Recent Searches

The Inklings Oxford Writers Tour - Private Groups Daily

star-59 Reviews
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
The Inklings Oxford Writers Tour - Private Groups Daily

From $190.62

Price varies by group size

Lowest Price Guarantee

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults0 Seniors1 Senior2 Seniors3 Seniors4 Seniors5 Seniors6 Seniors7 Seniors8 Seniors9 Seniors10 Seniors11 Seniors12 Seniors13 Seniors14 Seniors0 Youths1 Youth2 Youths3 Youths4 Youths5 Youths6 Youths7 Youths8 Youths9 Youths10 Youths11 Youths12 Youths13 Youths14 Youths0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants10 Infants11 Infants12 Infants13 Infants14 Infants
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...

Safety measures
icon2 to 3 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English


Explore the world of ‘The Inklings’—the mid-20th-century writers’ group that included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien—on this private Oxford walk. Rather than researching locations yourself, let a guide show you where the writers worked and relaxed. Visit Exeter College where Tolkien studied; and see Lewis’ Magdalen College and other sights while learning history and literary tales you’d otherwise miss. A choice of departure times gives you flexibility.
  • Trace the steps of ‘The Inkling’ writers' group on a private tour in Oxford
  • Easy way to find places connected to C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and others
  • See Exeter, Merton, and other colleges where the writers studied and taugh
  • Hear tales you’d miss alone, and choose from various time slots to suit you
Saved to wishlist!
Magdalen + Exeter college entry fees worth £11 per adult included in ticket price
On any dates when Exeter is closed, we will offer entry to an alternative venue that is open
GRADUATION DATES: we cannot always guarantee entry inside any colleges or venues
On any dates when Magdalen college is closed, we will always forewarn you here....
MAGDALEN CLOSURES IN 2022 INCLUDES: Sep 23, Oct 2 and daily from Dec 23 to 31, January 2+3
Note that Magdalen is open on January 1st
15-16 Broad St , 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK

Meet your guide wearing red lanyard OUTSIDE the currently empty shop premises at 15 Broad street. This is located next to the Oxfam shop, 17 Broad street, OX1 3AS

Magdalen College , Oxford OX1 4AU, UK

The tour does not have a fixed end point but the city centre is compact and the guide will ensure you have a map and directions to where you want to get to next.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • While children are welcome, this tour is not aimed at children's attention span or interests
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Visit Oxford Tours Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

Traveler Photos


9 Reviews
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-3 of 9 reviews
Delightful Afternoon
, Nov 2021
Fantastic tour, with excellent hidden secrets, literary pondering and delightful walks. We thoroughly enjoyed and will be back again!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Stevie, Not sure how I missed seeing your review before but thanks for sharing your recommendation. Sincerely, Alasdair
Tom was very...
, Oct 2021
Tom was very knowledgeable. My wife loved talking with him sharing stories.,.........,..,.. that is all
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Donald, Not sure how I missed seeing your review before but thanks for sharing your recommendation. Sincerely, Alasdair
Enjoyable introduction to Oxford
, Jun 2021
Peter is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We learned interesting facts and he kindly accommodated the pace of our group. He also went above and beyond the your by giving us tips on dinner venues, bringing along Harry Potter capes for us and bakewell treats!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Sidra, Thanks for such a super recommendation of your Oxford writers Inklings tour with us. I enjoyed very much my brief moment meeting you guys and your mum too, when she recited the Scottish play witching spell! Sincerely, Alasdair

Compare Similar Experiences

The Inklings Oxford Writers Tour - Private Groups Daily
The Inklings Oxford Writers Tour - Private Groups Daily


2 to 3 hours

Free Cancellation



50 minutes

Free Cancellation



1 hour 30 minutes

Free Cancellation



1 hour 45 minutes

Free Cancellation



2 hours 5 minutes

Free Cancellation



1 hour 50 minutes

Free Cancellation



2 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation



3 hours

Free Cancellation



2 hours 20 minutes

Free Cancellation


Explore Similar Things to Do