Harry Potter's Filming Locations group tour

Enter the magical world of witches and wizards and follow Harry, Ron and Hermione into their world.

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Harry Potter

Harry Potter, if you do not know him, is a young boy created by the Author J.K. Rowling for the series of book by the same name, that discovers age 11 that he is a wizard. We follow over 7 books and 8 movies his adventures at the academy of Hogwarts. In this tour, you will have the chance to travel across England to discover more about the filming locations used for the films.

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London

As you will discover in the tour below, London, capital of England and the UK, has an important part in the series of books and movies and has been used a lot for filming sets. The Hogwarts Express per example departs from Kings Cross Station, or also Australia House used to represent Gringott Bank.

ITINERARY

DAY 1

London


Arrival at London Station or London airport and private transfer to your hotel. Our driver will be waiting for you at the arrival lobby with your name board, and take you directly to the hotel.

Free time at leisure for the rest of the day

  1. Hotel is available for check-in only after 15:00

  2. Driver will wait for you max 1 hour after landing time.

Stay at one of our selected 4-star hotels



DAY 2

London


After breakfast, you will meet your English speaking guide in the hotel hall and you will enjoy a full-day guided tour of London on board our coach to discover the capital’s location of Harry Potter’s films.

You will discover London with new eyes and you will see many corners of the city hunting for glimpses you have seen in the various films.


Today you will visit:

  • Great Scotland Yard - the entrance of the Ministry of Magic

It was here that Harry Potter and Mr Winsley entered the phone box to enter the Ministry of Magic in the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Unfortunately, there was never a telephone box, which was placed here exclusively to shoot the film and removed at the end of the shoot but you recreate the scene with your imagination.

  • Piccadilly Circus

In one of the most memorable scenes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry, Hermione and Ron run through the West End of London when they flee from the marriage of Ron’s older brother after seeing that the Death Eaters are behind them. This scene was shot at Piccadilly Circus.

  • Leicester Square and the Harry Potter statue

Fans of films can’t miss the open-air exhibition in Leicester Square!
It is called Scenes in the Square and includes a series of statues that represent the protagonists of the most iconic films in the history of cinema from the 1920s to today. In the corners of the square you can admire human-scale reproductions of the most famous movie characters, loved by both adults and children. The statue of Harry Potter, entirely in bronze, has been recently inaugurated and depicts Harry Potter on his broom during a game of Quidditch.

  • Millenium Bridge

The collapse of London’s Millennium Bridge is the dramatic start of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This suspension footbridge crosses the River Thames, connecting South Bank with the City.

  • Australia House – The Gringott

The scenes at the Gringott, the Wizard’s Bank in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone were shot inside the Australia House in central London.


You will have free time for lunch (not included).

In the afternoon, you will transfer to your hotel by coach and you will have the rest of the day at leisure.

Stay at one of our selected 4-star hotels



DAY 3

London


After breakfast, you will meet your English speaking guide in the hotel hall and you will continue your guided tour by private coach of the Harry Potter’s films location of the capital.


Today you will visit:

  • Charing Cross Road

Diagon Alley entrance is located on Charing Cross Road, in London’s West End, a road renowned for bookshops and second-hand shops.

  • Leadenhall Market and the Leaky Cauldron

Leadenhall Market is a typical covered market in Victorian style, used as a location in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The entrance to the Leaky Cauldron, the pub for magicians only, in real life is located in an optical shop at 42 Bull’s Head Passage.

  • Grimmauld Place – Claremont Square

Hidden from the eye of the unsuspecting muggles, at 12 Clever Street, there is the home of the parents of Sirius Black, home of the Order of the Phoenix. This house really exists and is one of the terraced houses of Claremont Square, in the Islington district.

  • King’s Cross station

The famous Hogwarts Express departs from platform 9¾ of King’s Cross Station. The real track where the scenes were shot is located in the wall between tracks 4 and 5 but, if you want some magic you have to keep walking, heading towards the entrance of tracks 9 - 10 and 11 on the west side of the station.
Here you will see a cart that disappears through the wall and the sign "Track 9¾", the perfect place to take a Harry Potter-themed photo.

At Harry Potter’s shop on Platform 9¾, you can do some magical shopping, from sweaters with the coats of arms of houses to owls, from sticks to strange objects of magicians.

  • Reptile House – London Zoo

Harry discovers that he knows how to speak the language of snakes when he visits the reptile house of the London Zoo with his cousin Dadley Dursley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The Reptile house hosts some of the largest and most poisonous snakes on earth, including a Black Mamba, lizards, frogs and crocodiles.


You will have free time for lunch (not included).

In the afternoon, you will transfer to your hotel by coach and you will have the rest of the day at leisure.

Stay at one of our selected 4-star hotels.



DAY 4

London


Today you will enjoy a free day at leisure in London.

Alternatively, we will reserve for you the entrance to the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios, where you can discover everything from behind the scenes to props, sets, costumes.

Stay at one of our selected 4-star hotels



DAY 5

London, Lacock, Gloucester


Today, after breakfast, you will check-out your hotel and you will meet your guide in the hotel hall.

You will continue your journey following the trails of Harry Potter.

The first stop will be Ashridge Wood. The beautiful wood, ideal for a nice walk and for admiring the myriad of beautiful flowers, trees and plants, is also where the Quidditch World Cup was held in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

The next stop will be the village of Lacock. As soon as you set foot in the medieval streets of Lacock, you will be catapulted into the village of Budleigh Babberton.

In the picturesque village of Lacock there is a medieval abbey where the interiors of Hogwarts have been filmed, including the class of Professor Snape. The village is also where there is the home of Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film. You can see the house from outside and take many pictures.

You will have free time for lunch (not included).

The next stop will be Gloucester where you will visit the Cathedral.

The Cathedral of Gloucester is one of the most magnificent examples of the perpendicular Gothic style. Here there is the tomb of King Edward II, but the Cathedral today is best known for having set several scenes from the Harry Potter films, in which its magnificent vaults and its magical cloisters represented the interiors of the Hogwarts School of Magic.

In particular, the spectacular cathedral have been used as Hogwarts’ interiors during the filming of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the Chamber of Secrets and the Half Blood Prince.

Stay in one of our selected 4-stars hotels.



DAY 6

Gloucester, Chesterfield, Harrogate


Today, after breakfast, you will meet your guide in the hotel hall and you will continue your journey.

You will visit Hardwick Hall, near Chesterfield, which is the main setting for the Malfoy Mansion, the Deatheaters’ main hideout. Hardwick Hall is also a magnificent example of Elizabethan building, a real masterpiece that is definitely worth a visit.

You will have free time for lunch (not included).

The next stop will be Malham Cove, the rocky field in which Harry and Hermione hide from Voldemort in the films Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the Gifts of Death.

You will have the chance to take some unforgettable pictures.

You will also have a free time to wander across the lovely village of Malham.

You will then head to Harrogate where it is located your next hotel.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Stay in one of our selected 4-stars hotels.



DAY 7

Harrogate, Goathland, Durham, Alnwick, Newcastle u/ Tyne


Today, after breakfast, you will meet your guide at the hotel and you will start your tour by visiting Hogsmeade station, the Goathland train station.

The trains to Hogwarts School of Magic all stopped at Hogsmeade Station, recreated in Goathland Train Station.

You will have a short free time to visit the village of Goathland which is the main setting for the British soap opera Heartbeat.

Your next destination will be Durham and in particular his magnificent cathedral, unique example of English Romanesque and which also is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Some exterior scenes of Hogwarts featured in the films Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the Chamber of Secrets and the Prisoner of Azkaban, were filmed in the cathedral of Durham.

In the Chapter House of Durham Cathedral was set the classroom of Professor Mc Grannit, while the cloister of the same cathedral was used in several scenes.

You will have free time for lunch (not included).

After a short tour of Durham on board your coach, you will head to Alnwick Castle.

In the first two films, this ancient castle of Great Britain, among the oldest to be still inhabited in the United Kingdom, was used as set for the exteriors of Hogwarts.

This fortress, one of the most beautiful historic residences in Britain, has been the home of the Percy family for 700 years. Its original core dates back to the eleventh century: built after the Norman conquests, since then has undergone numerous additions and renovations

You will admire its enchanting architecture, visit its magnificent interior and discover the various exhibitions that are set up in its halls. It houses the famous Northumberland Collection, the most important collection of works of art and decorative objects in the United Kingdom after the Royal Collection.

The next stop will be Newcastle Upon Tyne where it is located your next hotel.

You will have the free evening at leisure to explore the beautiful city.

Stay in one of our selected 4-stars hotels.



DAY 8

After breakfast, you will have the option to continue your Harry Potter tour discovering the Scotland’s movies locations or to head back to London private coach.

Included

7 nights accommodation with breakfast
Private Transfer to and from the airport or to and from the rail station
English speaking Guide
Long distance coach
Entrances as indicated in the itinerary
Option: Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios (to be booked in advance)

Not Included

Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry and Tips
Meals except breakfast
City tax to be paid to the hotel upon check-in
Travel insurance
Anything not specifically mentioned in “Service includes”.

Please note that this tour will be subject to any social distancing measure taking place in this country and some modifications may apply to any activity per the requested period of travel. Please consult us for more information.

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