City Sightseeing Oxford


Type:Trips & Tours

Visitor Information Point, 44 - 45 High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4AP

Tel: +44 01865 790522

City Sightseeing


About the award-winning open top bus tours 

Let us take you on a journey on our award-winning open-top hop-on hop-off bus tour to reveal the ancient and modern history and mystery of Oxford. From the early settlement of the world’s oldest English-speaking university to the development of life-saving medicines; from Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and Wind in the Willows to the magnificent Dreaming Spires and much more... 
The bus tour lasts approximately one hour and takes in the city’s famous sites, including the Oxford Castle, Christ Church, Magdalen Bridge, Sheldonian Theatre and Ashmolean Museum. With our 20 bus stops, you're free to hop on and off at your leisure to make the most of your experience!  
We offer: 

  • Frequent departures 
  • Tickets valid for 24 or 48 hours 
  • Live guides on many departures 
  • Commentary in several languages 
  • Mis Cloo's Oxford Quest (Kids’ commentary & activities)
  • Tickets include a walking tour 

For details of timetables and fares, please visit:  

Interested in a private hire? We offer the availability of a whole tour bus for you own exclusive tour of Oxford on the regular route. To find out more, call 01865 790522 or send an email to 

Oxford City Walking Tours 

Aside from the award-winning open-top bus tours, City Sightseeing Oxford also operate a range of fantastic walking tours in and around Oxford!

All official guided walking tours are quality assessed and provided by highly trained, knowledgeable and experienced guides to ensure you fully enjoy your Oxford experience.

Some of our tours are listed below: 

  • Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour (45 mins):  Discover the main attractions of Oxford on our shortest and most condensed tour. Learn about the history of our fascinating city and have all your questions answered by our friendly and professional tour guides.
  • Town & Gown Walking Tour (90 mins):  From the Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian Library to the Sheldonian Theatre and Christ Church, a majority of Oxford's greatest landmarks are university buildings. Your expert guide will tell you intriguing stories of hertiage and culture and introduce you to the wider area of Oxford City Centre, including nmerous iconic filming locations. 
  • Vox City Walks Oxford (flexible):  Discover Oxford with unlimited access to our flexible walking tours - join and leave our circuits as you please! Using the VOX City app, simply track your nearest guide and begin to discover countless visitor hotspots, including the University of Oxford, Radcliffe Camera, Carfax Tower and Oxford Castle & Prison.
  • Pubs and Taverns Tour (90 mins): Did you know that Oxford is home to some of England's oldest and most intriguing pubs and taverns? Travel back a thousand years throught Oxford's rich pub history and discover religion, riots, and rebellion. 
  • Harry Potter Locations Tour (90 minutes): Discover how the roofs and turrets of Hogwarts were inspired by the buildings of the University of Oxford. You'll visit three main buildings and seven important filming locations. Can you figure out which iconic scenes were filmed there? 
  • Private Group Walking Tours (up to 3 hours): Group walking tours of Oxford's Dreaming Spires can be tailored to suit your needs. With a private tour, you ensure that there are no set paths, no compromises and endless opportunities to ask questions.

To find out more about Oxford City Walking Tours, visit: 

Carfax Tower

Operated by City Sightseeing Oxford, Carfax Tower is all that remains of the 12th century St Martin’s Church, the official city church of Oxford from 1122. In 1896, the main part of the church was demolished to make more room for traffic in the area.

The tower is 74 feet tall and no building in central Oxford may be constructed higher.  

To find out more about Carfax Tower, visit:

Contact us

For any queries about visiting Oxford, contact us on +44 (0)1865 790522 or
Visitor Information Point 
44 - 45 High Street 
OX1 4AP 

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Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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