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Inspector Morse Lewis Endeavour Tour

Product ID: 73298
On a small group tour, see the Oxford sights where they filmed Inspector Morse, Lewis & Endeavour and visit the inside of one or more university colleges. Hear all about Colin Dexter, John Thaw and other actors and characters on this hit TV show.
About this activity
Duration: 120 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Morse film sites like the Randolph hotel, the castle, Exeter, Brasenose or St Johns colleges and/or the Divinity School at the Bodleian library
  • See some of Morse's favorite pubs too — sometimes the tour visits the bar named after Morse, which Colin Dexter frequented
  • Experience the sights & discover the history & traditions of Oxford university
  • Explore places visited by Inspectors Morse, Lewis and Endeavour
  • Enjoy a small-group tour for up to 14 — and usually under 5 — people
Full description
This tour promises to show you many of the sights visited by Inspectors Morse, Lewis, Endeavour on the hit TV show, which has been filmed in approximately 100 locations in Oxford. You will be shown several of these sites and visit inside at least one college of the University. The precise itinerary depends upon the opening times of the various venues.

This tour is obviously aimed at fans of Inspector Morse, Lewis, Endeavour but if your 'better half' is not a big fan, don't worry as you will be introduced to some general insights about the university of Oxford and the history and traditions of each college you visit.

You will thus gain an insight into Oxford city and university heritage too. You will look in depth at John Dexter's characters and in particular reveal insights into his vision for his characters.

The Inspector Morse Lewis Oxford Tour departs daily at 12.30 PM for individual tickets. Private group tours can be booked at other times too.

Please note the dates below when entry to colleges is more limited, such as graduation days, university open days, and the Christmas holidays.

• University graduation dates in 2020 when few colleges are open: January 18, February 29, May 2, May 9, July 18, July 28, July 31, August 1, August 7, August 8, September 12, September 25, September 26, November 6, November 7, November 14, and November 20, 2020

• University graduation dates 2021 include the following dates: January 23, February 27, March 6, May 8, and May 15, 2021

• University Open Days 2020 with limited access to guides include the following dates: July 1, July 2, September 18

• Many colleges are closed over the Christmas period (from approximately December 22-January 2) every year
  • Entrance into at least one or two college film sites
  • Complementary detailed map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions and sights
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance into Christchurch

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Meeting point

Meet ILoveOxford Guide OUTSIDE Oxford visitor info centre, 15 Broad street, OX1 3AS.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour does not visit inside Christchurch
• Average group size of 2 to 4
• Please note that Oxford university colleges are private institutions, so access cannot be guaranteed. Please take note of the university graduation dates in the full description, as those dates can have fewer options of colleges to visit
• Many colleges are closed over the Christmas period (from approximately December 22-January 2) or on graduation dates. The local partner will check ahead which venues are open on such dates, as many venues close. When possible you will still get inside at least one or more colleges but entry into colleges is not guaranteed
Customer reviews

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4.7 / 5

based on 117 reviews

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Met with Peter out tour guide and was expecting the run of the mill tour,but we got so much more.We booked for an Inspector Morse tour but Peter has much knowledge about Oxford from its famous writers C S Lewis and Tolkien to Harty Potter to Inspector Morse. He told us albout the history of Oxford's buildings and its past. Peter took the time with us to take pictures and answer any questions we had, and set me links for films and documentaries to do with Oxford. Best tour guide in Oxford we had a great time and do recommend booking.

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March 15, 2020

We met Peter as planned, he introduced himself, and we cannot speak too highly of the wonderful afternoon we spent in his company, the tour of oxford was the highlight of our few days there to celebrate my wife's 65th birthday. We are both fans of Inspector Morse, Lewis, and Endeavour, especially my wife, and Peter took us to all the places where the filming took place, the churches, the pubs, colleges, Randolph Hotel, explaining everything about the different episodes and characters, we were amazed by his knowledge. Peter had brought folders with him and showed us photos relating to the shows. Peter also told us a lot about Oxford, and also about Harry Potter, J K Rowling, Tolkien, also Lewis Carroll. Peter also took us to the indoor market which we found really enjoyable with all its traditional shops and crafts. The day after our tour my wife and I actually revisited some of the places which we wouldn't have found without Peter showing us. we cannot speak too highly of Peter & tour

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February 24, 2020

We went on 22nd February with Peter as our tour guide. It was an excellent experience his knowledge was superb. The two hours went really quick with so much to take in. Not only did we learn about Morse! But Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland Narnia and with all the knowledge of the Authors too, Excellent, have recommended it to our sons and work colleagues also. Choc biscuits went down a treat too.

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February 24, 2020

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Product ID: 73298