at Oxford. Strange and wonderful collections from around the world
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Eagle and Child
A weekly location for C.S Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien to meet and discuss their works.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St John's College
The wealthiest College at Oxford University, home to Tony Blair
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
All Souls College
The most exclusive academic institution in the world, home to Laurence of Arabia and some of the best traditions at Oxford University
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Exeter College
Founded in 1314, notable for where Tolkien attended as a student
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Magdalen College
Established in 1458 this is the largest College at Oxford. With incredible grounds, it even boasts it own Deer Park. Home to C.S Lewis and Oscar Wilde.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Hertford College
With a history dating back to 1282, this College is known as one of the most progressive at Oxford. A good chance to tackle the rather slowing moving image of Oxford.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Established in 1683, with a world leading Egyptian section. Also plays host to some of the most valuable paintings in the world.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Christ Church
Nearly 500 years old it has a seriously impressive collection of buildings along with a strong Harry Potter connection. One of the most touristy sites, but a must for some!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
University of Oxford Botanic Garden
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Blavatnik School of Government
A school of public policy founded in 2010, a gem of modern architecture in Oxford.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Port Meadow
The meadow is an ancient area of grazing land, still used for horses and cattle, and according to legend has never been ploughed, at least for around 4,000 years.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Footprints Tours Oxford
The experience comes to an end!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of biking is involved
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Footprints Tours Limited
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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I can't praise the guide Spencer...
Patricia F
, Aug 2017
I can't praise the guide Spencer enough. It was a pity Oxford decided to turn on the bad weather for the cycling and walking tour. But I must stress that the bike I was given didn't have gears nor a bell that worked. Nor was I given an helmet. Considering the traffic and tourists in the city centre, plus the rain I thought this foolhardy of the tour operators. The bike was terrible. Despite this Spencer was an interesting and informative guide and I thought the tour was worthwhile.
star-5
Very nice tour!!! Our tour guide was...
vfeddern
, Sep 2016
Very nice tour!!! Our tour guide was Tim, which was very nice, friendly, helpful and funny. He told us about History and also come cusiosities about Oxford. As he was borned and raised there, he knew a lot. It was a pitty that it was rainy. Good thing that we scheduled on Monday morning and only our group was there! So we had all his attention and had lots of fun! I recommend!
star-4
We enjoyed the sights and history...
Christi Z
, Aug 2016
We enjoyed the sights and history very much. Our guide was very knowledgeable and laid back. He was great to answer all of our questions along the way. My daughter had a new bike and I had an old cranky one, which was fine until the hill LOL. I recommend the guides give a summary of how he tour will go, including if there is a stop along the way to use the toilets and or get water. That way we could know what to expect. We would definitely do this again.
star-5
Even though it was raining, Tim our...
Philip H
, Jun 2016
Even though it was raining, Tim our guide, made the tour interesting and satisfying. He was knowledgeable and amusing, giving lovely historical insights and anecdotes. Tim was able to get us into Magdalen College, his own college, for a tour of its beautiful buildings and grounds. We abandoned the cycling part of the tour because we were not dressed for the wet weather but I was still very satisfied with the tour. Highly recommended!

Product code: 22673P9

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