Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Official Tour

  • For all Morse, Lewis (Hathaway) and Endeavour fans, this is the tour to take, led by your expert and enthusiastic Oxford Guide

  • Tours run  Saturday and Sundays at 1.30pm in winter with more tours scheduled in summer from the Oxford Visitor Information Centre OX1 3AS

  • Hugely fun and entertaining – even if you haven’t watched all or any of these famous TV Detective series. “Highlight of my whole trip!” said one happy customer

  • Discover the pubs and cobbled alleyways leading to them, where the familiar words were often spoken ‘Pint, Lewis?’

  • Gain a glimpse into the intriguing world of academia as depicted in Colin Dexter’s novels

  • See inside one of the Oxford Colleges* where the episodes were set, be expertly reminded of the storylines

  • Join a small Group (maximum 19 people) with no hidden fees

  • *While we do our very best to include a College visit, on important days for the University, this isn’t always possible. On these days, look out for students in gowns and mortar boards!

  •  Any problems, please call us on 01865 686 441 in office hours.

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“I adored my Morse tour with you – it was the highlight of my whole trip!”

This 2 hour specialist tour focuses fully on Morse, Lewis and Endeavour, the famous Oxford TV detectives and the stunning locations used for filming these series. 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 in the City of Dreaming Spires….

Meeting Point

All Oxford Official Walking Tours (apart from the Oxford Pub Tour) meet outside the Visitor Information Centre here at 15-16 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AS.

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, with the dark narrow and winding alleyways in between leading 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 of the episodes and storylines, 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 in the original novels by Colin Dexter about how the University operates, with its students and academics living in colleges to this day.

Your Guide

Your knowledgeable guide will be an enthusiastic fan of Morse and Lewis fan – 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!

Booking Tickets

You can book in person on the day, but as these tours do sell out quite quickly, we do advise you book tickets in advance, either by phone on 01865 686 441 or here online. (If you think you might be delayed, please book for a later tour 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, please check your spam filter or whitelist us at Please see Additional Info for more details.

Vouchers for  presents!

If you’d like to buy Vouchers for Inspector Morse tour tickets as a present, please call us on 01865 686441.We can take card payment over the phone, and all the recipient needs to do is call us up to book when they’re ready!

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. (Your ticket entitles you to 10% discount off on all merchandise in our shop).


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 throughout the City). You will not travel further than a 10/15 minute walk away from the City centre and Visitor Information Centre.

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs are welcome on all tours. Unfortunately, other dogs and pets are not allowed.


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  before you book, so that we can arrange with the guide ahead of the tour how to best accommodate you. If you bring a mobility scooter or bring a wheelchair please let us know at the time of booking your tour. If you require mobility services, please see the Westgate Guest Services pages.


We highly recommend that you use the Park and Ride service. The nearest Park and Ride location will be signposted on your entry route to Oxford and the buses leave every few minutes for the City Centre – please allow at least 20 mins for the journey and ask for the nearest stop to the Visitor Information Centre in Broad St. For more information, please see

Book a private Inspector Morse Tour

For details on how to book a private tailor-made Inspector Morse tour (or a private tour on any combination of tour themes) for yourself or family and friends please call us on 01865 686 441 or see our private tours page. Larger Groups can also book over the phone or online.

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Additional information

Meeting Point

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

Your Tickets

On booking online you should receive a Sagepay payment confirmation, a Booking confirmation and eTicket with full t's and c's. by email.

Please bring a print out or an electronic copy of your eTicket with your to join the tour – or if this doesn't arrive for any reason, please bring your Payment Confirmation from Sagepay which you can show us on your phone.
Please note, hotmail addresses for some reason are not responding to our email confirmations – please use another address if possible or whitelist us . To contact us please email or call 01865 686 441.

Your Booking

Your booking is under the Cardholders name. Your booking is non-refundable and non-transferable and valid for the tour booked only.


Wheelchair users are welcome on all Official Tours. Please let us know in advance that you would like to book so that we can best accommodate you – some of the colleges being so ancient are not accessible.
Guide dogs are welcome.


Children under 16 are welcome on this tour but must be accompanied by 1 adult for 2 children. Pushchairs can be left outside colleges at the owners risk.

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs are welcome on all tours. Unfortunately other dogs and pets are not allowed.


Experience Oxfordshire do not accept any liability for any damage or loss from any cause whatsoever in connection with this tour.


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10% Discount in VIC

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