Walking holidays in Oxford

A walking holiday is a brilliant way to discover authentic, quintessential Oxford and we offer holidays to, from and around Oxford. With so many backwaters, sleepy lanes and secret alleyways, there’s a lot to discover here that you simply wouldn’t see in a vehicle. We offer a selection of carefully chosen routes for walkers, which we have personally designed together with locals who know the city and its environs inside out. This means our customers get to see the highlights of the “city of dreaming spires” as well as its lesser-known hidden gems that most tourists never discover, but are so close to the heart of Oxford.

Our walking routes take in not just the city centre, but also the surrounding countryside, parts of the Thames and the Oxford Canal and in some cases even The Cotswolds. Both self-guided and guided tours are on offer, ranging from 2 nights upwards to 8 nights or more. Most of our walking tours cover gentle distances - allowing you the luxury of time to slow down, soak up your surroundings and indulge in the occasional (or frequent!) pit stop at one of the many pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops or museums that catch your eye en route. Accommodation for tours including overnight stays is in our hand-picked selection of hotels and inns, chosen for their quality, character and location. There is typically a choice between classic and the very best luxury hotels.


Our Oxford highlights

The Bodleian Library

The main Oxford University research library, opened in 1602, houses 13 million paper items in an architecturally stunning building. Take a tour!

Included in our The Thames Path from source to Henley holiday

Wytham Woods

A treasure trove of a woodland dating back to the Ice Age with 800 species of butterfly and 500 species of plants.

Included in our Ramble and ride in the Cotswolds holiday

Radcliffe Square

Iconic cobbled square in the heart of Oxford with the domed Radcliffe Camera library and the colleges of All Souls and Brasenose adjacent

Included in our Ramble and ride in the Cotswolds holiday

Thames meadows

You’ll find the dreamy water meadows in the heart of the city. Oxford residents still have an ancient right to graze their animals freely here

Included in our Ramble and ride in the Cotswolds holiday

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage Site with over 300 years of history and home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family.

Included in our Tailor-made holiday

Covered market

Tucked away behind the High street, engage with the locals on the many and varied stalls. From Moo to hats and prints to cheese, find a little souvenir here

Included in our The Thames Path from source to Henley holiday


Our Oxford Walking holidays