Live Your Dream and Book a Spot on the History Bites Tour Through England and Scotland!

Here at Alohomora!, we love to get into all the tiny details of the Harry Potter books. But there are some experiences we can’t quite get across just talking about them. The best way to understand cultural, location-based, and historical details about the series is by exploring the places they were written!

Does that sound like something you’d be interested in? Then we have fantastic news for you.



Live your dream and book yourself a spot on the History Bites Tour through England and Scotland this summer! You can explore places not only significant to Harry Potter but also the worlds of Narnia and Lord of the Rings. Led by author and historian Solomon Schmidt, you’ll spend eight days in some of the most magnificent places in the world. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


The whole experience was amazing. I was very sad when it was time to depart.” – Judah A.


Here are the top five reasons you don’t want to miss this “once in a lifetime” tour:


Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

The tour begins in London, where you can visit the iconic King’s Cross Station. Take a photo with the Hogwarts Express Trolley and find some fun new merch at the Harry Potter Shop!



Walk in Harry’s Footsteps

In Oxford, you’ll have the chance to visit Christ Church College, where several scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed. Witness the famous chained books of Duke Humphrey’s Library, aka the Hogwarts Library – watch out for screaming volumes! Recreate Professor McGonagall’s welcome to the first-years on the Bodley Tower Staircase. Just up those stairs, you’ll find the college dining hall, which inspired the Great Hall.



Edinburgh, where it all began

In this historic city, you’ll wander Greyfriars Kirkyard–keep an eye out for familiar names on the gravestones, including a Tom Riddle! Near the city center is the famous Elephant House, where the early books were written. Catch a view of the remarkable Edinburgh Castle; you may even have the chance to see the misty clouds hanging over it, a magical sight indeed.



Ride the Hogwarts Express

It’s every Potter fan’s dream come true. The 84-mile trip through the beautiful countryside will be an experience you’ll never forget. Cross the famous viaduct and other familiar filming locations. Settle in with some Bertie Bott’s or a few Chocolate Frogs and you’re on your way to the new term at Hogwarts.



Luxury accommodations and expert guides

One of the greatest benefits of this tour is the beautiful places you’ll get to stay, including historic inns, and the enjoyable meals you’ll have at palaces and high rises. You’ll also get the expertise of historian and author Solomon Schmidt and other knowledgeable local guides.


This trip was a dream come true for me! I would go on another in a heartbeat!” – David S.


History Bites Tours aims to provide the highest quality and most exciting tours possible in England and Scotland. Join author and historian Solomon Schmidt on an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experience as you journey to two of the most beautiful and historic lands in the world. Find the full itinerary and registration information on the History Bites website.


And who knows? Your new expertise could be the perfect thing to share with us on the podcast!