It Was Fabulous
I arranged the wizarding afternoon tea for my daughters 16th birthday this afternoon. There were 6 of us - 2 adults and 4 teens. It was fabulous. The service was awesome and the girls were really looked after. The hosts were really responsive and engaged in Harry Potter chat. My daughter, who was a Slytherin, was desperate to try a green butter beer and it was delivered without any problem. I can not fault the full experience, food was really nice and plentiful too.
Harry Potter Themed Bus Tour
Jump aboard our vintage double-decker London bus and take in all of the most spell binding sights that the city of Edinburgh has to offer, including those that that inspired the tales of a certain famous boy wizard Harry Potter. Our bus tour will travel to the locations which inspired J.K. Rowling to write the Harry Potter series of books.
A truly spellbinding bus tour of Edinburgh. Tour the locations that inspired the Harry Potter book series.
Jump aboard our vintage double-decker London bus and take in all of the most spell binding sights that the city of Edinburgh has to offer, including those that that inspired the tales of a certain famous boy wizard Harry Potter. Our bus tour will travel to many of the locations in Edinburgh which inspired J.K. Rowling to write the Harry Potter series of books. This includes Greyfriar’s Cemetery where J.K.Rowling found inspiration for some character names such as Voldemort, aka Tom Riddle (Riddell), Spoon Cafe where she was a regular and wrote some of the first book, George Heriot’s School which was believed to be the inspiration for the architecture of Hogwarts plus many more locations to spy some wizards!
Arrive at the bus and you will be sorted in to your house (or table) where you will be greeted with a tasty cup full of I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Butter-Beer made fresh from the cauldron from our on-board kitchen. Non-alcoholic and alcoholic options will be available.
To eat, you will be served our quintessentially British Afternoon Tea with some magical touches such as chocolate frogs and jelly beans (but only the nice flavours!).
This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to make their day in Edinburgh extra magical. Celebrate with a glass of wine, a cold beer or anything else you desire from our on board bar.
You can also buy a voucher for the Harry Potter themed Bus Tour and give to a fan of the boy wizard.
*Please note that this is not an official Harry Potter Tour but a themed tour taking in the locations which inspired the book series. No official merchandise will be sold.
Up to two children aged 14 and under are welcome on this tour with a free child ticket, but they must be accompanied by at least one fare-paying adult.
- Full afternoon tea
- Chocolate frogs and jelly beans
- Unlimited tea & coffee
- 1 cup of “I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Butter-Beer”
Dates & Duration
Departing at 3pm on Thursdays and Fridays; 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays – check booking calendar for specific availability.
This experience lasts approximately 90 minutes (subject to traffic conditions).
Our vintage busses have various layouts of seating to suit parties of two or more. On busy tours, you may be required to sit with other guests.
We do offer upgrades to guarantee your specific seats. Give us a call after booking to make any specific requests.
Front pair upstairs: £6pp; Guaranteed upstairs: £4pp; Exclusive use of table for four: £10 per unused seat.
As we run vintage Routemaster busses, we do not have any toilet facilities on board.
This tour will stop for a 15-minute comfort break, allowing you to stretch your legs and use local facilities.
We can cater to a range of dietary requirements – select your options above to book online, or give us a call to chat further.
We cannot guarantee that all of our ingredients have been produced in a nut-free environment.
Employees of the NHS, Police and Fire Service - as well as current and retired members of HM Forces - are welcomed on-board with the greatest of admiration. As a thanks for your service, we extend a 20% discount to your entire party. Just give us a call, or send us an email, to arrange your tour.
Pick-Up Location & Route
We pick up – and drop off – at Stance ZF, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BH.
- Waterloo Place
- Balmoral Hotel
- Waverly Station
- Edinburgh Castle
- Victoria Street
- Central Library
- Elephant House Cafe
- Greyfriar's Cemetery
- George Heriot's School
- The Meadows
- Spoon Cafe