The Desolation of Smaug, part II of Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is released in cinemas in the UK and US on Friday 13 December.
We offer you a tour of the places where Tolkien got his imagination – details of a Tolkien-specific group tour can be found on the Literary Tours page.
Exeter College is visited on most tours, was founded in 1314 and is seen in the final episode of Morse. Balliol College, founded in 1264, educated more 20th century British prime ministers than any other college. All tours go to the University Library. Admission fees into the colleges are included in the ticket price, unlike most other walking tours of Oxford.
On our tours you will learn about the history of the city and the university. We will explain the collegiate system of tutorial unique to Oxford and Cambridge. Discover the famous alumni who studied and taught at the university. Go inside the oldest college dining hall, chapel, cloisters and quadrangles.
Oct 27th - Feb 28th
March 1st - May 31st
June 1st - Sept 30th
|Walking Tours||Daily||11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm||11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm||11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm|
|Ghost Tours||Fri & Sat||4pm & 7.30pm||7.30pm||7.30pm|
|Sun - Thur||
Hallowe'en (Oct 27 - Nov 2): 4pm & 7.30pm
Private bookings only
Easter (Apr 18 - Apr 27): 7.30pm
|Thur - Tues||Private bookings only||Private bookings only||Private bookings only|
|Tolkien Tours||Daily||Private bookings only||Private bookings only||Private bookings only|
|Private / Group Tours||Any times between 9am and 10pm|
Please feel free to phone or email us as tours might not run every day during Winter months. The duration of the tours is 90 minutes and involves less than one mile of walking.
Walking/Day tours are £9.50 for adults, £8.50 for students/seniors, £7.50 for Oxford residents/students/alumni* and £4.50 for children under 16.
Ghost Tours are £9.50 per adult, £8.50 for students/seniors and £4.50 for children under 16.
Literary Tours are £12.00 for adults, £11.00 for students/seniors, £9.00 for Oxford residents/students/alumni* and £7.00 for children under 16.
Group/private tours are £100.00 for up to 25 people, plus an optional £1 per person for college admission (not applicable for evening/Ghost Tours).
French, Italian and other language speaking guides are also available for group/private tours.
Tickets can be purchased from the guide prior to departure, with no need to pre-book.
Colleges are subject to closure at any time, in which case suitable alternative colleges will be visited instead.
See the booking form if you wish to buy tickets with a debit or credit card, or make a reservation.
*Must have valid student ID Card, Alumni Card or proof of address to be eligible for discount.
Larger groups, longer tours, themed tours and tours in other languages are available on request. We can also offer walking tours in London and Cambridge - see the booking form.
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Stu's tour was recently filmed by the BBC programme "Escape to the Country" first broadcast on 5th January 2012 (see it on iPlayer).
[watch on YouTube]
Back in 1998, Andy's tour was filmed for the BBC
[watch on YouTube]
Here's an article about Oxford Walking Tours in The Cherwell Newspaper.