Oxford has the United Kingdom’s oldest university, and much of its history and culture is tied to the educational institution. About 80 kilometres to the west of London, Oxford is on the River Thames and the River Cherwell. The picturesque town is known for is spires. Many visitors come through and join Oxford tours of the area.
Ashmolean Museum Tours
The amazing Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is free to the public, but guided tours are provided as well. These tours can be the Highlight Tours, the Lunchtime Gallery Talks and the Twilight Tours.
Guided tours of Oxford Castle are unique experiences, taking you to one of the most popular Oxford attractions. Amazing stories of intrigue, romance and torture are told. The tower offers panoramic views and the dungeon was a prison since the late 1000s A.D. The complex incorporates structures from different periods.
C. S. Lewis Tours
Tours are offered that follow the life of C. S. Lewis. The tours include exploring his home and seeing how he lived. Other places at the university and special spots significant to him are also visited.
People can rent boats and kayaks and explore along the Cherwell and Thames. They can also book cruises and let someone else navigate the river while they sit back and take in the scenery or snap photos. Day or evening cruises are available.
Students and local guides provide walking tours around the town and within the university. These experienced story tellers weave their tales during the walks. Multi-lingual tours are available.