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YOUR TOUR CAN BE TAILORED TO ANY

SPECIAL INTERESTS. 

 

We can offer you the following tours, or if you have any other ideas we could possibly find a guide who can best match your interests. ​Please do contact us for a discussion about how we can help you plan your visit. We can arrange tours of any length of time whether it is an hour or up to a whole day but to get the most out of your visit if time is short, we think a 2 hour or 90 minute tour is good.

 

We will meet you at a central meeting point that suits you but generally the Martyrs Memorial is easy to find or the junction of Catte Street and Broad street (see map).

 

Come prepared for the weather and wear comfortable footwear. The tour will involve about 1.5 miles of walking mainly on the flat but sometimes requires steps up into colleges or other buildings. Some buildings are not easily accessible.

 

Please advise us in advance if there are wheelchair users so we can plan accordingly.

DISCOVER INSPECTORS MORSE, LEWIS, AND ENDEAVOR TOUR

 

This is a fabulous tour that is really popular. Fans of the famous TV detectives Morse, Lewis, Hathaway and Endeavour will enjoy a walk with the experts to see the locations of the many murders, plots and intrigue. See some of the famous pubs where Morse would say “just time for one more pint, Lewis” and of course Lewis would pay. We'll also visit a college where scenes were filmed.

SPECIAL OFFER

A Morse, Lewis and Endeavour tour for up to 6 people- enjoy a guide exclusively for you at a date and time to suit you for £95 

(includes entry to a college and subject to availability).

DISCOVER HARRY POTTER OR ALICE IN WONDERLAND TOUR

 

See the locations of scenes from the Harry Potter films that were filmed in Oxford or where the inspiration came from such as the Dining Hall in Christ Church.

 

It is often combined with another great writer of children’s literature Lewis Carroll, whose books and characters about Alice in Wonderland were inspired by Alice Liddell who lived in Christ Church. This tour will usually visit Christ Church, the Divinity School and New College and all of these locations have entry charges.

DISCOVER LITERARY OXFORD TOUR

 

Many popular writers and great authors studied and lived in Oxford including C.S.Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, W.H.Auden, William Golding or John Le Carre.

 

This tour will explore the colleges and places from where much of their inspiration came.

DISCOVER OXFORD FILM SITES TOUR

 

Oxford has been the backdrop and inspiration for many films and TV dramas. Explore the locations for example Harry Potter, X Men first class, the Golden Compass, the Testament of Youth or the Madness of King George.

 

See some of the locations of the filming combined with the history of the City and University.

DISCOVER SCIENCE IN OXFORD TOUR

 

Oxford has a golden scientific history: from the thirteenth century empirical influence of Roger Bacon; through the bold seventeenth century laws discovered by Hook and Boyle and the incredible observations of Halley; and triumphing in the twentieth century as the home of thirty one Nobel prizes in science subjects alone. 

 

Our two hour walk introduces you to these scientists and many more. The investigations continue... 

PRICES

Your tour is a personalized one and depends on the size of the group and the length of the tour which usually lasts 90 minutes or two hours. We can give you a price when we discuss your requirements with you. Generally this will be from £95 upwards.

Many Colleges and University buildings such as the Divinity School charge for entry and this can vary from £1 up to £8/£9 per person for entry to Christ Church. These charges are in addition to the guide’s fee and some can be booked in advance or will be payable on the day.

GROUP SIZES

Group sizes can vary from a small family and friends group to corporate, conferences, schools or larger groups. Generally the maximum group size per guide is 19/20. We limit the numbers because we feel that it is important that you can see and hear the guide but also because the colleges limit the numbers they will admit and 14 is an ideal size. For larger groups more quides can be provided.

 

ACCESS TO COLLEGES

The Oxford Colleges and University buildings are all fully operational institutions and whilst they welcome visitors, we have to respect their opening arrangements. There are some days in the year when there is limited access due to university ceremonies or open days or other events taking place. We will do what we can to take visitors into a college on the tour but it may not always be possible but even if no college is available you will still have a great tour. Generally there are more colleges open in the afternoons than in the mornings. We recommend also going in to the historic 15th century Divinity School on the general tour and there is a small admissions charge.