Barge Lady Cruises will have muggles under its spell with a six-day river cruise that sets sail in the summer of 2018…
This boating experience boasts an enchanting itinerary of stops at filming locations, as well as spreads of gourmet Potter feasting fare.
Harry Potter River Cruise
The itinerary: The adventure begins on land at Hotel Stafford in London with a quintessentially British afternoon tea. Lucky passengers will board and set off for a visit to alleged Hogwarts doppelgänger, Hampton Court. A visit to the palace is followed by a journey to Windsor, home to Virginia Water, the lake where Harry befriends Buckbeak in Prisoner of Azkaban. An obligatory look at Windsor Castle is of course, on the docket, too.
A highlight of the fourth day is an excursion to historic Dorney Court, Cliveden house, and Picket Post Close–the historic merit of the latter owing to its status as filming location for 4 Privet Drive in The Philosopher’s Stone.
A Warner Bros Studio Tour on day five gives passengers the chance to peek at iconic props, costumes and sets. The last day includes a morning meander along British countryside with a stop at Oxford’s Christ Church College, inspiration for Hogwarts’ Great Hall as well as a filming location for the series.
Travel information: Harry Potter themed cruises are available to book from the 5th-11th August, and the 19th-25th August through Barge Lady Cruises’ Magna Carta.
The luxury ship holds up to eight people, along with four crew members. Ensuite bathrooms, queen and king-sized beds, under floor heating and a flat screen television ensure that quarters are up to snuff with standards as persnickety as Mrs. Dursley’s.
To hire the entire boat costs $39,100 (£27,411). Rates per person start from $1,650 (£1,157), while hire for double rooms is $5,350 (£3,752).