** Normal private tour bookings have been suspended

until the UK lockdown measures have been lifted **

However we are offering online private tours via Zoom video calls.

For more information, and to book your tour, click this button!


Unlike public tours, we do charge a fee for private tours.

Our private tours provide a more personalised experience at a time to suit you. The tour content is the same but you will get a unique chance to speak one-on-one with our guides to make sure all of your burning Potter questions are answered!

If you’d like to make a private booking, please fill out the form below and we'll get back to you with a quote. Pricing varies according to group size and type but is always competitive. We’ll get back to you within 48 hours.

We have lots of experience in catering for groups of all types. We receive a lot of hen party, school group and children's birthday party bookings. Our guides are skilled at matching the tour content to the audience and we have plenty to keep younger members entertained!


Please note we usually need a minimum of a week’s notice to book a private tour. There may be a chance that we have a guide available at shorter notice but we can't guarantee this. We also kindly ask:


Please do not contact us if you're looking for a private tour within 48 hours. We definitely will not have availability.


We schedule our trivate tours to fit around our public tours so this generally means we will have available private tour slots at 10am, 12pm and 4pm September - March and 10am, 2pm and 6pm April - August. We may be able to offer different start times but if they clash with our public tours then we won't be able to confirm them until around a month before.

We provide private tours in both English and French, but only have one guide who is French-speaking and so have limited availability for French tours. At the moment we are only able to confirm French tours within one month of booking. If you'd like to book a French tour further in advance please still fill out the form below and we'll get back to you with more information about availability.

Magus Negus, one of Edinburgh’s premier conjurers, is also available to add a little extra magic to private tours. Click here to find out more about him! 

If you are a group of 10 or more, you must book a private tour with us.

If you are a group of 10 or more and turn up to a public tour, our guides will not be able to let you join. 

A private tour will mean a better tour, both for your group, and for our guides. Apologies for the inconvenience.

We hope to see you soon!


If you'd like to contact us for timing information, with feedback, or for anything else, please use the address contact@pottertrail.com.

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