Step into the wizarding world of “Harry Potter” from the platforms of King Cross to impressive cathedrals used as filming locations throughout UK. This 13 day journey will take you directly into the mystical places where potions were made and uncover the secret spots that are best to hide from villainous creatures. Along the way, stop for a Be My Guest lunch on a working Scottish farm and end your trip with the beat of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 

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Departing 19th August 2018

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1: Sunday 19 August 2018 Arrive London

Welcome to London! This afternoon is yours to explore at your leisure. Why not head to Hamley’s Toy Store on Regent Street to visit the Harry Potter souvenir shop or the Platform 9 3/4 shop at Kings Cross Station? Tonight join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner. WD

Hotel: Currently being conjured

Day 2: Monday 20 August 2018 London – Oxford – Lacock Abbey – Cheltenham

This morning, travel to Oxford for an orientation of this famous university city. Kings, queens, presidents and prime ministers have all studied here, and you may even have the chance to look inside one of the historic halls (subject to opening). Oxford University is the setting for many scenes from the movie including Hogwarts and the Great Hall. This afternoon, visit Lacock Abbey. The Abbey lends itself as the setting for Professor Snape’s class on potions and many outdoors scenes. You will have free time to walk around the small village and have a spot of tea. Continue with a scenic drive through the Cotswolds region to Cheltenham. FB

Hotel: Queens MGallery

Day 3: Tuesday 21 August 2018 Cheltenham – Gloucester – Malham Cove – Lake District

Today, travel to Gloucester where you will visit the impressive Cathedral. The Cathedral’s Cloisters are used as various settings for Hogwarts interiors. Continue with a drive to the beautiful Malham Cove - where Harry and Hermione hid from Voldemort. A Local Specialist will take you on a walk of this beautiful area. This afternoon, arrive in the scenic Lake District. Dine tonight at your hotel. FB, D

Hotel: Castle Green

Day 4: Wednesday 22 August 2018 Lake District – Glasgow

Cross the border to Scotland and arrive later in Glasgow. Your morning orientation tour includes views of the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Stop for a Be My Guest lunch on a working Scottish farm. FB, BMG

Hotel: Jurys Inn Hotel Glasgow

Day 5: Thursday 23 August 2018 Glasgow – Glencoe – Oban

Take a scenic drive past Loch Lomond and continue on to beautiful Glencoe for a scenic walk (weather permitting). Scenes of Hagrids Hut and various Hogwarts locations were filmed in this area. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel. FB, D

Hotel: Currently being conjured

Day 6: Friday 24 August 2018 Oban – Fort William – Jacobite Steam Train – Pitlochry

Travel to Fort William where you enjoy an orientation tour with your Travel Director. Embark on the Jacobite Train to Mallaig – one of the great railway journeys of the world. The Hogwarts Express was inspired by this train journey. You can imagine you are boarding the train to Hogwarts! “Anything from the trolley dears?” Stop at Loch Eilt which was used for exterior shots of the Hogwarts grounds and as the island location of Dumbledore’s grave, as well as Glenfinnan viaduct for photos. FB, D

Hotel: Scotlands Hotel Pitlochry

Day 7: Saturday 25 August 2018 Pitlochry – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

Today, travel to the beautiful magical city of Edinburgh. This evening, enjoy an included visit to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. FB

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott

Day 8: Sunday 26 August 2018 Edinburgh Sightseeing

Edinburgh - one of the most enchanting cities in the world. Today join a Local Specialist for a tour of this magnificent city. Sights will include the Elephant House Cafe where JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter, visit the graveyard where Rowling gathered inspiration for Tom Marvolo Riddle, the Royal Mile and Princes Street (keep an eye out for the Balmoral Hotel where JK Rowling wrote the last Harry Potter book). The rest of the day is at leisure. FB

Day 9: Monday 27 August 2018 Edinburgh – Alnwick – Durham – Goathland Station – York

Today depart Scotland and travel South to Alnwick Castle - the filming location for such scenes as Quidditch and when they were learning how to mount their broomsticks. If you’re lucky, you may have the chance to join a broomstick training session. In Durham, visit the Cathedral, the location for many Hogwarts scenes. Stop at Goathland Station, the station known as ‘Hogsmeade’ in the films. Spend the night in York, a beautiful historic town. FB

Hotel: Hotel 53

Day 10: Tuesday 28 August 2018 York – Hardwick Hall – London (3 Nights)

After breakfast, journey to Hardwick Hall - the location of Malfoy Manor. This afternoon arrive in London and enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. You will explore film locations such as Borough Markets, Leadenhall Market, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue, Great Scotland Yard, Millenium Bridge and of course Kings Cross Station. FB

Hotel: Hilton Kensington

Day 11: Wednesday 29 August 2018 Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Excursion

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for. Today visit the studios where the action took place. See sets such as Privet Drive, Diagon Alley and the Ministry of Magic. There is a huge merchandise shop here so get your Galleons ready! FB

Day 12: Thursday 30 August 2018 London At Leisure

Today is yours to explore London at your leisure. Why not visit London Zoo to see the spot where Harry set the snake free in the Reptile House from
the Philosopher’s Stone movie. This evening, toast the end of a magical trip as you enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. FB, FD

Day 13: Friday 31 August 2018 Depart London

Say goodbye to an amazing holiday in England and Scotland. Transfers are included. Conditions apply. FB

Your Included Sights

  • Visit: Oxford University, Lacock Abbey, Gloucester Cathedral, Malham
    Cove, Glencoe, Mallaig, Loch Eilt, Glenfinnan, Dunkeld, Alnwick Castle,
    Durham Castle, Goathland Train Station, Hardwick Hall
  • Orientation: Oxford, Glasgow and Fort William
  • Scenic Drive: Cotswolds, Lake District and Loch Lomond
  •  Sightseeing tour with Local Specialist: Edinburgh and London
  • Experience the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Day tour to Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios

Your Included Experiences

  • Be My Guest: Join the Wood family at their 15th century historical farm
    on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish dinner, tales of Rob
    Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes
  • Local Specialist: Edinburgh and London

Terms and Conditions

Booking, Deposit & Final Payment: A non-refundable deposit of $200pp is due within 7 days of booking. Full balance is due no later than 60 days before departure. For bookings made within 60 days of departure full payment is required within 48 hours. Fares: All fares are quoted in Australian Dollars. Fares include transport, entrance fees as per itinerary, plus services of a Travel Director and Driver and meals as specified.

Accommodation: Hotel accommodation includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes. Single rooms are available on request basis and a single supplement applies. Transfers: London transfers are included on the first and last day of your trip, for Heathrow only. 

Cancellation penalties apply:

• For cancellations over 60 days prior to departure date =
Loss of deposit
• For cancellations 59 - 22 days prior to departure date =
25% of total price
• For cancellations 21 - 8 days prior to departure date =
30% of total price
• For cancellations 7 - 1 days prior to departure date =
50% of total price
• For cancellations day of departure / no show = 100% of
total price
Further cancellation fees may apply.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that passengers purchase travel insurance. Single Supplement: $1,141

Passports & Visas: It is the responsibility of each individual passenger to have a valid passport and necessary visas, as well as to comply with entry, health or other requirements for the countries visited. Whilst information is correct at time of printing, trips are subject to change. For full terms and conditions please contact Trafalgar. Trafalgar is a participant of the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme 2014. ATAS number: A10534.

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