A more personalised experience at a time to suit you.
Our Private Tour content is the same as our Free Public Tours 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!
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!
Unlike our free tours these tours are priced per person with a price per head that varies depending on your group size. Children under 7 can join free!
Please read all the information below carefully before booking. As of August 9th all Covid restrictions on our tours have been removed. Face coverings will no longer be required on our tours, although you are of course still welcome to wear one if you like!
We ask you to bring something you can use as a wand. This can be anything roughly wand-shaped - pens, pencils and umbrellas all welcome!
Our tours start at the statue of Greyfriars Bobby, at the junction of George IV Bridge and Candlemaker Row, and end on Victoria Terrace, the raised section of Victoria Street.
The tour will last between 75 and 90 minutes depending on how busy the city is.
BOOK YOUR PRIVATE TOUR
If there's anything you can think of that would make your experience extra special then please include this in the Special Requirements section of our booking form. If you would like your guide to collect your group from your hotel, we can usually do this for an extra £20. Just let us know where your hotel is in Special Requirements
Click the portrait to see Magus Negus in action
Extended Magic Tours
Are you a family or children's birthday party group looking to add something extra special to your tour? Read on!
For a little extra per head, your tour could be extended to 2 hours with the addition of magic from Edinburgh’s premier family-friendly conjurer, Magus Negus!
He is a real-life magician who aims to delight, dazzle, and maintain the secrecy of the existence of the magical realm (if you are a muggle, please don’t read that last bit – thank you). Presenting a mixture of classical illusions with a unique Potter twist, he has over 10 years’ experience performing for families, international audiences, and even Hollywood film directors!
So whether you’re a witch, wizard, or muggle, you’re going to be in for some serious surprises and maybe even some fantastic beasts...
30% of the money from these tours will go directly to fund the Anne Rowling Clinic - an organisation set up by JK Rowling to provide clinical care and research to improve the lives of people with degenerative conditions affecting the brain. You can find out more about what they do here.
A note for bookings in November, December or January:
It will be dark in Edinburgh from around 4pm during these months. We are still happy to run Private Tours at this time during these months but please note that the graveyard where we start the tour has no lighting. We've run plenty of tours like this in the past - your guide will bring a torch! - but our tours are certainly more enjoyable in the light.
Would you like to buy one of our private tours as a gift?
Well now you can! Simply pay for the tour below to receive a code that a friend or loved one can use to a redeem a tour from our site at a time to suit them. You can choose to send them the code directly or get the code sent to you first if you'd prefer. The perfect gift for a Potter mad friend!
You may find the answer on our FAQs page!
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