- Children's Books, Fantasy
- J.K. Rowling
The Barge Ladies cruise company has conjured an enchanting treat for Harry Potter fans. Starting this August, you’ll be able to embark on a unique, weeklong river cruise along the River Thames in the U.K. to various filming locations from the franchise, Hogwarts-friendly cuisine, and Warner Bros. Studios.
The Harry Potter Magic Cruise runs from Aug. 5-11 and Aug. 19-15 — and it’ll cost you a lot more than a few galleon. The rate is roughly $4,190 a person, though it includes some spectacular sites.
Setting sail on the Magna Carta vessel from Hampton Court, the cruise includes visits to Virginia Water (the setting for Harry’s meeting with Buckbeak in The Prisoner of Azkaban), Picket Post Close (the filming locale for 4 Privet Drive in The Sorcerer’s Stone), the Harry Potter tour at Warner Bros. Studios (preserving props, costumes, and sets from the films), and Oxford’s Christ Church College (the Great Hall served as a model for the Great Hall of Hogwarts).
“The itinerary is my baby and it has been a professional highlight to see it come to fruition,” Barge Ladies founder Stephanie Sak told Good Morning America.
For more information on the cruise, including its itinerary, visit BargeLadyCruises.com.