Oxford Official Walking Tours have launched a seasonal addition to their walking tours programme – the Festive Private Group Tour. This new tour takes in Oxford’s Christmas lights and sights with tales of the city’s Christmases past, present and future.
This seasonal tour weaves its way through the city, past University colleges and along gargoyled alleyways. With Oxford’s spires as the backdrop, there’ll be time to admire the Christmas tree in historic Broad Street and soak up the smells and atmosphere of the Christmas Market.*
Commenting on the new tour Annie Macdonald, Tour Desk Group Leader at Experience Oxfordshire said, “We’re so excited for the launch of our seasonal tour, as are our guides, who can’t wait to get into the spirit of Christmas. Our award-winning Official Tours are one of the very the best ways to see Oxford and hear its fascinating facts and stories. Illuminated by the city’s Christmas lights, our festive tour adds a fun and novel twist to getting to the office Christmas party!”
Hayley Beer-Gamage, CEO of Experience Oxfordshire added, “Oxford Official Walking Tours offers a great experience for locals and visitors alike, so we’re excited to see this latest, seasonal addition to our tours programme, appealing to businesses, clubs and so many more in the area. Our personable guides will be happy to consider special festive requests and will be sure to add a touch of fun to our new tour as they relay the history and tales of the city they call home.
“The development of our award-winning tours programme is a key element of Oxford’s post pandemic recovery, ensuring a warm and friendly welcome is extended to all participants, near or far, as we welcome back more and more visitors to the city.”
*Oxford’s Christmas tree is on display in Broad Street from 16 November 2022 and the Christmas lights will be switched on at Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival on 18 November 2022. The Oxford Christmas Market runs from 1 to 18 December 2022 from 10:00am to 6:30pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10:00am to 8:00pm Thursday to Saturday.