The Magic of Harry Potter

Duration 10 days
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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. In London there’s an incredible private experience of the Warner Bros. Studio and a walking tour of Leadenhall Market, the real-life Diagon Alley. Then the Cotswolds via Oxford, stopping at the Divinity School and Christ Church College before flying to Edinburgh. Further north you’ll hop aboard the Hogwart’s Express. Finally, the Island of Skye, home to some of Scotland’s most dramatic scenery.

Trip highlights

  • Private tour of Warner Bros. Studio to explore the film sets
  • A stop in Oxford to tour the Divinity School and Christ Church College
  • A behind the scenes farm tour in the Costswolds
  • Cafe hopping in Edinbrugh to see where J.K Rowling wrote her books
  • Train excitement aboard the Hogwart’s Express (Jacobite steam train)

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private transfers
  • Private tours and experiences
  • Full support from your travel designer and concierge
  • Help with restaurant recommendations and reservations
  • Days 1–4 London
  • Days 4–6 The Costwolds
  • Days 6–8 Edinburgh
  • Days 8–10 Scottish Highlands
The Magic of Harry Potter
Price guide
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  • Days 1–4 London
  • Days 4–6 The Costwolds
  • Days 6–8 Edinburgh
  • Days 8–10 Scottish Highlands

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–4

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 Piccadilly Circus and, of course, the famous Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross.

Make it mine

On the streets

Into the studio

Harry Potter walking tour

Discover Harry Potter’s London on a walking tour with your private guide. See the capital’s most iconic sites, including Piccadilly Circus which was featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I, Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station and Leadenhall Market, which was used as Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The Warner Bros. studio tour

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. Discover the Great Hall of Hogwarts, Dumbledore’s office, the atmospheric Diagon Alley and the secrets behind some of the special effects.

A pause in Oxford

A private tour of Oxford

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 Hogwarts. Most recognisable are Divinity School and Christ Church College, whose stairway and cloisters featured in The Philosopher’s Stone.

Days 4–6

Two nights in the Cotswolds

Characterised by rolling hills, ancient woodland and sleepy villages of honey-coloured cottages, the Cotswolds are an extremely pretty part of the country. Stretching 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.

During your time in the Costswolds you’ll visit the 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.

On the farm

Discover the Cotswolds with a local farmer

Meet with local legend and farmer Robin Dale. He’ll guide you around his farm, home to his family for 80 years, explaining the secrets of farming in the Cotswolds. There’s exclusive access to his private museum to discover a range of pictures, fossils and historic farm machinery and an explanation of the famous Cotswolds dry stone walls – you’ll even be able to try your hand at building one. Robin will take you on a tour of the local area and an English manor house where he will share his deep knowledge of the English countryside and take you on an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ tour of a Georgian mansion, including its sublime gardens. Speak to your travel designer about arranging a private lunch or afternoon tea after your tour.

Days 6–8

Two nights in Edinburgh

Explore Scotland’s beautiful capital Edinburgh, and discover its connections to the Harry Potter books. You can choose to stay in the J.K. Rowling Suite at the Balmoral Hotel, the perfect base from which to explore the cobbled streets of the old town, which is 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.

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In the city

Out of the city

Harry Potter's Edinburgh

J.K. Rowling wrote the Harry Potter stories while living in Edinburgh, making it 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, you can’t help but feel captivated.

A visit to 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.

Days 8–10

Two nights in the Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands are sublime. Here you’ll find landscapes of lochs, stark mountains, forests and a winding coastline that’s dotted with empty beaches and remote fishing villages. For many, the Highlands are the most beautiful region of the British Isles. There’s a feeling of being genuinely remote when you’re in the Highlands and, with the lowest population density in Europe, you’ll get the chance to connect to nature in a meaningful way, without the distraction of busy crowds.

Highlanders are proud, warm and welcoming, with a strong, independent heritage that stretches back centuries. More than just whisky, fairy tale castles and sprawling estates, there’s re-emerging wildlife, endless opportunity for adventure and incredible local produce.

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Over the tracks

Isolated Islands

Board the Jacobite steam train

Enjoy a ride on the Jacobite steam train, made famous as the Hogwarts 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 and watch the beautiful landscapes flash by. You’ll cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct before reaching Mallaig, where the local ferry service makes the crossing to the Isle of Skye.

Visit to the Isle of Skye

Skye’s rugged landscapes and dramatic mountain scenery are unrivalled among the islands of the West Coast. There are only a few roads crossing the island and its isolated position has ensured it retains a strong and proud Gaelic identity. There are thriving arts and crafts traditions 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.

A pause in Inveraray before departure

A private transfer to Glasgow airport via Inveraray

Today your private vehicle and driver will take you from your hotel in the Scottish Highlands to Glasgow airport, along small winding roads that gradually become bigger and busier as you reach Scotland’s largest city. During your drive you will pass through some of the region’s most stunning landscapes; sweeping mossy plains, cascading rivers, small towns and villages. Located on the western shore of Loch Fyne in Argyll and Bute, Inveraray is a beautiful small town and the perfect place to stop and explore some of its highlights; a mighty Georgian castle, a folk museum, Clyde Puffers (fishing boats) and the towns bell tower that houses impressive bells that regularly chime.

Why book with Jacada

Pesonalised design

We’ll plan your trip around your personal interests, tastes and preferences, providing honest advice based on first-hand knowledge.

Authentic experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant Concierges are hand-picked for their ability to bring your destination to life with care and passion.

Positive Impact

We seek out unforgettable experiences that benefit both local communities and the environment.