Harry Potter Tour of England
Join other Muggles and wizards visiting film locations and inspirations on the most comprehensive and magical Harry Potter Tour of England currently available. The tour is led by a very knowledgeable tour guide who is a specialist in the books and films of Harry Potter as well as the history of the places visited on the tour.
This trip is available as a 2 day tour but you can also choose to take the optional 3rd day which visits locations in the North of England that stood in for Hogwarts School. On each of the days the tour will start and finish in London.
DAY 1 - LONDON & GLOUCESTER & OWL EXPERIENCE
Departs: 9.30am. On the first day of the Harry Potter Tour of England you will visit over 12 locations in central London including the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron, Ministry of Magic, Platform 9 ¾ and the bridge destroyed by death eaters.
After this you will set off from central London where you can watch Harry Potter films en route. The next stop will be at Gloucester Cathedral where you will see numerous scenes including the Gryffindor Common Room, where Ron and Harry hide from the troll and where they discover the message ‘ENEMIES OF THE HEIR BEWARE’, written in blood across a wall.
The day will finish with your own hands-on Owl flying Experience so you can get up close and personal and see why wizards prefer to send post by owl instead of the traditional muggle method.
DAY 2 - OXFORD & LACOCK
Departs: 8.30am. Today’s tour starts with a trip to the most famous university city in the world, Oxford. Your visit will include several of the colleges used in the making of Harry Potter films including the grand staircase leading to the Hogwarts dining room, the Hogwarts hospital, where Ron learned how to dance for the Yule Ball and the quad where Malfoy is turned into a Ferret by Mad Eye Moody.
Then its off to one of England’s prettiest villages in Wiltshire – Lacock village starting with a spot of lunch. The adventure continues as you see Professor Slughorns house and Godrics Hollow where ‘he who shall not be named’ murdered Harry’s parents. Then you can pop into Professor Quirrells classroom, Snape’s classroom and see where other scenes were filmed.
DAY 3 & 4 - ALNWICK & DURHAM (OPTIONAL)
Departs: 9.30am from Kings Cross railway station where Harry departs on his amazing adventures. Today’s tour starts with a rail journey from London to the very northern most reaches of England. There we will visit Alnwick Castle and Durham Cathedral and see where Harry took his first flying lessons as well as seeing Professor Minerva McGonagall’s classroom. Transfers between locations will be by rail and mini coach. Overnight accommodation will be in the historic coastal town of Whitby most famously linked with Bram Stoker’s Dracula. On the final day of the tour you will take an authentic steam train journey across the North Yorkshire moors and arrive at the same station featured as Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film. Lunch will be taken in the city of York where you will get a guided tour of this historic city. A train journey back to London will conclude the Harry Potter Tour.
Available by arrangement
Day 1 - 10 hours (9.30am - 7.30pm)
Day 2 - 10 hours (8.30am - 6.30pm)
Days 3&4 - 9 hours (9.30am - 6.30pm)
2 Day Tour
2 persons: £1700
3 persons: £2100
4 persons: £2400
5 persons: £2700
4 Day Tour
1 – 2 persons: £4350
3 – 5 persons: from £4950 - £6350
6+ persons: Contact or call 0844 2471 007
COSTS ARE PER GROUP NOT PER PERSON
Day 1 & 2: Central London hotel pick up and drop off available
Day 3 (optional): Kings Cross station (by the Platform 9 ¾ trolley)
Day 1 & 2: Central London hotel pick up/drop off is also available.
Day 3&4 (optional): Kings Cross station
Professional guide, transport by air-conditioned mini coach, accommodation in 3-4* accommodation, breakfast meals, all entry fees and rail fares for Day 3 & 4.
Lunch and evening meals. Gratuities (optional)