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  • £109.00 Adult
  • £105.00 Child (3-15)
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Dover Shore to Warner Bros Studio Tour – The making of Harry Potter – Day Tour

A full day tour with entry to Warner Bros Studio and hotel transfer with collection at your cruise terminal.  This service is available when Disney Magic cruise ship is visiting Dover.  You will be driven in an air conditioned touring bus for a magical day out at Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter.  A truly unique attraction that that allows you to experience the magic that has gone into creating the most successful film series of all time.




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Tour Highlights

  • The Great Hall, one of Hogwarts Castle’s most recognisable location
  • Gryffindor common room and boys' dormitory
  • Professor Dumbledore’s office and Potions classroom
  • Hagrid’s hut, the home of Rubeus Hagrid, The Weasley kitchen, including the magical self washing frying pan and unique Weasley family clock
  • The Ministry of Magic, the wizarding world’s centre of government in Britain
  • The backlot, home to exterior sets including Privet Drive and Hogwarts Bridge
  • Creature effects, where creatures and intricate prosthetics were built, including Lord Voldemort’s snake like face!
  • Hogwarts Castle model , the jewel in the crown of the art department!!
  • Diagon Alley where you can see the dusty Ollivanders wand shop, the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes shop and much more!
  • Climb aboard an original Hogwart's Express steam train and see a recreation of platfom 9 ¾
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Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter

Step into the Great Hall and explore some of the most iconic sets featured in the movies which include Dumbledore’s office, the Ministry of Magic, 4 Privet Drive, Gryffindor common room, the Weasley kitchen and Diagon Alley. Discover behind-the-scenes secrets and learn how intricate prosthetic’s and make up transformed actors into creatures. All will be revealed at the working studios where all eight Harry Potter films were produced.

We plan to spend 3-3.5 hours at the Studio.



Important Information

Joining Procedure At Dover

As you exit the ship you will be met by our staff outside the terminal who will direct you to the coach. We will contact you before your cruise departs to confirm the exact meeting time (will be between 8:45-9:30am), we plan to leave Dover by 10:am. The journey from Dover to Warner Bros Studio is approximately 2.5 hours. There will be a short comfort stop en route in a service station with bathroom facilities, shops, restaurants. Our scheduled arrival time at the Studio is 13.00pm-14.00pm. We plan to spend 3 – 3.5 hours at the studio.

Arrival in London and Heathrow

At the end of the day the coach will take you to the central London hotels, passengers to Heathrow will be transferred by separate vehicle to Heathrow hotels. Separate vehicles are often used for drop offs in Heathrow and London to speed up the drop offs. Arriving in Heathrow around 18.30pm and Central London around 19.00pm – 19.30pm.
We cover the vast majority of hotels in Heathrow and London city centre. We also drop at Heathrow terminals, Victoria Coach/train station, Kings Cross/St.Pancras station and Paddington station.
Please note, on arrival in London, we may use other vehicles to ensure we complete the drop offs as quickly and efficiently as possible. If this does happen, our staff on the day will organise this.

Flying From Gatwick, Stansted or Luton Airports?

If you are flying from Gatwick, Stansted or Luton Airports we can drop you at Victoria Rail or Coach Station around 18.45pm- 19.00pm where there are frequent trains and airport buses to each airport.

Booking Conditions And Payment

In order that we can guarantee your booking, you will need to make payment in full. However, all cruise transfer/tours which are booked from this webpage, are not subject to cancellation charges up to 42 days (6 weeks) prior to the transfer/tour travel date. Within 41 days of your travel date, our normal booking conditions shall apply.

The luggage allowance is 2 large cases per passenger (maximum 23kgs per case) plus 2 pieces of hand luggage (max 10kg per case). If you have more than this you must contact our office prior to travel. We do not carry outsize items (eg bicycles) and you MUST inform us in advance if you have a wheelchair, mobility vehicle etc.



FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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