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Meet your qualified Green or Blue Badge guide outside Balliol College on Broad Street in central Oxford at 2pm. From here you'll meander through the cobbled streets and quaint alleyways to the heart of Oxford University and pass sights such as University Church, Radcliffe Camera, Old Schools Quadrangle (The Bodleian Library) and The Bridge of Sighs. During the tour your guide will explain the history of Oxford from its humble beginnings to the world class University which we know today.
You will then visit inside Christ Church College*. Unlike most other tours that simply view from the outside. Christ Church has a deep and interesting history and is probably the city's most famous college, not least because of its connections with the Harry Potter films and its iconic dining hall.
This is a one-way tour which will finish in or close to Christ Church. Whilst this is a group tour, each one is unique and the best route will be chosen on the day.
*Please note: Entry included to Christ Church unless closed for any reason. The local provider will try to advise of any closures at the time of booking or before the tour but some closures are last minute. In this event your guides will endeavour to visit inside an alternative college.
In that paragon of travel documentaries, National Lampoon's European Vacation, there is a scene in which Ellen Griswold (Beverly D'Angelo) forgets to lock the door on the shared bathroom in their London hotel. A man comes in to brush his teeth and is pleasantly surprised when Ellen—washcloth over face and believing the man to be her hubby, Clark—calls to him from the bathtub to join her. Shock and hilarity ensue. The accidental intruder was played by none of ther than Robbie Coltrane, 16 years before he embodied Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.