Oxford - Oxford - The Ancient Seat of Learning

Oxford - The Ancient Seat of Learning

(142 reviews)
City Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom
40 mins

About the tour

This tour is the perfect introduction to England's oldest university city - known as the city of dreaming spires. We will see some of Oxford's most iconic sights, including the Sheldonian Theatre and the Radcliffe Camera, discover the history of its medieval colleges and learn more about the city's role in English religious and political history. Find out why Oxford is one of the UK's most popular visitor destinations.

Meet your local guide


Ian is a professionally qualified guide with over 15 years' experience guiding in English and German. He loves to share information about places through stories rather than lists of facts. On Ian's tours you will find out not just about the places, but about the people, events and secrets behind them. He's never happier than when he's bringing places to life for guests' enjoyment, and looks forward to giving you a warm British welcome wherever in the world you are from.

Ian has been guiding since Feb 2002

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Oxford with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Oxford. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Cinthia S.

23 March 2021

Excellent tour guide!

Sue (OK, USA)✨ S.

22 March 2021

Always a great tour with Ian. Very knowledgeable about history and architecture.


22 March 2021

Excellent tour and images

Cindy T.

22 March 2021

Great tour. Ian got us some great spots for postcards. He’s very knowledgeable about the area.

Eileen H.

22 March 2021

What a delight it was to tour Oxford with Ian! I had a relaxing time, and learned so much.

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