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Guided Tours

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Our guided tours allow visitors greater insight into the College's history, its architecture, student life, scenes associated with the world of Lewis Carroll and of course, the Harry Potter films.

The tour is led by one of our experienced Christ Church custodians and lasts approximately one hour. It will generally include the Masters, Pocock and Cathedral Gardens, Tom Quad and Hall. However, ocassionally alternative locations will be visited because of the weather conditions or events taking place within the college. Following the tour you will have an opportunity to explore the public areas of Christ Church in your own time. Please note there is a small additional fee if you wish to visit the Picture Gallery.

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Customer comments regarding our tours:

...definitely the way to see Christ Church--even on a cold and rainy day.

Our tour guide was not only tremendously knowledgable but had a really interactive style with the group that made the tour both fun and informative.

I just had a marvellous tour ...I want to thank all of you for your polite, informative and kind assistance to me as a visitor. Our tour guide was pleasant, patient with my questions, and most knowledgable and gracious.

Reserve your Place Online and Pay upon Arrival

Reserve your place/s on one of our tours via our on-line booking system. Once you have successfully made your reservation you will be issued with an e-receipt. When you arrive for your tour you will be asked to present your e-receipt summarising your booking and make payment for your places.

Dates and Times

Tours in September run at 11 am and 3.00pm Monday to Friday subject to availability. Dates and times for October will be published at the end of September.

As a working institution, parts of Christ Church may close from time to time and occasionally with very short notice. We will notify you as soon as possible if a closure will affect you.


Guided Tour Prices


Adult £13.00 per person

Concessions (Student/Senior - 60 and over/Under 18) £11.00 per person


There are 25 spaces available on each tour

Group Bookings – 10 and over

If you have made a group booking of 10 people or more a deposit will be required. This must be made by credit or debit card by calling 01865 286573, Monday-Saturday between 9am and 4pm. The deposit is non-refundable and is £4 per person.

SPECIAL OFFER - 21 - 26 September - Tour and Refreshments option available

Upgrade your experience to include refreshments following your tour. This option is available for groups of 4 or more persons. There is an additional charge of £5 per person for refreshments. Bookings for this option are made separately. Please contact Helen Camunas-Lopez on for more information or to make a booking. 

Interested in adding lunch or dinner to your booking on these days? To enjoy this exclusive offer please contact Helen Camunas-Lopez to discuss availability and prices.


If you have a query regarding booking a guided tour please email

Other events you might like this month

Christ Church Past and Present - 21 - 24 September

10% off ticket prices - Enter code P&P at the checkout

Two days of exclusive tours, talks and demonstrations about Christ Church's rich history and life today at the college and cathedral. Visit the Tudor Kitchen where over 250,000 meals are produced every year, dine in the Great Hall, explore the Archives and Library, enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the gardens with the Head Gardener and discover more about the Cathedral's fascinating 1000 year history. All talks and tours are given by the experts that look after these areas.

Day delegate tickets are available for the Monday and Tuesday lecture programmes (including lunch and refreshments) - £65 for one day, £120 for both

Residential tickets include the full programme of events plus 3 night's accommodation at Christ Church and all meals and refreshments as programmed. Click here for more information and to make a booking.

Contact Helen Camunas-Lopez for more information or to make a telephone booking. 01865 286998 /

A Taste of Christ Church - Banquet in Hall - Friday 26 September

10& off ticket prices - enter code BANQUET at the checkout

A rare opportunity to dine in the historic setting of Christ Church's Great Hall. Enjoy a delicious three course meal and excellent service whilst following in the footsteps of notable academics, royalty, Alice in Wonderland and a few Wizards!

Please click here for more information and to make a booking.

Contact Helen Camunas-Lopez for more information or to make a telephone booking. 01865 286998 /

For special group tickets please contact Helen Camunas-Lopez

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