Skip the queue Christchurch Harry Potter Tour

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Find out why this is the best rated Harry Potter Oxford tour on Tripadvisor/Viator. Wherever possible to, we'll purchase skip the queue advance pre-paid tickets for entry to Christchurch- thus saving you wasting as much as half hour or more in long queue to get into Oxford's most popular attractions.  Find out how does studying at Oxford University compare with studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Find out on this 90-120 minute walking tour of Oxford Harry Potter film sites, Fun tour for Muggles of all ages. Guide will cater the tour according to everyone's interests, introducing also Oxford heritage.  See inside 2 of the 3 Hogwarts Oxford film locations (where & when permitting). See Christchurch film site plus when open, also see inside the The Divinity School film site at the Bodleian library. See 'Aditional Info' or 'Voucher Info' for known dates when Divinity school may be closed.
Bookings for our other Harry Potter tours close at shorter notice than this tour here but by booking here with our 24 hours booking deadline, we can nearly always guarantee to avoid you wasting time in Christchurch queues. Wherever possible to do so, we pre-book the advance entry tickets to Christchurch, so you can avoid the long queues in high season for tickets purchased at the door. These queues can last 30-60 minutes in high season. NOTICE:  Please be aware also that on the busiest days in July and August, we try to buy up skip the queue tickets a week in advance wherever possible but we cannot always buy enough tickets, so if you book us at short notice, you may actually end up having to queue to enter. Find out why this tour is the best reviewed Harry Potter Oxford tour on viator/tripadvisor! Christchurch (entry fee worth up to £11 per person included)  with visit to Divinity School film site worth £1 included (when open). Your guide dressed in Hogwarts gown 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 (or only 1 film site, on dates where closures are published- so check dates below, before booking). On this tour, you will find out lots about the main Harry Potter actors & 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. Tour duration averages 90-120 minutes. You may be also shown additional colleges but the Harry Potter film sites are New College cloister, Christchurch staircase & cloister & the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library. NB Notice about closures affecting the tour on the following dates:    Christchurch is closed on Dec 25th + Dec 26th 2018. Plus July 2nd, July 3rd, July 4th, Sep 20th, Dec 25 2019.  Christchurch Dining hall only is closed on following dates (the tour will go ahead as the hall is NOT the film site anyway):  Dec 14th 2018 PM only, Dec 20th 2018 plus 2019 DATES: Jan 11th April 26th May 11th Oct 6th Oct 11th 2018/ 2019 Closures of Divinity School only:  Nov 2+3+10, Xmas dates TBC but approximately Dec 23 2018- Jan 2 2019. Jan 19 2019 tbc? March 2 + March 9 2019 May 4+11 2019

What’s included

  • Entrance to 2 of the 3 film sites is possible on most days of the year-namely Christchurch plus the Divinity School (which is part of the Bodleian Library). We do not visit inside the medieval Bodleian library upstairs as it is not permitted for any guides to take you inside the library itself.
  • Please check 'Exclusions' or 'Additional Info' for dates of any closures.
  • Please see the section titled 'Additional Information' or 'Voucher Details' for info on any and all dates on which due to partial or full closures of film sites venues that are known at this time. 
  • Please check for published closures in sections titled 'Exclusions' and under 'Additional Information' and under 'Voucher Info'NB Christchurch is open but dining hall is closed on these dates 2018:Sep 30, Oct 5, Dec 13, Dec 20 2018 2018/ 2019 Closures of Divinity School only:    Nov 2+3+10, Xmas dates TBC but approximately Dec 23 2018- Jan 3 2019. Jan 19 2019 tbc? March 2 + March 9 2019 May 4+11 2019 NOTICE: On busiest days in July and August, we try to buy up skip the queue tickets a week in advance wherever possible but we cannot always buy enough tickets, so if you book us at short notice, you may actually end up having to queue to enter.

What’s not included

  • On this tour, we visit 2 of the 3 film sites (where & when permitting). NB While we may visit Divinity School, we don't see inside the medieval Bodleian library upstairs, as this if not open to guides or to children. On some dates, Christchurch may restrict viewing to entrance to hall but the hall is NOT a film site! PLEASE NOTE FOLLOWING DATES WITH KNOWN CLOSURES or REVISED START TIME:  Christchurch is closed on Dec 25th + Dec 26th 2018. Plus July 2nd, July 3rd, July 4th, Sep 20th, Dec 25 2019.  Christchurch Dining hall only is closed on following dates (the tour will go ahead as the hall is NOT the film site anyway):  Dec 14th 2018 PM only, Dec 20th 2018 plus 2019 DATES: Jan 11th April 26th May 11th Oct 6th Oct 11th 2018/ 2019 Closures of Divinity School only: Sep 28+29, Nov 2+3+10, Xmas dates TBC but approximately Dec 23 2018- Jan 3 2019. Jan 19 2019 tbc? March 2 + March 9 2019 May 4+11 2019
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