Experience Oxfordshire is delighted to announce the launch of their new walking tour as part of its Oxford Official Guided Walking Tour programme targeting the late arrivals into the city. The new walking tour will start at 4pm from the Visitor Information Centre on Broad Street in Oxford and will last an hour. This tour is the perfect introduction to the city and will help visitors to get their bearings on arrival.
The tour will be conducted with fully qualified blue and green badge guides and will relate the history and traditions of Oxford to the visitors.
Digna Martinez – Destination Services Manager at Experience Oxfordshire “We are delighted to announce the launch of the our new later afternoon walking tour. This tour is designed to cater for visitors who arrive in Oxford in the afternoon, to give them an overview of our wonderful city, so they can plan and make the best use of the remainder of their visit”
Tickets are available to purchase from the Visitor Information Centre on Broad Street and online through the website www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/tours Priced at £5.50 per adult and £3.00 per child.
An ancient university city, Oxford is both timeless and modern. Its 'dreaming spires' and tranquil college quadrangles coexisting with lively arts venues, bustling shops and fashionable restaurants. The best way to explore the historic centre is on foot, on one of our Official Guided Walking Tours. The tours start at the Visitor Information Centre on 15-16 Broad Street, and lead visitors past the most iconic sites of central Oxford. Morning and early afternoon tours include a visit to one of Oxford’s famous colleges (exact college visited varies, depending on opening times). For those arriving to Oxford later in the afternoon, a new Highlights of Oxford walking tour has been devised.
Some of the highlights of the tour include:
· Christopher Wren’s horseshoe shaped Sheldonian Theatre. Built in 1664-68, it was named after the University’s chancellor. Today, it is used for University ceremonies and lectures,
· The wonderful buildings of the Bodleian Library. The probably most famous library in the world, over 100 miles of shelving hold a copy of every book published in the UK. The Divinity School – part of the library – is recognizable from the Harry Potter films.
· Radcliffe Camera – also part of the Bodleian Library – is the most recognisable building in Oxford. The majestic circular building is in neo-classical style and was purpose built as a science library.
· Several of Oxford’s famous colleges. The famous Oxford University can be found on virtually every lane around the heart of the city, in the timeless buildings and quadrangles of the various colleges that make up the University. Many colleges are open for visitors, but close mid-afternoon, therefore no visits are included in this particular walking tour.
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