Magical Harry Potter river cruise will set sail this summer

But it's going to cost you a lot of galleons.

— -- For Harry Potter fans, there's only one way to describe this summer vacation: magical.

Imagine you and seven of your friends on a cruise down the River Thames this summer, immersed in the world of Harry Potter and the places that played a key role in the books and movies.

Now, take it to the next level, and imagine it takes place on a luxury barge.

An American company called Barge Ladies will make this dream a reality this summer. Bookings are available Aug. 5-11 and Aug. 19–25.

The team behind the exhibit wanted to preserve and showcase the iconic props, costumes, and sets so that Harry Potter fans could experience the magic of filmmaking first-hand.

The experience is costly: about $34,000 for eight guests. That's a lot of galleons.