Oxford Literary Visit

2.5 hour walking tour focusing on the literary history of Oxford and its university

Step into the world of the Oxford literary figures. Follow the footsteps of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Carroll, J.K Rowling, Wilde and Hardy, and visit the colleges that influenced their stories. Immerse yourself in their narratives amidst the city’s inspiring backdrop.

Why choose this Oxford literary tour?

On this tour, guided by an English student at Oxford University, you will journey through the literary texts and places that inspired the writers who both studied and taught at Oxford University. This unique experience grants you the opportunity to explore two of Oxford’s most exquisite colleges: the prestigious Christ Church College and Magdalen College, which served as inspirations for these authors. All entry fees are included in this tour.

If you are interested in a more in-depth experience focusing on the Colleges and the University, you should consider our 2 hour Oxford College and City Tour. If you want to know more about Oxford’s history, you can book our Oxford History Tour.

What does this Oxford history tour include?

  • You will be guided by a current Oxford University student (studying English!)
  • Get a broad perspective of Oxford and the university
  • See Oxford’s amazing sites
  • Discover the literary history of the city
  • Visit the sights that inspired authors such as: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, J.K Rowling, Oscar Wilde and Thomas Hardy…
  • Visit two of the University’s impressive colleges, where these authors studied and taught including:
    • The front quad
    • The dinning hall
    • The chapel
    • The college gardens

Plan your visit

Once you book your tour, you will receive a confirmation email. We usually start our tours at Carfax Tower but please feel free to contact us if you would like to meet elsewhere.
We recommend you book a tour at the start of your stay in Oxford so that we can advise you on things to do during the rest of your stay.


If you want to hear what other people thought of their tour, check out our Customer reviews, or visit our Immersive Oxford Experience facebook page.

Book your tour with us today

———— £275 per group
(This price includes groups up to 6 people and includes all entry fees)
(This price includes all entry fees up to £170!)