Private Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour In Oxford

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How does studying at Oxford University compare with studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Find out on this private 90 minute to 2 hour walking tour of Harry Potter film sites in Oxford. A fun tour for Muggles of all ages, the guide will cater the tour according to everyone's interests so it is also a tour that is fun for adults who happen to be interested in learning about Oxford University heritage.

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Find your private guide dressed in Hogwarts cloak outside Oxford Visitor Information Centre. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to departure time. Unless you have packed broomsticks, the tour will be conducted on foot and you will see or visit inside various Oxford locations including two of the three Harry Potter film sites.

Find out on this tour about the main Harry Potter actors and the producers and J.K Rowling's decisions how to bring the much loved stories onto the screen. You will learn about how various incidents shaped the success of the stories and films but will also be introduced to other legendary literary characters and writers who are associated with Oxford, such as Lewis Carroll, J.R.R Tolkien and CS Lewis.

You may be also shown additional colleges but the Harry Potter film sites which are New College and the Divinity School, also the older part of the university's Bodleian Library. These venues normally charge an entry fee but these are included in your tour price.

Please note that unless you book a private group tour from October to May, this tour will only visit inside Christchurch, if you request this, when booking. This is because Christchurch can have queues taking an hour to get in and queues to see around plus it closes often, it costs up to £9 per person entry, has limited opening times to the dining hall and contrary to popular belief, Harry Potter was not filmed in its dining hall. Instead, they filmed the college staircase. It is therefore not a straightforward location for guided tours to and it's recommended that if you wish to visit it, you do so during your own free time. Christchurch dining hall is usually open from 10.30am-11.30am or from 2pm to 4.15pm.

PLEASE NOTE FOLLOWING DATES WITH KNOWN CLOSURES:
 
Sat 11th Nov 2017- Divinity school closed
Sat 9th Dec 2017- NB New college closed so tour instead will visit Christchurch
Mon Dec 25th 2017- no tours operating!
From Dec 22 2017 until January 3rd 2018, New college closed, so tours instead will visit Christchurch. On most but not all of these dates, the Divinity school will also be closed from Dec 24th 2017 until Jan 1st 2018

2018 Closures of Divinity School:

Jan 20th 2018
March 3rd 2018
March 10th 2018
May 5th 2018
May 12th 2018

Special Notice: While very rare, the film sites are private university and college venues, on very rare occasions they may suddenly close to the public without any advance notice!

Inclusions for Private Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour In Oxford

  • Entrance fees to New College and the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library (approx. £5 value). 
  • If New college is closed, then instead we will visit inside Christchurch.
  • If the Divinity School (at the Bodleian library) is closed, we will arrange an alternative college site to show you, which is not a Harry Potter film site.
  • Dates of known partial or full closures of any of the film site venues is mentioned in 'Additional Details' and in 'Voucher Information'.

Exclusions for Private Harry Potter Filming Locations Tour In Oxford

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance to Christchurch College and Christchurch Dining Hall (normally £7-9 per person) is not normally included on this tour unless New college film site is closed on the date that you wish to book the tour. Dates of known closures are mentioned in 'Voucher Details' and in 'Additional Information'
  • Although we do always enter the Divinity school of the Bodleian library (unless it is closed to public for special occasions), please note the tour does not visit inside the medieval library upstairs. In fact, no tour operators -local or otherwise- are permitted to take tours into the actual library, since it is a working copyright library.PLEASE NOTE FOLLOWING DATES WITH KNOWN CLOSURES:
     
    Sat 11th Nov 2017- Divinity school closed
    Sat 9th Dec 2017- NB New college closed so tour instead will visit Christchurch
    Mon Dec 25th 2017- no tours operating!
    From Dec 22 2017 until January 3rd 2018, New college closed, so tours instead will visit Christchurch. On most but not all of these dates, the Divinity school will also be closed from Dec 24th 2017 until Jan 1st 2018



    Special Notice: While very rare, the film sites are private university and college venues, on very rare occasions they may suddenly close to the public without any advance notice!  

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Christchurch college entrance is not usually included on our Harry Potter tour (due to queues and the fact that contrary to common belief, it is NOT the Hogwarts dining hall film site anyway). Instead we usually visit New College (1379) and The Divinity School(1400s) at the Bodleian library, but if New college is closed, we would instead take you to Christchurch and include its entrance fees in your tour ticket booking.

If the local operator is aware of advance closures and therefore cannot provide access to the film site locations on a specific date, you will either be offered the tour at a revised start time or adjacent date or refunded in full or upon your agreement, you may be booked onto a different tour that is available.

If you book this tour on any day that the Divinity School film site is closed, the tour will run at 2:30pm instead, and will only visit inside New college film site and no other film sites. Possible visits to alternative colleges may be added.

Please note that on any dates that New college will be closed, tour will instead visit inside Christchurch.

Please note that on any dates that the Divinity school will be closed, we will replace with a visit to a college which is not a Hogwarts film site such as Exeter college. JK Rowling is an honorary fellow of Exeter & JRR Tolkien studied at Exeter.

While rare, the film sites are private university and college venues, rare occasions they may suddenly close to the public without any advance notice.


PLEASE NOTE FOLLOWING DATES WITH KNOWN CLOSURES:
 
Sat 11th Nov 2017- Divinity school closed
Sat 9th Dec 2017- NB New college closed so tour instead will visit Christchurch
Mon Dec 25th 2017- no tours operating!
From Dec 22 2017 until January 3rd 2018, New college closed, so tours instead will visit Christchurch. On most but not all of these dates, the Divinity school will also be closed from Dec 24th 2017 until Jan 1st 2018

2018 Closures of Divinity School:

Jan 20th 2018
March 3rd 2018
March 10th 2018
May 5th 2018
May 12th 2018

Special Notice: While very rare, the film sites are private university and college venues, on very rare occasions they may suddenly close to the public without any advance notice!

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All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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