Oxford Tours

Cotswold and Oxford Tours offer walking tours of Oxford with a local Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

Choose one of the following  tours, or we can develop a bespoke tour for you – just contact us 

The Jewels of Oxford Tour

  • Explore the Oxford’s hidden lanes with a local guide.
  • Visit an Oxford college (most colleges are closed at present due to Covid-19).

Find out about Oxford’s eccentric customs, the history of the university and what life is like for a student today.

Oxford’s dreaming spires

Murderous Oxford Tour

Filming of Endeavour in Oxford

Oxford has played a starring role in the TV series Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour,  inspired by the novels of local author, Colin Dexter.

  • Sleuth out filming locations around the city with one of our guides.
  • Have a drink in one of the pubs loved by Inspector Morse or find out where Hathaway drank a cup of poisoned coffee.
  • In which Oxford college did the young Endeavour develop fear of heights?

A vintage bus used in the filming of Endeavour in Oxford

Oxford Scientists Tour

Oxford has played an important part in lives of many scientists.

Find out about:

  • The only British woman who’s been awarded a Nobel Prize for science. 
  • A rude Royal doctor 
  • The scientist who came up with the idea for using a canaries in coalmines.

Radcliffe Observatory


An Oxford Experience: Punting

  • More than a couple of hours in Oxford –  why not have a go at punting? 

Oxford punts

Tabby from Cotswold and Oxford Tours punting.


Costs are based on fees recommended by the Guild of Tourist Guides

It is advisable to take out travel insurance.

Terms follow the guidelines set by the British Guild of Tourist Guides.

Cancellations with less than 7 days  notice will incur a charge.



Entrance to Oxford colleges and other sites  is not included.

You will also need to cover the cost of any transport and refreshments.


We would recommend:

  • good walking shoes
  • waterproof clothing or sunscreen and sun hat  (Britain is famous for its changeable weather)
  • bottle of water