Guided tour

Oxford: Inspector Morse Lewis Endeavour Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

Oxford: Inspector Morse Lewis Endeavour Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours
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From US$ 36.41 per person

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On a small group tour, see the Oxford sights where they filmed Inspector Morse, Lewis & Endeavour and visit inside Exeter college or inside the Divinity school. Hear all about Colin Dexter, John Thaw and other actors and characters on this hit TV show.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available


  • See inside either Exeter College or the Divinity School
  • See some of Morse's favorite pubs too — sometimes the tour visits the bar named after Morse, which Colin Dexter frequented
  • Experience the sights & discover the history & traditions of Oxford university
  • Explore places visited by Inspectors Morse, Lewis and Endeavour
  • Enjoy a small-group tour for up to 14 — and usually under 5 — people
Full description

This tour promises to show you many of the sights visited by Inspectors Morse, Lewis, and Endeavour on the hit TV show, which has been filmed in approximately 100 locations in Oxford. If you book a private group tour only, £3 per person entry inside the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library is included. This tour is aimed at fans of Inspector Morse, Lewis, Endeavour but if your 'better half' is not a big fan, don't worry as you will be introduced to some general insights about the University of Oxford and the history and traditions of each college you visit. You will thus gain an insight into Oxford city and university heritage too. You will look in-depth at John Dexter's characters and in particular reveal insights into his vision for his characters. With the small group size enjoy a much more personalized tour than a larger group could offer.

  • See inside either Exeter, Balliol, St John's College, or the Divinity School (a maximum of £3 entry fee per person is included)
  • Detailed map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions, and sights
  • College entry is not possible when university colleges are closed to the public due to COVID-19 preventative measures.
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide wearing red <iloveoxford> lanyard outside of the empty shop at 15 Broad Street • This is a currently empty shop located next to the Oxfam shop at 17 Broad Street

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, all colleges are closed to the public and the activity will now be a small-group experience
  • Please note that Oxford university colleges are private institutions, so access cannot be guaranteed
  • On graduation dates, we cannot always guarantee entry to colleges as some or all colleges may be closed on graduation dates
  • 2022 graduation dates include: March 5 & 12. May 7, 14, & 21. June 4. July 16, 26, 29, & 30. Aug 5 & 6. Sep 10, 23, & 24. Nov 4, 5, & 12
  • 2023 graduation dates include: Feb 23, March 4, May 6, 13, & 20
  • Many colleges are closed over the Christmas period (from approximately December 22-January 2) or on graduation dates. The local partner will check ahead which venues are open on such dates, as many venues close
  • Divinity school is closed December 24-28, 31, and January 1
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We had a fabulous time on the tour. Our guide, Tom, was excellent – very informative and entertaining – and we had a lovely afternoon. Tom was very pleasant to talk to and we heard delightful stories about many historical places as well as how they related to episodes of Morse, Lewis and Endeavour. We even saw Endeavour being filmed so that was a bonus. We were also greatly impressed with the way that Tom conducted the tour at a gentle pace to suit my mum as she has mobility issues. Would definitely recommend.

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May 26, 2022

we found the young lady was very knowedgeable on morse lewis endeavour and also on oxford it was a very interesting walk and talk and we learned a lot about the characters we had always intented to do a morse walk when we came to oxford again and very glad we chose this tour and guide

September 25, 2020

Met with Peter out tour guide and was expecting the run of the mill tour,but we got so much more.We booked for an Inspector Morse tour but Peter has much knowledge about Oxford from its famous writers C S Lewis and Tolkien to Harty Potter to Inspector Morse. He told us albout the history of Oxford's buildings and its past. Peter took the time with us to take pictures and answer any questions we had, and set me links for films and documentaries to do with Oxford. Best tour guide in Oxford we had a great time and do recommend booking.

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March 15, 2020

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