Hop-On Hop-Off Oxford + Carfax Tower Panorama + Walking Tour



Before you Go

Panorama + Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Oxford

Oxford is often called the City of Dreaming Spires, a name that conjures up the city’s gentle, sleepy majesty. One of the very best ways to see the city is to climb Carfax Tower and enjoy its amazing views as you look out over the city’s spires and rooftops, which is why we’ve included it in this excellent value ticket. Your ticket also includes a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket and a guided walking tour. Two other brilliant ways to see the city! Book today with City Sightseeing.

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1 Route
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from 09:30 to 17:00
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14 Languages
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20 Stops
Mobile or Paper
Voucher accepted
Free Cancellation


  • Mobile ticket that lets you hop on the bus at any stop.
  • Kids’ Commentary in English to keep the little ones entertained.
  • Enjoy maximum flexibility with 12 months' validity.
  • Create your own itinerary to explore Oxford, hopping on and off whenever you wish.
  • 24/48hr hop-on hop-off bus tour with fantastic views of Oxford.

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  • 24/48hr hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Stops near all the major sights
  • Audio guide in 14 languages
  • Guided walking tour (seasonal)
  • Admission to Carfax Tower


    If Oxford is a city that feels like something out of a movie, it’s because it’s featured in many. As you discover the city, you’ll soon understand why. It’s a truly beautiful place. Our hop-on hop-off tour takes you to all the city’s many amazing sights, including the university’s famous colleges and their stunningly elegant courtyards.

    Oxford University is one of the oldest in the world and some of the buildings are as much as 600 years old! One of the most impressive is the Bodleian Library, which was built in the 17th century and is home to over 13 million printed works! It even features in three of the Harry Potter films. It’s one of the many university treasures to hop off and see.

    Another of the city’s architectural delights is the Carfax Tower, which was originally part of a church, but the church was demolished at the end of the 19th century. Today, the tower offers some of the very best views in the city, which is we we’ve included admission in this ticket. Climb to the top to get a whole new perspective on the city.

    The included Stepping Through Oxford walking tour is the perfect way to complete your Oxford experience. During the 45-minute tour, you’ll learn so much about the city and its rich history. Together, the bus, the tower and the tour are the perfect Oxford experience!

    Before you Go

    Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
    Operational season: all year round

    • Mid Season - 1st April - 14th April, 19th April to 31st May, 5th September - 31st October: 9:30 - 18:00. Monday to Thursday: every 20 minutes. Friday to Sunday: every 15 minutes. From April 1st to 14th and 5th September to October 31st the last tour is at 17:00.
    • High Season - 15th April - 18th April, 1st June - 21st July: 9:30 - 18:00. The bus runs every 15 minutes daily.
    • Peak Season - 22nd July - 4th September: 9:30 - 18:00. Monday to Thursday: every 15 minutes. Friday to Sunday: every 10 minutes.
    • Except on: 1st January, 25th & 26th December

    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
    • Carfax Tower is not suitable for under 5’s.

    Guided Walking Tours Schedule:

    • 45-minute Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour: 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00, 14:45 and 15:30.
    • Meeting Point: Oxford Visitor Information Point, 44-45 High Street


    Cancellation Policy

    Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date.

    Supplied by

    City Sightseeing Oxford
    Visitor Information Point 44-45 High Street
    OX1 4AP, Oxford, United Kingdom