Oxford - Town and Gown

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Town and Gown

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(92 reviews)
City Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

A city with a university or a university with a city? You decide on this stroll through the central commercial district of Oxford. Punting on the river, stunning college buildings, medieval traditions, quirky shops and markets, historic pubs and England's oldest coffee shop - this tour really has something for everyone as we explore how students and townsfolk have lived and worked alongside each other for over 800 years.

Meet Ian


Hello and thanks for visiting. I’m Ian, a professionally qualified guide. I hold the Blue Badge, which is the UK’s highest tour guiding qualification and have many years’ experience guiding in both English and German. My passion is sharing places and stories with people from around the world, and helping them discover more about this country and particularly the Midlands, where I have lived for almost all my life. I have a friendly and informal style and always aim to bring history to life with anecdotes about people and events rather than just dry facts. I love the sense of community with Heygo and enjoy seeing the same people joining multiple tours. On all of my tours you can expect information, humour and friendly conversation. I want you to sit back, relax and enjoy the experience as you take a walk with your new friend in England. Wherever in the world you are from, I look forward to giving you the warmest of British welcomes.

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 content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator 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 content creator 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 channel, 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

Deborah W.

19 March 2021

Very good tour.

Alison O.

15 March 2021

Loved travelling in Oxford with Ian, fantastic guide

Linda B NY 🐾.

14 March 2021

Another great tour with Ian! I’ve heard so much about Oxford so it was great getting to see it myself. Ian always has interesting stories!

Kimmy S.

14 March 2021

Very informative regarding Oxford University.

Diana A.

14 March 2021

Ian is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and makes a very good guide. It was a fascinating view of Oxford and I enjoyed it very much.

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