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Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour daily tour

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Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour daily tour
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Safety measures
icon1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

  • Guided walking tour of Harry Potter filming locations in Oxford
  • Family-friendly and ideal for fans of Harry Potter
  • Learn about literary legends that attended Oxford University
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Please see the section titled 'Additional Information' or 'Voucher Details' for info on any and all dates on which due to partial or full closures of film sites venues that are known at this time.
See inside the Divinity school film site at Bodleian library + see many super sights from outside
This tour does NOT include entry to Christ church- we run that as a separate tour from July 5th.

Departure Point

15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK

Departure Time

12:30 PM

Return Details

Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BG, UK
Your tour begins outside of Oxford Visitor Information Center. Greet your guide—the one in a Harry Potter-inspired cloak—prior to your departure time. 

As you stroll towards the historic Oxford University, your guide regales you with tales of literary legends including C.S. Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll. Discover insider gossip about the stars of Harry Potter and find out why J. K. Rowling chose to set the films in Oxford.  

Your tour concludes at your original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bodleian Library
See inside Divinity School film site at Bodleian Library- worth £2.50 entry fee included in your ticket. NB we do NOT visit inside the medieval library as it does not anyway permit private guiding inside.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Bridge of Sighs
We also see and describe many stories about Oxford university and student life and we pass by and introduce most of the famous sights of Oxford during the tour eg Radcliffe Camera, University Church, Bridge of Sighs and multiple colleges of the university.
Pass By:  
Radcliffe Camera
We also see and describe many stories about Oxford university and student life and we pass by and introduce most of the famous sights of Oxford during the tour eg Radcliffe Camera, University Church, Bridge of Sighs and multiple colleges of the university.
Stop At:  
Sheldonian Theatre
This is one of multiple famous Oxford sights or colleges which we pass by and introduce on tours
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
This is one of multiple famous Oxford sights or colleges which we pass by and introduce on tours. This venue is open to public in 2020 but only if very small sized groups.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Christ Church
This venue is not visited inside of and is currently also closed to guides but we can introduce this film site from the outside by telling you about scenes that were filmed in Christ church meadows but which never reached the screen
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early for your tour at our meeting point.
  • July 7th 2021, tour starts early at 11am as film site closing early that date only!
  • REFUNDS given with at least 24 hours notice before tour starts
  • If you opt to book a foreign language tour, this may be possible if you give us adequate advance notice of at least 24 hours. If we cannot offer a tour in a foreign language, then you will be refunded or invited to join the tour in English with any cost difference refunded.
  • NOTICE:
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Visit Oxford Tours Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour daily tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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Harry Potter walking tour, highly recommended
Deepthini
, Jul 2021
It was a really good tour and we all enjoyed hearing some interesting facts about Harry Potter and Oxford. Peter was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide who cared that you got the best experience out of the tour. My 8 year old son thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Peter.
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Fabulous experience!
Sharon_J
, Jun 2021
Peter was a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who cared that you got the best experience out of the tour- even offering cake and chocolate!
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It was amazing!
Mantas
, Jun 2021
Laura was extremely friendly, nice and funny! The tour was insightful, thoughtful and You can feel personal touch she always volunteered to take pictures of us! We booked Harry Potter tour but as it was first time we visited Oxford she did not only talked about the theme but also showed some extra buildings and information regarding Oxford history. We are extremely satisfied with tour guide Laura and recommend her to everyone!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks for recommending your Harry Potter in Oxford Insights Tour with us here at Visit Oxford Tours.
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Amazing Tour
Sarah
, Jun 2021
Our Guide Laura was very accommodating. The tour was intimate and friendly and very bespoke to our interests.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Sarah, Glad you loved your Making of Harry Potter in Oxford tour with Laura. Sincerely, Alasdair
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Fantastic tour, would highly recommend.
Luisa_H
, Jun 2021
Amazing tour, our guide was so knowledgeable about all things Oxford, we had an incredible tour. With insights about studying at Oxford to have actually met JK Rowling herself Peter was a wealth of knowledge and kept us on our toes with his Harry Potter quiz!
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Definitely book this tour…..
Tracy_P
, Jun 2021
This is a must do tour. It always makes a difference when the person taking the tour is so passionate and has a wealth of knowledge with lots of interesting facts. Peter our your guide ticked all the boxes. He was very friendly and catered the tour for families, couples and singles. The tour was planned for 2 hours and although Covid restrictions has changed the original tour slightly Peter didn’t cut the tour short In actual fact went on for 2.5+ hours. Little touches such as chocolates and cake for all those on the tour as well as having the whole Harry Potter wardrobe in his rucksack which we were all allowed to dress and have memorable photos taken in the Bodlean Library and where the infirmary shots from the Harry Potter movie was filmed. We got to learn about places that Inspector Morse was filmed as well as information from CS Lewis’ The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, Lord of the rings and Alice in Wonderland. All in all a very enjoyable tour and I would suggest it to anyone.
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Kids city walk
Hari
, Jun 2021
Interesting informations from the guide who had lots of local knowledge , history and of course Harry Potter. Kids were excited and engaged throughout that 2 hrs walk.well worth it.
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Oxford Harry Potter walking tour
Satish_J
, May 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Peter our guide had a great sense of humour, knowledge and experience and kept us entertained throughout Kids loved it Would highly recommend
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Fabulous day
Sue
, May 2021
What can I say what a fabulous tour around Oxford the guide Peter was very informative and witty really knows his stuff from Harry Potter to Cs Lewis and the Harry Potter gowns, hats and wands he supplied really added to the day would thoroughly recommend this tour, we were there as a family and the trip appealed to all ages what a great day
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Would highly recommend
Emma_H
, Oct 2020
We loved the tour- Alastair made the experience really enjoyable especially given the circumstances. We loved learning not just about Harry Potter but other authors that wrote in oxford. He went above and beyond and we couldn't recommend it more.
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