Oxford: Making of Harry Potter Tour

Oxford: Making of Harry Potter Tour

From $34.57 per person

Explore Oxford through the eyes of Harry Potter and other characters from the Harry Potter movies on a 1.5 to 2-hour tour. Discover how student life at Hogwarts compares with an Oxford education. Test your knowledge with a Potter-mania quiz.

About this activity

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Duration 105 minutes - 2 hours
Starting time 12:30 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the magic of Oxford on a tour for Harry Potter fans
  • Learn about the historic colleges with your enthusiastic guide
  • Test your Hogwarts knowledge in a fun Potter-mania quiz
  • Join this tour to see why hundreds of other Muggles rated it a 5-star tour
Full description
Follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and other characters from the Harry Potter movies. J.K. Rowling applied to study at Oxford university and so she was familiar with Oxford. Thus, when they were producing the films, Rowling walked the producers around Oxford, pointing out various sights which they could use, such as the statue that looks like 'Nearly Headless Nick', and Turf Tavern Lane, which looks like Knockturn Alley. This tour will enter one Harry Potter film site called the Divinity School, located at the Bodleian library, which is where they filmed the infirmary and dance scenes. Although the other film sites and the colleges of the university are currently closed, this tour showcases where the Harry Potter movies were filmed in Oxford. You will be passing the city's famous sights and colleges from the outside. You will also be provided with lots of insights about the actors, the producers and about JK Rowling's inspirations. As you walk around, you will take part in a Harry Potter quiz to test your knowledge of the books and films. The guide will also describe how student life in Oxford compares with Hogwarts.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Detailed map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions and sights
  • Entrance to the Divinity School film site
  • Guaranteed entry to the Divinity School film site in the Bodleian Library (only visited when open)
  • Inside visit of the medieval library upstairs (the library is not open to any tour operators to conduct guided tours)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, New College and movie sites cannot be visited until further notice. The itinerary is subject to change
  • Please note that while the local operator always checks for any possible closures of the film location sites, they cannot guarantee entrance on the day. Closures are very rare but please understand that these are private institutions that may close their doors without advance notice
  • The Divinity School is always closed on graduation dates and on December 24-26, December 30-31, and January 1 every year
  • Published Divinity School closures in 2020 include the following university graduation dates when few colleges are open: January 18, February 29, May 2, May 9, July 18, July 28, July, 23, 26-28, 31, August 1-3, 5, August 7-8, September 12, September 25-26, November 6-7, November 14, and November 20, 2020
  • Divinity School closures for 2021 graduation dates include the following dates: January 23, February 27, March 6, May 8, and May 15
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 461 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5
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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 experience was great!

October 25, 2020

The guide was fantastic! Communication was brilliant from 2 days before the tour with a call From the guide to introduce himself to a call this evening to see if we enjoyed the experience. Lots of knowledge and facts on the tour which was great and we were well looked after. My father was 70 with limited mobility and the guide showed understanding and considered which was a nice touch. Thank you a great experience! Lisa, Haydn & Dad

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October 11, 2020

Myself and my 2 best friends decided to go on this tour and it was brilliant! Firstly our tour guide, Peter, rang me a few days before our trip for a courtesy call to explain a bit about the tour and gave lots of recommendations about places to go/eat/drink. We then arrived for our tour and he was so knowledgable and knew so many amazing facts. He went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. He provided robes, Wands, and a sorting hat and also a little piece of cake each which we weren’t expecting. The tour overran because he was very passionate about telling us about Oxford. He even made sure we knew our way home and sent helpful information after the tour ended. Great combination between Oxfords history and HP. Would definitely recommend this tour!

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September 21, 2020

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