Morse Lewis and Endeavour Walking Tour in Oxford with College Visit

Morse, Lewis, Endeavour and Oxford

Badge of ExcellenceOxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Local Blue Badge guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Martyrs' Memorial
    13 Magdalen St, Oxford OX1 3AE, UK

    Martyrs Memorial on Magdalen Street. Directly opposite The Randolph Hotel and close to The Ashmolean Museum.

Start time

02:00 PM

End point

  • Oxford
    Oxford, UK

    This tour will finish in a central location in Oxford. That location will change on each tour.

What To Expect

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.

Martyrs' Memorial

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Walking Tours of Oxford

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bodleian Library

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bridge of Sighs

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

University of Oxford

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sheldonian Theatre

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Weston Library

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Clarendon Building

3 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Radcliffe Camera

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No children under 16. 16+ requires an adult ticket.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • No dogs
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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379 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great tour of Oxford
Lauren_L, Apr 2023
Our tour guide is a huge fan of Morse herself and made this tour special. What a great way to learn about Oxford and get insight into the various Morse shows!
Oxford’s Walking Tour
Sue_G, Mar 2023
Wonderful to hear the background stories to each series. Very informative information regarding the colleges of Oxford
Tour guide was...
George_T, Oct 2022
Tour guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and quite generally a delight. One of the best tours I have ever been on.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Wow! What a review. Thank you very much for taking the time to write. We work really hard behind the scenes to keep our knowledge up to date and it is wonderful to read that it is appreciated. With best wishes Heidi and team
Johanne_H, Jun 2022
Wonderful. Sandra our guide was so knowledgeable about all things Oxford. It really is the perfect way to see Oxford. Many thanks 😊
Great tour
Patrick_M, May 2022
Enjoyed every detail of the tour, tour guide very knowledgeable Can you tell me the name of the book you recmened please
Response from Host, May 2022
Many thanks for this lovely review - I am delighted you enjoyed the tour. Our book is available on our website - you can get the this but clicking on the link on TripAdvisor. Best wishes Heidi and team
If you like Detective Morse or Lewis, you’ll like this tour.
Breay_P, May 2022
We had a entertaining guide, Elizabeth, who knew many of the actors on the series and was happy to share her anecdotes. It’s a good idea to catch up with the programs I’d you want to get the most from the tour.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you very much for taking the time to review, it means a lot to us that you enjoyed your tour. With best wishes Heidi and Elizabeth
A fun way to learn about Oxford and how it ties in with the shows.
Patricia_C, Mar 2022
Our guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and fun - she brought the walking tour to life explaining the action at each site we visited. We visited Exeter University too seeing both the crypt and the quadrangle where much of the Endeavour action took place.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Many thanks for this super review! It was our pleasure to show. you the Oxford of Morse / Lewis and Endeavour. Thank you for booking with us. Best wishes Heidi, Elizabeth, Leigh and team
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Cliff_H, Dec 2021
Liked it all but no particular favourite. Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Heidi was extremely knowledgeable about the whole Dexter/ Morse canon
Excellent tour in ‘Morse country’.
Laurence_G, Oct 2021
The knowledge of our guide Heidi was exceptional. She was a very pleasant guide with a friendly disposition.
A great tour
Kevin_P, Oct 2021
A fun, informative and brilliantly run tour. As well as lots of Morse facts there was also lots about the city of Oxford and the university colleges. Our tour was lead by Heidi who was excellent - highly recommended!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Many thanks for this lovely review which is greatly appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you and show you the Oxford of Morse / Lewis and Endeavour! With very best wishes Heidi
Oxford detectives tour
John_S, Oct 2021
Our guide, Heidi, was extremely knowledgeable about all our detectives and obviously knew the programmes backwards! All sorts of information about where scenes were shot and what happened where with amusing anecdotes. Will re-watch the programmes ourselves with a different eye!
great day
Ella_H, Sep 2021
knowledgeable guide brought to life all the places and stories about the series and characters. highly recommend for all Morse and Endeavour fans
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thank you very much indeed for this lovely review. All guides are qualified and have a personal experience of the filming in Oxford so we do believe this makes for a great experience. With best wishes Heidi, Leigh and Elizabeth
Morse Trip
Graham_C, Sep 2021
Excellent narratives from a brilliant guide (Elizabeth) and well worth the fee. We shall encourage friends to book.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Many thanks for taking the time to review, It is greatly appreciated and we are delighted you enjoyed your Morse tour of Oxford with us! With best wishes Heidi and Elizabeth
Good tour
Julie_W, Sep 2021
Very enthusiastic guide & v knowledgeable about Oxford & Morse, Lewis & Endeavour. We enjoyed the walk v much
Sue_E, 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...
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
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
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
Fun to visit and learn
Michael_D, 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.
Response from Host, Sep 2019
Thank you for you review! It is appreciated. Best wishes Heidi
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
Excellent Tour
Lori_T, May 2019
Excellent tour with a knowledgable guide. You definitely won't be disappointed with this tour. The best tour of my trip.
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.