Harry Potter PUBLIC Tour + Self Guided Christ church Daily 12.45

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Skip the queue Christchurch Harry Potter Tour

From $93.10

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This is the essential tour for Harry Potter fans. Spend a day discovering the sites of Oxford associated with the Harry Potter movies. See Christ Church College which inspired the Great Hall of Hogwarts, and learn behind-the-scenes secrets about the Harry Potter actors, and J. K. Rowling.
  • See multiple Harry Potter filming locations on one tour
  • Visit Christ Church College which inspired the Great Hall of Hogwarts
  • The perfect tour for Harry Potter fans—learn insider secrets

What's Included

  • Please check 'Exclusions' or 'Additional Info' for dates of any closures.
  • Your ticket includes up to £20 in entry fees per person as part of your ticket from 2020 onwards
  • 2023 Notice: entry to Christchurch is self guided audio guide since guiding inside prohibited
  • Any dates when Divinity school is closed, we will instead offer entry to another Oxford college
  • Divinity school is typically also closed every day over CHRISTMAS from Dec 25- Dec 27
  • Divinity school closed on these 2023 graduation dates- replaced with New college
  • May 6+13+20, July 15+25+28+29, Aug 5, Sep 22+23, Nov 3+4+11
  • Christ church is open but dining hall is closed on April 21 only!
  • Christ church hall is viewing from door only on April 18th!

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 15-16 Broad St
    15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK

    Meet your guide wearing red lanyard OUTSIDE the currently empty shop premises at 15 Broad street. This is located next to the Oxfam shop, 17 Broad street, OX1 3AS

Start time

12:45 PM

End point

  • Christ Church
    St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP, UK

What To Expect

Christ Church

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Bodleian Library

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Radcliffe Camera (Pass By)

Bridge of Sighs (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 16 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • These tours MUST START ON TIME as we prebook fixed entry times!
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early for your tour at our meeting point.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • We do publish known Christchurch closures on this website page & we will advise of any closures at the time of booking or before the tour but occasionally some closures are last minute. In this event, our policy is either the guide can substitute entry for Christchurch to another college such as eg New college (also a Hogwarts film site). Alternatively, you may opt to reschedule your tour onto another date or to instead join one of our other tours running the same date such as the Oxford cycle tour of food tour (which cost approximately same)
  • If you opt to book a foreign language tour, this may be possible if you give us adequate advance notice of at least 24 hours. If we cannot offer a tour in a foreign language, then you will be refunded or invited to join the tour in English with any cost difference refunded.
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.

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55 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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The tour would have been excellent if the weather was cooperative
Anonymous, Sep 2023
The tour guide was wonderful - sweet , knowledgeable and very nice. She went out of her way to bring and offer to dress up as Harry Potter with the wand for us to take pictures with but it was rainy. She gave us a lot of informations and even answered our questions which were a little bit out of the main topic. We just wish Viator had provided us with radio+earpiece so we could hear our tour guide better which is not her fault with us being busy most of the time with our umbrellas on that very windy and rainy day.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thanks for recommending your review with Isabella. Sorry that our magic skills didn't extend to controlling the weather!!
Michael was a great guide...
Susan_C, Sep 2023
Michael was a great guide tailoring his talk to fit the interests of our small group of 3 tying in Harry Potter tidbits along with other literary and historical points. Great introduction to Oxford.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Enjoyable tour
Patricia_C, Aug 2023
It was very good time. Our tour was a little disjointed because people were late, another two different groups felt ill and we had to wait for a very old woman to walk. This tour is not for those who are very old and fragile. There is a lot of walking and stairs. Even one group didn't like Harry Potter, so why pick this tour? All these problems had nothing to do with the quality of the tour. Peter was informative and tried to make the best of all the problems. The weather was great and we enjoyed the secret hidden pub.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Nice tour, Awesome guide but not enough Harry Potter and too pricey
Annika_S, Aug 2023
Peter was a really kind and passionate guide. He also had chocolates and cake for us. Oxford is such a beautiful city with lots of history. All in all the tour was good, BUT way too pricey and too long. It's 3 hours PLUS your time in Christ Church, so I was quite in a hurry. I thinks it's possible so see this few sights in far less time. I got a few new facts but in total I think there werent enought Potter Facts. It's more like a normal walking tour with a few Harry Potter hints. Not completely Harry Potter.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Annika. Thanks for your recommendation. The tour is advertised as two hours guided plus one hour self guided pre-booked entry to Christ church. So it sounds like your guide didn't manage the tour duration well. I have pointed this out to him that many folks are on a busy schedule. I agree that it is an expensive tour but it's also an expensive tour to run. The entry fees alone cost £21, if you were to have paid directly. That said, the same £21 actually means I have to collect 20% extra to cover VAT liability then another 25% to pay viator commission. So I actually need to charge you £35 on here just to then be left with £21 to pay the entry fees alone. We do offer a more economical shorter version of the Harry Potter tour which only goes to the Divinity school and it costs £40 instead of £75. As for your last comment, yes, this tour is not entirely about Harry Potter - it also introduces Oxford university and it compares student life here with insights throughout into the making of Harry Potter. I don't see how anyone could run a tour in Oxford that was purely 100% only Harry Potter as it wouldn't be an Oxford tour...which is how we do describe the tour. Anyway, thanks for choosing our tour. Sincerely, Alasdair
Was a great tour and...
Jason_S, Aug 2023
Was a great tour and Peter our guide was very knowledgeable and had many historical and harry potter facts for us.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Jason, Thanks for recommending your tour. Sincerely, Alasdair
Oxford Harry Potter Tour
Vyacheslav_L, Jul 2023
Peter was funny and very friendly. gave a lot of great information. it was fun walking through and learning about oxford history as well as some harry potter trivia.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Really fun tour!
Dana_d, May 2023
Peter was a fantastic tour guide - so much great information with plenty of visuals to help. He started our tour with lots of Harry Potter items for us to wear - helped get everyone in the mood! We had so much fun learning about Oxford and C.S. Lewis and Tolkien too. And Christchurch was simply amazing. So, so cool to stand where McGonagall stood on the staircase!!! Awesome tour - well worth the money.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks for the recommendation!
A Must for HP fans.
Kathryn_S, May 2023
Met our tour guide, Peter, in the appointed spot and started on time. Peter is a wealth of knowledge on both HP and Bath. Lots of extra information and history that added to the excellence of the tour. He's very upbeat and interactive. Know your HP trivia. It's more fun that way. A great way to see major landmarks in Oxford and the filming sights.
Response from Host, May 2023
Kareema_Y, Feb 2023
We took a lovely tour with Naima and thoroughly enjoyed learning about Harry Potter and how the story tied in with Oxford’s history. Naima was full of fun facts, wonderful energy, and imparted her knowledge using the Socratic Method which we were in awe of! My sons and I highly recommend this tour if you want a memorable experience in Oxford. -Kareema
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for recommending your tour with Naima. Sincerely, Alasdair
Superb Oxford tour
Weinshel_S, Aug 2022
Peter was a wonderful tour guide. He has vast knowledge of Oxford and gave a fantastic tour including Oxford history and lots of interesting Harry Potter insights. Our son is a huge HP fan and he was completely engaged with this tour the entire time. Peter is a one of a kind guide who goes the extra mile to make sure all guests enjoy the tour. I highly recommend this tour for all Oxford visitors.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
You get your money’s worth.
Christopher_I, Jul 2022
The tour was great and includes a great deal more than just the places Harry Potter was filmed. We pretty much went over most of the town as well. Our guide Peter was great and extremely knowledgeable about the history of the town and school. Peter also gave extras and hung out after with some of us going over additional Harry Potter facts. Great Tour.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Chris, Thanks for sharing your experience and recommendation of booking our premium tour with award winning guides. Sincerely, Alasdair
Good Harry Potter tour
Sundararaman_S, Apr 2022
We went on the 3 hour HP tour with Prof. Michiel. He was knowledgeable of the film locations. Unfortunately the Divinity school and the dining hall at New College was closed on the day we visited.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi Sundaram, Thanks for your recommendation and sorry you missed getting to see inside the Divinity school. Note for future clients reading this review: We will always forewarn you when there is a published Divinity school closure and on any such dates, we replace entry with instead visiting New college to see the film site at New college which is the cloister (not the hall). It's unclear why the hall was closed on the day of your visit but I am glad you managed to see the cloister and gardens plus I presume the chapel. Thanks for choosing our tour. Sincerely, Alasdair
Nice tour
Taisei_S, Feb 2022
We can not only watch beautiful buildings but also get interesting information about it. I had good time.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Hi Taisei san, Thanks for recommending your tour. Yorioshiku onegai shimasu. Sincerely, Alasdair
Magical experience!
Sarah_P, Nov 2021
Peter was a great guide and was so knowledgeable about all things Oxford and Harry Potter. I will definitely be recommending this tour to family and friends who are visiting Oxford.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Hi Sarah, Thanks for leaving such a great review
More than Skip the Queue
Suzette_T, Jul 2019
We originally booked this tour to skip the queue at Christchurch. However, the tour provided much more than this single benefit. Our excellent guide, Andrew, led us on a walk around the city, highlighting (as promised) many literary topics associated with Oxford - like Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and C. S. Lewis. We also saw the architecture of Oxford through a local lens. Andrew had an ideal mix of knowledge, humor and willingness to help us get the best possible experience. Best of all - he offered to take multiple photos for us at scenic spots along the way. We highly recommend this tour to others.
Response from Host, Jul 2019
Hi. Thanks for leaving such a super review of your tour with Andrew
Großartiges Erlebnis, Oxford und Hary Potter ganz persönlich
Andreas_M, Oct 2022
Ich möchte mich bei unserem Guide Peter für seinen Enthusiasmus und sein enormes Wissen bedanken. Die Geschchte Oxfords im allgemeinen und die besondere Rolle von Oxford für die Entstehung der Harry Potter Story und deren Verfilmung wurden so lebendig, wie ich es nicht erwartet hätte.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Danke sehr

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