Christchurch Mornings Harry Potter Film Site Tour - Oxford

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am start. Christchurch is closed Sundays. , , NB we also run a 2.30pm Christchurch tour under separate listing on tripadvisor!
  • Departure Details :
    Central Oxford, outside Oxford Visitor Information Centre
  • Return Details :
    Tour generally ends outside Christ Church. The guide will provide you with a free map and directions to wherever you need to get to next.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Explore Harry Potter film sites + find out about CS Lewis's Narnia & Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland heritage Christchurch links. Entry fee to Christchurch College included on all tours (worth up to 11). All tours also include 1 entry fee to Divinity school film site at Bodleian library (as & when open only). In order for us to purchase skip the queue tickets into Christchurch (to avoid very long queues in high season), we need to purchase entry tickets with as much advance notice as possible, so please try to book us days or weeks in advance, so we can pre-purchase skip queue tickets online before such tickets sell out! NB Our prices are slightly higher than some of our competitors- our pricing is also based on fact that our group sizes are kept smaller and outside high season, we average only 1-5 persons per tour. We also are one of the consistently highest rated tours in Oxford on viator & on tripadvisor.

Know More about this tour

Entrance fee ticket to Christchurch College is included on all bookings (worth up to 11 per person). All tours also include 1 entry fee to Divinity school film site at Bodleian library (as & when it's open). See inside Christchurch- which is also the home of Lewis Carrol & of the real 'Alice in Wonderland'. Your guide will bring to life, visual references & insights about the making of Hogwarts at Christchurch & the inspirations for Alice in Wonderland.

As the guide takes you through Oxford, you will also see several of Oxford city & university's other famous sights, including the Radcliffe camera, Bodleian library, Bridge of Sighs. The guide introduces Oxford's various rich literary heritage, so our route usually also introduces JRR Tolkien & CS Lewis's Narnia with a detour past the Mr Tumnis & Aslan figures by the University church. Where possible, the guide will also point out to Harry Potter fans, the star enchanted ceiling of the university church.

IMPORTANT NOTICE IN CASE OF UNFORESEEN PARTIAL OF FULL CLOSURES:

Please check for such dates as published on this page under <What's Included> or <What's Excluded> or in <Voucher Details>

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.

CHRISTCHURCH FULL OR PARTIAL CLOSURES 2018:

Dining Hall Viewing from entrance area only on June 14+ 22+29, July 6+13+20+27, Aug 3+10, Sep 19+20+22+28, Oct 26, Nov 23
NB on most of these dates, our New College Harry Potter tour is running- it's listed separately on Viator, so please look it up!

Dec 14 morning view from hall entry only. Afternoon closed.

Christchurch closed June 26+ June 27+ June 28 plus Sep 14 + Dec 20 bu t option to instead join our other Harry Potter tour to New College & or Divinity School- see separate listing on viator!

June 30+ Sep 8- tours can be booked but advance notice required as limited tickets due to a college event.

Sep 15+ Sep 17 + Sep 30 + Oct 5 + Dec 13- Christchurch is open but dining hall closed. 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.

2018/ 2019 Closures of Divinity School only:
July 14 + 17 +20+21 +28, Sep 15+28+29, Nov 2+3+10,

Inclusions

  • Entrance fee to Christchurch College is included on all tours (worth 9-10 per person). All tours also include 1 entry fee to Divinity school film site at Bodleian library (as & when it's open).,
  • Please be aware that Christchurch queues to enter can be very long, so we proactively pre-purchase entrance tickets before the tour. What this means is please try to book this tour with advance notice! Otherwise, last minute bookings may mean that on busy days, we have to wait 30 mins in the queue just to enter!
  • If you book a foreign language tour, please give us ideally at least 24 hours notice to book the appropriate guide. If we cannot schedule foreign language guide, you can either claim full refund you or we can offer you tour in English & refund any cost difference.
  • Please see advice below in 'Additional Information' & 'Exclusions', concerning our need during summer months, to get lots of advance notice from you, if we wish to buy skip the queue entry tickets for Christchurch. Also mentioned, are our terms & conditions, in case of full/part closures of venues.

Exclusions

  • 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.

    Christchurch full or partial Closures 2018:

    Dining Hall Viewing from entrance area only on July 27, Aug 3+10, Sep 19+20+22+28, Oct 26, Nov 23 and Dec 14 10-12.00

    Christchurch closed fully on Sep 14 bu t option to instead join our other Harry Potter tour to New College & or Divinity School- see separate listing on viator!

    Sep 8- tours can be booked but advance notice required as limited tickets due to a college event.

    Sep 15+ Sep 17 + Sep 30 + Oct 5 + Dec 13- Christchurch is open but dining hall closed. 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.

    Divinity School closed on July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29 (only open on AM tour).

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT NO TRAIN SERVICES DURING MUCH OF JULY 2018:

In case, you may be trying to get a train in or out of Oxford during the dates below, please be aware of the following closures and thus the potential for it to take much, much longer to arrive in or to exit Oxford city.

Trains into and out of Oxford Station and in the Oxford area will be closed on the weekend of Saturday 28/Sunday 29 July. During the closure rail replacement buses will be in operation in the Oxford area. 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. Please note that if you are concerned that you may not be able to meet us in time for a morning tour, please consider instead just booking the same tour running in afternoon.

Please plan much more time that you expect to arrive in Oxford.

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.

INCLUDED IN TICKET PRICE: This guided tour with guide includes entry fee to Christchurch film site (entry fee worth up to 11 per person) plus we enter Divinity school film site (at Bodleain library) as & when Divinity school is open (worth 1 included too).

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!

IMPORTANT NOTICE IN CASE OF UNFORESEEN PARTIAL OF FULL CLOSURES:
 
All these film site venues are private institutions, so we can't always guarantee entry. 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.

REFUNDS POLICY:

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.

On all the following dates, Christchurch will be closed. Please take note before you book the tour and if need be, send Viator any enquiries.
 
NOTICE OF FULL OR PARTIAL CHRISTCHURCH CLOSURES IN 2018:


Dining Hall Viewing from entrance area only
on July 27, Aug 3+10, Sep 19+20+22+28, Oct 26, Nov 23 and Dec 14 10-12.00

Christchurch closed fully on
Sep 14
but option to instead join our other Harry Potter tour to New College & or Divinity School- see separate listing on viator!

Sep 8-
tours can be booked but advance notice required as limited tickets due to a college event.

Sep 15+ Sep 17 + Sep 30 + Oct 5 + Dec 13-
Christchurch is open but dining hall closed. 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.

2018/ 2019 Closures of Divinity School only:

July 26, July 27, July 28, only open on AM tour on July 29th.
Sep 15+28+29, Nov 2+3+10,
Xmas dates TBC but approximately Dec 23 2018- Jan 3 2019.
Jan 19 2019 tbc?
March 2 + March 9 2019
May 4+11 2019