London, United Kingdom

Explore Oxford, England

with Colin B.

15 reviews

Colin B.

Style: Intellectual

Oxford, founded in 900AD, is home to the world’s second oldest university, amazing museums, churches, libraries and botanical gardens. Steeped in the history of the Norman Conquest (1066), the Tudor dynastic struggle and the English civil war (1642-1651), Oxford has been the seat of the English parliament and the birth place of great evolutionary, religious, social, political, literary, economic and artistic ideas and movements from the theories of Charles Darwin to the films of Harry Potter.

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Colin B.

I have lived with my family in Oxford for 25 years. I have travelled widely around the world - in Europe, Africa, Asia, China, Australia, USA, Canada and South America. I have worked in the City of London and in London's theatreland for 25 years. I now teach English as a foreign language to students from around the world and organise and lead them on trips around Oxford and to London and Stratford upon Avon. I love Oxford which is a very beautiful City and so full of history, culture and fun. Recently I was awarded a Diploma in The History of Art by Oxford University. I can arrage a tour of the City to suit your particular interests and time available but I suggest that you allow three hours - if you would like to make it a whole day - terrific. I will make sure that you have a wonderful and memorable experience. Full profile

15 Reviews

Amrita A.

I visited Oxford for an afternoon during my trip to London. It is a beautiful city where you can surely spend more time than just an afternoon. I have visited a number of places in Europe and most of the time it is exploring on my own (which can surely be a lot of fun). What I have never been fond of is visiting places with tours, wearing head phones and listen to hours of recordings about the place. What Vayable has done by providing a service to tourists is to explore the town/city with locals - which is an amazing experience. Colin showed me around the city one afternoon in September. It was really an awesome experience - to view the city with someone who has lived there for years. Colin had vast knowledge, knew the history, area and places around very well. If I were to visit Oxford again, I will surely reach out to Colin. Thanks Colin and thanks Vayable for making my trip to Oxford a memorable one :)

Margaret B.

My daughter and I had a great tour with Colin. His depth of knowledge about history, the university system, and Oxford is impressive. We spent our whole day with Colin, and every minute was informative. We saw many colleges and their chapels, each with a special story and character. We also visited the Ashmolean museum where you should spend more time than we had, so Colin showed us the most important highlights. At the end of our day, Colin even helped us decide how to prioritize our remaining time in London. We highly recommend this tour. We are from the Chicago area.


Colin was very knowledgable and friendly, and he knows every single thing about this beautiful city. Good experience overall!

Joe H.

What a great tour! Spent the afternoon with Colin exploring this wonderful city. Colin was a fountain of knowledge about everything in Oxford--the colleges, museums, personalities. Didn't realize that Oxford was a collection of 40 colleges and we visited several of them and learned their long and colorful history. Could have easily spent days but alas we only had a few hours which Colin filled with information. Strongly recommend and can't wait to go back and learn more.

Paul & Melanie Axel Lute

We had a very good tour with Colin. He showed us many intriguing places we would not have thought of or managed to see on our own.

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