Oxford History Tour

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

Three centuries prior to the establishment of the University, Oxford was already a vibrant trading town. Embark on our Oxford history tour to discover the rich history and legends of the city and its university on a journey through the ages. Guided by current Oxford university students you will enter the private grounds of three distinct colleges and gain insights into the profound influence the university has had on the town.

Oxford city wall seen on Oxford history tour

Why choose this Oxford history tour?

We specialise on tours for small private groups, perfect for you and your family. On this tour you will travel through time experiencing Oxford’s rich history from the stone age to the 21st century. You will also get to see three of Oxford’s most beautiful colleges including the only remaining medieval hall with all entry fees included. As current Oxford University students, we provide a distinctive insight into the evolution of the university and student life in Oxford.

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.

What does this Oxford history tour include?

  • You will be guided by a current Oxford University student
  • Get a broad perspective of Oxford and the university
  • See Oxford’s amazing sites
  • Discover the history of the city
  • Visit three of the University’s impressive colleges, including:
    • The front quad
    • The dinning hall
    • The chapel
    • The college gardens
  • Oxford University’s oldest medieval hall
  • The 12th-century Oxford city wall
  • The Gothic-style University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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

———— £240 per group
(This price includes groups up to 6 people and includes all entry fees)