See inside Oxford's most popular attraction, Christchurch college
When open, tour also visits inside the Divinity School & introduces many of Oxford's colleges on our walk down to Christchurch. At Christchurch, you'll find out all about Lewis Carrol & his muse 'Alice', who both lived here plus see Hogwarts staircase!
Please be aware that during high season or on weekends at any time of year, it is essential that you book several days in advance, if we are to avoid having to queue for entry tickets at Christchurch entrance. Christchurch charge up to £9. 50 to enter per adult and we can skip the queues, only if I can purchase the tickets online (which become available 1 week in advance). In order for me to purchase tickets online, I need to know the following info from you when you book:
what time you want to start the tour at? default start time is 10am, unless requested otherwise
how many adults aged 18-60? how many adults aged over 60? how many infants aged 0-4? how many children aged 5-17? Accordingly, we will then pre purchase your Christchurch entry tickets
NB I need lots of advance notice in order to purchase skip the queue advance tickets, to skip the queues (lasting as much as 30-60 minutes to buy tickets on busiest days of the year). In order for me to book advance entry tickets, I need to know what start time & how many adults or children (plus how many aged 0-4 or 5-17 or 18-60 or 60+). This price is based on 4 persons. Groups of over 5 persons, ask for a quote & give details of ages.
The default start time is 10am- unless you specify a request for a different start time! We start the tour by first visiting the Divinity School (when open to visit), as Christchurch, it is also a Harry Potter film site. We will also look at references to Lewis Carroll & Alice in Wonderland located around town. Christchurch is where Lewis Carroll & the real Alice both lived. Inside Christchurch, you will see Oxford cathedral, the staircase where they filmed Hogwarts & when open to visit, we'll see inside the dining hall that is claimed to have inspired Hogwarts dining hall!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet me OUTSIDE Oxford visitor info centre, 15 Broad street, OX1 3AS. I will be wearing a red
End location: Tour ends at Christchurch
Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
Guided tour duration averages 90-120 minutes.
Guided tour plus entry fee worth up to £9.50 per adult into Christchurch plus also £1 entry fee into Divinity school (when the Divinity school may be open). These are two of the three Harry Potter film sites).
We purchase skip the queue advance entry fee tickets for Christchurch (as Christchurch can have awful queues). If you book at too short notice, then advance online tickets may have already sold out. In such cases, please therefore assume that I may need to then buy your tickets in the queue at the college door, upon arrival on the day of your tour. This can take anything from 5 minutes to 1 hour to queue for tickets! Any children, please advise their ages, when booking.
On any date that Christchurch may be closed to the public, we will refund you or offer you an alternative tour to New college film site or offer you instead a river cruise trip to explore the original story-telling of 'Alice in Wonderland' (which started with a story-telling boat trip along the Thames on July 4th 1862)