Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Official Tour (Summer)

From: £16.00

April 1st to September 30th

This tour is also available from October to March »

This 2 hour specialist tour focuses fully on Morse, Lewis and Endeavour, the famous Oxford TV detectives. These shows have helped to make Oxford even more familiar to millions of people the world over – come and see these iconic sites for yourself and soak up the atmosphere.

Description

This 2 hour specialist tour focuses fully on Morse, Lewis and Endeavour, the famous Oxford TV detectives. These shows have helped to make Oxford even more familiar to millions of people the world over – come and see these iconic sites for yourself and soak up the atmosphere.

What you will see

You’ll see the sites where the filming took place, from the world famous Bodleian Library to the quads of the Oxford Colleges, and from the Radcliffe Square through the dark and winding alleyways to the public houses where the famous words ‘Pint, Lewis?’ were often spoken.

What you will learn

Exploring Oxford as the backdrop to these television series, you will be reminded of several episodes and story lines, and also learn what these iconic buildings are famous for historically speaking. You don’t even have to be a Morse fan to enjoy this tour – there is plenty of interesting background information from the original novels by Colin Dexter on how the University operates, with its students and academics living in college ‘rooms’ still today.

Your Guide

Your knowledgeable guide will be an enthusiastic fan of Morse and Lewis fan themselves – Each Inspector Morse and Lewis tour of Oxford is unique, with your guide taking you on their own journey weaving individual stories and locations along the way. With over 150 hours of Inspector Morse alone to discover – you will want to come back for more!

Guide Profile

Heidi Rickard:

‘I love meeting people from all over the world, particularly the Morse, Lewis and Endeavour fans. We are always discovering new secrets together!’

 

 

College Visit

The tour will include a visit to one of the Oxford Colleges (subject to opening hours and availability*). Many of the episodes will have been shot in the streets – why not take a coffee break before or after your tour at the Buttery, near the Visitor Information Centre on Broad Street, which often featured in the Lewis Series! Or visit the Morse Bar at the Macdonald Randolph (pictured).

*On certain important days in the life of the University, such as Open Days (28 & 29 June), Degree Days and Exam days, some or all colleges may close, and you may either see crowds of prospective students or graduating students in their gowns and mortar boards!

Booking

You can book in person on the day at the Visitor Information Centre, but because these tickets sell out quickly we suggest booking in advance, which you can do online or by phone on 01865 686 441. (If you think you might be delayed, please book for a later time or date as we are unable to contact the guide once the tour has departed).

Group size

Tickets are limited to 19 to ensure that you have a pleasant experience and can ask your Guide questions as you walk round with them. (Your ticket entitles you to a 10% discount off merchandise in our shop and can be printed on request for you).

Distance

Your tour will cover 1.5 – 2 miles walking (stopping every so often to admire the architecture and learn about the Morse, Lewis and Endeavour filming locations) and not travelling further than a 10/15 minute walk away from the City centre and Visitor Information Centre.

Accessibility

The City centre is very flat and walkable – however, some of the most ancient colleges do have steps. If you have any mobility difficulties, please let us know in advance by phone on 01865 686 441 or email officialtours@experienceoxfordshire.org  before you book, so that we can arrange with the guide ahead of the tour how to best accommodate you.

Parking

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

 

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Additional information

Meeting Point

Please arrive at the Meeting Point outside the Visitor Information Centre 10 minutes before the start of your tour. (Please book for a later time if you think you might be delayed, as we are unable to contact the guide after the start of your tour). Please call us on 01865 686 441 if you have any problems on the day of your tour.

Your Booking

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

Accessibility

Wheelchair users are welcome on all Oxford Official Walking Tours. In order that we can best accommodate you, please phone us on 01865 686 441 in advance of booking to check access to colleges, which is restricted in some cases due to the age of the buildings. Guide Dogs are welcome on all tours.

Children

Children must be accompanied by an adult (maximum 2 children per adult). Pushchairs may need to be left outside the College or at the Porters Lodge, at the owner's risk.

College Entrances

Every effort is made to ensure that a college is included on your tour and most days this is possible. Colleges are working institutions and reserve the right to close on the day – and also for certain important days in the life of the University, such as Degree, Exam and Open Days. On these days, look out for students in their mortar boards!

Liability

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

Feedback

We would be delighted to receive feedback via our Experience Oxfordshire page at http://www.TripAdvisor.co.uk

10% Discount in VIC

Your printed ticket entitles you to a 10% discount off any merchandise (excluding other tickets) in the Visitor Information Shop.

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