Private Virtual Tours

Looking for something fun to do from the comfort of your own home? Now you can experience our magical tour of Edinburgh from anywhere in the world!

We’ve decided to bring the Potter Trail to you! Our guides are offering virtual Potter Trail video tour experiences via Zoom.

We've made every effort to make these tours just as interactive and magical as our real life tours. Your guide will be live using a mixture of high resolution images and Google Earth. There will also be a house point competition, sorting ceremony and spell casting. The only thing we can't provide over Zoom is a wand so we recommend you bring your own!

Our guides are skilled at adapting the tour content to your group's needs. We receive a lot of school group bookings as well as families and corporate events.

We'll cover everything that we cover in our real life tours minus all the walking. This means the tour will last approximately 1 hour

Have a watch of the video below to get a better idea of what to expect on our virtual tours:

You can also click below to find out more about what we cover on the tour:

Or read on to find out how to book....

What does it cost?

For a flat fee of £40, you'll get the entire Potter Trail experience, minus the walking! Find out more about what the tour involves here.

We have a maximum of 20 computers per call. Any more than 20 and the call can become quite chaotic! If you would like to link more than 20 computers then you can book multiple tours at £40 each. We won’t be able to do more than one call simultaneously but can book multiple tours 90 minutes apart.

How does it work?

Our guides will use Zoom, and you do not need to download an app or have an account to view the call. However we recommend you download the desktop app for free here for a better, more stable experience!


Once payment has been received, you will be sent a link to the scheduled call. We recommend viewing on computers or tablets - just not mobiles, as the screen isn't big enough to see our presentation.

What do I need to do?

Simply book a time that would suit your group below and we'll get back to you within 24 hours to confirm!  Please note that all the times available are UK times (GMT+1.)  Find out how your time zone converts below:

A note on safeguarding for schools and youth groups...

Our virtual tours are set up to be as safe as possible for school and youth groups. All of our Zoom meetings are password protected with waiting rooms enabled. Our guides will always admit the group leaders to the call first and only then admit names to the call that are recognised by the group leaders.


If you have any concerns or questions about how a virtual tour could work for your group please don't hesitate to contact our Head Wizard Richard at

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