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Christ Church Harry Potter PUBLIC 10am tour from July 2022 only

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Christ Church Harry Potter PUBLIC 10am tour from July 2022 only

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icon1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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.
  • 1.5-hour tour of Christ Church College and the Bodleian Library in Oxford
  • Designed for fans of the Harry Potter films and Alice in Wonderland novels
  • Avoid the long lines outside of the prestigious Oxford University building
  • Recognize the Bodleian Library and adjoining Divinity School, used to film famous movie scenes
  • Learn about Lewis Carroll’s time at England’s oldest university
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Your ticket includes up to £20 in entry fees per person as part of your ticket from 2020 onwards
Entry includes Christ church PLUS as & when open, the Divinity school
Skip the queue entry Christchurch tickets, please note that if you book us at short notice, then Christchurch pre-purchase tickets may have already sold out. In this case, the guide and you need to queue for entry to Christchurch to buy tickets on the door. This can take even 30 minutes on busiest days, so please try to book us ahead! Tours are only cancelled, if Christchurch itself is closed to entry.
Tours will run as normal itinerary as the dining hall is not the Harry Potter film site anyway. Christchurch staircase & cloister are the film sites.
NB Saturday mornings, Christchurch dining hall is closed. We still run the tour then
Divinity school closes every Xmas from about Dec 24 to Jan 2
2022 covid policy by Christ church means that we cannot guide inside, so you'll have audio guides
Divinity school is closed following dates, so these dates, replace with entry to another college...
Divinity school only closed on April 17, May 7, 14, 21. June 4. July 16, 26, 29, 30. Aug 5 + 6.
Divinity school closed on July 16, July 26, July 29, July 30, Aug 5+6, Sep 10, 23, 24. Nov 4, 5, 12.
Oxford Visitor Information Centre , 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK

NB meet your guide wearing red lanyard and/or Hogwarts gown OUTSIDE Oxford visitor info centre.

10:00 AM
Oxford , Oxford, UK

The tours may end back on or near Broad street or may end outside Christchurch college

  • 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
  • NB Saturday morning tours, we cannot guarantee entry to Dining Hall but we can show you the two HP film sites at Christchurch.
  • NB Please plan much more time that you expect to arrive in Oxford, especially if you are driving and need to park.
  • Your ticket includes up to £20 in entry fees per person
  • These tours MUST START ON TIME as we may pre purchase entry tickets for fixed entry times. If you arrive after the tour has started, you will unfortunately therefore lose your 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 higher ticket price reflects the special quality of typically having smaller groups than our competitors & our excellence at having almost daily 5 star reviews for this tour! While this tour closes for online bookings with up to 1 hours notice but if you ask Viator to call us up for last minute requests by phone, that may still be possible.
  • This guided tour with guide includes entry fee to Christchurch film site (worth £15 per person) plus we enter Divinity school film site (at Bodleian library) as & when it is open only worth £2.50 per person.
  • Skip the queue entry Christchurch tickets, during summer, please note that if you book us at short notice, then Christchurch online tickets may have already sold out. In this case, the guide and you need to queue for entry to Christchurch to buy tickets on the door. This can take half hour+ on busiest days, so please book us ahead!
  • All these film site venues are private institutions, so we can't always guarantee entry to all parts of the college. Thus, please see details below of any dates with possible closures, before you book us.
  • Please note that occasionally, Christchurch dining hall may be closed or can viewing from the hall entry only. This doesn't prevent us from running the tour, as contrary to public belief, Christchurch dining hall is NOT a Harry Potter film site. What they filmed was the staircase & cloisters. We endeavour to publish below, details of any dates when Christchurch has published that the dining hall is closed or can only be viewed from hall entrance lobby. However, these can be last-minute.
  • Please note that we do not offer refunds, unless there are exceptional circumstances to prevent the tour from running. Please therefore check the published dates of known Christchurch full or partial closures, as published on this website page!
  • 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.
  • Divinity School closures for graduation dates 2021 includes following dates:
  • Divinity school is closed on June 17th of 2021
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Visit Oxford Tours Ltd
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    • "When we booked, we thought it was quite expensive, but actually, the tour was well worth it." See review


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    , Feb 2020
    We were a family of four with two older teenagers. When we booked this tour, I wasn't sure how interested they would be in this kind of thing . Peter made the tour fun and very informative. There were lots of "bonus facts" and quizes. We were fascinated how the authors linked in with each other. The Harry Potter gown, hat and wand were a big hit ( with one daughter!) who kept it on all the tour. This really made the photos special. Both the girls and adults thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon . When we booked, we thought it was quite expensive, but actually, the tour was well worth it. We were not rushed, and the whole tour ended up taking 3 hours. Peter was happy to answer questions and was very knowledgeable about both Oxford , Harry Potter and famous Oxford authors. We are now planning a return visit and intend to do another tour.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
    Hi Mandy, Such a lovely recommendation. This means a lot to us to receive such kind feedback. On behalf of Peter and from myself, thanks for booking our tour and sharing your experience. If indeed you are returning to Oxford again soon, then we look fwd to hopefully see you again then. By the way, you are right that unfortunately the Christchurch tour is indeed an expensive tour to book and I am sorry that's the case but it is also a very expensive tour to run- for example entry fees are worth £16 per child and £17 per adult. Viator also take 20% commission of the value of the tickets which you booked. Then I also have to pay 20% VAT tax on what we receive (not 20% on the profit). That said, our main Harry Potter tour is actually not the Christchurch- it is instead the New college tour and that costs £30 per adult and £25 per child, whereas the Christchurch tour costs £50 per adult and £35 per child. Anyway thanks for choosing us and hopefully see you again. Sincerely, Alasdair, Visit Oxford Tours Ltd
    Christchurch Harry Potter
    , Oct 2018
    Michel was informative and helpful. Everything we could ask. He was knowledgeable about the subject and explained clearly. Very much enjoyed.
    Peter and Oxford walking tour
    , Jul 2018
    This was the best tour we’ve ever been on! Peter was amazing! You will not regret booking this tour- so many fun facts! If we would of been thinking straight we would of just followed Peter to his next tour destination. It really was such a lovely tour I can’t say enough about how great it was!

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