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HARRY POTTER TRIP SCOTLAND
Join us in our ‘Knight Bus’ through the wizarding world of Harry Potter! We’ll visit all the high lights of the books & movies shot in Scotland ce the Scottish Highlands!
Join us on this epic 7-day
Harry Potter road trip through the Scottish Highlands. We will visit as many Harry Potter sights as we can, eat Hogwarts dishes and perhaps even learn to fly the broom! Expect to visit:
– Go on the Hogwarts Express Train
– Learn even more on the Edinburgh Harry Potter city tour
– Mountainbike to the famous Harry Potter Waterfall
– Visit Dumbledores resting place
– See locations where the Triwizard Tournaments have been filmed
– Hike Glencoe Lochan Trail, where multiple scenes have been filmed
Imagine yourself looking out the window in our unique “Knight Bus” double decker bus. Some nice tunes coming from the speakers, making new friends, cruising through the mountains and passing the most iconic Harry Potter sights.
We won’t be in the bus all the time; we will explore the sights by going hiking & biking too. So join us and enjoy this Harry Potter experience through the beautiful Scottish High lands!
The sorting head will tell you in which
We will roadtrip, eat and sleep in the bus.
SEE THE ENTIRE ITINERARY BELOW.
By clicking ‘Book Now’ you’ll be lead to our Booking System ‘We Travel’. Payments can be made via SEPA or creditcard.
Because this is a new trip, the aftermovie and reviews are from different trips. It does give a pretty good idea of what to expect in term of the vibe & bus. 🙂
Itinerary see below
Pick Up & Drop-Off
We will pick you up at 10.00 at the trainstation of Inverness.
From here we’ll drive in our 47-year old bus to the first stop – see the entire itinerary below.
On your final day, we will bring you back to the train station in New Castle around 12.00 P.M. or you can join us to The Netherlands if you add the ‘ferry-ride’ as an add-on. This leaves at 15.00 on the 18th and we will arrive in IJmuiden on October 19th around 10.00 A.M..
Trip dates: Inverness –> Newcastle (/IJmuiden (NL))
Dates 12th -18th of October 2023
Hop on: Inverness 10.00
Drop off: New Castle (18th of Oct, 12.00 P.M.) OR IJmuiden (if you add the ferry (optional) (19th of Oct, 10.00 A.M.)
Food & Drinks
Almost all meals (except for 2 nights) are included, we will cook together on the fire at night. All food is vegetarian.
You can drink as much coffee, tea, water or lemonade as you like. Other drinks like beer, wine or soda are not included and cost €2,00 each.
Of course part of the fun is to be living in our ancient bus, transformed from an old public transportation bus into a comfortable group accommodation.
You’ll sleep in a comfortable bed, either a bunk-bed or a single bed. Your bed has its own little light, curtain and locker for your valuables.
Upstairs you’ll also find the lounge with a view, while downstairs is the living area, with kitchen and dining area. Both areas have what we call in Dutch ‘ARKO’ (Alle Ramen Kunnen Open’) and a heating system for the colder nights.
Downstairs we have a big lounge / dining area with heater, where you can start your day with a cup of coffee or enjoy conversation till we’re too tired to talk.
We’ll park the bus at beautiful campsites along the way. We will use the sanitary facilities such as shower and toilet from the campsites.
- 6 nights accommodation in the bus
- 2 hosts (also drivers, cooks, mechanics)
- Transportation during the trip
FOOD & DRINKS
- Almost all your meals (6x breakfast, 6x lunch, 5x dinner) – of course in Harry Potter style!
- All your coffee, tea, water & lemonade
- Visit to ‘Hogwarts ‘ Castle (Alnwick) and learn to fly a broom!
- The Hogwarts Express Train
- Edinburgh Harry Potter tour
- Visit to Dumble Dores resting place
- Visit to where the
Triwizard Tournaments have been filmed
- Hike Glencoe Lochan Trail – where many scenes have been filmed
- Beautiful hike over the mountainpeaks
- Visit the outdoor town of Fort William
- Explore Trossachs National Park
- Drinks other than the above mentioned (drinks can be bought on the bus for €2,00.)
- Transportation to pick-up & drop-off location
- Travel Insurance
- Canyoning trip from Fort William (€80)
- Jacobite Steam Train. Harry Potter Train ride between Fort William and Mallaig. (€68,-)
- Entrance to Eilean Donan castle.
There are many flights taking off and arriving in Inverness airport daily. It might be worth checking out tickets to Edinburgh as well, since it sometimes has more frequent and cheaper flights. From Edinburgh there’s a direct train connection to Inverness and to New Castle.
Would you like to feel on a holiday as soon as you leave your doorstep? Then consider the train!
There’s a good connection between Amsterdam and London, which will take you there in 4 hours. From there you could take a train up to Inverness.
For tickets and the schedule, check the Eurostar website.
From London you can take the train to Inverness or back from New Castle. The train connection between Newcastle and Edinburgh is also very good, with trains only taking 1.30hr between both cities.
If you’re coming from abroad, then this website might be useful when planning your trip.
We would recommend you to just join. 😉
But if inevitable, and you do really have to cancel your trip:
- Within 48 hours after booking: 100% refund
- More than 120 days prior to departure: administration fee of €45
- Till 120 days prior to departure: 10% of the travel fee (with a minimum of €45 administration fee)
- Till 90 days prior to departure: 20% of the travel fee
- Till 60 days prior to departure: 30% of the travel fee
- Till 30 days prior to departure: 50% of the travel fee
- 15 – 29 days prior to departure: 80% of the travel fee
- Less than 15 days prior to departure: 100% of the travel fee
Pick-up, mountainbike to the ‘Harry Potter Waterfall’.
On this first day we will pick you up in Inverness. After getting to know each other,putting away your luggage and choosing beds, we will head off!
We will drive to Fort WIlliam, from where we’ll jump on the bike to discover the first Harry Potter sight of this trip; The Harry Potter (aKa Steal) Waterfall. The first TriWizard tournament with the fight with the dragon took place here! Also it’s was used as the Arena for the ‘Quidditch Matches‘ and flight scenes were captured here.
With a drop of 120m it’s also Scotland’s 2 nd largest waterfall – so impressive in itself!
We will sleep in Fort William. Tonight dinner is not included, allowing us to enjoy one of the nice restaurants in Fort Williams and visit the Pub afterwards.. We’ll sleep just a little drive out of town, so we have all the time to enjoy the evening here.
Hike to Dumbledores Restingplace
Today we’ll drive to Loch Arkaig and Invermallie. This location is the resting place of fabulous wizard Dumbledore. The head of Hogwarts. We’ll go on a beautiful 3hr hike here to explore the entire area.
When we come back there’s the time to go on a Whisky Tour (optional) in the Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery of Fort William. You’ll learn everything about the process of Whisky-making and can of course try some at the end of the tour!
If you prefer some chill-time instead of the Whisky tour you can just go and explore Fort William, a very nice town with restaurants & shops. There’s plenty of nice cafes and the possibility to go indoor bouldering in an old church!
We will cook & have dinner in the bus tonight on a campsite close to Fort William.
We take the Hogwarts Express steam train from Fort William to Mallaig, considered as one of worlds’ most beautiful train journeys of all times! In Mallaig there will be some time for lunch, before heading back. Of course, we will make a stop at the Glenfinnan viaduct – the viewpoint to see the train, from where we can see the train pass and take pictures like the one you see below.
We will drive to the next campsite in Glencoe.
Glencoe Lochan Trail & Hagrids Hut location & Scenic A82 road
Today we’ll go on a short hike called ‘Glencoe Lochan Trail’. It’s a beautiful hike around a lake and multiple scenes have been filmed here!
We continue our way and visit the spot where Hagrids Hut used to be.
After lunch we’ll move to the beautiful Rannoch Moor viewpoint, where the dementors have stopped the train in Deadly Hallows part 1. This is on the A82 road, one of the most epics roads in Scotland with amazing views.
Harry Potter walking tour Edinburgh.
As the birthplace of Harry Potter where miss JK Rowling has been writing most of her books it is of course a place not to be missed on this Harry Potter Special. We will join the guided Harry Potter tour through Edinburgh, where we’ll see where she got her inspiration from to write about Hogwarts and all the other famous characters. Have your Harry Potter knowledge tested with an audiovisual quiz and earn points for your house.
Find out which house of Hogwarts you belong to and whether you’re pure blood, a Muggle or a Squib. Visit the Grave of Tom Riddle in Greyfriars Kirkyard, and pass JK Rowling’s golden handprints outside City Chambers. On this tour we’ll see all this and much more.
Optional activity: potion making
Don your wizard robe and brew up a delicious conoction. Make someone fall helplessly in love with you, create liquid gold like alchemists of old bubble the bones of your enemies.
After the walking tour we’ll have some free time and we will enjoy a nice meal somewhere in town – there’s plenty of places to choose from! (dinner not included.)
Save the best for last – we end the trip going to one of the major high lights: we will visit Hogwarts! This castle (Alnwick) featured as Hogwarts in the first two movies. If we’re lucky we can even learn how to fly the broom!
It’s our final night* so we’ll end the day with dreaming back on the trip with a nice drink, good food & marshmallows smoked on the bonfire to go with it!
We’ll have an easy morning. At breakfast, we can go over all the things we’ve done together on this trip one more time, before taking you to the drop-off location in Newcastle. (12.00 PM – noon)
Ferry to The Netherlands
It’s also possible to join us back to the Netherlands on the ferry. The ferry leaves today as well and arrives on October 19th at 10.00 A.M. Please add it as an add-on if you’d like us to organize this for you (shared room on the ferry).
Please note: We highly recommend you don’t book any flights home within 4 hours after our estimated arrival time, just in case we have any delays on the way. We are traveling in an old-timer bus after all – delays can be part of the adventure.
Around 10.00 A.M. we arrive in IJmuiden, The Netherlands. Of course you’re welcome to join us to wherever we’re going (probably Leiden, not sure yet) or we can drop you off at a train station close to IJmuiden.
Prefer to book a trip with a group of friends but the date doesn’t match or you’d like to change the itinerary a bit? Contact us for the possibilities!