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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Address: Unit 3 Park End Street | Oxford Railway Station, Oxford OX1 1HS, England
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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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A lovely bus ride

We are a big fan of these tours as a way to get to know different parts of a city. Got on a tour with "live" commentary which also included the short walking tour to see key... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited oxford and decided to use the hop on hop off bus to see the sites, It only cost us £12 each and we could use it all day as many times as we liked, the comentry was very good and clear. I would advise this to anyone visiting the city even if you use it... More 

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grays
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a big fan of these tours as a way to get to know different parts of a city. Got on a tour with "live" commentary which also included the short walking tour to see key sights off the bus route.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best way to see Oxford when you're there for just a day. We arrived at the train station after about an hours ride from London Paddington & purchased our tickets for the bus. A head seat & recorded explanation guides you through this charming city. We did the entire tour, then hopped off & explored on our own. Delightful... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We had a limited time in Oxford and as this was our first visit we decided a bus tour would be the best way to see a lot in a short time. being able to hop on at one of many stops was useful. The running commentary was informative and the on board guide changed part way through. The lady... More 

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour. I am really pleased that you enjoyed our 'optional walking tour', which is included in the cost of our tickets. We introduced this this season and are really happy with responses and comments received, so much so that we will be extending the offer for the summer. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Being December, I was the only person aboard and received a great personalized tour with an expert guide answering my questions and linking sites to locations of famous TV shows and movies. Cold on the open deck but worth it!

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your tour. Thanks for taking the time to review us. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Best to go to Station and get on at the start. There is a live commentary, which means it can be more interesting and more fun. Very cold on top and the passengers huddled into the front which was covered. The guide took us on a 20min walk tour through the centre, although you could stay on the bus and... More 

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The optional walking tour is new for this winter, so pleased you enjoyed it. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I am local, but travelled to Oxford with three Italian friends who were there for the first time. There were 5 of us in total, and we pre-booked on-line before we travelled - really easy process. We used the park and ride scheme to park at Thornhill outside of Oxford and then travelled in my bus - which dropped us... More 

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit even though it was so cold.I'm sorry that you found one of our buses was running late. Without knowing dates and times, I can't check, but I would imagine that this was due to heavy traffic, which, unfortunately Oxford can suffer from from time to time.... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Went on this with a group of girls and even though it was November we braved the open top! Wow it was cold but very good fun. My kids would have loved it and would recommend this if you are coming as a family to Oxford. The tour is £ 15 but you can get on and off as much... More 

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour. We have two versions of English commentary, one aimed at adults and another aimed at Children, so we try to include everyone . Of course we also offer several other languages as well. More 

Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Never having been to Oxford before, after leaving the train station, we thought it worthwhile to orientate ourselves with the hop on tour. The red tour is very good and I was impressed with the commentary as in other cities the commentaries have been terrible. It was very interesting to see the architecture and history of the colleges. We were... More 

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry you felt disappointed by our Meadows & Bridges tour, this was run as a trial during the summer. This route didn't show as much historically as our City & University tour, but did give the opportunity for passengers to leave the bus and take a walk along the riverside, passing College boat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is great! A bit chilly at this time of year on the open top deck but worthwhile for the views of the historic buildings and the City. We just did the tour which takes about an hour as we had limited time here but was great to have a whirlwind tour with a very educational audio guide (you receive... More 

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OxfordC, General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to review us and thank you for your comments. More 

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