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Spencer's BLITZ Tour of Oxford - 60 minutes in the City Centre

If time is of the essence, this is the tour for you! In just one hour, we'll cover the major landmarks of the city centre, including a full history of both the city and University of Oxford.

The city of Oxford is commonly considered as being divided into two groups: the Town (local residents) and the Gown (students of the University). While I am currently a ‘townie’, I have been awarded a place to study at Oxford this year - and my fiancé is currently studying a DPhil. This gives me a unique perspective on both sides of the community and the city, and I will share it with you in a tour so entertaining and memorable that you will wish you lived here, or your money back!

We’ll cover as much as we can in sixty minutes. Please note that entry fees are not included, though they are not necessary for a fantastic tour. If you'd like to go into colleges or customise the tour in any way, please feel free ping me a message me.

Group size is flexible - £5 per extra person.

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  • What's included :
    • Spencer!
    What's excluded :
    • Entry Fees
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Balliol College, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ England

    One of the oldest colleges in the city: Alma Mata of four British Prime Ministers, and a rather famous tortoise.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BH England

    Hear the history of this stunning colleges, including the tale of it's deadly, centuries-old rivalry with it's neighbour, Balliol.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Blackwell's Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BQ England

    An extraordinary place, and home to one of the largest rooms of books on the planet.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: History of Science Museum, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

    The oldest museum in the world and home to a host of mind-blowing artefacts, including the famous 'Eintein Blackboard'.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Divinity School, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3BG, UK

    The first lecture hall of the University, featuring the most incredible stone vaulted ceiling that you've ever seen. Also notable for it's feature in lots of movies, including several Harry Potter films.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

    Iconic structure designed by Sir Christopher Wren to hold graduation and matriculation ceremonies. Features a slew of architectural marvels.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Bridge of Sighs, New College Ln., Oxford OX1 3BL England

    This famous bridge connects two halls of Hartford College. There's a fascinating story behind it, and an even more fascinating pub below it!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Bodleian Library Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

    Regale the tale of Henry VIII's Reformation as we stand in the courtyard of one of the most interesting and historic libraries anywhere in the world.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

    The 'poster-child' of the city of Oxford. But what is its purpose? And how on earth does it have anything to do with Nazi Germany?

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL England

    The only of Oxford's colleges that doesn't offer places to students. Home to the most difficult exam in the world, the most bizarre traditions that you've ever heard of!

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    23-25 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AX, UK
    Return Detail :
    104 High St, Oxford OX1 4BW, UK
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-242050P3

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