Join Premium Walking Tour of Oxford with University educated graduate guides
What is a Premium Tour?
Our Premium Walking Tour of Oxford goes inside many beautiful and high quality sites of Oxford University. These sites includes a visit inside a very beautiful college, Oxford University Church, The Bodleian Library quads, college chapel, 15th century historic lecture hall of theology and dining hall of an old college.
Visit two oldest Graduation venues like School of Divinity and University Church on our Premium Walking Tour of Oxford. Scholars Walk Tour guide will take you to two oldest graduation venues of Oxford University. These two oldest graduation venues were used before 1669 and 1488. Some of the departments still use these graduation venues for formal ceremonies. Our guides will share many unknown graduation traditions and student experience on graduation day.
Visit the two most beautiful oldest lecture halls-
Our Premium tour guide will take you inside to two oldest lecture halls (School of Divinity and University Church) where lectures were given in the beginning before 1602 and 1488. These lecture halls are the oldest in Oxford University with elegant architecture and interesting history.
About Us – Premium Scholars Walking Tours was established in 2012.
The inspiration behind the Premium Walking Tours Oxford is to give an ultimate walking tour to a visitor for a memorable experience. Our guides are university graduates and highly motivated for showing visitors the historic and fun side of Oxford. Oxford is a great city with a world-class University of Oxford and more than 1000 historic buildings in a less than a mile.
Premium Walking Tours of Oxford
Premium Walking Tour Oxford guides will take visitors on a journey of Oxford University and City with historic events dating back more than 1000 years ago. Our guides are experts and professional with a passion for Oxford’s historic sites. Our guides narrate the tour in a very interesting way that is simply understandable and entertaining.
Our guide will be discussing Oxford’s great architecture, historic events which influenced the existence of Oxford University and the city.
We have many multilingual guides working with Scholars walk Tours with lots of experience. Our guides will be able to give answers to all the questions asked during the tour by the visitors.
Premium Walking Tour of Oxford guides will also share student experience of Oxford University. Oxford is the youth capital of the world and from more than 140 countries students come here to study. Our guides are university graduates and they have experienced student life in Oxford with lots of funny and bizarre stories to share.
Why choose Premium Scholars Walk Tours?
Walking Tours Oxford was established in 2012, since then we have given 2 tours daily and showed 1000’s of tourists the great historic Oxford University and city. We believe that history is not boring and our guide will take you on a journey of a life time through all the beautiful colleges, dining halls, chapels and the lecture halls.
If you want to discover the history of Oxford, the best way is to go for a walking tour around Oxford thus populating your mind with famous people and long lasting old traditions. Indeed it is a way to remember the best academic practices in the history of the planet where the best kept secrets behind the academic walls could be discovered in the matter of few days. So come to one of the most popular walking tour of Oxford, the tour to Oxford University College and the Divinity School.
Besides these tours there are other tours including Harry Potter, as made famous by films on the adventures of Harry Potter and filmed on the true locations of Oxford, more to the taste of Inspector Morse and Alice in Wonderland tours, suiting the specialist themed tours thus exploring Oxford’s modern architecture.
Few historic places to visit in Oxfords are below:
Blenheim Palace is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the place where Sir Winston Churchill was born. A true experience of 18th century architecture, the baroque style is worth seeing as it is made prevalent by awe-inspiring designs and patterns and a memorable experience for the visitors. Discover the beauty of this world heritage site. Take a mini train to the Pleasure Gardens to see the breathtaking beauty of natural and man-made maze, butterfly house and adventure playground. So the Britain’s splendid palace has lot to offer in terms of tours, exhibitions and events.
The Ashmolean is the museum of art and archaeology of the Oxford University with in depth study of form and shapes as established in 1683. Our out of the world collections include Egyptian mummies besides the traditional contemporary art, telling-tales of human valour and courage from across times and cultures.
The Ashmolean collections are rare and time tested diverse representing the world’s great civilizations dating as back to 8000 BC. So the treasure includes Pre-Raphaelite drawings, the Egyptian pre –Dynastic sculpture as existing outside of Cairo and other outstanding Anglo-Saxon treasures.
The Ashmolean is a unique teaching and research department of the University of Oxford delving into the art and safekeeping the art history. It reproduces high literature in the fields of art history and archaeology. The Museum is a step in the right direction for cultivating the taste of art in the visitors. With improved design and new display devices the museum is more than ever a befitting place to curate art and art history.
Harry Potter filming sites in Oxford
Harry Potter fans must note that there is sufficient to see Harry Potter related places outside of London and that they have to spend many hours enjoying the quick trip to Oxford. So they would not find short of filming locations and much needed inspiration for the films. Here is the guide to Harry Potter locations to visit in and around Oxford.
Visit The Great Hall at Christ Church College (entry fee will be paid by the visitor)
Once in the Great Hall you would be delighted to know that the stairway used to get to the hall is also filmed in the series which includes a small archway where Harry first arrives at Hogwarts.
Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Natural History is the epic research centre which was used not to film any scenes but show case with the help of research displaying various ancient artifacts.
The Hogwart’s Cloisters
Our tours are suitable for all walking abilities covering between 1 to 2 miles and lasting for about 1 and 2 hours.
This 2 hour tour is our most popular tour and is an excellent place to start touring Oxford. The guide would lead you through the streets of Oxford, explaining the relevant history and architecture besides the traditions that are followed in imparting education at its best.
You need to get inside of Oxford seeing the quadrangle, cloisters and dining hall as you come in direct contact with the University of Oxford’s famous colleges.
Your guide will take you to Radcliffe Square which is home to Oxford’s most iconic and stunning buildings, highlighting the expressive facade of Oxford. The tour includes access to the Divinity School which has its ceiling adorned with ‘liner vaulting’ dating back to the 1480’s.
DURATION OF THE TOUR:
About 2 Hours
PRICES of The Tour is Free To Pay As You Like.
Tour starting point is outside St Michael Church Entrance Gate on Ship Street opposite Pret A Manger on Ship Street.
TIME OF THE TOURS:
Tour starting point – Our tour starts at 11 am, 2 pm and 3.45 pm everyday.
Please fill our booking form for more information on where the tour starts from and booking is not essential.
Tour starting point – Please meet your tour guide outside No.1 Ship Street Restaurant, Oxford (postcode is OX1 3DA) and join Oxford University Walking Tours.