Morse / Lewis / Endeavour

Morse/Lewis/Endeavour Tours

In 1987, John Thaw hit our screens as the iconic Inspector Morse and Oxford has not been the same since! A total of 33 episodes were filmed over a period of thirteen years on the streets of Oxford (although a couple were not filmed in Oxford). 2006–2015 was the Lewis era, during which Lewis and Hathaway tried to make the streets of Oxford safe. We now have the prequel, Endeavour, which will return to our screens this Winter (2023) for the final 3 episodes.

Walking Tours of Oxford has specialist guides who have witnessed the filming and would be delighted to show you some of the scenes, although we cannot promise to cover nearly 200 hours’ filming in just two hours! Heidi Boon Rickard, owner and guide at Walking Tours of Oxford is the author of the book; Morse, Lewis, Endeavour and Oxford – A guide celebrating 35 years on screen.

Group Tour

Join others on this 1 hour and 45 min Morse/Lewis/Endeavour tour around Oxford and discover some of the many filming sites and stories.

‘Shall we say 2pm?’ says Max time and again so it makes sense for a 2pm start! The tour operates on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday all year, plus Monday, Wednesday and Sunday in mid season (plus extra tours to meet demand at 11am please see ‘Book now’ button for up to date timetable). From Martyrs Memorial on St Giles. We are the highest reviewed and rated tour company in Oxford for these tours – don’t take our word for it – read our numerous reviews on TripAdvisor, Google, Facebook and feefo!

Your journey will take you through the heart of Oxford to the locations used in all three – Morse / Lewis and Endeavour!

These tours are often fully booked weeks in advance so book early to experience the best!

This is an adult tour. No children under 12. Age 12+ will require an adult ticket.

Not wheelchair accessible.

No dogs.

£20 per person + booking fee.

We do not visit inside a college.

Just a quick note to say thank you to you and all your staff – in particular Elizabeth, who certainly knew her stuff and looked after all the group all the way round, from crossing the road to navigating round the cyclists. I don’t think we’ve been on a better informed and managed trip anywhere. She even managed to find places to shelter when it rained!! And we were certainly very lucky with the weather looking at how it bucketed down after we had all dispersed.
We were very impressed with the efficiency of the radio media package, which working very well indeed and we were able to hear everything she said all the way round.

Private Tour

We will start in a central location, or meet you at your hotel, train station or bus stop at a time and day to suit you. Each tour is unique and will depend on many different factors but we will certainly see a good selection of filming locations throughout the city.

If you would like to visit inside a college then there maybe a small additional fee which is usually around £2 per person, further information will be given at the time of booking.

At the end of the tour, we will provide suggestion on other locations that you may wish to visit.

Morse, Lewis, Endeavour and Oxford – A guide Celebrating 35 years on screen

On 6th January 1987, ‘The Dead of Jericho’ was shown on ITV and introduced the world to Chief Inspector Morse. The rest, as the say, is history! Our book not only provides a tour of Oxford but delves into the mind and thinking of Colin Dexter. Ideally it is a perfect companion alongside out tours but can also be enjoyed and appreciated from your armchair. It makes a perfect Christmas or birthday gift and signed copies are available on our website from the home page BOOK BUTTON.

Best tour we have been on…ever
Review of: ‘Inspector Morse,’ ‘Lewis,’ and ‘Endeavour’ Walking Tour of Oxford

Heidi was an excellent guide. She kept our group entertained with her vast knowledgeable of Morse, Lewis and Endeavour, and also kept it light and humorous, whilst taking care to make sure that those whose English was not their first language could understand by speaking clearly, and when necessary, loudly. 5/5 stars all they way.

TripAdvisor October 2018

Excellent tour
Review of: ‘Inspector Morse,’ ‘Lewis,’ and ‘Endeavour’ Walking Tour of Oxford

The tour was fantastic, combining both general facts about Oxford and facts and
details about all three shows. Í saw a lot of the beautiful city, inside looks into some colleges being just one of the many highlights. The many pictures of various scenes helped spark my memory, so that I could remember many locations from one of the episodes. All in all very recomendable for all fans.

Tripadvisor September 2018