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Magical World of Harry Potter Tour | 8 Day Self-Drive

 

Tour Inclusions:

Transport

Automatic economy car with:
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
  • Theft protection (TP),
  • Value added tax (VAT)
  • Third party liability
  • Location service charge (LSC)

Accommodation

    • London (2)
    • York (1)
    • Scottish Borders (1)
    • Loch Lomond (2)
    • Edinburgh (1)

    Other Inclusions

    • Deluxe travel wallet with comprehensive travel documents, luggage tags and driving map.
    • Expert service from dedicated sales guide before, during and after your trip.

    Superior & First Class Hotels

    Starts in London/ Ends in Edinburgh

    Tour Highlights*

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    London

    Harry Potter Studio Tour

    York

    Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

      

      8 Day Magical World Of Harry Potter Tour

      This 7-night Harry Potter tour will put you in the footsteps of your favorite Harry Potter characters including Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Dumbledore. You will explore the various filming locations in London, England, and Scotland. You will also explore the beauty of England and Scotland.

      Day 1: Platform 9 3/4 and Australia House

      Arrive in London where your magical adventure will begin. Spend the day exploring the city and the many attractions and filming locations. Be sure to check out Platform 9 ¾ and The Harry Potter shop next door. You will also visit the Australia House where Gringotts, the wizard bank run by goblins, was filmed. Another great place to visit in London is the Zoo. You can see where Harry learns that he can speak to snakes and liberates the Burmese python! After a day filled with travel and sightseeing head back to your accommodation for a relaxing night.

      Overnight in London

      Day 2: Harry Potter Studio Tour

      Spend the day venturing outside the city to see other filming locations around the London area. Be sure to take the Harry Potter Studio Tour at Leavesden Studios. This award-winning tour gives you access to spectacular sets from Harry Potter movies and a behind-the-scenes look at their production. You’ll see number 4 Privet Drive where Harry inhabits the cupboard under the stairs before he gets whisked away to Hogwarts.You can also check out Dowding Way which was The Knight Bus’s pickup point. Head back toward the city for more sightseeing in London before dinner.

      Overnight in London

      Day 3: Hardwick Hall

      Today, you will travel from London to York. This will be an approximately 4 hours drive but will be filled with beautiful views and stops along the way. About halfway through the drive, you can stop at Hardwick Hall. This was Malfoy Manor in the Harry Potter movies but is also a beautiful, mysterious building. The house has a restaurant and shop which would make a perfect stop to grab a bite to eat! Continue your drive to York where you will spend the night at your lovely accommodations. Spend the night relaxing over a drink after a long day of driving.


      Overnight in York

      Day 4: Goathland Train Station & Durham 

      Continue to experience the magic of Harry Potter as you continue onto more enchanting filming locations. Drive along the coast for beautiful views and stop off at some of the best attractions. You’ll definitely want to check out Goathland Train Station which was a station that acted as Hogsmeade Station, the main station for Hogwarts. As you continue along the coast you will reach Durham. Be sure to check out the Durham Cathedral which was used to shoot various exterior and interior shots of Hogwarts. There are guided tours available if time permits. New College Durham is another cool spot that was used for interior shots of Hogwarts’ corridors. Your last stop before arriving at your accommodation will be Alnwick Castle. This is another beautiful castle that was used for exterior shots of Hogwarts. Complete your trip to Alnwick Castle with Broomstick Training!

       
      Overnight in Scottish Borders

      Day 5: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

      Your travels will continue today as you head to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. You will once again drive along the beautiful coast before arriving at Loch Lomond. You can spend the day exploring this beautiful area of Scotland through a variety of different activities including, cycling, hiking, walking, golfing or taking Loch cruises. Once you have explored the park head to your accommodations for a relaxing evening.


      Overnight in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

      Day 6: Loch Etive, Glencoe & Fort William 

      Explore the area surrounding the Loch Lomond where many Harry Potter scenes were filmed. Check out Loch Etive which was the setting for Harry, Hermione and Ron’s camping trip. Next, travel to Glencoe where multiple scenes were filmed. This is the location of Hagrid’s hut and the bridge leading to the entrance of Hogwarts. As you continue towards Fort William be sure to stop off at the Jacobite Steam Train which was used as the Hogwarts Express. Head back to your accommodations for a bite to eat.

      Overnight in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

      Day 7: Edinburgh Castle & National Museum of Scotland 

      Today you will travel from your accommodations at Loch Lomond to Edinburgh. You can spend your last day in Scotland exploring the city and all of the amazing sights. Be sure to check out the Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Parliament Building and the National Museum of Scotland. Spend your last night in Scotland enjoying dinner and drinks.


      Overnight in Edinburgh

      Day 8: Return Home

      Return your rental car at Edinburgh airport and fly home.

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