Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Official Tour

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  • For all Morse, Lewis (Hathaway) and Endeavour fans, this is the tour to take, led by your expert and enthusiastic Oxford Guide who will be wearing a Visor for your safety.

  • Tours run  Saturday and Sundays at 1.30pm – Groups limited to 15 people as per the latest government guidelines.

  • Your safety is at the heart of our tours. You are invited to wear a mask but as these tours are in the open air this is your choice (except for when you might be able to enter the Randolph Hotel.) Our tours are #WereGoodToGoAccredited by @VisitBritain

  • While we do our very best to include a College visit, this isn’t possible at the moment as all colleges are closed due to Covid-19

  • 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

  • To book please go to oxfordofficialwalkingtours.org
  •  Any problems, please call us on 01865 686 441 in office hours which are currently Mondays & Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 11am-4pm, or email us on officialtours@experienceoxfordshire.org

To book your own Private Morse/Lewis/Endeavour Tour – or combination of your choice, please email us at officialtours@experienceoxfordhsire.org . Cost start at £160 for a 2 hour tour.

Our online shop is currently closed until further notice due to nationwide COVID-19 restrictions. We will reopen as soon as possible, however at this stage, we are unable to provide any timescales.

Description

“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 at 15-16 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AS next door to Oxfam.

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

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 info@experienceoxfordshire.org. 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 15 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).

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 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.

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. 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.

Parking

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 https://www.oxford.gov.uk/parking.

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 Meeting Point at 15 Broad St (next to Oxfam) (Oxford OX1 3AS) 10 minutes early (as we are unable to contact the guide after the start of your tour).

Your Tickets

On booking you should receive a receipt and eTicket – if not, please email us on officialtours@experienceoxfordshire.org .

Your Booking

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

Accessibility

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 – on officialtours@experienceoxfordshire.org

Children

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.

Assitance Dogs

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

Liability

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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Covid-19 safety measures

Your Guide will be equipped with a Visor and be ready to manage social distancing for you. You are invite to wear a mask for your own protection but as the tour is in the open air this is not obligatory. Our official tours are Good to Go accredited by Visit Britain. Do please feel free to ask your Guide any questions you may have.

College entrances

Every effort is made to ensure that a college visit can be included on your tour – and most days this is possible. Colleges are currently all closed due to Covid-19.