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Oxford University Small Group Tour and The Making of Harry Potter at Warner Bros. Studio

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Key Highlights

  • Stroll around Oxford and explore its ivy-clad colleges and university buildings
  • Relive Pottermania on the enchanting sets of Harry Potter at Warner Bros. Studio
  • Get up close and personal with the iconic sets of Potterworld, from Diagon Alley to Dumbledore’s office
  • Tour all your favourite locations, including Hogwarts Castle, Great Hall, Gryffindor Common Room and more
  • A friendly guide will share fascinating stories and anecdotes
  • Small group and travel in a minibus makes the experience intimate and comfortable
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – no need to print!
  • Overview

    Explore the famous college buildings, cloisters and quadrangles in the shadows of the famous ‘dreaming spires’ in Oxford and then relive your childhood fantasies and experience the magic that went into creating your favourite Harry Potter series.

    The ‘City of Dreaming Spires,’ Oxford needs no introduction. During a fascinating walk, we will explore the University founded in 1167 and still operating within its traditional collegiate system. The guide will take us to the University’s oldest classroom, known for its intricate ceiling patterns and tall windows. When you enter the class, imagine students studying and discussing theology and giving their oral exams amidst the gorgeous Tudor arches. Stroll some more around the college buildings and the old city. The tour will take you past include Christ Church, Merton, Oriel, Corpus Christi, Magdalen, University, Queens, All Souls, Hertford, Trinity, Balliol and St John's.

    Next up, keep your wands and brooms ready as you enter the world of wizardry and witchcraft. Visit Warner Bros. Studio and see the actual sets and props used to bring Rowling’s spellbinding world of Harry Potter alive. Step into the Great Hall and you can almost imagine the clamour of robe-clad students chatting over some delectable turkey and pumpkin juice at the Great Feast. Dumbledore’s office takes you on a trip down memory lane and leaves you as wide-eyed as Harry during his first visit in the Chamber of Secrets where he meets Fawkes. Your enthralling brush with Hogwarts continues as we take you through all your favourite locations - the unforgettable Potions classroom, the absolutely cosy Hagrid’s Hut, the fantastic Gryffindor Common Room, of all things magical in Diagon Alley, the wizarding world’s centre of government – The Ministry of Magic and much more!

    But hey, hey, that’s not all! Come March 2019 and we have a whole lot more of your favourites coming up as part of the experience! The extraordinary Platform 9 ¾ along with the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and the eerily stunning Forbidden Forest will be unveiled in March wherein you can get up close and personal with some iconic characters from the Potterworld, such as Aragog, Buckbeak and more. 

    Learn about all the behind-the-scenes techniques used to bring the magical world to life. Whether you are six or twenty-six, we bet you will leave the Studio absolutely bewitched by the marvels of human fantasy.

    Note: On Saturdays, the tour operates in reverse order. You will visit the Warner Bros. Studio first and then Oxford.

    About the Supplier: As the name suggests, International Friends, are your real buddies for tours in England. Their guides give you in-depth insights into the places that you visit with them and often take off-the-beaten route to show you more than what other tours offer. Why we like them? The city breaks from International Friends are limited to 16 people that guarantee an intimate and personalized experience.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    For departure from Outside International Student House:

    Monday: 7:30am

    Tuesday to Wednesday: 8am

    Saturday: 9am

    Sunday: 10am

    Duration

    11 hours approx.

    Start time

    For departure from Outside Gloucester Road Tube station:

    Monday: 7am

    Tuesday to Wednesday: 7:30am

    Saturday: 8:30am

    Sunday: 9:30am

    Meeting Point

    Make your way to either of the below locations:

    Outside Gloucester Road Tube station, meet at the station exit.

    Outside International Student House, London W1W 5PN. Nearest tube station is Great Portland Street.

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation
    • Guided walking tour in Oxford
    • Admission to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

    Exclusions

    • Hotel transfers (we’ll see you there)
    • Meals (We still have food for your soul)
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

    So there’s no last-minute rush, please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early.

    From Spring 2019, the Cumberland Hotel will be changing its name to the 'Hard Rock Hotel'.

    We ensure that the tour runs on time, however at times the itinerary might be revised due to weather, traffic conditions, etc.

    On Saturdays, you will visit the Warner Bros. Studio first and then Oxford.