3 Day Private Harry Potter Tour Itinerary
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Are you ready for a magical 3 Day Harry Potter tour of Scotland? Grab your bags, but leave your brooms behind as our driver-guides take you around all your favorite Harry Potter destinations in your very own luxury touring vehicle!
All our tours are completely customizable, so if there is anything you’d like to change from the following itinerary, just let us know by filling in the form below and one of our tour experts will be in touch to help you plan your perfect Harry Potter-themed vacation!
Greetings muggles and welcome to your custom Harry Potter tour itinerary! Your tour starts as your driver-guide meets you and your group at the airport to take you on a short city tour before dropping your bags off at your accommodation in our beautiful capital Edinburgh.
Once you’ve had a chance to refresh, your driver-guide will take you over to the Old Town of Edinburgh - where you’ll see the cobbled streets and alleyways that inspired J.K. Rowling’s descriptions in the Harry Potter series before stopping for lunch and a coffee at The Elephant House (known as the birthplace of Harry Potter as it is here where Rowling first started to write the first book). The Elephant House has stunning views onto Edinburgh Castle, where you may want to go for a quick tour before we head to Greyfriars Kirkyard (a burial place of notable Scottish authors and academics) where you will recognize numerous names from the series such as Thomas Riddell, William McGonagall, and Elizabeth Moddie!
If we have time left in the day, we can visit Spoon (previously Nicholson Cafe) where Rowling penned ‘Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone’, before taking a short walk up to Authur’s seat where (if we’ve timed it right) you’ll see a stunning sunset over Edinburgh’s Old Town before returning to your accommodation.
We recommend The Balmoral Hotel for your first night’s accommodation in Scotland - not only because it’s incredibly well-placed for your group to take advantage of Edinburgh’s vibrant nightlife and wonderful selection of bars and restaurants, but also because it was where J.K. Rowling stayed when she penned the final chapter of the last book of the series!
On Day Two of your private Harry Potter tour, we head through central Scotland and into the Highlands to visit another Harry Potter filming location: Moor of Rannoch.
It was at Moor of Rannoch that the Death Eaters board the train in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Next, we’ll head to possibly the most iconic Harry Potter filming destination on our tour: Glenfinnan Viaduct and the Jacobite Steam train.
Although this tour doesn’t account for a ride on the actual train, this is possible with special requests. Spaces on the train sell out quickly so please get in touch as far ahead of your departure date as possible.
On the driving route, we’ll take you to some of the most picturesque views of the viaduct and stop for as many photo opportunities as you’d like!
In the evening we’ll head to Fort William where you can have a well-deserved rest ahead of your final day of our Harry Potter tour.
On your last day on tour with us, we start off the morning with a scenic drive through Glencoe Mountain Range before heading to Steall Falls. Fans of the Harry Potter films will recognize Steall Falls from the scene where Harry faces a Hungarian Dragon in the Goblet of Fire and is just a short hike into the Nevis Mountain Range.
From there, your driver-guide will take your group over to Loch Etive - a stunning loch south of Glencoe where Harry and co are dropped after fleeing Gringott’s Bank in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Finally, we’ll drive down the beautiful West Coast of Scotland, perhaps stopping at Loch Lomond and the quaint village of Luss en route to Scotland’s largest city: Glasgow.
In Glasgow, we’ll visit the city’s bustling West End to explore Glasgow University; where it is said Rowling got her inspiration for Hogwarts from.
Originally built as far back as 1451, Glasgow is the fourth-oldest English-speaking university in the world and looks strikingly similar to Rowling’s school of witchcraft and wizardry!
Your driver-guide will then drop you off at a destination of your choosing in Glasgow or Edinburgh, where your tour will come to a close… until next time that is!
We hope to leave you with a wonderful experience of Scotland and an unforgettably immersive Harry Potter tour!