Day One – arrival in London
Arrive at airport in London and transfer by coach with assistant to hotel.
Day Two - the London sights
This morning enjoy a full day tour of London with coach and guide. The morning panoramic sightseeing tour will include views of Thames, Tower, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace St Paul’s Cathedral, City of London and West End.
This afternoon’s tour will concentrate on Harry Potter sites such as Kings Cross Station (Departure point for Hogwarts Express), Australia House (Gringots Bank) and London Zoo reptile house (entrance included), the snake escaping scene.
Day Three – free day
This day is free, however London boasts a cauldron full of ghoulish attractions.
Why not visit the Tower of London, the London Dungeon or Madame Tussauds Chamber of Horrors.
Join a ghost walk or Jack the Ripper walk, or in the evening go to the theatre to watch a spine chilling performance of ‘Woman in Black’.
Day Four – off touring
From this day until the end of the tour a tour manager will be provided to co-ordinate arrangements.
Leaving London, first stop in Salisbury – no Harry Potter connections, but an interesting medieval city with a fantastic Cathedral and the possibility to take part in a locally guided ghost walk. Entrance to Salisbury Cathedral is included where it is possible to see the Magna Carta. A short distance from,Salisbury, visit prehistoric Stonehenge with its associations with druids and pagan ceremony, and then on to Lacock, a beautifully preserved medieval village, dominated by Lacock Abbey. Visit Lacock Abbey once home of Fox Talbot a pioneer of photographic technique. Lacock Abbey also provided the Harry Potter settings for the Mirror Room, some classroom scenes and the passageway scene with Mrs Norris the Cat.
Day Five – other interesting sights in Bristol
Today is spent in the Bath Bristol Area. Though expensive, a visit to @bristol is hugely appealing to school age children. There is an interactive Science museum, a rain forest, a 360 degree cinema and an IMAX 3D cinema Visiting the entire complex can take a full day.
Day Six – more Harry Potter film locations
Travel first to Gloucester to visit the Cathedral whose façade serves as the entrance to Griffindor dorm.
Continue through beautiful Cotswold villages such as Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water to Oxford. In Oxford visit the famous medieval University. Visit Christ Church College whose great hall was used to depict the dining room at Hogwarts, and the Bodlean Library (Hogwarts Library).
Day Seven – medieval sights
Today continue North with coach and tour manager. Stop in Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon, to visit the sites associated with The Bard such as Shakespeare Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Continue north to York for a guided tour and visit to the Castle Museum. The museum is housed in the City’s old prison buildings and gives an impression of prison life 200 years ago. A replica Victorian street and Edwardian pub give the visitor a vivid impression of the past.
Day Eight – Hogsmeade station !
Today, venture into the bleak North Yorkshire Moors. Stop in Goathland to visit the railway station (Hogsmede Station) and if timings allow, take a ride on a steam train. Not far from Goathland, is the seaside town of Whitby. Visit this atmospheric port with its ruined abbey and Dracula associations. Make a visit to the museum and try not to have nightmares about the Hand of Glory, which supposedly comes from an executed criminal and was cut off the body while the corpse was still hanging from the gibbet . Continue to Durham for Overnight
Day Nine – Hogwarts and Quidditch !
This morning leave your hotel by coach with tour manager to visit the 11th Century Cathedral at Durham (used in the Harry Potter film for interior scenes at Hogwarts). Then leave Durham and continue to Alnwick Castle, Home of the Duke of Northumberland and the setting for many of the outdoor scenes at Hogwarts, particularly the Quidditch match. After a tour of Alnwick Castle continue through the border country to Edinburgh.
Day Ten - Edinburgh
This morning enjoy a tour of Edinburgh with a local coach and guide and as well as viewing many famous and important Edinburgh landmarks make a visit to Edinburgh’s imposing castle. The afternoon is free for shopping on Princes street. Overnight stay in Edinburgh.
Departure from Edinburgh Airport by local coach with tour manager.
Hotel Rating/Standards 3*** 4****
27 persons or above £ 1299.00 £ 1499.00
14 - 26 Persons £ 1399.00 £ 1599.00
8- 13 Persons £ 1599.00 £ 1799.00
5- 7 Persons £ 1699.00 £ 1899.00
Single supplement per day £ 30.00 £ 45.00
The price is per person for the tour and based on two guests sharing one twin/double room.
The prices includes:All the transport, professional guide, the accommodation, meals and entrances as listed.
Child policy: children under 12 years old when sharing room with 2 full paying adults will get 35% discount from above prices.
One person goes free for every 25 paying guests