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Harry Potter

9 Days

Follow in the footsteps of the world’s most beloved Boy Wizard on Dream Escape’s magical Harry Potter inspired programme designed for the whole family to enjoy.

Start your journey in London, just as Harry did, discovering the real locations from the films and the inspirations behind the books. Then travel north to Scotland, the true home of The Boy Who Lived. Exclusive experiences and private access lift the veil on the wizarding world for an unforgettable adventure.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS



Each of Dream Escape’s programmes are individually designed and could include any of the following experiences:

  • On a privately guided tour of Edinburgh retrace JK Rowling’s steps; visiting coffee shops where she wrote the first two books, the city’s own Diagon Alley, and a graveyard featuring a few familiar names.

 

  • Explore the world of the Harry Potter films in an immersive and interactive visit to the studio that brought them to life.

 

  • Visit the medieval marvel that is Gloucester Cathedral, whose corridors and cloisters became the hallowed halls of Hogwarts.

 

  • Discover the magical side of London on a tour in a restored classic Mini Cooper.

 

  • Just south of the Scottish border, visit one of the most iconic and largest castles in England; instantly recognisable for its starring role as Hogwarts.

 

  • Board the Jacobite Steam Train considered to be one of the world’s greatest railway journeys and as close to the Hogwarts Express as any Muggle can get.

 

  • Travel through Glencoe, one of the most cinematic landscapes in Scotland, forged by fire and ice it cuts right through the heart of an ancient volcano. Its surrounding area was used in several of the Harry Potter films.
  • Delve into Edinburgh’s ghostly past and descend under the streets to the most haunted vaults in the city with a private guide who will bring gripping true tales to life.

 

  • An essential pilgrimage for any young witch or wizard – have your photo taken at King’s Cross Station as you try your luck at getting through the invisible barrier to Platform 9 ¾.

 

  • Visit Christ Church College in Oxford, one of the most famous colleges of the university. Don’t forget to look inside the Great Hall, where the vaulted hammer-beam ceiling and long dark wood tables will look very familiar.

 

  • Take part in a broomstick training session on the exact spot where Harry had his first ever flying lesson in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

 

  • Finish your trip on the shores of Scotland’s most famous stretch of water, the mythic Loch Ness. Step on board an exclusively reserved luxury motor cruiser to experience its beauty.

 

Dream Escape’s programme comes complete with accommodation as enchanting as the experiences that fill your days. In London, your majestic five-star hotel stands in a privileged position, just streets away from Buckingham Palace. While in Edinburgh you can stay in the landmark property where JK Rowling finished the final Harry Potter book.

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HIGHLIGHTS

A visual glimpse of the key things to do and places that will be visited on this exciting itinerary

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HIGHLIGHTS

A visual glimpse of the key things to do and places that will be visited on this exciting itinerary

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THINGS TO DO

MINI COOPER LONDON EXPERIENCE

Begin the day with a fast and fun two-hour orientation tour of the City of London in two restored Classic Mini Coopers.

WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR

Explore the magical world of Harry Potter, the place that brought J. K. Rowling’s famous saga to life with plenty of imagination and creativity.

CHRISTCHURCH COLLEGE OXFORD

Christ Church College, which was re-founded by King Henry VIII in 1532 as part of his reorganisation of the Church of England.

GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

Gloucester Cathedral is a medieval marvel which was transformed into the corridors of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Gloucester’s great Cloister is famous for its magnificent fan vaulting, which is believed to be the earliest example in England.

ALNWICK CASTLE

Alnwick Castle is proudly known as “the Windsor of the North”. It is the home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and has been in the Percy family since 1309 when the duke’s ancestors virtually ruled the north of England.

EDINBURGH CASTLE

Known as the “Jewel in Scotland’s Crown”.

STIRLING CASTLE

Perhaps one of Scotland’s most important castles as whoever ruled here, often ruled the nation.

JACOBITE STEAM TRAIN

Travel over the 21 arches of the Glenfinnian Viaduct, now best known from the Harry Potter films.

LOCH NESS MOTOR CRUISE

Extending 23 miles, the loch provides spectacular views – the scenery is breath-taking regardless of the time of year.

PLACES VISITED

LONDON

London, with its unique blend of history and culture, is constantly changing, with new landmarks, stylish restaurants and clubs opening up all the time. Recently voted as the gourmet capital of the world, London is the European capital to stay in touch with all that’s new and exciting, while enjoying its wealth of historic buildings and eclectic mix of museums and art galleries. With its unique blend of history and culture, the bustling metropolis of London has long been considered a must-see destination. The city is constantly changing, offering a wealth of historic buildings and monuments, as well as an eclectic mix of museums, art galleries and world famous attractions.

OXFORD

Oxford has been a home to royalty and scholars for over 800 years. It is famous for its university. The grouping of towers and spires, have provided the city the moniker ‘the city of dreaming spires’ and offer a beautiful sight from a distance. On closer view, the 38 colleges of Oxford University are a wonderful example of British architecture of every period, ranging from medieval times to the present.

EDINBURGH

Scotland’s historic capital city. Edinburgh, sometimes referred to as the “Athens of the North”, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It has two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress; and the neo- classical New Town, dating from the 18th The harmonious connection of these two contrasting historic areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives the city its unique character and saw it awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 1995.

The Royal Mile, which lies at the heart of the Old Town is arguably one of the most famous streets in the world. Today, it is peppered with stores selling cashmere goods and hand crafted silver jewellery. However, in centuries gone by it was a different story: delving into the Old Town is like leafing through the pages of a dusty historical novel, as each era unfolds with its own legends and characters.

LOCH NESS

Extending 23 miles, Loch Ness provides spectacular views regardless of the time of year.The loch’s cold, deep waters are said to be home to the Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as Nessie. It is said that the first sighting of the monster was in the 6th century by St. Columba, and sporadic sightings have been reported ever since.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

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