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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Updated 27/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get an inside look at the world of Harry Potter on this walking tour of Oxford. Accompany your guide inside the grand buildings of Oxford University, including New College and Divinity School—both used for Hogwarts in the films. Hear lesser-known stories about the filming, as well as context about Oxford's long history as a place of literary inspiration. A small group ensures plenty of time for questions.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Oxford Visitor Information Centre
    15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
    Meet your guide wearing red lanyard and/or Hogwarts gown OUTSIDE Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15 Broad Street, OX1 3AS UK
    See address & details
  • 1
    Bodleian Library
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Bridge of Sighs
    Radcliffe Camera
  • 2
    Sheldonian Theatre
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Christ Church
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    18 Broad St
    18 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
    Tour ends nearby on same street as we start tour on.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Hear lesser-known stories about the movies' filming
  • A small group size ensures an intimate experience
  • Tour inside New College and Divinity School, used for Hogwarts in the films
  • Benefit from the expertise of your guide, a genuine Harry Potter fan
What to Expect
Meet your guide—who is easy to spot dressed in a Hogwartsesque cloak—in the center of Oxford and embark upon your tour. As you walk toward Oxford University, listen as your guide tells you about the city's pre-J.K. Rowling literary heritage and authors like C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll who studied, wrote, and lived here. Your guide also provides some inside information about the filming of the movies. Discover the magic of the New College and, when open, the Divinity School, and understand why they were featured in the movies. Also, marvel at the 11 million antique volumes in Bodleian Library. After exploring the filming locations, your tour concludes at the original departure point. Please note: Closures at the schools are normal on certain dates. Consult your guide when booking for your desired date.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
Duration
90–120 minutes
Return Details
18 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library
Exclusions
  • NB nearly all university venues are closed in 2020 due to Covid19 closures
  • Divinity School closures for graduation dates 2021 includes following dates:
  • Jan 23, Feb 27, March 6, May 8, May 15th of 2021
  • Entry/Admission - Sheldonian Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Christ Church
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early for your tour at our meeting point.
  • If you arrive more than 5 minutes later than the scheduled tour, then you will likely forfeit and lose your booking as it interrupts the guide and other customers, if we are trying to find you after a guide has started and left the meeting point.
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE IN CASE OF UNFORESEEN PARTIAL OF FULL CLOSURES:
  • REFUNDS POLICY: we don't offer refunds but with at least 24 hours notice, we usually can reschedule to a new date
  • 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
  • Divinity School closures for graduation dates 2021 includes following dates:
  • Jan 23, Feb 27, March 6, May 8, May 15th of 2021
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Barbaralog wrote a review Oct 2020
Algeciras, Spain6 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic tour! We are very happy and for family with kids we strongly suggest it! Well worth the money. Our guide, Peter was walking us through the history of Oxford using very friendly manner and always able to trigger the kids attention with questions and quiz about HP. The
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site
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Hi Barbara, Thanks for also recommending your tour with us here on tripadvisor too.
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Karen wrote a review Oct 2020
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An excellent tour that was made really fun by the tour guide! Perfect for both groups of adults and groups with kids. Our guide was really informative and not just about Harry Potter but about great things to see, do and learn about Oxford too. He couldn’t have been more helpful
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site
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Thanks for your super review.
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Cathy M wrote a review Sep 2020
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Very informative tour. Great for kids and all ages very enjoyable and not too much walking. A small group so it wasn’t too much and lasted a perfect amount of time.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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jacquelinef240 wrote a review Sep 2020
Yarwell, United Kingdom38 contributions8 helpful votes
Good and informative tour. Entertains and a different side of Oxford. Lovely to hear all the stories and history along with all the tales of the different buildings and people.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ruby P wrote a review Sep 2020
United Kingdom1 contribution3 helpful votes
Fantastic tour with Hamish (the perfect tour guide) who was very informative, despite not being able to show us all the sights due to covid 19 restrictions. Hamish was very knowledgeable, lovely and very professional under the social distancing rules. We really enjoyed the tour
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site
Responded 3 Sep 2020
Hi Ruby, Thanks for the super review which will also be very encouraging for Hamish as you were his first ever clients guiding this particular tour. Sincerely, Alasdair
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Hugely enjoyable walking tour
Loved this tour Guide Brigit was very knowledgeable and interesting Highly recommend this tour as an thoroughly en
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Historical overview
90 minutes of history and background to the city and university . We saw lots of college entrances, Wren architectu
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Peter is the TOUR MASTER
Excellent day out spent with Tour Master Peter. He is having in depth knowledge of Oxford sites. Keep you engaged a
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Great Harry Potter Tour of Oxford University!
Thank you Peter for a fabulous Harry Potter Tour of Oxford University. Your enthusiasm shone through and you made u
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A Great Tour
We had a fantastic time on our tour with Laura. She was lovely to talk to and was full of knowledge about Oxford. W
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Wonderful experience
Peter was amazing. He obviously loves his job. He was knowledgeable, humorous and we loved listening to his stories
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Fantastic tour and insight into Oxford and Morse
Peter our tour guide was fantastic. His knowledge of Oxford and Morse and all the famous alumni of Oxford was incre
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Great Tour!
Whether you are a Morse groupie or just interested in getting the Oxford lay of the land, this tour is for you. Pe
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A living history lesson in Oxford
Informative, interesting and even amusing, this fact filled tour gave a comprehensive insight to both the historic
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Rory Byrne
Excellent tour and great value for money. Our guide Peter struck the right balance throughout interspersing detaile
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Tailored& friendly walking tour
Renata was amazing! She was waiting for us at the meeting point as we arrived a couple of minutes early, and prompt
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A morning in Oxford
The tour was great, Renata was our guide, she is very kind and make the visit very interesting and fun. Just take c
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best tours in oxford
Peter took us for a saunter around Oxford and despite it being a Morse tour, he covered ALL aspects of Oxford, the
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Fantastic tour!
Renata was a fantastic tour guide! Absolutely an expert on all things Oxford, she answered our many questions and w
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Louise Godwin
Laura was really great, she took the time to go round the sites and was very informative, not just about Harry Pott
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  • Duration: 90–120 minutes
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