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Harry Potter

9 Days

Specially designed for families who grew up alongside the world’s beloved Boy Wizard, this nine-day chauffeur-driven journey will let you revisit the magic in the most spectacular way! The journey commences in London, where you will discover the most magical spots in the city, before travelling west where you can step inside the real-life Great Hall.

The journey north takes you to the historic city where JK Rowling wrote the saga, with a flying lesson en-route, and concludes with a trip on the best alternative to the Hogwarts Express anywhere in the world! Luxurious accommodation and exclusive experiences feature throughout, ensuring this trip of a lifetime more than compensates for the Hogwarts acceptance letter that never arrived!

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HOLIDAY ITINERARY



Day One: Arrival to London

Day Two: Exploring London

Day Three: Warner Bros. Studio visit

Day Four: The Real Hogwarts – Oxford and The Cotswolds

Day Five: The Journey North – Alnwick Castle and Edinburgh

Day Six: Exploring Harry Potter’s Edinburgh

Day Seven: Glencoe

Day Eight: The Jacobite Steam Train and Loch Ness

Day Nine: Travel to Inverness to board flight home.

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HIGHLIGHTS

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Day One: Arrival to London

On arrival in London, be met and greeted by your chauffeur-guide who will provide a safe and comfortable journey to you first luxury accommodation. Not everyone can say they stayed next door to the Queen when visiting London! Located opposite Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews, your magnificent hotel enjoys a privileged position in the heart of London with iconic attractions on the doorstep – perfect for your family getaway.

Day Two: Muggles and Magic

Start your day by experiencing London like a true Londoner! At the doorstep of your hotel, two classic Mini Coopers will be waiting for you, with your very own local guides on hand to show you London’s best bits!

Your private specialist guide will lead the way as you discover the magical side of London. See the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron and walk along the alleyways and medieval winding roads that were JK Rowling’s inspiration for Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley.

Visit King’s Cross Station to have your photo taken as you try your luck at getting through the wall to Platform 9 ¾- an essential pilgrimage for any young witch or wizard!

 

Day Three: Harry Potter World

Explore the world of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros Studios, the place that brought J. K. Rowling’s famous saga to life with plenty of imagination and a touch of creativity. Discover the magic behind Harry Potter and perhaps even experience a ride on a broomstick, or allow a wand to choose you in Ollivander’s wand shop.

Day Four: The Real Hogwarts

Pack your trunks and depart London, travelling west to Oxford. Visit the Great Hall of Christ Church, Harry Potter fans will undoubtedly recognise it as the inspiration behind Hogwarts’ own Great Hall, which it doubled as the setting for the dining room in the Harry Potter films. To follow, travel further west to Gloucester. Here, visit Gloucester Cathedral, a medieval marvel which was transformed into the corridors of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

Day Five: The Journey North

Your chauffeur-guide will transfer you to London Heathrow Airport, where you will board the short direct flight to Newcastle. Here, be met on arrival by your local chauffeur-guide who will accompany you for the remainder of your trip.

Travel to one of the largest inhabited castles in Europe, proudly known as “the Windsor of the North”. This magnificent castle stood in for Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter films, and today you can experience a taste of life as a Hogwarts student. Join the castle’s resident wizarding professors to take part in a broomstick training session, on the very spot where Harry had his first ever lesson in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Your chauffeur-guide will take you north across the border to Scotland and to Edinburgh, the nation’s capital.

Day Six: Exploring Edinburgh

Edinburgh is perhaps best known as the home of JK Rowling, and where she both began and finished her incredible Harry Potter saga. Accompanied by a local expert guide visit the locations the author wrote the first two Harry Potter books, Edinburgh’s own Diagon Alley and Tom Riddles grave!

No visit to Edinburgh would be complete without a visit to the Castle and the day concludes with a visit deep underground to Edinburgh most haunted vaults. Delve into the city’s ghostly past; your private cloaked guide will take you through the eerie closes of the Old Town and captivate you with stories of the gripping true tales that lie beneath the streets.

Day Seven: Glencoe

Depart Edinburgh and head to Stirling Castle, perhaps one of Scotland’s most important castle.

Travel through Glencoe, site of the infamous 1692 battle between Clan Macdonald and Clan Campbell. Glencoe was also used as a location in several Harry Potter films; most notably, the outdoor shots of Hagrid’s hut in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban were shot nearby Clachaig Gully, while further afield Loch Etive stood in for Hogwarts’ lake.

Day Eight: All Aboard

Sit back and relax on a trip aboard the Jacobite Steam Train, one of the world’s greatest rail journeys. You will be transported over the 21 arches of the Glenfinnan Viaduct; perhaps now best known from the Harry Potter films.

Disembark at “the end of the line” where your chauffeur-guide will be waiting to take you further north. Arrive at the shore of Scotland’s most famous stretch of water – Loch Ness. There can be no better way to see the water than from aboard a luxury motor cruiser which would be reserved exclusively.

Day Nine: Homeward Bound

Your chauffeur-guide will accompany you to Inverness Airport in plenty of time to board your outbound flight. Mischief managed!

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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

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  • 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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