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.

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

ALASTAIR LACK

I was an undergraduate at University College Oxford where I read history.  I then had a career at the BBC, mainly working for the World Service.  My wife and I moved to Oxford in 2001 when I became Head of Oxford University Alumni Office.

 

I then qualified as a Green Badge Guide for Oxford and the University.  I enjoy leading a variety of walking tours which combine my knowledge of Town and Gown and my enthusiasm for history.   

Telephone: 01865 511326 or 07702 880249

Email: candalack@btopenworld.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

BRIAN LOWE

I was born in Watlington, Oxfordshire, and educated at Lord Williams Grammar School, Thame, Oxfordshire.  I spent my professional life as a photographer, firstly in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, followed by a career in industrial, commercial photography & film making in Oxford’s automotive industry, before spending 10 years creating audio-visual presentations,  and finally moving to sales & marketing in the same field.  

 

On retirement I trained as an Oxford Green Badge Guide, and have enjoyed this occupation for the past 11 years. My other interests are local history, reading, walking, photography, seagoing travel and bellringing.

Telephone: 01865 873342

Email: bewol@tiscali.co.uk

DANIELE LUCAS

I trained as a lawyer in the Universities of Brussels and Padua and worked with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Subsequently I taught French at the University of Northumbria. I lived for 8 years in the Far East where I travelled a lot and got interested in guiding, being a guide at the museums of Bangkok and Jakarta.

 

I have a good knowledge of the history of Oxford, enough to make it relevant when I lead groups here. In 1995, I trained as a Blue Badge Guide in Oxford and have been happily guiding here ever since. 

Telephone: 01235 520902 or 07890144268

Email: daniele_lucas@btinternet.com

EDWARD TAYLOR

As an Oxford resident and Green Badge guide I've been welcoming people to the city of dreaming spires for the last three years. I’ve found that exploring the University at a relaxed pace allows everyone to soak up the atmosphere of the famous colleges and gardens, while learning about the traditions, and the fascinating stories of students and fellows, past and present.

Often I lead specialist tours such as the Oxford of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, and the history of science and medicine at the University. I take many student groups but also families, societies, and prospective Oxford students. I like tailoring a tour for the needs of my clients, and usually include a recommendation for the best taverns or restaurants for refreshment afterwards!

Now qualified as a Blue Badge guide for the Heart of England, I enjoy guiding on trips beyond Oxford to the Cotswolds, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and many other attractions in the region.

Please click through to my website: taylormadetours.co.uk to find out more about locations to visit and to see what kind of tour I can create for you.

Telephone: 07969 796 545

Email: ejt_@hotmail.com

Website: taylormadetours.co.uk

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