Harry Potter and Alice In Wonderland Official Oxford Tour

From: £17.00

  • See all the Harry Potter Oxford film locations and the main Alice in Wonderland site with an enthusiastic and specially trained Blue or Green badge Guide

  • For all fans of Harry Potter and Alice, this is the tour to take – as it includes a visit to Christ Church, the Divinity School and the New College (depending on availability)

  • Look inside the Great Dining Hall at Christ Church, the College Cloisters and see the Great Oak at New College as well as the beautifully carved ceiling at the Divinity School

  • Book early to avoid disappointment – this tour is hugely popular and only runs on Fridays and Saturdays in Winter Spring early Summer and Autumn

  • Join a small group (maximum 19 people) with a friendly Guide qualified to answer all your questions

  • All entrance fees included in the price – no hidden costs

Description

For all fans of Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland, this is the specialist 2-hour tour to take. Every Friday or Saturday enter the magical worlds of Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland and visit Christ Church College, New College and the Divinity School (part of the Bodleian Library) with a professionally trained blue and green badge guide.

What you will see

Your specially trained guide will take you to the principle places used as inspiration for the Harry Potter films, as well as the actual film locations. These include the world famous colleges: Christ Church and New College, and The Divinity School (part of the Bodleian Library) subject to availability.

Christ Church with its beautiful meadows is also the college associated with the hugely popular Alice in Wonderland books.

What you will learn

You’ll be shown how these film sites were adapted to create the backdrop for the scenes in the Harry Potter films, and which parts of the University were used as inspiration for the Grand Hall at Hogwarts. You’ll learn more about the real little girl upon whom Alice was based, along with her real pet cat, and hear what her life was like, as well as why the books became so hugely popular.

Your Guide

Your guide will be an enthusiastic expert on Harry and Alice and able to answer your questions. They will be trained in the history of the City and University too, and so can take questions on background information as well. Your guide will have a Blue or Green badge (from the Institute of Tourist Guiding) and be a member of the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides.

Guide Profile

Linda Gelens says:

“People love this tour – it is a chance to see some of the most famous and beautiful colleges of Oxford and see how they were used in the Alice books and the Harry Potter films.”

Booking

You can buy tickets on the day at the Visitor Information Centre but we suggest booking in advance to avoid disappointment for this tour, because it is very popular and only runs once or twice a week on Fridays and or Saturdays. We recommend booking in advance either by phone 01865 686 441 or online.

Tickets 

Your tickets are valid for the date and time booked only. If you think you might not make the start time, please book a different date as we are unable to contact the Guide once the tour has departed.

On booking online you should receive a Sagepay payment confirmation, a Booking Confirmation and an eTicket by email – if not, you can present your Sagepay payment confirmation on your phone. If you would like to see your eTicket, please check your spam filter or whitelist us at info@experienceoxfordshire.org. For more details, please see Additional Information.

Group size

Tickets are limited to 19 to ensure that you have a pleasant experience and can ask your Guide questions as you walk around with them.

Children

Children are welcome on this tour but must be accompanied by an Adult. Children under five must be booked for please as infants are counted for college entrances which are restricted to 19 per tour. Please note, with the amount of distance to cover, children under 5 who are not being carried or in pushchairs might find the tour too long and may prefer the Harry Highlights Tour (coming soon) which is 1.5 hours. (Please note pushchairs might need to be left outside the colleges, at the owners’ own risk, at the Porter’s Lodge).

Distance

Your tour will cover 2 miles walking, with three college/building visits, and so it covers more ground than other tours. It stops every so often to see the film sites. Overall it does not involve walking travelling any further than 20 minutes away from the City centre and Visitor Information Centre.

Accessibility

The City centre is quite flat and walkable – however, please note that some of the ancient colleges included on this tour do have unavoidable steps. Please let us know in advance on 01865 686 441 or officialtours@experienceoxfordshire.org before booking this tour if you have any mobility difficulties, so that we can arrange ahead of the tour how to best accommodate you, and check the suitability of this tour for you. We also offer the Harry Highlights Tour which may be more suitable as it is just 1.5 hours long as the visit to Christ Church is an optional extra at the end of the tour.

Parking

We recommend the Park and Ride service. The nearest Park and Ride will be signposted on your entry route in Oxford, and buses leave regularly. Please allow at least 20 minutes for the bus journey into central Oxford. For more information on parking, please see https://www.oxford.gov.uk/parking.

Book this as a Private Tour

To book your own private tailor-made Harry Potter tour, with or without a mention of Alice, or in combination with other tour themes, please call us on 01865 686 442 or email us with your preferred date and time on officialtours@experienceoxfordshire.org

Prices are £140 per Guide for up to 19 people for a tour up to 2 hours long. College entrance fees are not included but can be paid on the day.

Vouchers

If you would like to buy tickets as a present, please call us on 01865 686 441 and we can arrange an eVoucher to be sent for you (purchaseable by credit/debit card).

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Additional information

Meeting Point

Please meet outside the Visitor Information Centre (15-16 Broad St Oxford OX1 3AS) 10 minutes early (as we are unable to contact the guide once the tour has departed).

Your eTickets

On booking online you should receive a Sagepay payment confirmation, a Booking Confirmation and an eTicket by email – if not, you can present your Sagepay payment confirmation on your phone. If you would like to see your eTicket, please check your spam filter or whitelist us at info@experienceoxfordshire.org. To contact us please email officialtours@experienceoxfordshire.org or call us on 01865 686 441 (weekdays).
Hotmail addresses are not receiving eTicket notifications for some reason – please use an alternative address if possible.

Your Booking

Your booking is registered under the Cardholder's name and is non-transferrable and non-refundable. Your tickets are valid for the tour date and time booked only.

Children

Children welcome on this tour but must be accompanied by at least 1 Adult per 2 children please. Children Under five (including infants must be booked on as everyone is counted for college entrance which is restricted to 19 people).

Accessibility

Because this tour has three college/building visits quite far apart, it covers more ground in the 2 hours than our other tours do. Wheelchair users are welcome on all our tours, however please check in advance if you have any mobility difficulties so that we can advise you on the suitability of this tour for you. Coming soon is the Harry Highlights Tour which may be more suitable.

Liability

Experience Oxfordshire and The Oxford Guild of Tour Guides accept no liability for any loss or damage whatsoever in connection with this tour.

Feedback

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10% Discount in VIC

Your printed tickets entitles you to 10% Discount on any merchandise (excluding tickets) in the Visitor Information Shop.