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Discover the enchanting world of Harry Potter on a trip through London, the Cotswolds, Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands

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Fully immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter on a spellbinding journey through England and Scotland. You’ll visit iconic locations used during filming as well as places that inspired J.K Rowling to create the stories that have captivated generations for the past 20 years.

You’ll begin in London with a guided tour at the incredible Warner Bros. Studio. Here you can step inside Dumbledore’s office and gaze deep into the penseive, pay a visit to The Burrow, and go back to where it all began at No. 4 Privet Drive. Marvel at the different set designs, discover all sorts of filming secrets and see the original props and costumes. You’ll also enjoy a walking tour of London, visiting Leadenhall Market – the real-life Diagon Alley – and Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station.

You will then head to The Cotswolds via Oxford, stopping at the Divinity School and Christ Church College, both of which featured in the first Harry Potter film. Spend two nights in your charming country hotel before flying to Edinburgh, where J.K Rowling was living when she first put pen to paper. As well as visiting corners of the city that inspired the books, you’ll stop by the cafes where Harry, Ron and Hermione first came to life.

Head further north to the haunting valley of Glencoe and hop aboard the Jacobite steam train, instantly recognisable as the Hogwart’s Express. Cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct and head over to the beautiful Island of Skye, home to some of Scotland’s most dramtic scenery. Your magical jourey ends with a visit to Inveraray en route to Glasgow airport for your flight home – we’re still waiting for apparating to become a thing.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

London

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Meet and greet at Heathrow airport

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in London

Accommodation in London

Daytime Long Exposure on Oxford Street
Three nights in London Three nights in London

London is one of the most exhilarating and diverse cities in the world. This thriving metropolis has a rich history evident at every street corner and yet it continues to innovate, reinvent itself and lead the world. Many scenes from the Harry Potter films were shot here, from the grand Victorian arches of Leadenhall Market to bustling Piccadily Circus and, of course, the famous Platform 9¾ at King's Cross.

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Harry Potter London walking tour Harry Potter London walking tour

Embark on a tour of London with an expert guide to discover the city’s connections with the Harry Potter movies. Along the way you’ll see some of the capital’s most iconic sites, including Piccadilly Circus which was featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I. Your guide will show you some of the more intimate sites too, including Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station and Leadenhall Market, which was used as Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

Enter into the magical world of Harry Potter™ in the studios where the series of movie adaptations were filmed. This is a behind-the-scenes visit where you can experience the actual film sets that were used by the cast and crew for the creation of the Harry Potter series. Discover the Great Hall of Hogwarts, Dumbledore’s office, the atmospheric Diagon Alley and the secrets behind some of the special effects.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in the Cotswolds, via Oxford

 
Aerial view of Oxford and the Bodleian Library, England, UK
Oxford tour Oxford tour

En route to the Cotswolds you’ll stop in the historic university city of Oxford, whose colleges were used to recreate the atmospheric interiors of Hogwart’s. Most recognisable are Divinity School and Christ Church College, whose stairway and cloisters featured in The Philosopher’s Stone

Days 4-6

The Cotswolds

Accommodation in The Cotswolds

Two nights in the Cotswolds Two nights in the Cotswolds

Characterised by rolling hills, ancient woodland and sleepy villages of honey-coloured cottages, the Cotswolds is pretty enough to charm even those who are lucky enough to live there. Stretching for 100 miles across the five counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, this is the England of picture books. A tapestry of farmland is divided by 4,000 miles of historic Cotswold stone walls and covered with a scattering of pretty market towns, stately homes and castles.

Discover the Cotswolds with a local farmer Discover the Cotswolds with a local farmer

Robin Dale, farmer and tour guide, is a bit of a local legend. On this unique tour, you will join Robin on his farm, home to his family for 80 years. You will have the chance to explore the ‘lay of the land’ and discover all the secrets of farming in the Cotswolds.

You will have exclusive access to his private museum, where a range of pictures, fossils and historic farm machinery will be explained to you by your host. The Cotswolds are famous for their dry stone walls and Robin has built one specially for you. He will share the ancient craft with you and even give you the opportunity to place some stones yourselves. Not many tours offer you the chance to take part in creating Cotswold history. Once your work is done, Robin will take you on a tour of the local area, where he will share his deep knowledge of the English countryside. No VIP tour would be complete without a private visit to an English manor house, so to end the day you will be taken on an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ tour of a Georgian mansion, one of the finest in the Cotswolds. If it’s gardens you like the manor’s gardens are sublime and after your tour, we can also organise a private lunch or afternoon tea in the gardens or in the grand dining room. Once you have finished, Robin will be waiting to transfer you back to your hotel or do a bit more touring.

Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters, England, UK
Gloucester Gloucester

Visit the historic city of Gloucester whose magnificent cathedral featured in The Philosopher's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, and The Half Blood Prince. Walk around the atmospheric cloisters and picture yourself in the corridors of Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Heathrow airport

Flight

Flight from London to Edinburgh

Transfer

Meet and greet at Edinburgh airport

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Edinburgh

Days 6-8

Edinburgh

Accommodation in Edinburgh

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Two nights in Edinburgh Two nights in Edinburgh

Explore Scotland's beautiful capital and discover its connections with the Harry Potter books. You'll be staying in the J.K. Rowling Suite at the Balmoral Hotel, the perfect base from which to explore the cobbled streets of the old town and all its hidden gems.

Harry Potter's Edinburgh Harry Potter's Edinburgh

J.K. Rowling wrote the original Harry Potter stories while living in Edinburgh, making the Scottish capital truly a place of pilgrimage for Potter fans. With an expert local guide, visit the cafes where Rowling used to write and explore Greyfriars Kirkyard, which inspired Tom Riddle’s graveyard in The Goblet of Fire. Edinburgh’s fine architecture is world-renowned and with your guide you’ll also see some of the places that inspired the design of Hogwart’s and Diagon Alley

Glencoe, Scotland
Glencoe Glencoe

Glencoe is undoubtedly one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the whole of Scotland. Site of the 1695 Massacre of Glencoe, today it is a hauntingly beautiful Highland glen which evokes the spirit of the clans who ruled this land for centuries. It was more recently used as a location in a number of the Harry Potter movies.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in the Scottish Highlands

Days 8-10

The Scottish Highlands

Accommodation in The Scottish Highlands

Two nights in the Scottish Highlands Two nights in the Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands is a sublime landscape of lochs, stark mountains, forest and a winding coastline dotted with empty beaches and remote fishing villages. For many, the Highlands is the most beautiful region of the British Isles.

It is a wild place with the lowest population density in Europe, but the Highlanders you’ll encounter here are proud, warm and welcoming, with a strong, independent heritage that stretches back centuries.

More than just whisky, fairy tale castles and sprawling stalking estates - though it certainly has those in spades - it is where the modern face of Scotland can be seen in juxtaposition with long held tradition. Re-emerging wildlife, endless opportunity for adventure and incredible local produce make the Highlands a fine destination to explore.

Jacobite steam train Jacobite steam train

Enjoy a ride on the Jacobite steam train, made famous as the Hogwart’s Express in the Harry Potter movies. The train is one of the best ways to view the stunning scenery of the West Coast from the comfort of the first class carriage. Sit back in first class and watch the beautiful landscapes flash by. You’ll cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct before reaching Mallaig, whereupon you’ll board a local ferry service for your crossing to the Isle of Skye.

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Isle of Skye Isle of Skye

Skye’s rugged landscapes and dramatic mountain scenery are unrivalled among the islands of the West Coast. There are a only few roads crossing the island and its isolated position has ensured it retains a strong and proud Gaelic identity. There is a thriving arts and crafts tradition on the island and photographers from far and wide are attracted not only for the peaks and valleys but for the extraordinary abundance of wildlife, both on dry land and in the sea, that Skye is famous for.

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Private transfer to Glasgow airport via Inveraray Private transfer to Glasgow airport via Inveraray
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