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'Inspector Morse,' 'Lewis,' and 'Endeavour' Walking Tour of Oxford

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Follow in the footsteps of Inspector Morse, star of the British TV detective drama that was filmed on the streets of Oxford. With a guide, you’ll see the eminent university city through the eyes of Morse and his sidekick Lewis, visiting filming sites such as pubs and even one of the university colleges. Along the way you’ll learn all about the cast and crew who were involved in the much-loved productions of Inspector Morse, the Lewis spin-off series, and the Endeavour prequel—all filmed in the city.
  • Inspector Morse guided walking tour of the city of Oxford
  • Learn about Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour as you explore
  • Visit an Oxford University college building and other filming sites
  • Check out the pubs where Morse and Lewis often met for a pint
  • Enjoy a unique tour that’s tailored to the individual group each time
Meet your guide in central Oxford and get ready to following in the footsteps of Inspector Morse.

Hear insider tales of the series' filming from cast and crew as you see the eminent university city through the eyes of Morse and his sidekick, Lewis. Visit some of Morse's favorite pubs, the heart of Oxford University, and at least one of the university colleges.

Each tour is unique and doesn’t follow a set route, so be sure to speak up if there's something your particularly want to see.

Before you conclude your tour in central Oxford, ask your guide for suggestions for further independent exploration.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Martyrs' Memorial
Meet your fully qualified guides at The Martyrs Memorial to begin your adventure in to the Oxford of Morse / Lewis and Endeavour. All guides are members of The Institute of Tourist Guiding and The Oxford Guild of Guides. The route and itinerary will depend on many factors - this is not a scripted tour so that we can maximise your time in Oxford
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Walking Tours of Oxford
Oxford's number 1 Tour Company on TripAdvisor and Feefo. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our stories and details about the filming of Morse / Lewis and Endeavour.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bodleian Library
The library covered a wide area but we will pass and view (from the outside) many of the areas.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bridge of Sighs
This iconic bridge will be seen / passed under during the tour
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
University of Oxford
Oxford is made up of 38 college and we will pass a few on out tour and visit inside one (the college visited will vary). Entry is not guaranteed and may not be possible on some days in Oxford such as university events (degrees days). Saturday's may be unlikely but your guides are fully trained to deal with any closures.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sheldonian Theatre
View this ceremonial hall of the university
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Weston Library
Part of The Bodleian, we will pass the library and possibly visit inside.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Clarendon Building
View from the outside
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Radcliffe Camera
Located in Radcliffe square, we will walk by this stunning building
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
View from the outside
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

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SueEdwardsCook
, Dec 2019
What a beautiful place and we were shown round by the most excellent tour guide, so informative / knowledgeable not only about Inspector Morse etc but also about Oxford.. shame it didn't go on for longer...
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you! We are delighted you enjoyed your tour - I think we could all talk for about Morse / Lewis and Endeavour for longer than the two hours scheduled - there is so much to talk about. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. With very best wishes Heidi
star-5
All things Morse and Lewis
susanoc1951
, Sep 2019
We met Leigh at 11.20 a.m. and off we went on a whirlwind tour of places intertwined in the three Morse|Lewis shows. Leigh was informative and fun and the crowd were a mixed bunch of addicts. I found it fascinating that there were Finnish people who were very caught up in the series. The tour was about two hours long and brought in many of the colleges, markets etc. Leigh told us of chases which happened in particular episodes, she showed us where the Morse Bar was in the Randolph hotel if we wanted to explore it after the tour. Enjoyed it thoroughly
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Leigh will be delighted with this 5 star review! Thank you so much for taking the time which is hugely appreciated. I am delighted you enjoyed your tour with Leigh. Best wishes Heidi
star-5
Fun to visit and learn
michaeldH3268YJ
, Sep 2019
Ann did a splendid job of connecting the locations to the episodes. She presented a thorough and personal knowledge. Also want to thank her support staff for phone assistance. Great tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for you review! It is appreciated. Best wishes Heidi
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More Morse
Brett S
, Jul 2019
The tour was everything we expected. A nice mix of city history and television mania by a well informed tour guide, Five stars, highly recommend
star-5
Excellent Tour
Tabor-Finch
, May 2019
Excellent tour with a knowledgable guide. You definitely won't be disappointed with this tour. The best tour of my trip.
star-5
Perfect tour for Morse fans
patricia m
, Sep 2018
Elizabeth our guide had a lively, knowledgeable, intelligent, endearing personality who was extremely well acquainted with both Oxford and the Inspector Morse series. She shared many insights into the filming sessions that she had personally witnessed. She moved the group along at a good pace, about 18 of us in all . In addition to the Morse locations she pointed to pubs andcolleges, places of interest as we walked together . She found interesting locations to gather us when she was elaborating on details. We were fortunate to have a warm sunny Aug day,so the whole experience was an A plus. Thank you so much Elizabeth. You are an outstanding guide who obviously loves Oxford and loves sharing with visitors.
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Wonderful tour, hi-light of our...
John E
, Aug 2018
Wonderful tour, hi-light of our trip! Elizabeth did an incredible job guiding us through sites I still can't believe we've seen in person. We're big Morse/Lewis/Endeavour fans and we learned a lot on this tour. I was struck by how poignant and touching many of the stops were. Seeing Oxford in a way we couldn't do on our own and having the guidance of a highly knowledgable expert fan was an experience I'll never forget. Thank you!
star-5
Great tour!
bhemperly
, Jul 2018
Sandra was a wonderful tour guide for our Morse tour -- lots of knowledge, interesting stories. We would recommend this tour to others visiting Oxford.
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This was a super experience. Our...
Erwin V
, May 2018
This was a super experience. Our guide, Heidi, was very knowledgeable and gave us the full benefit of her knowledge. I would certainly recommend the tour to fans of Morse/Lewis/Endeavour
star-5
Really enjoyable tour. Heidi was...
Emma W
, Jan 2018
Really enjoyable tour. Heidi was friendly and engaging with fantastic knowledge of not just Morse but also about the city itself. Without doing this tour we would never have seen so many parts of Oxford. Would definitely recommend.

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