Oxford Guild of Tour Guides

© 2017 by James Holmes

OUR TOUR GUIDES

To book a tour with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides, please see their details below. All guides offer the popular University and city tours, and many offer specialist or themed tours. Guides who are fluent in other languages have the relevant national flag beneath their photo.


You can filter the results by clicking on the various categories of guiding below.

JESSICA BAUDET

I am Jessica, a french girl who came to Oxford in 2014. I was doing a work experience at the Visitor Information Centre where I am still working when I am not guiding.

I have a technical diploma (BTS) in Tourism and I also have trained as a guide in France. I have been playing theatre for 11 years in France before I moved over. I am a Seasonal Language Guide so I am doing tours of Oxford in French. I am currently training to be a Green Badge Guide.

Telephone: 07925 611459

Email: jessicaoxfordguide@gmail.com

VICTORIA BENTATA AZAZ

I am a graduate of both of Oxford’s universities and have been a guide for over 10 years. I regularly help visitors and locals to enjoy and learn more about Oxford and I am used to guiding for school groups and families as well as for conference participants and VIPs.

 

Whether you are a Harry Potter fan, are interested in literature or medieval history, or want to know more about the history of Science and Medicine in Oxford, I can tailor your tour to your interests.  

Telephone: 07910 012217

Email: victoria@bentata.freeserve.co.uk

Website: www.oxfordcitywalks.co.uk 

KATE BILLIMORE

I'm a qualified Oxford Green Badge Guide and enjoy leading general public and private tours around the city, as well as offering specialist tours in Science, Film Sites, Benefactors, the Downton Abbey Era, Basic English and Harry Potter. I also lead tours around the village of Bampton, the location used for filming the village scenes in TV’s Downton Abbey.

A Linguistics graduate and musician, when I'm not leading walking tours, I’m to be found playing viola in various orchestras and conducting a number of local choirs.

Telephone: 07729 887244

Email: topcopykate@btinternet.com

SANDRA BINGHAM

I am an experienced and qualified Green Badge Tour Guide and I really enjoy showing people round glorious Oxford and sharing its colourful history and traditions with visitors of all ages.


I especially love Inspectors Morse, Lewis and of course Endeavour tours where we will discover the locations of murder, mystery and intrigue. Or join me for a tour to see the locations of films with Oxford as backdrop such as Harry Potter, or hear about famous writers such as Lewis Carroll or C.S Lewis.

 

Do check my website for more details. I hope you will leave Oxford with many good memories and will want to come back again

Telephone: 07769 657145

Email: info@oxfordtourguides.co.uk
Website: www.oxfordtourguides.co.uk

HEIDI BOON-RICKARD

I have been in the travel industry for over 20 years and have been fortunate to travel all over the world. I've been a tour guide in the Netherlands and a holiday representative in Turkey. My work has taken me to America, Canada and Australia.

 

I trained as a Green badge guide in Oxford and I love discovering its secrets and sharing them with the groups I guide. As well as the general tour I offer specialist tours including Inspector Morse, Film sites, Harry Potter, Gargoyles and Grotesques, Literary Oxford, Downton Abbey and Bampton, and of course Alice in Wonderland.

Telephone: 07833 176196

Email: Heidi@rickardboon.co.uk

Website: www.walkingtoursofoxford.com

LEIGH GUYATT

I have always been interested in the tourism industry and on top of my teaching qualifications I couldn’t resist studying for a Tourism Management degree on arrival in Oxford. My love of Oxford and exploring led me to the Guild of Tour Guides training programme which I completed in 1986. I’ve been guiding on and off ever since and still discover something new every tour which I love sharing with my clients.


I am a Morse, Lewis and Endeavour fan and really enjoy taking these specialist tours. I can also offer Alice and Harry Potter when grisly murders become too much for me.

Telephone: 07990 624 294  or 01865 872765

Email: leigh.guyatt@btinternet.com

JOANNA HAMILTON

Having spent most of my life here, Oxford has been my home since 2005.  The accredited guiding community here is very professional, we all know our ‘stuff’ and we give visitors a ‘tailored’ experience. My particular interests might be the history, literature and architecture of Oxford, but music, horticulture, Morse, Harry Potter and punting feature too.

 

It’s wonderful work to be able to tour the streets of Oxford and share its’ stories, old and new, with interested and interesting visitors from overseas and the UK. It’s our job to inform, entertain and make sure they want to come back.

Telephone: 07768 525537

Email: Joanna@joannahamilton.com

ELIZABETH HUDSON EVANS

I have been working as a professional Guide in Oxford for 11years. I was born and brought up in Scotland. Previously I was an actress working mostly in the theatre,including London's West End, but gave it up to bring up my five children. I love Oxford ,and now live nearby in the Cotswolds.


I love guiding and meet so many interesting people from all over the world. I particularly enjoy guiding young people. I am very happy to take prospective students and give them an insight to being a student at Oxford.

Telephone: 07770882002 or 01608 737800

Email: ehudsonevans@hotmail.com

SALLY JENKINS

I studied Modern Languages at Cambridge University, then moved to Oxford, where I trained as a Blue Badge Guide.  I have been guiding in this lovely city for many years, and also work as a tour manager overseas.

I offer tours in French and Spanish as well as English.  In addition to general tours, I offer tours with an emphasis on children’s literature, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien, film sites, science, literature and Inspector Morse.

Telephone: 07990524349 or 07952047732 

Email: sallyoxfordguide@gmail.com

ISOBEL LEWIS

I have been working in the travel industry for over 30 years, starting as a Tour Manager, delivering tours of Europe in the early 1980’s. I have a great passion for history, resulting in my return to guiding. I did my first guiding qualification as a Green Badge Guide for the wonderful city of Oxford in 2005. I have now also qualified as a Blue Badge Guide for the Heart of England region.

 

I have a 12-seater minibus and with my driver, take small groups to the Cotswolds, Stratford and Warwick. My extensive experience in customer service means I enjoy putting my customers at the heart of everything I do.

Telephone: 07976 246967

Email: izzylewis@btopenworld.com

Website: www.exploreoxfordtours.co.uk

JEAN WARR

I am an experienced multilingual Blue Badge Guide and the author of the Oxford Plaques Guide, a book that highlights the stories behind the city’s myriad plaques.  

 

I delight in showing visitors round Oxford and in helping them discover intriguing details about the city and the University.  Oxford never ceases to enchant and surprise me and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for this beautiful place with the many people who visit it. 

Telephone: 07775 810436

Email: jean.warr@lineone.net

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