Morse Tour Oxford

Embark on an Oxford Odyssey: The Morse Tour Experience

Join a captivating guided tour of Oxford, where the ancient city provides the perfect backdrop for an immersive exploration of the world of Inspector Morse. While Oxford is renowned for its prestigious University, it has also gained fame among fans as the crime capital, where murder, corruption, and vice prevail. This reputation stems from the Inspector Morse books and TV series, as well as their spin-offs, Lewis and Endeavour.

Unveiling Morse’s World: A Journey through Oxford’s Detective Realm

During the Morse Tour of Oxford, delve into the intricate world created by author Colin Dexter and brought to life by his famous detective. Lasting approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, this tour will take you to various locations featured in Morse, Lewis, and the latest iteration, Endeavour. Since the 1980s, these detective shows have captivated audiences worldwide. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will recount intriguing historical details about the colleges, pubs, streets, houses, and other significant places portrayed in these shows. They will also share captivating anecdotes about the development of the series and its characters.

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A Cinematic Stroll: Exploring Iconic Locations

Our focus will be on exploring scenes filmed in the heart of the old city. Some of the notable sites you’ll visit include The Randolph Hotel, the White Horse pub, and the Bodleian Library. Additionally, you’ll get to see Broad Street, the Sheldonian Theatre, Exeter College, and numerous other captivating spots.

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Important Tour Information

  • The Morse tour is not wheelchair accessible due to the nature of the locations visited.
  • We regret to inform you that children aged 15 or younger are not allowed to join this tour due to its adult content. Please note that our guides have the right to deny entry and offer refunds to parties with children under 16.
  • Adults who are 18 years or older must accompany anyone under 17 years on all tours.
  • Regrettably, dogs are not allowed on the Morse tour of Oxford. If you have a guide dog, please contact the organizers for guidance.

Academic Elegance and Fictional Realms: Oxford’s Role in Morse, Endeavour, and Lewis

As you explore Oxford, discover how some of the prestigious colleges served as fictional locations or inspired elements in Morse, Endeavour, and Lewis. You’ll have the chance to visit filming locations featured in episodes of Lewis and Endeavour. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain insights into Morse’s preferred pubs, where he savored English real ale. Moreover, you’ll learn about author Colin Dexter’s creative process and the sources of inspiration for his iconic character.

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Opening Hours

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Thursdays and Saturdays departing at 2pm (Jan – Dec)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays departing at 2pm (Mar – Oct)


  • Show your digital ticket upon arrival at your reserved date and time

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance