On this hop-on hop-off tour you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. With 20 stops covering all of Oxford’s main attractions such as the River Thames Walk and the Oxford Canal, this tour provides the perfect introduction to the historical city.
This tour is available in two options; you can choose between a 24 or 48 hour ticket. Your ticket allows you unlimited travel, meaning you can hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops.
You can board the bus from any of the stops:
• Oxford Railway Station: You can see the Said Business School, Backpackers Club and the Youth Hostel.
• Park End Street: You can visit the Rosie O’Grady’s pub and walk along the Oxford canal, one of England's most peaceful waterways, running lazily through the countryside from Oxford to Coventry.
• Gloucester Green Bus Station: Shop for great bargains at the City centre and see the Worcester College.
• New Road: Gain an insight into the episodes of violence, executions, great escapes, betrayal and even romance in the Oxford castle. Other attractions on this road include the Oxford Castle, Nuffield College and St. Peter’s College.
• Westgate Shopping Centre: This is a great place to shop.
• Speedwell Street: From here you can enjoy the scenic River Thames Walk. You can also take a cruise on the river.
• Pembroke Street: The attractions here include Christ Church College, Pembroke College, Cathedral and Christ Church Meadow.
• Town Hall: You can visit the Museum of Oxford, the only museum that is solely dedicated to the history of Oxford and its University. See the Carfax Tower; all that remains of the 13th century St. Martin's Church.
• Brasenose College: Attractions here include Brasenose College, Oriel College and the covered market.
• The Queen’s College: See the University College, Examination Schools, Merton College, Corpus Christi College and All Souls College.
• The Plain: See Magdalene College & Tower, Magdalen Bridge (punting) and St. Hilda’s College. You can also visit the Botanic Garden, home to an extensive collection of flora and fauna.
• St. Cross Road: See the University science area, Linacre College, St. Catherine’s College and the William Morris’ Original Workshop.
• Sheldonian Theatre: Important places here include the Bridge of Sighs, New College, Radcliffe Camera, Exeter College and Tourist Information Centre.
• Trinity College Gates: You can see the Oxford Story exhibition, New Bodleian Library and Wadham College.
• Parks Road: The attractions include Keble College, University Parks, University and Pitt Rivers, Museums and Rhodes House.
• Banbury Road: See the St. Hugh’s College.
• Woodstock Road: The St. Anthony’s College is located here.
• Brown’s Restaurant: See the St. Anne’s College, Somerville College and enjoy a drink at the Eagle and Child pub.
• Magdalen Street: See the Balliol College, St. John’s College, The Oxford Story exhibition and the Martyrs’ Memorial.
• Randolph Hotel: The main attraction is the Ashmolean Museum, home to the antiquities collections that range from Paleolithic to Victorian, from Egypt to Britain.