Christchurch Mornings Harry Potter Film Site Tour - Oxford

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK,
  • Return Details :
    Oxford, UK
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be 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 12). All tours also include 2 entry fee to Divinity school film site at Bodleian library (as & when open only).
10.30am tour Mondays to Saturdays (book here before 21.30 the night before tour).
NB Saturday mornings, we cannot guarantee you entry into dining hall but we can show you the HP film sites.
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.

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.

Know More about this tour

Book 10.30am tour Mondays to Saturday by 08.30am latest. Plus occasional Saturday tours only at 12.30.

NB Saturday mornings, we cannot guarantee you entry into dining hall but we can show you the HP film sites.

Entrance fee ticket to Christchurch College is included on all bookings (worth up to 10 per person). All tours also include 2 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>


2019 Closures Divinity School:
March 2, March 9, May 4, May 11, July 13, July 23, July 26, July 27, Aug 2, Aug 3, Sep 14, Sep 27, Sep 28, Nov 1, Nov 2, Nov 9
Closed Dec 23 to Jan 1. 

CHRISTCHURCH FULL OR PARTIAL CLOSURES 2019:

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 on most or all of these dates, our New College Harry Potter tour is running- it's listed separately on Viator, so please look it up! 


2019 CLOSURE DATES- NO TOURS RUNNING:


July 2, July 3, July 4
Sep 20
Dec 25th


2019 DINING HALL ONLY CLOSED- TOURS STILL RUNNING ON:


Dining hall viewing from door only on April 23, June 28, Sep 14, Oct 4

Dining hall completely closed on April 26, May 11, Oct 6, Oct 11

Inclusions

All Fees and Taxes

Entry/Admission - Christ Church

Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library

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.

Closed Dec 25 + Dec 26

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.

on April 23, June 28, Sep 14, Oct 4

on April 26, May 11, Oct 6, Oct 11

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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.

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.

INFO FOR DRIVERS AND PARKING:

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.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

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.

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

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.

2019 Closures Divinity School only:

April 21 & 24,Divinity School will be closed on May 4 & 11, July 13 & 23 & 26 & 27, Aug 2 & 3, Sep 14 & 27& 28, Nov 1 & 2 & 9 2019

Closed Dec 23 to Jan 1.

CHRISTCHURCH FULL OR PARTIAL CLOSURES 2019:

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 on most or all of these dates, our New College Harry Potter tour is running- it's listed separately on Viator, so please look it up!

2019 CLOSURE DATES- NO TOURS RUNNING:

July 2, July 3, July 4

Sep 20

Dec 25th

2019 DINING HALL ONLY CLOSED- TOURS STILL RUNNING ON THESE DATES:

Dining hall viewing from door only

on April 23, June 28, Sep 14, Oct 4

Dining hall completely closed

on April 26, May 11, Oct 6, Oct 11

SPECIAL OFFER FOR OXFORD UNIVERSITY STAFF & STUDENT ID CARD HOLDERS:

We can offer you one free guest ticket for your guest, when you book, on condition that you advise us of this request directly when you make the booking and you must bring and show your ID card to the guide.

Divinity School film site 2 entry included, where & when it is open

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

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