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

Botanic Gardens

This lovely oasis in the heart of Oxford is one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world, founded in 1621. Today it has over 6000 species

Included in our Meanders on the upper Thames 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 Culture, countryside and couture 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 Culture, countryside and couture 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


  1. Culture, countryside and couture

    This wonderful winter walking tour is a feast for all the senses whether you are a connoisseur of history, culture, wildlife or the more material…

    From £750

    Gentle / 4 or 5 nights / Self-guided / Oxford

  2. The Thames Path from source to London

    The full length of the Thames from its source in the Cotswolds downstream to London and Greenwich includes an amazing array of differing landscapes.…

    From £2,380

    Not so gentle / 8 nights + / Self-guided / The Thames

  3. Ramble and ride in the Cotswolds

    This tour combines walking and cycling and enables you to enjoy the full variety of the magical Cotswolds area with its beautiful hills and picture…

    From £1,270

    Gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / The Cotswolds

  4. The Thames Path from source to Henley

    The upper Thames from its source in the Cotswolds downstream to elegant Henley includes a great variety of landscapes. From remote and wild pasture…

    From £1,290

    Not so gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / The Thames

  5. Meanders on the upper Thames

    This walk and river boat trip is a wonderfully relaxed way of experiencing the Thames. Each day you board a river boat (ticket included) and…

    From £1,080

    Gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / The Thames


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