Set sail with Harry Potter Magic Cruise on the Thames this summer

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Jan 24, 2018

Hoist the sails and raise your wands because a Harry Potter cruise is coming to the River Thames this summer, thanks to the American company, Barge Lady Cruises.

Aboard the eight-passenger Magna Carta (, you'll spend a week-long voyage visiting actual filming locations used for the films including the lake where Harry meets the hippogriff Buckbeack in Prisoner of Azkaban (Virginia Water Lake), the real-world location for Number 4 Privet Drive (Picket Post Close), and Oxford’s Christ Church College, which served as the inspiration for Hogwart's cinematic Great Hall.

Moreover, you'll enjoy a tour of the famed Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden where a good portion of the films were shot on massive soundstages. This tour includes a veritable treasure trove of props, costumes, character models, and sets like Dumbledore's office and the Ministry of Magic.

"The itinerary is my baby and it has been a professional highlight to see it come to fruition," Barge Ladies founder Stephanie Sak told Good Morning America.

You can book your spot for August 5-11 or August 19-25. However, you might have to empty your entire Gringrotts vault just to pay for the trip (sorry, Weasley family) as it values out to about $4,250 per person, or $34,000 for eight guests. That includes the cruise, lodgings, the Warner Bros. tour, and food, which may or may not consist of Pumpkin Juice, Butterbeer, Licorice Wands, and Cauldron Cakes.

(via Entertainment Weekly)