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Bodleian Library Tours and Tickets

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Located in central Oxford in a complex of historic buildings, the venerable Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. It’s the main research library for the University of Oxford and also a copyright library, housing every book printed in the UK and Ireland, a collection of more than 12 million printed items.

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Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

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Walk the halls of one of the world’s oldest and most famous universities on this walking tour of Oxford University. Get a glimpse of student life as you peek inside the famous Bodleian Library and see landmarks like the University Church of St. Mary, Radcliffe Camera, and Trinity College. Learn about the prestigious university’s famous alumni, hear fascinating stories and anecdotes about its history, and see on-campus locations used in the Harry Potter films.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Oxford Official University & City Tour

Oxford Official University & City Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of famous former residents like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis—and discover many of Oxford’s top landmarks in just a couple hours—on this introductory walking tour. Meet your group in central Oxford, and set off on foot. You’ll see key attractions like the Bodleian Library and Sheldonian Theatre, will explore the university area, and will even visit one of its elegant colleges. As you go, your guide will share insider stories about Oxford’s history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Oxford Harry Potter Insights - PUBLIC tour entry to Divinity School (90 minutes)

Oxford Harry Potter Insights - PUBLIC tour entry to Divinity School (90 minutes)

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NOTICE: On any dates when Divinity school is closed, the tour will instead visit New college film site at an extra cost to pay of £5 per person on the day. How does studying at Oxford University compare with studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Fun tour for Muggles of all ages. Guide will cater the tour according to everyone's interests, introducing also Oxford heritage.  Calling all fans of the world’s favourite wizard, this Oxford walking tour takes you to recognizable locations of the Harry Potter films. During this family-friendly tour, see the grand buildings of Oxford University and see inside the Divinity School—which featured as the infirmary & classroom space in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Learn of other literary legends that attended Oxford University. Tour includes entry worth £2.50 per person inside the Divinity school at the Bodleian Library. Tour lasts average 90 minutes.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Shared | Oxford University Tour With Optional Christ Church Entry Led By Alumni

Shared | Oxford University Tour With Optional Christ Church Entry Led By Alumni

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Our University of Oxford graduate guide will take you on an enthralling journey through time as we recount to you the fascinating story of Oxford and its illustrious university. Enjoy famous student anecdotes and authentic insights into student life from real Oxford University Alumni and current students. You are welcomed to ask questions at each stop on the tour and prospective students may ask about the Oxbridge application process from someone who has been successful. This is the real Oxford University experience from behind closed doors!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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3-Hour Private Tour of Oxford With University Alumni Guide
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3-Hour Private Tour of Oxford With University Alumni Guide

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Building upon the success of our 2-hour tour, this extended 3-hour version now includes entry into one of the oldest colleges at Oxford University. It also incorporates visiting the world-famous Bodleian Library, one of the best examples of Medieval architecture in Europe, and a Harry Potter film site. As always, this is done uniquely with our Oxford University student guides.
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  • 3 hours
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Harry Potter 2 hour PUBLIC Tour + Self Guided Entry to Christ church

Harry Potter 2 hour PUBLIC Tour + Self Guided Entry to Christ church

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This is the essential tour for Harry Potter fans. Spend a day discovering the sites of Oxford associated with the Harry Potter movies. See Christ Church College which inspired the Great Hall of Hogwarts, and learn behind-the-scenes secrets about the Harry Potter actors, and J. K. Rowling.
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  • 3 hours
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Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford Including Christ Church
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Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford Including Christ Church

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Discover the Harry Potter movie locations of Oxford on this walking tour. Visit the famous Bodleian Library to see the hall used as Hogwarts’ Infirmary in many movies, and view other locations in one or two of Oxford’s oldest colleges. As you walk, enjoy a fun Harry Potter quiz, and learn about Oxford University and other famous children’s books written in the city. Entrance fees to the Bodleian and select colleges are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Oxford Walking Tour for the Discerning Traveler

Private Oxford Walking Tour for the Discerning Traveler

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Get the inside scoop on Oxford's storied history on this private walking tour. Through your dedicated guide's informative narration, learn about the evolution of the university and all the achievements that have taken place there. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions, since this is a private tour for just you and your party.
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  • 2 hours
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Oxford City and University Walking SMALL GROUP Tour

Oxford City and University Walking SMALL GROUP Tour

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If you’re interested in Oxford’s rich history, look no further than this walking tour for a comprehensive overview of the historic city. In a small group limited to 15, visit Bodleian Library—home to 'Harry Potter' filming locations—and one other college, and learn about Oxford University alumni such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Plus, receive an ILoveOxford map showing all of the main sites.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours
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Private Oxford Food and Sightseeing Tour

Private Oxford Food and Sightseeing Tour

Discover Oxford’s diverse foodie scene with a private introduction to one of England’s most cosmopolitan cities. This 2.5-hour tapas tasting tour will introduce you to some of the city’s best cuisine, stopping at street food stalls, artisan shops, and markets, where you can sample an array of regional delicacies and international foods.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Inklings Oxford Writers Tour - Private Groups Daily

The Inklings Oxford Writers Tour - Private Groups Daily

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Explore the world of ‘The Inklings’—the mid-20th-century writers’ group that included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien—on this private Oxford walk. Rather than researching locations yourself, let a guide show you where the writers worked and relaxed. Visit Exeter College where Tolkien studied; and see Lewis’ Magdalen College and other sights while learning history and literary tales you’d otherwise miss. A choice of departure times gives you flexibility.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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90 Minute Private Guided Walking Tour in Oxford

90 Minute Private Guided Walking Tour in Oxford

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Get an overview of the City of the Dreaming Spires on this guided, small-group walking tour. Pass by some of the key attractions around this historic university town, including Carfax Tower, Christ Church College, Queen’s College, The Bridge of Sighs, Radcliffe Camera, the Bodleian Library and more. Learn about the city’s long and rich history from your guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Inspector Morse Oxford SMALL GROUP Tour

Inspector Morse Oxford SMALL GROUP Tour

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Visit filming locations from the British television series 'Inspector Morse,' as well as spin-offs 'Lewis' and 'Endeavour,' on this Oxford walking tour. With a guide, learn about the making of the detective show and visit Oxford University colleges to gain insight into what it might be like to be a student here. End with an invitation to solve a murder mystery at one of Morse's favorite pubs. Entrance fees to university locations are included; drinks are not.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Oxford Bike Tour with Student Guide
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Oxford Bike Tour with Student Guide

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Explore Oxford’s historic town center and ivy-strewn university buildings on this bike tour. Cycle through the City of Dreaming Spires alongside a guide, and learn about the city’s history as you take in University of Oxford buildings where the likes of Oscar Wilde, J. R. R. Tolkien, and several British prime ministers have studied. This bike tour allows you to cover more ground than you would on a walking tour, as well as access pedestrianized areas inaccessible to tour buses.
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  • 2 hours
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Morse, Lewis, Endeavour and Oxford
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Morse, Lewis, Endeavour and Oxford

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Follow in the footsteps of Inspector Morse, star of the British TV detective drama that was filmed on the streets of Oxford. With a guide, you’ll see the eminent university city through the eyes of Morse and his sidekick Lewis, visiting filming sites such as pubs and even one of the university colleges. Along the way you’ll learn all about the cast and crew who were involved in the much-loved productions of Inspector Morse, the Lewis spin-off series, and the Endeavour prequel—all filmed in the city.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Alice in Wonderland + Harry Potter Tour with Christ Church Self Guided Entry

Alice in Wonderland + Harry Potter Tour with Christ Church Self Guided Entry

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Fans of fantasy books won’t want to miss this 1.5-hour tour of Christ Church College, the setting and inspiration behind novels such as Alice and Wonderland and Harry Potter. By booking your ticket in advance, you’ll avoid the long lines outside of the prestigious Oxford University building, home to the Bodleian Library and adjoining Divinity School. Visit recognizable filming sites and learn about Lewis Carroll’s time at England’s oldest university.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 20 minutes
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Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Oxford - Towers and Taverns

Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Oxford - Towers and Taverns

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Solve cryptic clues, uncover stories, and enjoy the excitement of following a treasure map with this private self-guided adventure around Oxford. No need to pick up any equipment—simply access the game via a link on your smartphone and you’re ready to begin. The treasure hunt is all outdoors, which is the perfect way to avoid crowds, and it’s a great way to learn lesser-known facts about Oxford too.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Oxford: Official CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien Walking Tour
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Oxford: Official CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien Walking Tour

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Walk in the footsteps of two of the most famous authors from Oxford: CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien. Learn about the authors’ lives and works as you walk around past key sites in their lives, including Exeter College (where Tolkien studied), University Church (where Lewis preached) and the Eagle & Child Pub (where the two met weekly as part of The Inklings).
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  • 2 hours
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Inspector Morse Oxford PRIVATE GROUP Tours Daily

Inspector Morse Oxford PRIVATE GROUP Tours Daily

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Calling all fans of the iconic British TV programme, Inspector Morse, this 2-hour tour visit famous filming locations around Oxford. With a private guide, you’ll visit recognizable settings inside the Bodleian Library, Exeter College, and the Divinity School, all within the prestigious Oxford University campus. The tour concludes at a historic pub regularly featured in the Inspector Morse shows.
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  • 2 hours
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Oxford Hidden Gems (Self-guided Tour and Treasure Hunt)

Oxford Hidden Gems (Self-guided Tour and Treasure Hunt)

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Enjoy the structure of a tour with the flexibility of self-guiding when you download this GPS app that helps you discover hidden gems and spectacular places all around Oxford. Play quizzes, solve clues, and visit map locations to earn points, win prizes, and move up the leaderboard—and learn about the sights you're seeing as you do so. The price includes access for one device for one day.
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  • 4 hours
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Oxford Walking Tour - Discover its University and Traditions

Oxford Walking Tour - Discover its University and Traditions

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Stroll the streets of historic Oxford and hit the perfect Instagram spots too on this self-guided audio walking tour, narrated by a historian. See iconic sights like the Bridge of Sighs, the Bodleian Library, the Sheldonian Theatre, and Radcliffe Square, as well as a wealth of historic colleges. You can download the tour in advance, meaning Wi-Fi is not required, but GPS access still works.
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour
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Bespoke Oxford Walking Tour with a Private Guide

Bespoke Oxford Walking Tour with a Private Guide

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Explore the university city of Oxford with your own private guide, and discover the history behind its standout sights such as the Bodleian Library, Bridge of Sighs, and the Sheldonian Theatre. With your guide, you’ll also see some of the famous university colleges, and learn about the institution’s history from its humble roots to its worldwide prestige today.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Harry Potter Insights PRIVATE Tour with Self Guided Christ Church Tickets

Harry Potter Insights PRIVATE Tour with Self Guided Christ Church Tickets

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Fun tour for Muggles of all ages. Guide will cater the tour according to everyone's interests, introducing also Oxford heritage. See Christ church film site. Find out how does studying at Oxford University compare with studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Find out on this 5 star rated popular walking tour about the making of Harry Potter in Oxford. Your ticket includes up to £20 in entry fee per person. Due to covid restrictions, we are not allowed to guide inside Christ church, so the final hour of the two hour+ tour will be self guided using audio guide. Christ church entry tickets are limited- so please book ahead. If we cannot run the tour, you will be refunded or you may select to choose a rescheduled date. This tour also visits the Divinity school film site at the Bodleian library- as & when this secondary venue is open. Pre paid entry included included unless Divinity school is closed. On such dates, we will add entry to an additional college instead.
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  • 3 hours
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PRIVATE Harry Potter in Oxford Tour with Entry to Divinity School

PRIVATE Harry Potter in Oxford Tour with Entry to Divinity School

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With a guide, you'll visit the Divinity School film site at the Bodleian Library. Ponder how studying at Oxford University compares to being a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and learn a bit about Oxford's history as your guide tailors the tour to the interests of everyone in your group.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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