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The junction of High Street, Cornmarket Street, Queen Street, and St. Aldgate’s, Carfax is a major meeting point in the heart of Oxford. The lofty St. Martin’s Tower (Carfax Tower), which offers some of the best views of the “city of dreaming spires,” sits at the intersection.

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Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford, England, OX1 1ET
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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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A fun and different way to see Oxford! Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted! You’ll learn interesting facts and stories. Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.48
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$13.48

Uncomfortable Oxford Walking Tour

Uncomfortable Oxford Walking Tour

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Uncomfortable Oxford takes a unique approach to the walking tour format - both fun and thoughtful, we encourage analysis and discussion about uncomfortable subjects within the city. This discussion-based tours engages with legacies of violence, inequalities, colonialism and discrimination, and aims to highlight their enduring impact on our modern lives. Topics covered include imperialism, class, inequality, slavery, gender history, discrimination, and memorialisation. This tour is run by experts and researchers, and lasts about 1.5hrs. We will walk no more than two miles, but please be aware that cobble stones and uneven pavement may restrict the accessibility of this event.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.24
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$20.24

90 Minute Private Guided Walking Tour in Oxford

90 Minute Private Guided Walking Tour in Oxford

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Oxford zealously guards and protects its architectural heritage which boasts one of the finest collections of historical buildings in the United Kingdom and possibly across the Western World. Our Classic Oxford tour takes visitors on a 60 to 90 minute meander through 1000 years of architectural and social history. Not only do we see some of the most iconic civic and university buildings in Oxford and discuss their origins, the materials they are constructed from, the architects and purpose of their construction but we provide a rich vein of social history of the town and university. Among the sights you will see are Christ Church, the 11th-century University Church of St Mary the Virgin where the University of Oxford first began, the world-famous Radcliffe Camera, Oxford’s Bridge of Sighs, the Bodleian Library, the oldest academic library in the English speaking world, and much more. Customised tours including pre-booking into colleges, galleries and museums can be arranged.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.24
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$20.24

Oxford Walking Tour Pass: 3 Guided & 6 Self Guided Routes

Oxford Walking Tour Pass: 3 Guided & 6 Self Guided Routes

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With your ticket, discover Oxford with unlimited access to our flexible walking tours. You can join and leave our circuits as you please; escorted by local experts who are on hand to meet you throughout the day. Using our app, simply track your nearest guide and begin to discover countless visitor hotspots, including University of Oxford, Radcliffe Camera, Carfax Tower and Oxford Castle. Enjoy fascinating storytelling from your guide as you explore, and immerse yourself in Oxford’s quaint and charming streets. Best-known for housing one of the world’s most prestigious universities, the city also has exciting stories to tell surrounding history and literature, with plenty of visitor attractions to explore. Hop-off your guided tour and self-guide whenever you wish; enjoying multilingual audio commentary, suggested walking itineraries, pinpointing your favourite sights and discovering photo hotspots, all offline, day or night - it couldn't be easier!
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.24
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$20.24

Oxford Inspires! (Private Day Excursion from London)
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Oxford Inspires! (Private Day Excursion from London)

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Lump in the throat that comes from Alma mater nostalgia? Surge of love-hate emotions tied up with classrooms and profs? Pretty much a given…on the cobbled streets of the oldest university of the English speaking world, with your enthusiastic historian-guide. Cover the obligatory stops, including Bridge of Sighs at Hertford College, New College, University Library, Sheldonian Theatre, Christ Church Radcliffe Camera building. Get your head around the unique college-system of Oxford and Cambridge and the infamous ‘Town and Gown Wars’. Shiver at stories of Oxford martyrs burning at the stake. Explore movie locations - Harry Potter, Bridshead Revisited, Inspector Morse. Literature buffs can celebrate, because Oxford has inspired many works of fiction from JRR Tolkein, CS Lewis, Lewis Carroll, and JK Rowling. Lunch with a dreamy view of the River Isis to stir up more brainpower. If you’re up for it, climb up a 74′ bell tower for a drone-view of those dreamy spires. A day well spent.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$708.47
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From
$708.47
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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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$26.98
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$26.98

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

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Explore Oxford University’s famous regatta course on this 50-minute Thames River sightseeing cruise in Oxford. Hop aboard your sightseeing vessel in the heart of Oxford and cruise out onto the famous waterway. Listen as your guide sheds light on the city’s rich history, and discover local landmarks such as Folly Bridge, Christchurch College, the Oxford University boathouses and the Meadows. Share the waters with rowing eights, punts, university boats and cruisers, and watch the banks for sightings of native river wildlife.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.59
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$21.59

City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience one of the world’s greatest university cities on this hop-on hop-off Oxford bus tour. With a 24- or 48-hour pass, design a personalized itinerary with several possible stops including the University of Oxford buildings (some featured in the 'Harry Potter' films), Oxford Castle, and Bodleian Library, one of the world’s oldest public libraries. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-top viewing deck and fun onboard commentary as you savor this elegant city.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.27
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$22.27

Oxford City and University Walking PUBLIC 1pm Tour

Oxford City and University Walking PUBLIC 1pm 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.98
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$26.98

3-Hour Private Tour of Oxford With University Alumni Guide

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.75
Price varies by group size
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$161.75
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Oxford & the Cotswolds Family Taxi Tour

Oxford & the Cotswolds Family Taxi Tour

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Explore Oxford and the Cotswolds on a private full-day tour from London. A private taxi whisks you away from your London hotel to charming Oxfordshire. Listen to commentary from your driver as you pass the Bodleian Library, Calfax Tower, and more. Stop whenever you like for photos or to visit specific attractions. Your personalized adventure also includes Blenheim Palace and lunch at a 300 year old pub (at own expense).
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,033.73
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$1,033.73
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Footsteps of Harry Potter in Oxford

Footsteps of Harry Potter in Oxford

Following the footsteps of Harry Potter in the real world is just like magic! There are plenty of movie locations in London including the Warner Bros massive Making of Harry Potter Movie film studios in Leavesden. However, Oxford has many important film locations as well and is a Potterhead shrine with three main buildings and seven important film spots. This tour aims to take you to those venues where you are familiar with the Harry Potter film series, while at the same time, learning about the history of this academic city full of old and world-famous universities in the U.K. Our APTG certified guided love to reveal the common points of the British folklore and mythology that writer J.K. Rowling totally inspired. The ideas, tapestries, portraits from the Tudor & Georgian Dynasties, the roofs and the turrets of Hogwarts Castle are all inspired by some important Colleges in the city. Those are the tidbits that we love to share with our guests to make this trip the most memorable one.
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  • 8 hours
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$884.90
per group
From
$884.90
per group

The Golden Triangle Tour | London-Oxford-Cambridge

The Golden Triangle Tour | London-Oxford-Cambridge

This tour takes you on a journey to the world's leading universities of the G5 in the United Kingdom and the English Language Standardization region. In the South of England, British cultural heritage and history is widely evident and during your Golden Triangle Tour, you will see and visit many places of interest. You will see the places of interest in the list below in 3 different cities and it can be adapted to the group's specific interests in London, Oxford and Cambridge.
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  • 3 days
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$2,401.62
Price varies by group size
From
$2,401.62
Price varies by group size

Oxford City Full-Day Private Tour from London

Oxford City Full-Day Private Tour from London

Oxford Tour would be an ideal getaway from London. Today you will depart from London on a pleasant 2-hour journey to Oxford. Oxford is known worldwide for the University of Dreaming Spires and its place in history. On the Thames some sixty miles west of London, Oxford’s ancient university city lies. Its colleges cover a lot of the city centre with their gardens and quads. It has been the home of royals and scholars for over 800 years and has become a well-established city since the ninth century, even though people have long been known to have lived in the area. The city is a lively cosmopolitan city nowadays and although still at its old university, it also has a growing high-tech community. Many companies operate in and around the city, either in one of the scientific and commercial parks or in one of the various residential areas. Today you will explore yesterday’s and today’s popular & ancient city together.
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  • 8 hours
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$841.02
per group
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$841.02
per group

Private Tour, Highlights of Oxford including entry to one College

Private Tour, Highlights of Oxford including entry to one College

Join us for this 3 hour tour of England’s must see city, home for over 800 years to both Royalty and Scholars. Your private guide will lead you on an unforgettable journey around one of the 38 colleges that make up Oxford University. You can marvel at the amazing architecture, learn what it’s like to study here and discover the most famous alumni. We will then wind our way through the city learning about the foundation of the University, as well as more modern history in the shape of Harry Potter. Your private Blue Badge guide is full of facts and stories to engage and entertain you during the tour making for a terrific experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$256.03
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$256.03
Price varies by group size

English + Business and Leadership University Taster One Week Program in London

English + Business and Leadership University Taster One Week Program in London

A city with 2,000 years of history deserves English + Business and Leadership Pre-University Program, right? Did you know that over 100,000 international students are studying in London every year? You may be one of them soon, who knows. Our English + Business and Leadership programme is ready to take you to the next level. This course is designed for groups and individuals wishing to enhance their educational opportunities and career by studying English as well as in business and leadership programmes in London’s vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere. Our business and leadership curriculum includes grammar, business-focused vocabulary in reading, writing, listening and speaking, in a business and leadership career-oriented academic field. The program also aims at learning skills and introduce you to student life. In this teens University Taster course, students also focus on innovative and exciting topics in Business and Leadership subjects that will shape their career in the future.
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  • 8 days
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$5,236.37
Price varies by group size
From
$5,236.37
Price varies by group size

Windsor Castle Stonehenge Oxford Private Day Tour from London

Windsor Castle Stonehenge Oxford Private Day Tour from London

This tour is a combination of the best trio of English heritage today. Your tour commences with magnificent Windsor Castle, on a rock a hundred feet above the Thames and can be seen from kilometres away, is the Queen's favourite residence. The State Apartments and St George's Chapel that is the Order of the Garter's spiritual home, the oldest English chivalry and the Knights Banner is hung below its uplifting Gothic vaults. Henry VIII, who was buried with his favourite wife and Charles I, the only monarch to be trialled and executed by the order of his people, are all buried here. Our next stop is Oxford with its world-renowned universities as well as other important landmarks. Our final stop is Stonehenge, which stands alone in the vast, empty section of the Salisbury Valley as the world's most famous prehistoric and now a World Heritage Site. Its origins date back almost 5,000 years and since then it has been home to pagan religions and spiritual worship. What's more? Just join us!
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  • 8 hours
From
$310.40
Price varies by group size
From
$310.40
Price varies by group size

Oxford City and Cotswolds Private Tour

Oxford City and Cotswolds Private Tour

Imagine a day with the perfect combination of natural, historic and cultural wonders of English heritage. A fairy tale which is full of enchanting villages and bucolic farmlands in the quintessential English countryside. An absolute treat to be right in the heart of time-passed villages, delightful vistas and poetic moments. Admire the "wool cathedrals", let the rustic charm bedazzle you, travel through time and see this lovely sleeping beauty, this is the Cotswolds. An education capital full of the oldest universities in the English speaking world dating from the 13th century. A royal heritage where two English kings were born. A romance that inspires the greatest writers of English literature of all time. And yes, a city that admires its monuments, museums, churches, libraries, bridges, theatres and traditional tastes and pubs, this surely is dreamy Oxford. And most of all, the miracle is just a couple of hours away from London or Port Southampton. Just join us!
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  • 8 hours
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$1,960.78
per group
From
$1,960.78
per group

Oxford - The City of Dreaming Spires - Private Day Tour from London

Oxford - The City of Dreaming Spires - Private Day Tour from London

Oxford is one of principal university cities of Great Britain, and its university is renowned across the globe.   Oxford is full of wonderful buildings and architecture and walking around its streets it is easy to get lost in its history as Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Wonder round the historical chapels and courtyards around the university or take a walk along the River Thames, known locally as Isis.  Over 9 million visitors a year come to Oxford but there is so much to see that it still feels like a special destination. Oxford also has a wonderful collection of museums such as The Ashmolean Museum, which is every bit a match for those found in London.  Nearby is the famous Bodleian Library, centuries old and one fo the main repositories for books in the United Kingdom. Finally, if all this history and culture gets too much then why not look for a gift or have a tea and scone in Oxfords main shopping district.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$427.70
Price varies by group size
From
$427.70
Price varies by group size

Harry Potter's 8-Day Private English Course and London Tour

Harry Potter's 8-Day Private English Course and London Tour

Harry Potter’s Wonder & Magic English Course in London is the best way of learning English in Harry Potter’s London. The inspirational city of the films of all times and surely Harry Potter’s home. The author JK Rowling used to be an English teacher and therefore, it’s not just Harry Potter’s, Ron’s and Hermione’s student life that we should talk about in Hogwarts. In this program, you can see and explore the inspiration for the Hogwarts Dining Room. Perhaps you want to see the entrance to the Ministry of Magic. Yes, like Harry and Mr Weasley, we will pass through the gates of Westminster Tube Station on the way to the Ministry of Magic. Do you want more? Just be part of our programme. This Harry Potter’s Wonder & Magic English Course is specially designed for the juniors who want to learn English and meet the soul of Harry Potter in London. It is a perfect combination of Harry Potter related activities and film locations.
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  • 8 days
From
$5,236.37
Price varies by group size
From
$5,236.37
Price varies by group size

Harry Potter In Oxford! (Private Full Day Excursion from London)
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Harry Potter In Oxford! (Private Full Day Excursion from London)

What’s the next best thing to meeting Harry Potter and his silver screen squad? Walking to some of their most recognised movie site locations in Oxford. Experiencing the aura of Potter-magic virtually. Touching and feeling the larger-than-life, real-life sets, in person. Relive your favourite moments from blockbusters like ‘Philosopher’s Stone’, ‘Chamber of Secrets’ and ‘Goblets of Fire’ with our Potter-specialist tour guide. Cameras on the ready! Pretend to be a character in the sequences shot in Christ Church, New College and the Bodleian Library (where those movie dances were featured), Hogwart’s Dining Hall and the tree where Malfoy sat while taunting Harry. Take your Pottermania to a new level. Naturally, there would be muggles for lunch. Don’t forget to stock up tons of souvenirs to remind you of an unforgettable day in a world-famous English city. Pre-book your skip-the-line entrance tickets to Christ Church. And just concentrate on melting into the magic of the day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$708.47
per group
From
$708.47
per group

The Golden Triangle Tour | London-Oxford-Cambridge

The Golden Triangle Tour | London-Oxford-Cambridge

This tour takes you on a journey to the world's leading universities of the G5 in the United Kingdom and the English Language Standardization region. In the South of England, British cultural heritage and history is widely evident and during your Golden Triangle Tour, you will see and visit many places of interest. You will see the places of interest in the list below in 3 different cities and it can be adapted to the group's specific interests in London, Oxford and Cambridge.
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  • 3 days
From
$2,401.62
Price varies by group size
From
$2,401.62
Price varies by group size

Windsor Castle Stonehenge Oxford Private Day Tour from London

Windsor Castle Stonehenge Oxford Private Day Tour from London

This tour is a combination of the best trio of English heritage today. Your tour commences with magnificent Windsor Castle, on a rock a hundred feet above the Thames and can be seen from kilometres away, is the Queen's favourite residence. The State Apartments and St George's Chapel that is the Order of the Garter's spiritual home, the oldest English chivalry and the Knights Banner is hung below its uplifting Gothic vaults. Henry VIII, who was buried with his favourite wife and Charles I, the only monarch to be trialled and executed by the order of his people, are all buried here. Our next stop is Oxford with its world-renowned universities as well as other important landmarks. Our final stop is Stonehenge, which stands alone in the vast, empty section of the Salisbury Valley as the world's most famous prehistoric and now a World Heritage Site. Its origins date back almost 5,000 years and since then it has been home to pagan religions and spiritual worship. What's more? Just join us!
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  • 8 hours
From
$310.40
Price varies by group size
From
$310.40
Price varies by group size

Footsteps of Harry Potter in Oxford

Footsteps of Harry Potter in Oxford

Following the footsteps of Harry Potter in the real world is just like magic! There are plenty of movie locations in London including the Warner Bros massive Making of Harry Potter Movie film studios in Leavesden. However, Oxford has many important film locations as well and is a Potterhead shrine with three main buildings and seven important film spots. This tour aims to take you to those venues where you are familiar with the Harry Potter film series, while at the same time, learning about the history of this academic city full of old and world-famous universities in the U.K. Our APTG certified guided love to reveal the common points of the British folklore and mythology that writer J.K. Rowling totally inspired. The ideas, tapestries, portraits from the Tudor & Georgian Dynasties, the roofs and the turrets of Hogwarts Castle are all inspired by some important Colleges in the city. Those are the tidbits that we love to share with our guests to make this trip the most memorable one.
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  • 8 hours
From
$1,960.78
per group
From
$1,960.78
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Should I book Carfax Junction tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Carfax Junction can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Carfax Junction 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Carfax Junction costs USD 13.48. Guided Carfax Junction tours start around USD 13.48 per person.
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