A treat is coming up for Harry Potter fans to visit Hogwarts while on board a luxurious boat. The Barge Ladies Cruises is casting its magic spell with the Harry Potter Magic Cruise along the River Thames in England. This is a chance for die-hard fans to live out their magical fantasies.

The cruise is for six nights and seven days on board the Magna Carta starting at Hampton Court in Richmond Upon Thames in London. There will be several stops in places that appeared in the Harry Potter movies. Among them is Virginia Water where Harry first met Buckbeak and rode the Hippogriff in The Prisoner of Azkaban. It is also here where Hermione passed messages in Goblet of Fire. There will likewise be visits to Dorney Court and Picket Post Close which are the set for 4 Privet Drive in The Sorcerer’s Stone. Next stop is at the Warner Bros. studios for a Harry Potter tour to see the sets, costumes, props and the likes. Finally, a visit to Oxford’s Christ Church College which is Hogwarts itself.

The Magna Carta can accommodate up to eight guests in its four cabins with tiled bathroom and shower. There are under floor heating in the cabins and bathroom. A flat screen TV and DVD player are provided. Public areas are spacious and with wifi. Each barge has four crew members which includes a gourmet chef who will be preparing Hogwarts-inspired meals. Magna Carta is rated as 4 stars.


The Harry Potter Magic Cruise runs from August 5 – 11 and August 19 – 25, 2018. Price starts at roughly around US$ 4,190 per guest. The cruise include the tours, afternoon tea on embarkation day, all meals on board the boat, wines during lunch and dinner, an open bar and the use of the bicycles while in port. Bookings are for cabins or charter.

For more information, visit BargeLadyCruises.com.

Photos used in this blog are owned by Barge Lady Cruises.

Have a magical cruise!