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Oxford: Making of Harry Potter Tour

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Explore Oxford through the eyes of Harry Potter and other characters from the Harry Potter movies on a 1.5 to 2-hour tour. Discover how student life at Hogwarts compares with an Oxford education. Test your knowledge with a Potter-mania quiz.
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Duration: 105 minutes - 2 hours
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Highlights
  • Experience the magic of Oxford on a tour for Harry Potter fans
  • Learn about the historic colleges with your enthusiastic guide
  • Test your Hogwarts knowledge in a fun Potter-mania quiz
  • Join this tour to see why hundreds of other Muggles rated it a 5-star tour
Full description
Follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and other characters from the Harry Potter movies.

J.K. Rowling applied to study at Oxford university and so she was familiar with Oxford. Thus, when they were producing the films, Rowling walked the producers around Oxford, pointing out various sights which they could use, such as the statue that looks like 'Nearly Headless Nick', and Turf Tavern Lane, which looks like Knockturn Alley.

This tour will enter one Harry Potter film site called the Divinity School, located at the Bodleian library, which is where they filmed the infirmary and dance scenes.

Although the other film sites and the colleges of the university are currently closed, this tour showcases where the Harry Potter movies were filmed in Oxford. You will be passing the city's famous sights and colleges from the outside. You will also be provided with lots of insights about the actors, the producers and about JK Rowling's inspirations.

As you walk around, you will take part in a Harry Potter quiz to test your knowledge of the books and films. The guide will also describe how student life in Oxford compares with Hogwarts.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Detailed map of Oxford city center colleges, attractions and sights
  • Entrance to the Divinity School film site
What’s Not Included
  • Guaranteed entry to the Divinity School film site in the Bodleian Library (only visited when open)
  • Inside visit of the medieval library upstairs (the library is not open to any tour operators to conduct guided tours)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Due to COVID-19 restrictions, New College and movie sites cannot be visited until further notice. The itinerary is subject to change
• Please note that while the local operator always checks for any possible closures of the film location sites, they cannot guarantee entrance on the day. Closures are very rare but please understand that these are private institutions that may close their doors without advance notice
• The Divinity School is always closed on graduation dates and on December 24-26, December 30-31, and January 1 every year
• Published Divinity School closures in 2020 include the following university graduation dates when few colleges are open: January 18, February 29, May 2, May 9, July 18, July 28, July, 23, 26-28, 31, August 1-3, 5, August 7-8, September 12, September 25-26, November 6-7, November 14, and November 20, 2020
• Divinity School closures for 2021 graduation dates include the following dates: January 23, February 27, March 6, May 8, and May 15

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Product ID: 70566