Harry Potter Themed Bus Tour

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harry Potter Tour Edinburgh

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.

 

 

Dietary Options

Let us know how many guests require Gluten Free (GF), Dairy Free (DF), Vegan (VG) or Vegetarian (VE) alternatives.

  • Description

Description

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 able to choose between our Italian Antipasti & Wine or Pizza & Prosecco options:

Italian Antipasti & Wine

Start your Friday or Saturday evening with a rustic Antipasti board and tuck into a delicious cheese selection, cured meats, herbed olives, chicken liver pate, caramelised onion chutney, crisp salad and grapes accompanied with oatcakes and crusty bread, all washed down with a glass of wine of your choice.

Pizza & Prosecco

pizza and prosecco bus tour

Enjoy an artisan home baked pizza made with 24-hour fermented dough, topped with Mama Isa’s authentic tomato sauce made from a recipe passed down for generations.

Choose from either Margarita or Pepperoni with other toppings available at an extra charge see our onboard menu. All our pizzas are cooked fresh from our on-board kitchen, served to you straight from the oven!

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.


What’s Included

To Eat

With the Italian Antipasti & Wine option:

  • A hand-crafted selection of meats and cheese
  • Deliciously flavourful herbed olives
  • Chicken liver pate and caramelised onion chutney
  • Crisp salad and grapes
  • Oatcakes and crusty bread

With the Pizza & Prosecco option:

  • A fresh and authentic Margarita or Pepperoni pizza

To Drink

With the Italian Antipasti & Wine option:

  • A glass of red, white or rose wine

With the Pizza & Prosecco option:

  • A chilled glass of prosecco

Dates & Duration

Departing at 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays – check booking calendar for specific availability.

This experience lasts approximately 90 minutes (subject to traffic conditions).


Table Upgrades

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.

Toilet Facilities

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.

Dietary Requirements

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.

Tour Discounts

You can book tours for parties of up to 10 online. Parties of 10 or more can call or email us to secure a 10% discount, with 20 or more receiving 20%.

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.

  1. Waterloo Place
  2. Balmoral Hotel
  3. Waverly Station
  4. Edinburgh Castle
  5. Victoria Street
  6. Central Library
  7. Elephant House Cafe
  8. Greyfriar's Cemetery
  9. George Heriot's School
  10. The Meadows
  11. Potterow
  12. Spoon Cafe