Morse Tour of Oxford with Lewis and Endeavour Sites

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Morse Tour of Oxford

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.

What happens on the day

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.

Important Info about the tour

  • Owing to the nature of the locations visited, this Morse tour is not accessible for wheelchair users (Colleges do not admit wheelchairs)
  • Children aged 15 years or younger are not permitted to join this tour owing to its adult content 
  • Guides reserve the right to turn away parties with children under 16 without refund
  • Adults who are 18 years and older must accompany anyone who is 17 years or younger on all tours
  • Dogs are not allowed on this Morse tour of Oxford. If you have a guiding dog, please get in touch with us to get advice
  • See some of the Oxford colleges used as fictional locations or inspirations in Morse, Endeavour and Lewis
  • See filming locations also featured in episodes of Lewis and Endeavour
  • Get an overview of the many pubs where Morse enjoyed a drink of English real ale
  • Learn how author Colin Dexter created the character and where he got his inspiration from
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance and lowest price guarantee
  • Max group size of 12 persons
  • Gift vouchers available with 12 months validity and free exchanges
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