City Sightseeing: Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off + Carfax Tower Panorama + Walking Tour

City Sightseeing: Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off + Carfax Tower Panorama + Walking Tour

Oxford, U.K.
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  • Enjoy the best city views from Carfax Tower along with the hop-on, hop-off Oxford bus tour.
  • Explore with a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off Oxford bus ticket.
  • Experience the charm with a guided walking tour in Oxford.
  • See Oxford University and the 600-year-old Bodleian Library.
  • Discover film-famous locations and architectural wonders.
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! No need to print.


Oxford, known as the City of Dreaming Spires, offers a magical experience with the hop-on, hop-off Oxford bus tour. There is so much to see from the top of Carfax Tower, across the university's ancient colleges, to the film-famous Bodleian Library. Our ticket wraps up the city's best in a bus tour, a tower visit, and a walking tour, ensuring you do not miss a bit of Oxford's beauty and history.


Enjoy one of the top university cities in the world with this hop-on hop-off Oxford bus tour. Start your Oxford adventure with a climb up the Carfax Tower. This old church tower gives you a stunning view of the city. The Carfax tower is the only part left of the 12th-century St Martin’s Church, Oxford's main church from 1122. In 1896, they tore down the rest of the church to make space for traffic. The tower stands 74 feet tall, and no building in central Oxford can be taller than it. You can climb 99 steps to the top of the tower and get an incredible view of the Oxford skyline. In just a few steps, see the rooftops and spires that make Oxford so dreamy. It is a must-do to see the city from above.
Next, jump on our bus that takes you everywhere in Oxford. With your ticket, you can hop on and off as much as you like for 24 or 48 hours to explore Oxford. It is perfect for visiting all the famous spots, from the ancient university colleges to the places where movies were filmed. Sit back and enjoy the ride and see the iconic attractions from the top of the open deck hop on hop off bus. Do not miss the Bodleian Library, one of Oxford's most famous places. The Bodleian Libraries have the second-biggest collection of manuscripts and archives in Britain. Their collection includes old things from papyrus from the third century B.C. to recent letters and documents. This place is a treasure trove of over 13 million books. Film buffs will recognize it from the Harry Potter movies.
Join our guided walking tour, "Stepping Through Oxford," to hear stories and facts that make the city come alive. This 45-minute guided walking tour is packed with insights into Oxford's rich history. It is the best way to feel the city's heartbeat and learn about its past and present. With our ticket, you are free to explore Oxford your way and at your own pace. Spend extra time at the places that fascinate you, whether wandering in the university's courtyards or discovering hidden gems in the city. 
This itinerary blend iconic sights with the freedom to explore, ensuring your visit to Oxford is unforgettable. Climb, ride, walk, and marvel at a city steeped in history, beauty, and academic excellence. The hop on hop off Oxford bus, the tower, and the tour together make the ultimate Oxford adventure. Book today and step into the heart of Oxford.


Historic City & University Bus Tour:
Schedule: 09:30 - 17:00
Loop: 45 Minutes
Frequency: 15 Minutes
Carfax Tower Opening Hours:
November – February: 10:00 – 15:00
March: 10:00 – 16:00
April – September: 10:00 – 17:00
October: 10:00 – 16:00
Note: Carfax Tower is not suitable for under 5’s.
Oxford Walking Tour:
Tours Schedule: Leave Daily at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3pm .
Departure Location: Oxford Visitor Information Point, 44-45 High Street


  • 24 or 48-Hours Oxford Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Ticket
  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Kids Commentary
  • Live commentary in English
  • Discount booklet with deals at attractions
  • Guided walking tour (seasonal)
  • Admission to Carfax Tower


  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fees (If not specified)
  • Hotel Transfers

Redemption Info

You can board the bus at any stop and voucher can be exchanged directly with the driver.
Mobile and Printed vouchers are both accepted at all stops.
You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date/ tour.
Please check your ticket to know when it expires.
After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Flexible Ticket: Your voucher is valid for 01 months from the date of purchase.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Voucher Type: Both Mobile and Printed Voucher are accepted. Paper vouchers can be redeemed at our Visitor Information Point at 44-45 High Street, Oxford, our ticket sellers and our drivers.
Heating: Yes (Lower Deck only)
Onboard Wi-Fi: No
Pets Allowed: Small, well-behaved dogs are allowed
Infants can travel free and you do not require to book infant ticket.
Multiday tickets can only be used on consecutive days.
Complimentary ear phones are provided, or you are welcome to use your own wired earphones with a jack connector
Tours operate in all weather, rain or shine. Refunds due to weather will not be granted unless the service is suspended as a result of weather.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service! No refund will be offered for any changes or cancelations due to any unforeseen circumstances.

Guided Walking Tours Schedule: This is seasonal, and customers should enquire upon arrival for more information.
45-minute Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3pm
Meeting Point: Oxford Visitor Information Point, 44-45 High Street
Note: Our 45-minute walking tour leaves at set times in the day depending on the season (subject to availability) —please enquire with staff on site for up-to-date times. 

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Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.

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