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Oxford: Inspector Morse Lewis Endeavour Tour

Oxford: Inspector Morse Lewis Endeavour Tour

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On a small group tour, see the Oxford sights where they filmed Inspector Morse, Lewis & Endeavour and visit inside Exeter college or inside the Divinity school. Hear all about Colin Dexter, John Thaw and other actors and characters on this hit TV show.

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  • See inside either Exeter College or the Divinity School
  • See some of Morse's favorite pubs too — sometimes the tour visits the bar named after Morse, which Colin Dexter frequented
  • Experience the sights & discover the history & traditions of Oxford university
  • Explore places visited by Inspectors Morse, Lewis and Endeavour
  • Enjoy a small-group tour for up to 14 — and usually under 5 — people
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

This tour promises to show you many of the sights visited by Inspectors Morse, Lewis, and Endeavour on the hit TV show, which has been filmed in approximately 100 locations in Oxford. If you book a private group tour only, £3 per person entry inside the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library is included. This tour is aimed at fans of Inspector Morse, Lewis, Endeavour but if your 'better half' is not a big fan, don't worry as you will be introduced to some general insights about the University of Oxford and the history and traditions of each college you visit. You will thus gain an insight into Oxford city and university heritage too. You will look in-depth at John Dexter's characters and in particular reveal insights into his vision for his characters.

The Inspector Morse Lewis Oxford Tour departs daily at 2:30 PM for individual tickets. Private group tours can be booked at other times, too.

Tour includes a maximum of £3 entry per person inside either a college or the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library. The tour lasts about 2 hours. During winter 2022, a minimum of 2 adults is required to book tours on Saturdays, and a minimum of 4 adults to book on every other day of the week. Entry to Colleges and Divinity School is limited during graduation days, university open days, and the Christmas holidays.

  • See inside either Exeter, Balliol, St John's College, or the Divinity School (a maximum of £3 entry fee per person is included)
  • Detailed map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions, and sights
  • College entry is not possible when university colleges are closed to the public due to COVID-19 preventative measures.
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  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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• Meet your guide wearing red <iloveoxford> lanyard outside of the empty shop at 15 Broad Street • This is a currently empty shop located next to the Oxfam shop at 17 Broad Street

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  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, all colleges are closed to the public
  • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the activity will now be a small-group experience
  • Please note that Oxford university colleges are private institutions, so access cannot be guaranteed. Please take note of the university graduation dates in the full description, as those dates can have fewer options of colleges to visit
  • Many colleges are closed over the Christmas period (from approximately December 22-January 2) or on graduation dates. The local partner will check ahead which venues are open on such dates, as many venues close. When possible you will still get inside at least one or more colleges but entry into colleges is not guaranteed
  • Divinity school is closed December 24-28, 31 and January 1
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we found the young lady was very knowedgeable on morse lewis endeavour and also on oxford it was a very interesting walk and talk and we learned a lot about the characters we had always intented to do a morse walk when we came to oxford again and very glad we chose this tour and guide

September 25, 2020

Met with Peter out tour guide and was expecting the run of the mill tour,but we got so much more.We booked for an Inspector Morse tour but Peter has much knowledge about Oxford from its famous writers C S Lewis and Tolkien to Harty Potter to Inspector Morse. He told us albout the history of Oxford's buildings and its past. Peter took the time with us to take pictures and answer any questions we had, and set me links for films and documentaries to do with Oxford. Best tour guide in Oxford we had a great time and do recommend booking.

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March 15, 2020

We met Peter as planned, he introduced himself, and we cannot speak too highly of the wonderful afternoon we spent in his company, the tour of oxford was the highlight of our few days there to celebrate my wife's 65th birthday. We are both fans of Inspector Morse, Lewis, and Endeavour, especially my wife, and Peter took us to all the places where the filming took place, the churches, the pubs, colleges, Randolph Hotel, explaining everything about the different episodes and characters, we were amazed by his knowledge. Peter had brought folders with him and showed us photos relating to the shows. Peter also told us a lot about Oxford, and also about Harry Potter, J K Rowling, Tolkien, also Lewis Carroll. Peter also took us to the indoor market which we found really enjoyable with all its traditional shops and crafts. The day after our tour my wife and I actually revisited some of the places which we wouldn't have found without Peter showing us. we cannot speak too highly of Peter & tour

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February 24, 2020

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