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Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site

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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Calling all fans of the world’s favorite wizard, this Oxford walking tour takes you to recognizable locations of the Harry Potter films. During this family-friendly tour, explore the grand buildings of Oxford University, including New College and Divinity School—both featured as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Learn of other literary legends that attended Oxford University and admire the Bodleian Library, home to more than 11 million books. This small-group tour is limited to 15 Harry Potter fans to maintain an intimate atmosphere. If you prefer, choose the private tour of New College with just your party and guide. 
  • Guided walking tour of Harry Potter filming locations in Oxford
  • Family-friendly and ideal for fans of Harry Potter
  • Visit New College and Divinity School, both featured in the Harry Potter films
  • Learn about literary legends that attended Oxford University
  • Marvel at more than 11 million books in the historic Bodleian Library
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 participants
Please see the section titled 'Additional Information' or 'Voucher Details' for info on any and all dates on which due to partial or full closures of film sites venues that are known at this time.
See inside the Divinity school film site at Bodleian library + see many super sights from outside
NB nearly all university venues are closed in 2020 due to Covid19 closures
Divinity School closures for graduation dates 2021 includes following dates:
Jan 23, Feb 27, March 6, May 8, May 15th of 2021

Departure Point

Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK

Departure Time

12:30 PM

Return Details

18 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
Your tour begins outside of Oxford Visitor Information Center. Greet your guide—the one in a Harry Potter-inspired cloak—prior to your departure time. 

As you stroll towards the historic Oxford University, your guide regales you with tales of literary legends including C.S. Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll. Discover insider gossip about the stars of Harry Potter and find out why J. K. Rowling chose to set the films in Oxford.  

Marvel at New College and, when open, the Divinity School, two sites featured as Hogwarts School in the film franchise. See, too, Bodleian Library, home to more than 11 million antique books.

Your tour concludes at your original departure point.

Please note: New College and The Divinity School are closed to the public on certain dates. Make sure your desired tour is available when booking.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bodleian Library
See inside Divinity School film site at Bodleian Library- worth £2.50 entry fee included in your ticket. NB we do NOT visit inside the medieval library as it does not anyway permit private guiding inside.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Bridge of Sighs
We also see and describe many stories about Oxford university and student life and we pass by and introduce most of the famous sights of Oxford during the tour eg Radcliffe Camera, University Church, Bridge of Sighs and multiple colleges of the university.
Pass By:  
Radcliffe Camera
We also see and describe many stories about Oxford university and student life and we pass by and introduce most of the famous sights of Oxford during the tour eg Radcliffe Camera, University Church, Bridge of Sighs and multiple colleges of the university.
Stop At:  
Sheldonian Theatre
This is one of multiple famous Oxford sights or colleges which we pass by and introduce on tours
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
This is one of multiple famous Oxford sights or colleges which we pass by and introduce on tours. This venue is open to public in 2020 but only if very small sized groups.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Christ Church
This venue is not visited inside of and is currently also closed to guides but we can introduce this film site from the outside by telling you about scenes that were filmed in Christ church meadows but which never reached the screen
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early for your tour at our meeting point.
  • If you arrive more than 5 minutes later than the scheduled tour, then you will likely forfeit and lose your booking as it interrupts the guide and other customers, if we are trying to find you after a guide has started and left the meeting point.
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE IN CASE OF UNFORESEEN PARTIAL OF FULL CLOSURES:
  • REFUNDS POLICY: we don't offer refunds but with at least 24 hours notice, we usually can reschedule to a new date
  • If you opt to book a foreign language tour, this may be possible if you give us adequate advance notice of at least 24 hours. If we cannot offer a tour in a foreign language, then you will be refunded or invited to join the tour in English with any cost difference refunded.
  • NOTICE:
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Divinity School closures for graduation dates 2021 includes following dates:
  • Jan 23, Feb 27, March 6, May 8, May 15th of 2021
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Visit Oxford Tours Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Harry Potter Insights Oxford PUBLIC Tour with entry to Divinity School film site.

Traveler Tips


  • "Well worth the expense rather than trying to do yourself." See review

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Nice and will come back
Debosri_D
, Sep 2020
It’s was nice and Peter is really good guide and have nice knowledge... It was fun but due to COVID We are limited however peter did really good job and make sure we all have the information or learn and enjoy the same time . I love to come back when world will go back to normal All the best and keep up the gud work..
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What a great experience!
lreudy
, Dec 2019
Sophie was our guide and she did a fantastic job! My husband and I were the only people in the group so she kindly asked us if we had any interests besides Harry Potter. We did and she tailored the toured to our specific interests. She is very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. We highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi. Thanks for leaving such a super review of your tour with Sophie
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Very Few Filming Locations
denveratc
, Oct 2019
The tour is more about the inspiration JK Rowlings received from Oxford more than the actual sites of filming. The majority of the tour was about "This is what inspired her", "This is where the crew came to get ideas for building the sets", etc. During the 2 hour tour, we saw 1 filming location. Save the money and do a self guided tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi. I am sorry that you could apparently not get into the Divinity school film site and that you felt that the tour did not meet your expectations. I understand that it's always disappointing when you can't enter the Divinity school film site but our advertising does make it very clear (mentioned several times over) that we can never guarantee entry into the Divinity school as it is the university's primary events space and so can and does sometimes close without any advance notice. Moreover our tours advertise that we go to two of the three locations but never all three locations. This is partly to keep tours to 2 hours rather than being too long and 3-4 hours long but also because if we promised to take the tour to all three film sites, then we would have to cancel the tour on many dates since there are several dates in the year when either New college film site or Christchurch film site may close. On any dates when the principal sites of either New college or of Christchuch are closed, these are published and we simply remove the specific (either New college or Christchurch) tour from sale. Sincerely, Alasdair
star-5
Excellent tour
mumdadandelizabeth
, Aug 2019
Very informative and knowledgeable guide. Well worth the expense rather than trying to do yourself. Good stories and other information along the way. Good fun
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thanks for recommending your tour with us!
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Harry Potter insider knowledge
hbouvard
, Aug 2019
I brought my son for the tour and he enjoyed the details from the books and movies a lot. Truly a great experience
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hi. Thanks for recommending your Oxford tour with us
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Great time and learned a lot
maryevslin
, Jul 2019
Our guides were students so they knew a lot about Oxford, Ms. Rowlings and Harry. We had gone to Warner Bros Studio the day before where we saw the sets so it was a perfect fit.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hi Mary, Thanks for leaving such a super review. It does indeed help to share a passion for Oxford, when the guides are often themselves Oxford students. Thanks for choosing our tour!
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Excellent
Maria A
, Jul 2018
We went on this tour as part of our Harry Potter trip through out GB and this was truly a highlight with several locations from the film. A great tour!
star-5
Wonderful tour guide
hokelly
, Jul 2018
The guide, Peter made the tour interesting as he is very knowledgeable as a scholar of oxford himself. He covered details which we would not have realised ourselves. Would recommend this tour with no doubt.
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Very enjoyable
303britta
, Jul 2018
I booked this trip while still in California and was delighted with the tour. Our tour guide, Sharon, was very knowledgeable and fun. We loved the Harry Potter aspect and other general information on Oxford; well worth the time and effort!
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This tour was a wonderful way to get...
Juliette S
, Jul 2018
This tour was a wonderful way to get to know Oxford better. We spent a magical afternoon with Peter that both my 17 year old at six year old enjoyed. He was a fount of information on not just Harry Potter and JK Rowling but the wider literary life of Oxford past and present. He built in wonderful breaks and produced treats at all the right places. A must do!

Product code: 22362P17

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