Oxford - Town and Gown

Town and Gown

(76 reviews)
City Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

A city with a university or a university with a city? You decide on this stroll through the central commercial district of Oxford. Punting on the river, stunning college buildings, medieval traditions, quirky shops and markets, historic pubs and England's oldest coffee shop - this tour really has something for everyone as we explore how students and townsfolk have lived and worked alongside each other for over 800 years.

Meet your local guide


Ian is a professionally qualified guide with over 15 years' experience guiding in English and German. He loves to share information about places through stories rather than lists of facts. On Ian's tours you will find out not just about the places, but about the people, events and secrets behind them. He's never happier than when he's bringing places to life for guests' enjoyment, and looks forward to giving you a warm British welcome wherever in the world you are from.

Ian has been guiding since Feb 2002

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Oxford with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Oxford. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Cynthia W.

27 February 2021

Ian is great. I love his tours and he is a great guide. He provides great history and shows great sights.

Deborah L.

27 February 2021

A great tour

Joanne T.

27 February 2021

A great tour with lots of information given to us by Ian. I can hardly wait for his next tour!

Mary M.

26 February 2021

Lovely to walk through the streets of Oxford with Ian, thanks for all the interesting information about the colleges and town.

Kate M.

26 February 2021


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