Harry Potter Film Locations
Harry Potter Film Locations
This tour is customisable and private. We can provide a driver-guide with Luxury Sedan (3 PAX) or Van (8 PAX). For larger families and groups we can provide coaches from 16 to 49 seats with driver AND guide.
Tour Oxford and Gloucester to discover the inspiration behind Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
See film locations with a family-friendly guide, including scenes from the Chamber of Secrets and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Remember when Ginny Weasley wrote ‘the chamber of secrets has been opened…’ on the wall?
Your Tour Details
Your personal driver-guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at 8.00 am. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss any changes you might like to make to your tour. Any tour itinerary we suggest is flexible and can be altered to suit your individual requirements, even on the day.
It all started in 2001 upon the film release of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, resulting in historic locations becoming world famous tourist attractions.
Your first stop on your tour is Oxford, home to important buildings that shape the city’s landscape. See the great dining hall in Christ Church College; the inspiration for Hogwarts. View the beautiful vaulted staircases which are frequently used for filming interior scenes. University buildings were used to recreate the library, infirmary and grand entrances of Hogwarts.
After lunch, head to Gloucester Cathedral which dates back to the late 7th century when the land was used to build a religious house dedicated to St Peter. By the 11th Century, Benedictine monks were installed and so a great monastic house was founded. Greater income resulted in ambitious building projects. Popular devotion to the deposed King Edward II, buried at Gloucester, generated the money for further building in the 14th century.
The cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral are regarded as one of the most beautiful architectural features in Britain. They formed the backdrop for the Hogwarts scenes. Remember when Ginny Weasley wrote ‘the chamber of secrets has been opened…’ on the wall? This wall is actually part of Gloucester Cathedral. Follow in the footsteps of the troll in the first film and see where the portrait of the Fat Lady would have hung.
Behind an ancient door, a set of cold steps leads down to the crypt, which is the burial place of the monks from the old monastery. It may be possible arrange a private tour of the crypt, revealing Gloucester Cathedral’s past.
Our new SUVs are perfect for city and countryside touring. Panoramic roof, large seats and easy access are all key features of our fleet. This vehicle is ideal for long distance touring, especially when including Britain’s National Parks. This vehicle makes easy work of mountain passes, country lanes along with being supremely comfortable. Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 small carry-ons.
VW & Mercedes-Benz passenger vans
Our range of passenger vans are suitable to fulfil a number of different roles, depending on the number of people travelling, the amount of luggage and the length of the journey. Our Mercedes vans have 7 passenger seats, plenty of head and leg room. Our VW vans have more space and more luggage capacity and therefore are ideal for extended touring with groups up to 7 people. Luggage capacity: 8 medium suit cases plus 2/3 small carry-ons OR 5 large suit cases plus 2/3 carry-ons.
BMW Grand Tourer
This vehicle is super comfortable for 2 people, touring the countryside on an extended tour or day trip is a breeze. This Grand Tourer has a long wheel base, which means more leg room than your average sedan, higher seating position making getting in out of the car easier. Another nice feature is a full panoramic roof This BMW also has a smooth and quiet ECO engine and a certain amount of style too! Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 handbag sized pieces of luggage.
Our luxury motor coaches can cater for every group size from 21 to 49 passengers. All of our luxury coaches are air-conditioned, have radio/pa systems and are fitted with seat belts. Some have a refrigerator, monitors and washroom facilities. Luggage capacity varies.
This vehicle is ideal for small corporate groups or large families. Large windows, cool boxes and quiet modern engines will enhance the touring experience. These vehicles have 15 passenger seats and rear area with tables. Luggage capacity: 15 medium bags plus carry-ons.
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Since 2002, we have created British travel experiences for individuals, families, groups and corporations. Driver-Guided Tours, Chauffeur-Driven Transfers and Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Unique Accommodation, Customised Group Programmes and VIP Experiences, Premium Tickets to Theatres, Sporting and Cultural Events
And why we do it!
Our aim is always to be an ‘upgrade’ to anything else available, but without going ‘over the top’ with our prices. We started our business by offering simple day tours and deliver them well. It was not long before our clients were asking us to include more services and events – this we took as a compliment and felt it showed they trusted us and had confidence that we would deliver to a high standard, without the fuss.