Hold your hippogriffs! A new Harry Potter-inspired honeymoon idea is here that will have fans of the franchise living out the magic for at least six days.
Barge Lady Cruises announced a Potter-devoted river cruise aboard its boat, the Magna Carta, that can hold up to eight guests. The excursion will begin at the Stafford Hotel in London, where crew members will greet passengers with a warm welcome reception.
The boat will then set sail from the River Thames and stop along the countryside at various picturesque locations where scenes from the beloved movies were filmed. The American travel company has listed stops at several memorable locations, including Christ Church College at Oxford University, where the Great Hall served as the inspiration behind Hogwarts’ hall of the same name.
Other location stops include Virginia Water Lake in Surrey, the location where Harry Potter first met Buckbeak the Hippogriff in Prisoner of Azkaban. Virginia Water was also featured in the Goblet of Fire. Passengers will also swing by Picket Post Close, the real-life location for the Dursley family home of 4 Privet Drive, where Potter was oftentimes confined throughout his childhood within a cupboard under the stairs.
The boat itself features four bedrooms and two decks, as well as hot tub, a dining room, and heated floors and bathrooms. The cost, however, will set you back $4,190 per person, though food (locally-sourced produce, meats and fish) as well as wine is included.
Book soon because 2018 Potter-specific cruises are only available to two groups, the first trip will set sail from August 5 to the 11, and the second from August 19 to the 25.