Harry Potter England Escorted Tour To Harry Potter Film Locations

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Harry Potter England Escorted Tour To Harry Potter Film Locations

Post by pjcegt20092010 on Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:21 pm

Harry Potter England Escorted Tour- Guided Tour to Harry Potter film locations

6 Days/5 Nights visiting Harry Potter tour of London. Oxford and Lacock, Stratford, Gloucester, and CS Lewis sites

Begins in London on Tuesday, ends in London on Sunday

Go on location and discover the inspiration behind Hogwarts
Tuesday Harry Potter London Tour -Your tour commences at 1PM in Britain's famous capital city and at the beginning of book 1- London. Visit London Zoo, which transformed into Little Whinging Zoo in the book. The scene of Harry's conversation with the snake took place in the reptile house of London Zoo. Visit Kings Cross Station to see platform 9 ¾ where Harry starts his Hogwarts Express journey to Hogwarts School of Wizardry. Don’t forget that the platform is not visible to Muggles! Take turns holding the handle of a baggage cart that British Rail has kindly cut in half and affixed to the wall — all the better to give the impression that it's disappearing into the magical alternative world where trains go to wizard school. Carry on to Australia House on the Strand, home of the Australian High Commission, which was transformed into Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Take a stroll down Charing Cross Road which came to life as Diagon Alley where all the Wizard shops are. Stay overnight in London.

Wednesday On your own: Spend the day viewing the Harry Potter sights of London. The London Eye One of the newest and most popular attractions in London, this 135-meter tall Ferris wheel along the banks of the Thames River is one of several landmarks that can be seen in Order of the Phoenix's "wizard chase" sequence, where several members of "Dumbledore's Army" (Harry's Hogwarts student supporters) race on their brooms high above London toward a fight with Voldemort's loyal followers, the sinister Death Eaters. From your own "broom's eye" view atop the Eye, you'll be able to see many of the other notable London sights also featured in the climactic fly-over, including Big Ben, Parliament, Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace. Westminster Tube Station When traveling around London on "the Tube," make sure to stop at this gorgeously modern glass and steel underground station, which serves the Circle, District, and Jubilee lines and is one of the key locations Harry and Mr. Weasley (Ron's father) visit when traveling to a Ministry of Magic hearing. Also keep an eye out just down the road from the station for a red telephone booth near Scotland Yard that was used by the filmmakers as the secret entrance to the Ministry of Magic. Stay overnight in London. (CB)
HARRY POTTER STAMPS Issued just ahead of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™, the seventh and final Harry Potter book, Royal Mail is proud to commemorate and celebrate an illustrious British author and a true global publishing phenomenon. J.K Rowling's schoolboy wizard was featured on seven first class Royal Mail stamps in 2007.
Thursday Harry Potter & CS Lewis Tour to Oxford
Travel to the ancient university city of Oxford for your next Harry Potter sights. Visit Christ Church College, Oxfords largest college, which was used to stage a number of Hogwarts interior scenes and whose Great Hall was used to accommodate the great feasts at the school. See the famous Bodleian Library, where Harry creeps at night under his invisible cloak. The Duke Humphrey's Library featured as Hogwarts Library in the film and the Divinity School became the Hospital wing. Many of the Hogwart's scenes were filmed at Oxford University - including the staircase where Mrs McGonagall greets the schoolchildren, and Hogwart's hospital. Visit the home of CS Lewis, author who wrote The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. He lived at The Kilns, now called Lewis Close, in Headington, Oxford, from 1930 until his death. He wrote many of his works there, including the Narnia series, based on four children who lived with Lewis and his family as evacuees during the WWII. The books carry a predominantly Christian theme. From Oxford, drive up through the Cotswolds, past Blenheim Palace - birthplace of Winston Churchill. Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, was used in the Order of the Phoenix. Stay in the Cotswolds/Stratford. (CB)

Friday Harry Potter Tour To Gloucester
Drive through the pretty villages to the Cathedral City of Gloucester. The Cathedral, famous for it's Gothic architecture, was the perfect setting for many of the Hogwarts interior scenes, including Gryffindor’s dorm. Here the Fat Lady guarded the entrance. Pupils from the Kings School, which adjoins the Cathedral, were used as film extras! The ghost scenes and talking pictures were set here. The Cathedral is featured again in 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' including the scene with the ghost Moaning Myrtle, and the mysterious red writing on the wall. Stay overnight in Cirencester. (B)

Saturday Harry Potter Tour to Gordric's Hollow
Begin your journey with a visit to the medieval village of Lacock. This village inspired the image of Gordric's Hollow - where Harry lived with his parents. Lacock Abbey was also used in various Hogwarts School scenes, including Professor Snape’s Dungeon classroom. The beautiful village of Lacock will evoke memories in the minds of avid film buffs - it was also used in the period dramas Emma and Pride and Prejudice. Cantax Hill, Lacock was used in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Continue your journey to the ancient village of Avebury to see the mysterious circle of standing stones. Return to London for overnight. (B)

Sundayday Home from London.
We suggest the Gatwick Express or Heathrow Express for your homeward transfer (not included in the price). Extra nights in London can be added at extra cost.(CB)

Price Includes:
Motorcoach with driver. Extra guide in London.
Full hearty breakfast is served each day. This may include home-baked breads, farm-fresh eggs, cereal, sausage and bacon. (B&CB -Continental in London.)
5 nights accommodation; room with bath.
Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.
Visits to and admission charges and entrance fees to: London Zoo o King's Cross Station o Christchurch o Bodleian Library o Divinity School o Blenheim o Gloucester Cathedral o Lacock Abbey o Avebury o CS Lewis' home
Passport Case with "What You Need To Know Before You Go"
EGT Baggage Strap
Hotels: Click here for hotel descriptions:
Accommodations at our choice of hotels or similar:
London Jurys Chelsea Hotel or Jurys Islington 2 nights
Stratford-upon-Avon Best Western Salford Hall Hotel or Grosvenor Hotel 1 night
Cirencester Stratton House 1 night
London Jurys Chelsea Hotel or Jurys Islington 1 nights

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