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12.30 Public Christ Church Harry Potter Film Site Tour

12.30 Public Christ Church Harry Potter Film Site Tour

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This is the essential tour for Harry Potter fans. Spend a day discovering the sites of Oxford associated with the Harry Potter movies. See Christ Church College which inspired the Great Hall of Hogwarts, and learn behind-the-scenes secrets about the Harry Potter actors, and J. K. Rowling.
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  • 3 hours
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$104.89
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$104.89

Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

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Walk the halls of one of the world’s oldest and most famous universities on this walking tour of Oxford University. Get a glimpse of student life as you peek inside the famous Bodleian Library and see landmarks like the University Church of St. Mary, Radcliffe Camera, and Trinity College. Learn about the prestigious university’s famous alumni, hear fascinating stories and anecdotes about its history, and see on-campus locations used in the Harry Potter films.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.96
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$27.96
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Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Oxford Walking Tour
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Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Oxford Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in the world of Inspector Morse, Lewis, and Hathaway during this 2-hour walking tour in Oxford. Listen to stories about the city's most famous detectives and stop at landmarks such as Broad Street, the White Horse pub, and the Randolph Hotel.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.97
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PUBLIC 10am Christ Church Harry Potter Tour (from July 2022 only)

PUBLIC 10am Christ Church Harry Potter Tour (from July 2022 only)

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Fans of fantasy books won’t want to miss this 1.5-hour tour of Christ Church College, the setting and inspiration behind novels such as Alice and Wonderland and Harry Potter. By booking your ticket in advance, you’ll avoid the long lines outside of the prestigious Oxford University building, home to the Bodleian Library and adjoining Divinity School. Visit recognizable filming sites and learn about Lewis Carroll’s time at England’s oldest university.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$104.89
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$104.89

Cotswold Summer Explorer Tour

Cotswold Summer Explorer Tour

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Spend a day in the Cotswolds with this guided day trip from the city of Oxford. A region of postcard-perfect English villages, green hills, and manor houses, the Cotswolds has been designated as an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. See its highlights with a guide, and discover villages such as Asthall, Swinbrook, and Bourton-on-the-Water -- places that inspired writers and artists with their idyllic appeal. Through the day, you'll enjoy a mix of guided activities and free time to explore at your own pace.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.88
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Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour daily tour

Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour daily tour

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Until at least Sep 1st 2021, this tour visits inside the only Harry Potter film site now open to the public- the Divinity school at the Bodleian Library. Entry fee worth £2.50 per person is included in your ticket with skip the queue pre booked entry tickets. How does studying at Oxford University compare with studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Find out on this 90 minute walking tour of Oxford Harry Potter film sites, Fun tour for Muggles of all ages. Guide will cater the tour according to everyone's interests, introducing also Oxford heritage.  Calling all fans of the world’s favorite wizard, this Oxford walking tour takes you to recognizable locations of the Harry Potter films. During this family-friendly tour, see the grand buildings of Oxford University and see inside the Divinity School—which featured as the infirmary & classroom space in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Learn of other literary legends that attended Oxford University.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.95
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$34.95

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

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Explore Oxford University’s famous regatta course on this 50-minute Thames River sightseeing cruise in Oxford. Hop aboard your sightseeing vessel in the heart of Oxford and cruise out onto the famous waterway. Listen as your guide sheds light on the city’s rich history, and discover local landmarks such as Folly Bridge, Christchurch College, the Oxford University boathouses and the Meadows. Share the waters with rowing eights, punts, university boats and cruisers, and watch the banks for sightings of native river wildlife.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Oxford Evening Sightseeing Cruise Including a Drink

Oxford Evening Sightseeing Cruise Including a Drink

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Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Thames River and soak up the views in style on this 30-minute evening sightseeing cruise in Oxford. Hop into your sightseeing boat as the sun starts to set and head out onto the calm waters with your guide. Sip a glass of Prosecco, beer, wine or a soft drink as the sunlight dances on the river, and gaze out over Oxford’s beautiful Christchurch Meadows. Learn of the city’s educational and sporting heritage, and enjoy a romantic moment on the river with your loved one.  
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.70
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PUBLIC Oxford City and University Walking Tour

PUBLIC Oxford City and University Walking Tour

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If you’re interested in Oxford’s rich history, look no further than this walking tour for a comprehensive overview of the historic city. In a small group limited to 15, visit Bodleian Library—home to 'Harry Potter' filming locations—and one other college, and learn about Oxford University alumni such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Plus, receive an ILoveOxford map showing all of the main sites.
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  • 1 hour 25 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.95
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Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford Including Bodleian Library
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Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford Including Bodleian Library

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Discover the Harry Potter movie locations of Oxford on this walking tour. Visit the famous Bodleian Library to see the hall used as Hogwarts’ Infirmary in many movies, and view other locations in one or two of Oxford’s oldest colleges. As you walk, enjoy a fun Harry Potter quiz, and learn about Oxford University and other famous children’s books written in the city. Entrance fees to the Bodleian and select colleges are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.48
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Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford
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Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise in Oxford

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Set sail for a romantic cruise through the heart of Oxford on this 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise, including afternoon tea served on-board. Tuck into traditional English teatime treats like finger sandwiches and scones with jam and clotted cream, as you glide downstream. Following a scenic route along the University Regatta Course, you’ll discover Oxford’s surprising greenery and enjoy marvelous views of the University Boat Houses, Christ Church Meadows and Iffley lock.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.94
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Oxford Official University & City Tour

Oxford Official University & City Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of famous former residents like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis—and discover many of Oxford’s top landmarks in just a couple hours—on this introductory walking tour. Meet your group in central Oxford, and set off on foot. You’ll see key attractions like the Bodleian Library and Sheldonian Theatre, will explore the university area, and will even visit one of its elegant colleges. As you go, your guide will share insider stories about Oxford’s history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.97
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Inspector Morse Filming Locations Walking Tour in Oxford

Inspector Morse Filming Locations Walking Tour in Oxford

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Visit filming locations from the British television series 'Inspector Morse,' as well as spin-offs 'Lewis' and 'Endeavour,' on this Oxford walking tour. With a guide, learn about the making of the detective show and visit Oxford University colleges to gain insight into what it might be like to be a student here. End with an invitation to solve a murder mystery at one of Morse's favorite pubs. Entrance fees to university locations are included; drinks are not.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.94
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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience one of the world’s greatest university cities on this hop-on hop-off Oxford bus tour. With a 24- or 48-hour pass, design a personalized itinerary with several possible stops including the University of Oxford buildings (some featured in the 'Harry Potter' films), Oxford Castle, and Bodleian Library, one of the world’s oldest public libraries. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-top viewing deck and fun onboard commentary as you savor this elegant city.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.08
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Sundowner Cruise with Three Course Riverside Dining

Sundowner Cruise with Three Course Riverside Dining

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Make unforgettable memories in the heart of Oxford on this 2-hour dining experience with evening cruise. Step aboard your vessel as the sun slowly sinks on the horizon, and cruise out onto the Thames River. Sip chilled Prosecco as you wind your way along the tranquil waterway, and gaze out over Christchurch Meadows and the university boathouses. Afterwards, alight at the mooring outside The Folly restaurant and follow the candles and fairy lights to your table. Then, enjoy a delicious 3-course a la carte dinner in the restaurant’s romantic surroundings. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.83
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Stonehenge and Bath Tour with an Oxford University Professor

Stonehenge and Bath Tour with an Oxford University Professor

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See two of England’s most in-demand destinations—both UNESCO World Heritage Sites—on this full-day, small-group tour from Oxford. Following pickup at the meeting point, head first to Bath: famous for its Roman–era origins as well as its Georgian architecture. See highlights like the Royal Crescent and Bath Abbey before continuing to Stonehenge. Once there, see the sights, learn the theories about its creation from your guide, and discover more in the visitor center.
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  • 9 hours
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$150.89
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$150.89

'Inspector Morse,' 'Lewis,' and 'Endeavour' Walking Tour of Oxford

'Inspector Morse,' 'Lewis,' and 'Endeavour' Walking Tour of Oxford

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Follow in the footsteps of Inspector Morse, star of the British TV detective drama that was filmed on the streets of Oxford. With a guide, you’ll see the eminent university city through the eyes of Morse and his sidekick Lewis, visiting filming sites such as pubs and even one of the university colleges. Along the way you’ll learn all about the cast and crew who were involved in the much-loved productions of Inspector Morse, the Lewis spin-off series, and the Endeavour prequel—all filmed in the city.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.77
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Tour of the Cotswolds from Moreton-in-Marsh

Tour of the Cotswolds from Moreton-in-Marsh

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See more of the picturesque Cotswolds on a trip that leaves from Moreton-in-Marsh. Showcasing the must-see villages that can be tricky to find on your own, the excursion visits Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Camden along with some lesser-known hamlets that many Cotswolds tourists miss. You have ample free time to explore, along with commentary and tips for places to eat or see through the day.
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  • 7 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Cotswolds Villages Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Oxford

Cotswolds Villages Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Oxford

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Admire the best-known and hidden villages of England’s Cotswolds on this full-day small-group tour from Oxford. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with a driver-guide, stop to explore villages such as Great Tew and Stow-on-the-Wold, and the hamlets of the Windrush valley. On route, enjoy lunch (own expense) in Burford, stroll around Bourton-on-the-Water, and visit the village and 15th-century ruins of Minster Lovell. Includes transport and central Oxford pickup and drop-off, with entrance fees at your expense.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.77
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Oxford Highlights Small Group Tour

Oxford Highlights Small Group Tour

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Explore the university city of Oxford on a tour that showcases its highlights in just a couple of hours. The walking tour introduces you to many of Oxford's famous colleges and university buildings as you stroll around the city with a guide. Get recommendations for things to do and see in the city in your own time, and hear insider tips for Oxford's many restaurants. The experience includes a visit inside one college and either the Divinity School or the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.77
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Social Distancing Specialised Oxford University Walking Tour With Student Guides

Social Distancing Specialised Oxford University Walking Tour With Student Guides

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Designed to see the best of Oxford in a safe environment with the smallest group sizing we have ever done. With this specialised tour we take important measure to protect your health, and those around you. All our Oxford University student guides wear medical masks. In addition to this, group sizing is inline with Social Distancing Rules (currently we have the smallest group sizing of any tour company in Oxford). Furthermore, all guides must submit their temperature before providing the tour. This tour has all the most famous sites in Oxford, with our unique guides providing a fun and entertaining insight into one of the most important cities in the world. See the world-famous sites such as the Bodleian Library and Christ Church – both of which were Harry Potter film sites! Get the inside story on Oxford ceremonies, student life, college rivalries and much, much more!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Guided Tour of the Cotswolds 'Off The Beaten Track' in a Luxury Mercedes

Private Guided Tour of the Cotswolds 'Off The Beaten Track' in a Luxury Mercedes

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Stray from the beaten path and visit Cotswolds’ attractions that aren’t covered by typical tours on a day trip that transports you in a luxury Mercedes vehicle. Taking a private tour means that you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide and enjoy the flexibility to tailor your itinerary according to your preferences.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.34
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Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from Oxford including Shakespeare's Birthplace
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Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from Oxford including Shakespeare's Birthplace

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Discover the quintessential charm of the English countryside on a full-day excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds from Oxford. With a knowledgeable guide, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, to discover the rich historical heritage of the area. Stop at Anne Hathaway’s quaint cottage and then discover a selection of charming villages in the Cotswold’s region. Conclude your day with a comprehensive walking tour of Oxford and marvel at the architectural grandeur of the historical university city.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$208.39
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Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford
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Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford

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If you're short on time but want to experience the Cotswolds, book this half-day tour from Oxford. The region is known as an English countryside idyll with its gentle hills and thatched-roof villages, and you'll discover its highlights with the help of a guide. The experience includes sights of all the must-see villages including Bourton-on-the-Water, Asthall, Stow-on-the-Weld, and Woodstock where Sir Winston Churchill was born.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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