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Walking Tour Combined with River Punting Rowing (2 hours plus)

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You'll start at
Oxford Visitor Information Centre
15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UKMeet your guide wearing red lanyard and/or Hogwarts gown OUTSIDE Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15 Broad Street, OX1 3AS UK
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  • 1
    University of Oxford
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    River Cherwell
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Bridge of Sighs
    Pass by Sheldonian Theatre
    Pass by Bodleian Library
    Pass by Radcliffe Camera
  • 3
    University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    Pass by Magdalen College
You'll end at
Magdalen College
Oxford OX1 4AU, UK
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Highlights
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU, UK
    Inclusions
    • Life jackets are available free of charge for the boats, by request. Water level averages 2-6 feet
    • Max 3-4 persons + guide per boat. Any larger groups, ask viator to call us up for a quote!
    • Please note dates below under section of graduation, university open days, Xmas holidays!
    • Entry/Admission - University of Oxford
    • Entry/Admission - River Cherwell
    Exclusions
    • If you opt to request the 1 hour boat hire to handle the boat yourself, please note that if you don't return the boat within the one hour period, the boathouse may use its discretion to charge you a late return penalty fee. This is your responsibility therefore to ensure that you proactively keep an eye on how much time you have left and ensure that you can return the boat along the river in time before your hire period ends.
    • No food or drink is included on this tour but the boathouse do offer you opportunity to pay for a picnic hamper & likewise, you may opt to bring your own food & drink onto the boat. If you opt to choose 1 hour boat hire, you are responsible for safe & sensible drinking of any alcohol and responsible handling of the boat, to ensure that you do not damage the boat or other boats & do not lose the oars etc. We cannot be responsible for any penalties which the boathouse (a third party) might see fit to charge you, if you should cause them damages.
    • In case of bad weather: unfortunately, we don't permit cancellations but if you give us at least 24 hours notice, then we will accept requests to reschedule the date. If weather forecast suggests heavy rain & if you cannot reschedule to another date, we will alternatively let you book onto any alternative tour activity which is also running, such as to join a tour inside Christchurch.
    • We can only fit max 3-4 clients + guide per boat, so larger groups, please ask viator to call us up!
    • 2020 university open day+graduation dates below, please note few colleges may be open on such dates
    • Jan 18, Feb 29, May 2+9, July 18, July 28+31, July 1+2, Aug 1+7+8, Sep 12+18+ 25+26, Nov 6+7+14+20th
    • University graduation dates 2021 includes following dates:
    • Jan 23, Feb 27, March 6, May 8, May 15th of 2021
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • In case of bad weather: unfortunately, we don't permit cancellations but if you give us at least 24 hours notice, then we will accept requests to reschedule the date. If weather forecast suggests heavy rain & if you cannot reschedule to another date, we will alternatively let you book onto any alternative tour activity which is also running, such as to join a tour inside Christchurch.
    • Please note the river is on average about 6 feet (2m) deep, so any children will automatically be offered a lifebelt but you must notify us if any adults or children in your group cannot swim. Please advise us of this fact, when you book & when you meet the guide & when the boathouse prepare your boat!
    • The default schedule for this tour is to first join either the 12.30 walking tour or the 2.30pm walking tour and then the guide will walk you to the boathouse. If your schedule requires you to instead take the boat trip in the morning before you join the walking tour, then you must make this request known and advise what time you can meet us (any time from 10am onwards)
    • PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME:
    • Please arrive 5 minutes early for your tour at our meeting point. If you arrive more than 5 minutes later than the scheduled tour, then you will likely forfeit and lose your booking as it interrupts the guide and other customers, if we are trying to find you after a guide has started and left the meeting point.
    • INFO FOR DRIVERS AND PARKING:
    • If you are driving, then please allow extra 30-60 minutes over whatever time you think it will take you to get here. Oxford is NOT car friendly and it is congested roads and hard to find parking spaces....unless you park at the sign posted 'park and rides' on edge of town on any major road into the city and hop on their buses into city centre. The park and ride buses leave every 15 or every 30 minutes and take anything from 10 min to 30 min (depending on traffic) to reach city centre. So if you are going to drive, then please assume you should be aiming to park your car about one hour before your tour starts.
    • PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
    • We actually recommend instead using the much faster and reliable train services but again please aim to arrive about an hour or earlier before your tour starts as trains can be delayed and the train and coach station are about 15 minutes walk from our meeting point. There is also the coach service from London called the Oxford Tube which leaves every half hour or more but it can take much longer than its advertised 105 minute journey time. It drops you off either at High street Oxford or Gloucester Green coach station. It's quicker to ask to get off on High street near Carfax tower, then it's a 10 minutes walk to Broad street.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Max 3-4 persons + guide per boat. Any larger groups, ask viator to call us up for a quote!
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Met guide at agreed time and place, then had a very informative tour culminating in a fantastic hour punting with a very capable chauffeur. Trip was well organised and enjoyable. Good communication with the company throughout.
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    Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Walking Tour Combined with River Punting Rowing (2 hours plus)
    Responded 17 Apr 2019
    Hi James, Thanks so much for recommending your river tour activity with us this week. I am glad you had good weather for your chauffeured punting trip too.
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    We visited this place with, and all excitedly went on the boats, it looked like the boats in venice. I didnt go as the boat were a wee bit small and i am a plus size lady, I sat there and enjoyed the scenery, the strong wind, it was very cold. I managed to talk to the owner, it
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    Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Walking Tour Combined with River Punting Rowing (2 hours plus)
    Responded 10 Jul 2018
    The weather has been quite Italian this month too! Thanks for sharing your experience of Oxford with us.
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Visit Oxford Tours
    655 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Cathy47_10
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    919
    Fun and educational
    I took my friend on this tour as she is an avid Harry Potter fan. I had not read the Harry Potter books myself but
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    Alan R
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    4050
    A living history lesson in Oxford
    Informative, interesting and even amusing, this fact filled tour gave a comprehensive insight to both the historic
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    RJBkJ
    118
    Rory Byrne
    Excellent tour and great value for money. Our guide Peter struck the right balance throughout interspersing
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    FrazzledLemur
    Doha, Qatar
    2527
    Tailored& friendly walking tour
    Renata was amazing! She was waiting for us at the meeting point as we arrived a couple of minutes early, and
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    AGabrielaFG
    Guadalajara, Mexico
    1827
    A morning in Oxford
    The tour was great, Renata was our guide, she is very kind and make the visit very interesting and fun. Just take
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    lushr77
    Melbourne
    1224
    best tours in oxford
    Peter took us for a saunter around Oxford and despite it being a Morse tour, he covered ALL aspects of Oxford, the
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    MereChristian2114
    Wittlich, Germany
    89
    Fantastic tour!
    Renata was a fantastic tour guide! Absolutely an expert on all things Oxford, she answered our many questions and
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    lillou2308
    24
    Louise Godwin
    Laura was really great, she took the time to go round the sites and was very informative, not just about Harry
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    DecBobo
    25
    Great Visit Oxford Tours - Harry Potter Tour
    Thank you Peter for the interesting tour. He is very knowledgeable, provide us with a lot of behind the scene
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    Departure225437
    13
    Renata was great!
    We had a wonderful tour with Renata. She showed us things we never would have found on our own, as well as taught
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    Cath G
    Melbourne, Australia
    15559
    Fantastic, informative walking tour around Oxford
    We just had the pleasure of being guided around Oxford by Renata, who took us to a host of places that we wouldn’t
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    Anthony C
    London, United Kingdom
    126
    ideal for the generalist (2)
    As someone else has written 'ideal for the generalist' - but not if looking for more detail. Whilst our guide
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    Freedom728133
    21
    Harry Potter filming locations
    Disappointed.It was raining but we thought we were in for an afternoon two and a half hours of Harry Potter fun .
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    Brett C
    6542
    Harry Potter tour
    Had a fantastic tour with Peter. What a lovely considerate and knowledgeable person. Shown us so much of Oxford
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    caseykobc
    18
    Oxford Christ Church Harry Potter Film Locations Tour
    Peter was a fabulous guide! He is filled with enthusiasm for what he’s showing us and the entire tour is
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