Oxford tour gives visitors a taste of city’s attractions

Experience Oxfordshire has launched an ‘Oxford Highlights Tour’, designed to let visitors with less time in the city to see all its iconic sites within one hour.

Led by professionally trained guides, the tour visits the Radcliffe Square; University buildings; the Bodleian Library; Radcliffe Camera and Bridge of Sighs (June 3-August 27).

Other tours on offer include a comprehensive University and City Tour, Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Tour, and C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien Tour.

Additional Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland Tours have also been created to cater for the increase in demand coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book.

Martin Walker, head of marketing and development at Experience Oxfordshire, said: “The new Oxford Highlights Tour is designed to appeal to visitors with very limited time in Oxford.

“The new tour will explore the Radcliffe Square and show visitors the iconic sites that attract over 5.5 million day visitors to the city every year.

“After the hour-long tour, we hope this will give visitors the opportunity to spend more in the local economy by visiting other attractions, shopping and dining in the restaurants and cafes in Oxford.”

The new tours cost £7 and depart from the Oxford Visitor Information Centre, on Broad Street. For details of the new tour, click here.