Step into the wizarding world of “Harry Potter” from the platforms of Kings Cross to impressive cathedrals used as filming locations throughout the 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.
One trip available only, so book early to avoid missing out.
13 days from R48 602pp | Departing 19 August 2018
Day 1: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Depart London
Say goodbye to an amazing holiday in England and Scotland. Transfers are included. Conditions apply. FB
- 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
- 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 R3000pp 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 South African Rands. 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.
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.