- By Kevin
- On Aug 4, 2017
- Travel Tips
The Family Tour of London
The London tour is customisable and private. Provide a driver-guide with Luxury Sedan or Van. For larger families and groups we can provide coaches from 16 to 49 seats with driver and guide.
Visit the famous film location sights of Harry Potter, along with discovering ancient secrets at the British Museum. Tour inside the Tower of London with 900 years of royal history. See the collection of Crown Jewels which includes the largest diamond in the world. Finish your day with a trip on the London Eye, the tallest observation wheels in Europe. Harry Potter film locations include platform 9 at King’s Cross and Diagon Alley.
Warwick Castle, Harry Potter's Oxford & the Cotswold
Your personal driver-guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss any changes you might like to make to your tour. Any tour itinerary we suggest is flexible and can be altered to suit your individual requirements, even on the day.
Enjoy a private walking tour of Oxford with your guide, home to important buildings which shape the city’s landscape. See the great dining hall in Christ Church College; the inspiration for Hogwarts. View the beautiful vaulted staircases which are frequently used for filming interior scenes. University buildings were used to recreate the library, infirmary and grand entrances of Hogwarts.
After lunch, head to a place with a thousand years of history within its domain. The medieval walls of Warwick Castle tower over the River Avon; appearing twice as big because of the reflection on the water. The structure of the castle was meant for military purposes and throughout history has proved its importance.
Tour the chapel, great hall and State Rooms. Each room contains various artefacts and possessions relating to the castle’s past. In the great hall, see ‘Guy’s Porridge Pot’ which is around 500 years old. Visit Guy’s Tower, a 14th Century construction with five storeys. The windows were redesigned to allow cannons to be used during the Civil War. Other towers worth seeing are Clarence, Bear and Caesar’s Tower. Your guide will bring to life the tales, events and the truth behind Warwick’s great stone walls.
Warwick Castle is fun and educational, with various shows and exhibitions. The Bird of Prey Lawn is the best place to view the falconry displays. After touring the castle, you may wish to stroll through the Rose and Peacock Garden.
From April each year you can see the world’s largest trebuchet, a huge medieval siege engine measuring 18 metres high and weighs 22 tons! Watch the wooden machine shoot a massive stone ball over 300 metres. Demonstrations of the English longbow, jousting and medieval warfare can be seen during holiday periods.
Tour the Cotswold region, famous for honey coloured cottages, pretty villages and country pubs. Stop for afternoon tea in an elegant English country house hotel. Return to London.