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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Overview
Discover the beautiful Oxford on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour for 24 or 48 hours! At your own pace, see all of the history and architectural beauty this city has to offer, hopping on and off the double-decker bus whenever you please. From the open-top deck you'll experience panoramic views of Christ Church College, Brasenose College, The Plain, the Sheldonian Theatre, Trinity College and even The Eagle and Child pub where J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis would meet up for a beverage! The on-board audio tour commentary will be sure to keep you fascinated, providing intriguing facts on the way round. Also enjoy an expertly guided walking tour, for a closer look at the local culture.
Highlights
  • Discover Oxford, the “City of Dreaming Spires”, at your own pace
  • Enjoy 20 stops, including Oxford Castle, University Park, and the station
  • Soak up 360-degree views from the top deck as you listen to audio commentary
  • Choose between 24- or 48-hour tickets to suit your schedule
What to Expect
Hop on the bus at a stop that suits you—perhaps at Oxford Railway Station—choose between cozy indoor seating or the open-air top deck, don your headset, if required, and explore away. Depending on whether you’ve purchased 24-hour or 48-hour tickets, you’ll be able to hop on and off at any one of 20 stops, listed under itinerary below, for one or two days. Buses travel at 15–30–minute intervals, depending on the season, so you’ll never have a long wait for pickup. Stops include Oxford Castle, the Sheldonian Theatre, and University Park, not to mention Christ Church College, a key filming location in the Harry Potter series. Soak up the onboard commentary and historic views as you savor this elegant city, hopping on and off when and where you want.
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Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Departure Time
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Duration
40m
Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Inclusions
  • 24 or 48 hour bus pass
  • Guided walking tour
  • On-board audio commentary available 11 languages + free headphones
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates: All Year Round (except 1st January, 25th & 26th December)
  • First Tour: 9:30am
  • Last Tour: 6:00pm (April - June, September), 7:00pm (June - August), 5:00pm (March, October), 4:00pm (January - February, November - December).
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Frequency: every 10 minutes
  • Paper voucher is required for this tour. Voucher must be redeemed at City Sightseeing shop in Oxford Railway Station.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that the guided walking tour is seasonal, and customers should enquire upon arrival for more information.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Okay my wife and I are slightly biased, because everywhere we go we always jump on one of these! But this one was very informative as it explained all of the details of the universities, and actually gave you a really good insight into a lot of information and famous people who
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Response from OxfordBusCompany, Front Office Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded yesterday
Thank you for taking the time to review our bus tour to say how much you enjoyed it. As a frequent traveller with our company you may already know that if you take your tickets with you next time you use City Sightseeing, most venues offer 10% discount.
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Initially found ourselves as the only people on the bus - one of the service with a human guide (as distinct from just an audio-guide). Our guide was David who was excellent and gave us a wonderful tour with facts, figures and anecdotes - and Norman our driver drove at the
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Response from OxfordBusCompany, Front Office Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review our bus tour. I am so pleased you enjoyed it and I will pass on your compliments to David and Norman.
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Was easy to cat h the bus st the train station. We got our tickets online. There are about 20 stops and it was narrated by a live tour guide or you can use the pre recorded guide with provided headphones. We felt we got a good sense of what yo do by completing one full round
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Response from OxfordBusCompany, Front Office Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 20 Dec 2019
Thank you for your positive review. We find our live guides to be very popular and they all have their own individual style. We also recommend a complete round tour before starting to hop on and off if you have the time.
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I had booked bus tour tickets for my family who were not very familiar with this country. It was mentioned the bus frequency is every 15 minutes and there would be walking tours. After reaching there they could only see bus 2-3 times whole day and there was no walking tour. It
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Response from OxfordBusCompany, Front Office Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 20 Dec 2019
I am sorry that the frequency of service was not what you were expecting. Our service in the winter does differ on weekdays to weekends. Having looked at our records for that day I notice that our service ran to time every 20 to 30 minutes, along with the walking tour from stop 8 as advertised in our leaflet. The 15 minute frequency refers to weekend departures. If you would like any further clarification please contact us by email info@citysightseeingoxford.com but in the meantime thank you for taking the time to review our tour
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Very good,very well organised and informative. Didn't realise Oxford had such beautiful architecture and was so busy with buses and tourists.
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Response from OxfordBusCompany, Front Office Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 20 Dec 2019
Thank you for your kind comments. We agree that Oxford is a very beautiful city with a lots to offer to our many visitors.
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By: City Sightseeing Oxford
558 reviews
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jamesmI5417TZ
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
12632
Great way to get around and cram it in!
Okay my wife and I are slightly biased, because everywhere we go we always jump on one of these! But this one was
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Anthony C
London, United Kingdom
126
Class Act
Initially found ourselves as the only people on the bus - one of the service with a human guide (as distinct from
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mike4867
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
298
Fun way to survey the town
Was easy to cat h the bus st the train station. We got our tickets online. There are about 20 stops and it was
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parabtanvi
10
Satisfactory experience
I had booked bus tour tickets for my family who were not very familiar with this country. It was mentioned the bus
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chasles13
Norwich, United Kingdom
102
Oxford city tour
Very good,very well organised and informative. Didn't realise Oxford had such beautiful architecture and was so
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Aimco1998
3915
Outstanding
Fantastic tour of this beautiful city . Highly informative audio guide available in many languages also a free 30
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GeraldineS577
Leeds, United Kingdom
83
Hopped on! Hopped Off!
Really enjoyed the open top trip round Oxford. Though only 40 minutes long if you stay on there’s a lot to see.
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alison w
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1410
Great and easy way to see the City
This was a great way to see all of the sights as the Universities were all over Oxford. You can jump on and off
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BosMK
54
Oxford revealed
This is a great way to find out about the heritage of the wonderful buildings. Well worth the extra money for 48
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Gretchen_Dykstra
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10
Excellent walking tour!
We took a day trip to Oxford during a longer visit to London. We knew we wanted to see the University of Oxford,
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350TSS
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
10
Rainy day in Oxford
Sat on the top deck underneath the hood over the front 4 rows of seats and took the tour. The commentary was
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happyguy017
Southampton, United Kingdom
257
Beware of pickpockets.
Oxford is a lovely city and extremely interesting. However our visit was soured as 2 people in our group had their
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eh0lder
Birmingham, United Kingdom
485
Good tour, knowledgeable live guide
Did this on the Sunday morning of our weekend, highlights all the main parts of the area that we walked around in
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birnamwood
Dunkeld, United Kingdom
4618
Getting my ticket sold me
My time was limited and really had to see Oxford on a bus tour. Wandered the streets looking for tour bus stops we
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Gauldie2015
Dundee, United Kingdom
556140
Great trip round Oxford
This was the way to see Oxford, great trip round town with detailed and informative commentary on all the sights
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  • Christ Church Brasenose College and 6 more
  • Duration: 40m
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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