See & hear about the locations relating to their lives
This tour introduces Oxford & the university but with in-depth focus on the lives of CS Lewis & JRR Tolkien. Where & when open to visit inside, the tour route visits inside Exeter, Merton & Magdalene colleges, where they studied or taught, plus see their favourite pub/s. Guide can also help you to reserve to see CS Lewis's house but that's not part of tour & is located outside Oxford city centre. We can offer a morning tour but Exeter & Merton seldom open before 2pm. Entry fees into above venues, may cost from zero to £9 per person, depending on season & which venues may be open.
Assuming all venues are open to the public (we will advise of any closures), this tour visits the Divinity school at Bodleian library, Merton and Exeter college, where Tolkien studied and then taught plus Magdalane, where CS Lewis taught. Option also exists to see the tea room, where CS Lewis met his wide to be and the pub/s, where CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien discussed their writing over a beer!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet guide wearing red
End location: End venues not determined but I will advise with free, complementary map, where we finish.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
This tour lasts from 2-3 hours (average 2.5 hours).
tour is on foot and venues are short walking distance
Guided tour, introducing background to the writers and how their lives and their writing connected with their lives and sights to be seen in Oxford.
If you wish to book for groups of 5 persons or more, please ask us for a quote.