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Oxford - Four Affordable Experiences

Updated: Aug 4, 2022

Nestled between London to its southeast and the Cotswolds to its northwest, the city of Oxford and its green surrounds has an abundance of attractions to suit all budgets.

With summer upon us and staycations a popular option, Experience Oxfordshire is highlighting a variety of affordable bookable experiences as part of its new 'Escape to Oxford' campaign funded by VisitEngland.

I think it's fair to say that these prices are "from" and may not be available at the time you wish to visit. That said add any of these four to a visit to the Ashmolean, which is free to enter,(prior booking required at present) and you have the makings of a reasonably-priced weekend away.

Take a look at 4 affordable experiences in Oxford and start planning your unforgettable break to one of England's emerald gems this summer and beyond.

1, Oxford Official Walking Tours

Summer in the city and what better way to get to know Oxford than through the eyes of a professional resident with the award-winning Oxford Official Walking Tours. See the university's most famous buildings, including the Radcliffe Camera, as you stroll through the city's ancient maze of streets and alleyways; explore the locations of the city's famous authors - Lewis, Tolkien, and Pullman; or get spooked on an Oxford Ghost Tour.

There are six public tours to choose from plus group and private tours.

Oxford Official Walking Tours from £18pp for 2 hours.

2, Oxford River Cruises

Relax and take in the stunning scenery on the River Thames in and around Oxford as you travel down the University Regatta course past famous landmarks including Christ Church College and Meadows. One of the most memorable things to do during your visit, Oxford River Cruises offers a range of luxury boat trips and sightseeing tours including a unique picnic cruise and evening cocktail cruise in the heart of the city.

Sightseeing cruises from £16pp for 50 minutes.

3, City Sightseeing Oxford

Hop on board as many times as you like to discover Oxford from an open-topped tour bus at any one of 20 stops. Learn about the city's fascinating history from your live guide and/or audio commentary in 14 languages. Departing every 10 to 20 minutes the tour takes in Oxford's many colleges and attractions as well as some of the city's lesser-known spots.

A ticket for the Bronze Tour costs from £14.50pp.

4, New Theatre Oxford

Home to some of the biggest names in entertainment, New Theatre Oxford has been located in the heart of Oxford for 186 years. It has an exciting programme of events this summer, from comedy with Joe Lycett to stage shows such as Chicago.

Tickets from £13pp.

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