On this guided Morse Tour of Oxford the old city is the backdrop to the on-screen drama. To many, Oxford has long been associated with its famous University. However, for fans, it is the murder capital of the world, where homicide, corruption and vice run rife.
Oxford is the central setting for the Inspector Morse books and TV series. But also its spin-offs – Lewis and Endeavour. On the Morse Tour of Oxford, you will be able to take a closer investigation into the world of author Colin Dexter’s famous detective creation.
The 1 hour 45 minute tour covers locations from Morse, Lewis and the most recent incarnation Endeavour. This resulted in in these detective shows being enjoyed by audiences across the globe since the 1980s.
Your guide will share fascinating historical information about the colleges, pubs, streets, houses and other places used in these shows. Your guide will also share interesting anecdotes on how the show and characters were developed.
Although the tour route varies slightly each week depending on which colleges are open, you will get to see locations familiar to Morse, Lewis and Hathaway. The walk will focus on scenes filmed in the heart of the old city. On the tour, you will see numerous places including The Randolph Hotel, the White Horse pub and the Bodleian Library. Other sites include Broad Street, the Sheldonian Theatre and Exeter College and man others.
During the Covid pandemic entry to colleges, won’t be possible. Instead, you will get to visit additional locations used in the show and go behind the scenes of Inspector Morse.
*NOTE: Depending on the time of day and University events (which can be announced at short notice), certain Oxford colleges may not always be accessible on the day of your tour. However, in the instance of any unforeseen or unscheduled events preventing access to venues, your guide will ensure that your party enjoys the best possible tour experience.
Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
Social distancing, face masks (see government guidance on day of tour). Click for more info.
Thursdays and Saturdays departing at 2pm (Jan – Dec)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays departing at 2pm (Mar – Oct)
Private Tours / Group Tours available – see bottom of page
1 hour 45 minutes
Adult (16 years+): £20
Book today and SAVE 6% with Promo Code: SAVE6
1 – 19 persons: £125 per group
College entry fees are not included in this price. Allow £3 per person payable in cash on the day direct to the establishment (check with us about opening times).
20+ persons: Contact us
Private Tours also available in French, German and Spanish for an additional £20 per tour
See the picturesque towns and villages of Midsomer that have played a role in more than 250 suspicious deaths since the show first aired in 1997.