By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated January 24, 2002 01:00 PM
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New York has its “Sex and the City” tour. New Jersey has its “The Sopranos” tour. Now England has its “Magical Medieval Tour,” in which travelers are invited to follow in the footsteps of J.K. Rowling’s popular creation, boy wizard Harry Potter. PEOPLE.com has received a flyer from Trafalgar Tours, which offers “a 10-day, fully escorted vacation through England highlighting all the places Harry Potter explored. Visit places such as the Kings Cross Station in London, the local train station in Goathland which was used in the movie for the Hoagsmeade Station, where the Hogwarts Express arrived, Alnwick Castle, where the broom-flying classes were filmed, and much more. By the end of this journey you will feel as if you were in the movie along with Harry.” Feeling like Harry will cost the traveler $995 (with a supplemental charge of $365 for single travelers). The children’s rate is $345, provided the youngster shares accommodations with his or her parents. And these rates are for the land portion only — you must get to the London take-off point for the tour on your own broomstick. (Commercial air carriers are suggested for Muggles.) Some meals are extra, too, though there is, according to the brochure and the Trafalgar Web site, “a ‘magical’ farewell dinner.” Only four such tours are available this year, with departure dates being June 22, July 6, July 13 and Aug. 10. And if this doesn’t send the lightning bolt in your forehead flashing, then go to Paris.