Wizarding World: Diagon Alley and Hogwarts, Private Tour

Magpie ID: APTEKS
API Provider: Rezdy and Redeam
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Location: Edinburgh
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Commence at Nicolson's Cafe, now Spoon, where Rowling would write
Visit her favourite place to draw inspiration: Elephant House
Walk through Greyfriars House, spotting as many familiar names as possible
Explore Victoria St and Candlemaker Row, which inspired Diagon Alley
Summary
Discover the locations where Rowling wrote Harry Potter, visiting the places which inspired her
Description

On this fantastical walking tour, you will visit some of the haunts where Rowling would sip coffee, and put pen to paper. Learn about this extraordinary author, see the places she herself drew inspiration from, and purchase novelties from Potter-themed shops

 - Commence at Nicolson's Cafe, now Spoon, where Rowling would write
 - Visit her favourite place to draw inspiration: Elephant House 
 - Walk through Greyfriars House, spotting as many familiar names as possible
 - Compare the architecture of George Heriot's School to that of Hogwarts 
 - Explore Victoria St and Candlemaker Row, which inspired Diagon Alley 
 - Buy novelty gifts along the way

In December 1993, J.K. Rowling moved to Edinburgh with her daughter and a notepad full of ideas. During her time in Scotland, she wrote seven books following the journey of a wizard, Harry Potter, and his life in this magical world. Fast-forward a decade or two, and over 500 million copies have been sold, 8 films made, and an enormous fanbase developed

Begin your tour at Spoon, which was once Nicolson's Cafe, and the apparent birthplace of J. K. Rowling's books. More well-known is your next stop, The Elephant House, where Rowling would sit for hours writing and sipping coffee. Here, you can see Greyfriars House and George Heriot's School , both of which she used for inspiration for her magical world. Greyfriars House inspired the numerous graveyards scene in Harry Potter, and you can spot familiar character names on the gravestones. George Heriot's School was used as a basis for which Rowling developed Hogwarts. Conclude your tour at Diagon Alley (Victoria St and Candlemaker Row), where travellers flock to purchase novelties and perhaps to buy an owl or repair a wand...

 We built this tour because Harry Potter's world is magical, so all muggles should see where J.K Rowling grew inspiration and created a literary masterpiece

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Cost of transportation on the day. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book This is a walking tour
Cost of transportation on the day is not included. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 10:00, 13:00
Monday 10:00, 13:00
Tuesday 10:00, 13:00
Wednesday 10:00, 13:00
Thursday 10:00, 13:00
Friday 10:00, 13:00
Saturday 10:00, 13:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 55.947068, -3.185784
Address: Spoon, 6A Nicolson St, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH, GB
Notes:
Start Location Notes Spoon, 6A Nicolson St, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH, GB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Spoon, 6A Nicolson St, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH, GB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

Other Information

FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

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Am I able to book more than one tour?

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