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Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy your hop on hop off ride in the ‘‘city of dreaming spires’’
  • Witness the harmonious architecture of Oxford's university buildings
  • Don’t miss the unique combination of college, chapel and a cathedral in one foundation at Christ Church
  • Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours with unlimited travel; hop on and off as much as you like
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    The ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours. Duration of full loop 60 minutes.

    Start time

    City & University Tour: Buses depart from 9:30am to 6:00pm; every 15 minutes
    Meadows & Bridges Tour(Available from 25 March to 31 October) : Buses depart from 9:45am and 5:45pm, every 20 minutes.

    Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars. Visit one of the many historic buildings, colleges and museums, go out for a drink or a meal, or enjoy a show in the theatres.

    Shop till you drop in the market squares, enjoy a pleasant River Thames walk or stroll along the Oxford canal, one of England's most peaceful waterways.

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    On this hop-on hop-off tour you have the freedom to plan your own Oxford sightseeing itinerary. With more than 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.

    The buses operate on two routes – City & University Tour and Meadows & Bridges Tour. You can board the bus from any of the following stops:

    City & University Tour
    1. Oxford Railway Station
    2. Park End Street
    3. Gloucester Green Bus Station
    4. New Road
    5. Westgate Shopping Centre
    6. Speedwell Street
    7. Christ Church / St. Aldates & Shopping
    8. Brasenose College
    9. The Queen's College
    10. The Plain
    11. St. Cross Road
    12. South Parks Road
    13. Sheldonian Theatre
    14. Trinity College Gates & Shopping
    15. Parks Road
    16. Banbury Road
    17. Woodstock Road
    18. Brown's Restaurant
    19. Magdalen Street East
    20. Randolph Hotel & Shopping

    Meadows & Bridges Tour (Operates between 25 March to 31 October) 1. Christ Church / St. Aldates & Shopping
    2. Brasenose College
    3. The Queen's College
    4. The Plain
    5. Roger Bannister Running Track
    6. Townsend Square
    7. Meadow Lane
    8. Redbridge Park and Ride
    9. Hinksey Park
    10. Folly Bridge

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Pre-recorded audio commentary in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch Japanese, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, Polish.
    • Disposable ear phones. You can plug into your preferred language.
    • English live guide on some routes
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your hop-on hop-off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24 hours or 48 hours from that time.

    The duration and frequency of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    The tour bus has a low floor with extendable ramps and wheelchair space. Passengers do not need to walk up steps to board the bus. Wheelchairs can also be can be collapsed down and stored on the bus.

    For passengers with hearing impairments we offer the ‘overhead’ head phones (rather than the in-ear type) which helps when passengers have hearing aids. We can also offer a basic script of the commentary.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • reviews
    • Good one !...

      Rajat Solanki, United Kingdom, 31/May/2017
    • Very good tour experience

      Didn't regret taking the 48h one...

      Shelanie Cardinal, Canada, 04/Jun/2017
    • Really like the Hop on, Hop off experience

      Used this service in 2 or 3 European cities listed recently. Wide variation in equipment operation....on more than one bus (not in Oxford) the speakers didn't work. Great...

      Mellissa Ruryk, Canada, 05/Jun/2017
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