“Hello!” from the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides.
We’re the professional freelance guides: qualified and proud to wear our hard-earned Blue or Green Badges on walking tours around this magnificent city. And beyond - the glorious countryside and picturesque villages of the Cotswolds.
When the current travel ban is lifted, we’ll be here - ready to show you the sights, tell you the stories and share the secrets of the city, its thousand year old university and the characters - real and fictional - who’ve put Oxford on the tourist map.
You could, of course, take a walk on your own. But a qualified guide will help you to plan your visit, and offer you a unique insight into the buildings, the ceremonies and traditions and the best places to eat, drink and stay.
Maybe a general tour appeals, focussing on the city and university. Or perhaps a specialist tour, following in the footsteps of Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland; or Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour. Discover the haunts of the literary giants CS Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien and Philip Pullman. Maybe Oxford’s incredible scientific legacy appeals, or its stunning stained-glass and architecture. Or its prolific role as a film location. Or opt for a bespoke tour, individually designed for you to match your own special interests. In a language of your choice!
As our visitors start to return, we’ll be focusing on tours for individuals and families, so that guidance on “social distancing” can easily be followed. So come on your own, or bring a partner or family group.
Contact individual guides by clicking 'Our Guides' above, or use the 'Contact' form for an enquiry - we'll get back to you. We can also be found on Facebook and Instagram. Just search Oxford Guild of Tour Guides.