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'Inspector Morse' Filming Locations Tour in Oxford with College Visits

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Follow the trail of TV’s 'Inspector Morse' on this Oxford walking tour. Visit key show locations and inspirations, including one of Morse's favorite pubs and the city’s historic colleges, and hear behind-the-scenes stories about the show from your guide. All entrance fees are included for a hassle-free trip, and a small group size ensures you have plenty of time to ask questions.
  • Tour 'Inspector Morse' filming locations on a guided walk in Oxford
  • Follow Morse's trail with a guide to provide detail and plan college access
  • Visit colleges and other sites, and hear about the series and city’s history
  • Limited to 14 for a clear, calm experience, with college entry fees included
What to Expect
After meeting your guide and group in central Oxford, head out to explore some of the key filming locations for 'Inspector Morse' and its spinoffs, 'Lewis' and 'Endeavour.' The itinerary may vary depending on the time of year, but tours usually include Exeter College and one other college, or the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library, an architectural highlight of the city. See the settings of famous Morse scenes, hear behind-the-scenes tales about the show, and learn about Oxford’s literary connections. If you wish, finish with a drink (own expense) at one of the fictional detective’s favorite pubs while you solve a typical Morse mystery.
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Departure Point
Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK
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Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • College entrance on all dates except graduation dates & possibly Xmas c Dec 23-27
  • Which colleges we may visit during the tour, will vary from day to day
  • Please note that few colleges are open over Xmas period from approx. Dec 22nd to Jan 1st
  • Many of the colleges will also be closed during graduation dates below:
  • 29 Feb
  • 2 May
  • 9 May
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • If you are driving, then please allow extra 30-60 minutes over whatever time you think it will take you to get here. Oxford is NOT car friendly and it is congested roads and hard to find parking spaces....unless you park at the sign posted 'park and rides' on edge of town on any major road into the city and hop on their buses into city centre. The park and ride buses leave every 15 or every 30 minutes and take anything from 10 min to 30 min (depending on traffic) to reach city centre. So if you are going to drive, then please assume you should be aiming to park your car about one hour before your tour starts.
  • We actually recommend instead using the much faster and reliable train services but again please aim to arrive about an hour or earlier before your tour starts as trains can be delayed and the train and coach station are about 15 minutes walk from our meeting point. There is also the coach service from London called the Oxford Tube which leaves every half hour or more but it can take much longer than its advertised 105 minute journey time. It drops you off either at High street Oxford or Gloucester Green coach station. It's quicker to ask to get off on High street near Carfax tower, then it's a 10 minutes walk to Broad street.
  • Our marginally higher ticket price reflects the special quality of typically having smaller groups than our competitors- average numbers is 2-4 persons only.
  • Infants 5 and under can go on this tour free of charge but this tour is NOT aimed at children
  • During Xmas holiday period or on dates of university graduation dates, we may propose changing slightly the tour start time to 1pm or to 11am, if we think it will make it easier to get into colleges, during restricted opening times. We will advise at time of booking and seek your approval to make any changes to the start time.
  • Please note that as the university colleges are private institutions, we can't always guarantee entry to colleges but it is very rare that we cannot get entry into at least 1 or 2 colleges on the tour. Please take note of any advertised university graduation dates mentioned below, as those dates can have less options of colleges to visit.
  • We cannot guarantee entry into colleges on graduation dates or during Xmas vacation period, so please consult 'Exclusions' section for details of any such dates.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Pets are welcome
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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AC G wrote a review Nov 2019
24 contributions20 helpful votes
Our guide Alasdair was knowledgeable notably about both Morse and Endeavour, but also about Oxford itself. He was able to remind us in which episodes we had seen the various quadrangles and building exteriors and streets. He also filled us in on a lot of the history of the era
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at 'Inspector Morse' Filming Locations Tour in Oxford with College Visits
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi. Thanks for recommending your tour with me. Glad you enjoyed it! Sincerely, Alasdair
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Donna N wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions12 helpful votes
You don’t need to hesitate before booking with this group. They go the extra mile to make sure you have an excellent tour. Personalized attention to detail and loads of information on this Oxford tour.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at 'Inspector Morse' Filming Locations Tour in Oxford with College Visits
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for the great recommendation!
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Feeee wrote a review Oct 2019
15 contributions18 helpful votes
We really enjoyed this walking tour with Pete, a very knowledgable guide, who with great humour and passion, told us all about Oxford, history and Inspector Morse history and locations. A great day out!
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Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at 'Inspector Morse' Filming Locations Tour in Oxford with College Visits
Responded 30 Oct 2019
Glad to hear you loved your Morse Oxford tour with us
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Lise Esbensen wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution7 helpful votes
I went on the tour with my daughter, who is four years old. Peter, our guide, was extremely kind and not least patient with her. His was very knowledgeable, and his enthusiasm catchy! Furthermore, he was witty and funny which only made the experience even more entertaining.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at 'Inspector Morse' Filming Locations Tour in Oxford with College Visits
Responded 29 Oct 2019
Thanks for leaving such a super review
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Anja F wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions9 helpful votes
Our sympathetic guide Peter did a very interesting tour around Oxford for us. Much to see and a lot of well chosen stories. Some nice surprises were implemented. We got a lot more than we expected.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from VisitOxfordTours, Owner at 'Inspector Morse' Filming Locations Tour in Oxford with College Visits
Responded 28 Oct 2019
Hi Anja, Thanks for sharing your review with us
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