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Glenfinnan, Fort William & Glencoe Adventure - Winter Edition

Departure point:
Edinburgh
Duration:
1 Day tour
Time:
From: 07:30am - 7:30pm
Price:
From: £57
Departs:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Accommodation is payable on arrival

We offer a free accommodation booking service.

If you would like to book your own accommodation, please select 'Tour Only'.

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The winter edition of our Glenfinnan, Glencoe and Fort William Adventure begins in the heart of Edinburgh city centre, at our departure point on the Royal Mile. Departing Edinburgh's bustling streets, passing some of its most iconic sights like Edinburgh Castle on your way out, and begin your journey north into the rugged Scottish Highlands.

We pause for refreshments at Callander, the gateway to the Highlands, before continuing to Glencoe. The well-known, dramatic Glen features in many films, such as James Bonds' Skyfall, and is the backdrop to some scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, perfect to get you in the mood to visit the famous "Harry Potter Bridge" that you will see later in the tour. We pause here for photos and to learn all about the history of Glencoe, including the massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692.

From the atmospheric Glencoe, we travel further along the banks of Loch Linnhe to the Highland town of Fort William, which sits at the foot of Britain's tallest mountain - Ben Nevis. We stop here to allow you to stretch your legs and have an early lunch break, before we journey onwards to the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

The Glenfinnan Viaduct was arguably made most famous from its scenes in Harry Potter and is surrounded by mountains on the stunning shores of Loch Shiel. Not only is this location famous for the Jacobite Steam Train (not to be confused with the Hogwarts' Express), Loch Sheil was the location of the "Black Lake". See if you can spot a "grindylow" causing trouble under the surface! It's also the setting for Buckbeak's beautiful flight, scenes from the Triwizard Tournament, and also the stunning loch on which Hogwarts sits.

We take in the viaduct and a photo opportunity before a visit to the nearby Glenfinnan Monument, which symbolises one of the most important events in Scottish history; the 1745 Jacobite uprising.

Departing Glenfinnan, we begin our return journey to Edinburgh, stopping along the way for refreshments at the small village of Pitlochry. Enjoy time to stretch your legs and grab a quick bite to eat before we return to Edinburgh where our Glenfinnan, Glencoe and Fort William Adventure will end. 

Tour Overview

Duration12hrs
Total Distance280 miles
Pick up521 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
Group size16 - 53
AvailabilityOctober - March
Minimum ageAdventurers must be at least 4 years old

A couple of things To know

Included
  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
  • Small group tour
Not Included
  • Children under 4
  • Food and Drink

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the departure point?

Your tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.

View a map of our departure point. 

You can also find us by Edinburgh Public Transport.

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.

Will I get to see the Harry Potter train?

The Jacobite Steam Train (Harry Potter train) runs until the 28th of October. After that point, you will not be able to see the train on this tour. 

Are there any additional entry fees on this tour?

There aren't any additional entry fees on this tour.

The price of your one day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury modern air-conditioned coaches.

The price of the tour doesn't include meals, however, we will stop at various locations with options for lunch and refreshments. We always do advise to bring along a wee packed lunch just in case places or busy, or you get peckish during your tour.

Is the tour in English?

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking Driver-Guide.

Unfortunately, at present, we do not have written translations of this tour. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

What should I bring with me?

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days, but these might not be as needed on a winter tour.

Don't forget your camera!

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time saving in the busier months. 

Can children travel on this tour?

We welcome children over 4 years old on our tours, and children aged between 4 - 16 years are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 4.

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