Oxford City Sightseeing Tour

How much can you learn in 24-hours at Oxford?

However much you like. Because the Oxford City Sightseeing Tour provides an open-air double-decker bus that let’s you plan your own day at your own pace. You can either start with a 60-minute introduction to the city for deciding your itinerary, or simply hop on and off as you go along with spontaneity as your guide. Either way, you can choose between a 24 or 48-hour pass and pre-recorded commentary in 11 languages. It’s a hard choice with so much to see. Let’s begin with the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Its honey colored walls and famed architecture is so plentiful, you could spend all your time there. But with so many buildings, it’s still spread out. There are attractions like the Ashmolean Museum, built in the 1600’s to house the cabinet of curiosities. Who’d want to miss Carfax at the center of the city, home to a tower with views of the spire-filled skyline? And there’s the Bodleian, Oxford’s central library with over 8 million volumes housed on 117 miles of shelving. Why, that reminds us of another perfect booking. The Oxford City Sightseeing Tour.

Here’s what’s included:

    • A voucher valid for 24 or 48 hours on a Hop on/Hop off open-air double-decker tour bus
    • 20 stops throughout Oxford
      • Summer departures every 10 minutes
      • Winter departures every 20-30 minutes
    • English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Swedish, Mandarin, Polish, Portugese and Cantonese commentary
    • Groups of 10 or more get a 5% discount on Oxford City Sightseeing Tour



    • Exchange the Rail Europe voucher for your Oxford City Sightseeing tour.
    • Special savings option allows you to purchase just one pass that will cover 2 adults and up to 3 children.
    • Child rates are valid for children ages 5 -15
    • Hours of Operation from: 9:30am - 4:00pm
    • Tour does not operate on December 25 - 26 and January 1.
    • Voucher must be exchanged within 3 months of the date of purchase.
    • Some buses may be wheelchair accessible. Please inquire locally.
    • Prices are subject to change.

Where are the bus stops located and what landmarks can I reach from each stop?

  • Oxford Railway Station: Said Business School, Backpackers Hostel, Youth Hostel
  • Park End Street: Rosie O’Grady’s Pub, Oxford Canal, Central Backpackers
  • Gloucester Green Bus Station: City Centre Shopping, New Theatre, Oxford Union, Worcester College, Wednesday Market
  • New Road: Oxford Castle, Nuffield College, St. Peter’s College
  • Westgate Shopping Centre: City Centre Shopping, Oxford Castle Unlocked
  • Speedwell Street: Folly Bridge, River Cruises, River Thames Walk
  • Pembroke College / St Aldates: Christ Church, Pembroke College, Cathedral, Christ Church Meadow, St Aldates Church.
  • Town Hall: Museum of Oxford, Carfax Tower
  • Lincoln College: Brasenose College, Oriel College, The Covered Market, Lincoln College ‘Oxford University Bookshop”
  • The Queens College: University College, Examination Schools, Merton College, Corpus Christi College, All Souls College
  • The Plain: Magdalen College & Tower, Magdalen Bridge, Botanic Garden, St. Hilda’s College, St Clements
  • St Cross Road: University science area, Linacre College, St. Catherine’s College, William Morris’ workshop
  • Sheldonian Theatre: Bridge of Sighs, New College, Radcliffe Camera, Exeter College, Tourist Information Center
  • Trinity College Gates & Shopping: New Bodleian Library, Wadham College, Broad Street
  • Parks Road: Keble College, University Parks, University & Pitt Rivers, Museums, Road House
  • Banbury Road: St. Hugh’s College, Lady Margaret Hall
  • Woodstock Rd: St. Anthony’s College
  • Brown’s Restaurant: St. Anne’s College, Somerville College, Café Rogue, Eagle & Child Pub
  • Magdalen Street: Balliol College, St John’s College, Martyrs’ Memorial
  • Randolph Hotel and Shopping: Ashmolean Museum, Playhouse Theatre, Worcester College.
Note: Some of the stops listed are by request only and you will need to signal  the driver if you would like to board or exit the bus.