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Oxford Accessible Tour

Oxford 9Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and its former students include Sir Walter Raleigh, T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia), Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, and 47 Nobel prize-winners.

During this accessible Oxford guided tour of the “city of dreaming spires”, disabled visitors will be able to experience some of the best highlights of this charming town, including the famous Radcliffe Camera building, the Bridge of Sighs, and much more.

The Oxford Accessible Tour includes:

– Accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (no steps or curbs)
– 2 hour guided walking/rolling tour of Oxford conducted by Blue Badge officially-licensed tour guide
– Tour guide can provide assistance pushing manual wheelchair users
– A memorable day of sightseeing in Oxford!


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When you arrive in Oxford, your Blue Badge official tour guide will meet you at the train station.  On the short walk/roll into town, your tour guide will point out a few historical sites. 

During your accessible Oxford tour, you’ll visit Bill Clinton’s favorite Oxford pub, as well as one of the wheelchair accessible world famous colleges (either Trinity College or Wadham College) to see the quadrangle, dining hall, chapel, and gardens. The Oxford accessible tour includes a visit to the Covered Market, and your tour guide will point out accessible cafés and pubs that you can visit after the guided portion of the tour.

The itinerary below is a suggestion and can be adjusted based on your preferences.  Times are approximate.

8:30 – Depart hotel by taxi or bus
9:21 – Depart London by train
10:18 – Arrive Oxford train station
10:20 – Meet tour guide at Oxford train station. Walk/roll into Oxford city center (1 km or 0.6 miles over flat ground) or take accessible bus.
10:30 – 2 hour guided tour of University of Oxford & town of Oxford
12:30 – Lunch in Oxford
13:30 – Free-time in afternoon for shopping and sightseeing
16:00 – Walk/roll or take accessible bus back to Oxford train station
17:01 – Train from Oxford to London
17:59 – Arrive in London

Other accessible London day trips that you may want to consider include the Cambridge Accessible Tour from London, the Stonehenge Accessible Tour by Train, and the Highlights of Greenwich Accessible Tour.

Tour Highlights

– Radcliffe Camera
– Hertford Bridge (aka Bridge of Sighs)
– High Street
– Brasenose Lane
– Clarendon Building
– Bodleian Library
– Covered Market

Accessibility Description

I gave the Oxford Accessible Tour a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it includes step-free routes in Oxford, and no hills.  It did not get a higher accessibility rating because the tour route involves walking/rolling several blocks around the town of Oxford.

An elevator at the Oxford train station will allow you to go over the train tracks and meet your tour guide at the Oxford train station
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The Oxford Accessible Tour uses routes with smooth sidewalks and curb cuts wherever possible.
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The wheelchair accessible Oxford tour avoids the difficult cobblestones (shown in the photo on the left) as much as possible.  You will skip colleges that have a step at the entrance like the one shown in the photo on the right.
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During the Oxford Accessible Tour, you will visit one or two of the colleges to view the quadrangle, chapel, and dining hall. 
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You will visit both the Radcliffe Camera and the Bridge of Sighs.
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Your tour guide can lead you through narrow alleyways to visit lesser-known sights on the tour.  You can also visit the Covered Market if you would like to.
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After the guided portion of your handicap accessible Oxford tour, you will have a few hours to eat, shop, and explore Oxford on your own.  When you’re ready to catch your train, you can take a wheelchair accessible bus to the train station.
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Tour Details

Tour duration: Full day
Cost: £220 for 1-2 people, £250 for 3-4 people, £280 for 5-6 people, £310 for 7-8 people.
 *£20 off if booked as part of an accessible London travel package  (Note: if your package includes more than 3 tours total, discounts will be applied to maximum 3 of the tours).   
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meeting time: We suggest that you take the 9:21 am train from London to meet your tour guide at 10:20 am
Meeting place: Guide will meet you at Oxford train station 
Number of people on tour: Up to 12 people
Entrance tickets: Not included. Some entrance tickets are free for disabled visitors if they have an ID card from their home country stating the percent of their disability.  Otherwise, entrance tickets to the colleges range from £1 to £8 per person
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Entrance tickets, train tickets, taxi or bus to London train station, Oxford bus tickets, snacks/meals, and gratuities.


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 Read more:

London Accessible Travel – main page
   Pros and Cons of London Disabled Access
   13 Wheelchair Accessible Travel Tips for London England
   9 Keys to Success for London Handicapped Travel
   Tower of London Wheelchair Access
   London Eye Wheelchair Accessibility
   Stonehenge Disabled Access
   Travel Insurance for Disabled Travelers
   London Accessible Travel Packages
Accessible Walking and Driving Tours in London

   Highlights of London Accessible Driving Tour
   Classic London Wheelchair Accessible Tour
   Royal London Accessible Guided Tour
   London Accessible Boat Cruise on the Thames River
   Stonehenge & Hampton Court Accessible Driving Tour
   Stonehenge & Windsor Castle Accessible Guided Tour
   Oxford Accessible Tour from London
   Highlights of Greenwich Accessible Tour
London Accessibility Guide by John Sage
London Trip Planning by Sage Traveling
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