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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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icon40 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Overview

Experience one of the world’s greatest university cities on this hop-on hop-off Oxford bus tour. With a 24- or 48-hour pass, design a personalized itinerary with several possible stops including the University of Oxford buildings (some featured in the 'Harry Potter' films), Oxford Castle, and Bodleian Library, one of the world’s oldest public libraries. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-top viewing deck and fun onboard commentary as you savor this elegant city.
  • Discover Oxford and its highlights with a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • See the best of the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ at your own pace with a 24- or 48-hour ticket
  • Pass by must-see city sights including Oxford Castle and Christ Church College
  • Set your own sightseeing schedule, hopping on and off at any of the stops
  • Sit on the open-air, top deck and soak up 360-degree views of the honey-stoned university city
  • Listen to the onboard audio commentary to learn about the historical city
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24 or 48 hour bus pass
Guided walking tour
On-board audio commentary available 11 languages + free headphones
Vouchers valid for 12 months
Mobile tickets accepted
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
With your 24- or 48-hour ticket, see the best of the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ by bus, with onboard audio commentary offering fascinating snippets of local history. Hop aboard the bus at any of the route’s stops (full itinerary listed below) and enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary, pace and tour duration. 

Grab a comfortable seat in either the indoor or open-air seating section and take in the sights along the route. Feel free to stay on for the entire loop, or hop off at any stop to see one of Oxford’s historical or cultural landmarks—buses depart regularly. 

Between stops, explore the city’s local color and soak up the rich character of this celebrated hub of global education. To end your tour, disembark at any stop along the route, any time you like.
Itinerary
Duration: 
40 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Low season - 1st April - 20th June every 30 minutes Monday to Thursday and every 20 minutes Friday - Sunday. This will also apply to October. Last tour 17.00 Mid Season - 21st June - 22nd July every 20 minutes Monday - Thursday and every 15 minutes Friday - Sunday. This will also apply to September. Last tour 17.30 High Season - 23rd July - 31st August every 15 minutes daily. Last tour 18.00
Park End Street
Gloucester Green Bus Station
New Road
Westgate Shopping Centre
Speedwell Street
St Aldates (Stop G2)
Brasenose College
The Queen's College
The Plain
St.Cross Road
South Parks Road
The Sheldonian Theatre
Trinity College
Parks Road
Park Town
Plantation Road
61 St Giles'
Magdalen Street East (Stop C6)
Sightseeing Randolph
Points of interest passed by on this route
Christ Church
 
Brasenose College
 
Sheldonian Theatre
 
Queen's College
 
Trinity College
 
City Sightseeing Oxford
 
Oxford Castle & Prison
 
Westgate Oxford
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates: All Year Round (except 1st January, 25th & 26th December)
  • Low season - 1st April - 20th June every 30 minutes Monday to Thursday and every 20 minutes Friday - Sunday. This will also apply to October. Last tour 17.00
  • Mid Season - 21st June - 22nd July every 20 minutes Monday - Thursday and every 15 minutes Friday - Sunday. This will also apply to September. Last tour 17.30
  • High Season - 23rd July - 31st August every 15 minutes daily. Last tour 18.00
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Mobile or Paper Vouchers accepted. Paper vouchers must be redeemed at City Sightseeing shop in Oxford Railway Station.
  • Please note that the guided walking tour is seasonal, and customers should enquire upon arrival for more information.
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - UK and Ireland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I bought a multi-day pass and one day had a driver who took the tour part seriously and slowed down so that you could actually catch the sites." See review
  • "The bus starts from right outside the Oxford station which is really convenient" See review
  • "A good way to view Oxford, to see where all the key places are sited, to later explore." See review

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star-5
Fun trip with family
Janet_H
, Oct 2021
Fabulous trip and great explanations which were easily understood and some amusing. Good views so could see the important places.
star-5
Excellent experience,...
Egle_J
, Oct 2021
Excellent experience, highly recommend! Very informative, and good selection of languages , so you could select the best one for you !
star-1
Bus didn’t turn up.
Fiona_R
, Oct 2021
Waited an hour in the pouring rain at bus stop 20. Phoned the company to be told that, due to traffic, the buses weren’t picking up at that stop. I ended up wet right through with little help/reparation from company.
star-5
Wonderful tour that is so worth it
Andrew_B
, Sep 2021
Fabulous tour by Daniel. Grateful for his story telling. He really brought the stories to life. Also appreciated his direct student knowledge of Oxford.
star-4
Very informative audio...
ThomasRM_R
, Sep 2021
Very informative audio commentary. Ideal introduction to Oxford. These hop-on, hop-off tours are always worthwhile. A shame though that part of the route had been changed omitting the very stop that we wanted. Oxford's roadworks have a lot to answer for !
star-4
It was a good but one of...
Margaret_W
, Sep 2021
It was a good but one of the bus drivers was not helful at all. we asked him to tell us when we got to the shopping centre but he never did the next thing we arrived at the last stop.
star-5
Just what we wanted
GARY_C
, Sep 2021
We always try to get to know a new city via a hop-on, hop-off bus where available. There are 20 stops on this tour and we were lucky enough to have a live guide who provided informative commentary. The next day we did it again, this time stopping off at points of particular interest. Buses pretty regular, friendly drivers, great value over 2 days and would recommend.
star-4
Worthwhile
Jane_H
, Aug 2021
Lovely tour of sites in Oxford. A good way to get your bearings. A bit too long between buses. We waited half an hour having just missed one. Otherwise good.
star-5
Lovely time as family in Oxford
Maria_V
, Aug 2021
We as family had a lovely experience in Oxford. The weather was lovely and the people from City sightseeing very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour bus guide gave us good tips on the places to see, eat and enjoy the city.
star-4
Well told story....
peterarve_c
, Aug 2021
Well told story. The history behind the impressive Old universities and porsh buildings in general was well told in a understandable English in a good timing. Greate experience. Best reg Maggie and Peter

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