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Glenfinnan, Mallaig & Glencoe Adventure

Departure point:
Edinburgh
Duration:
1 Day tour
Time:
From: 07.15am - 8.00pm

Accommodation is payable on arrival

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Your Glenfinnan tour begins in the heart of Edinburgh city centre, on the Royal Mile. Depart Edinburgh's bustling streets and begin your journey North into the highlands.

We pause for refreshments at Callander, the gateway to the Highlands before continuing to Glencoe. The famous Glen features in many famous films, such as James Bond's Skyfall, and is the backdrop to some Harry Potter scenes from the Prisoner of Azkaban. 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 north through the Highland town of Fort William. We pause in the area for a short coffee break and to stretch our legs, before we journey on to the Road to the Isles, or "Rathad nan Eilean". The area was run by the Clan Donald and is said to have some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, with sandy beaches, dramatic hills and unforgettable sea views; it's one not to be missed!

At the end of the road, we reach Mallaig, a scenic port on the West coast of Scotland. Mallaig comes from the old Norse, 'Mel Vik', meaning a sand dune bay. Spend time here for lunch, perhaps sample some of the famous local seafood and enjoy the beautiful sea views.

After Mallaig, our Harry Potter themed tour travels eastwards to the main attraction of the day; Glenfinnan Viaduct to see the Harry Potter Steam Train. Surrounded by mountains on the shores of Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan Monument symbolises one of the most important events in Scottish history; the 1745 Jacobite Uprising. We spend approximately one hour at the monument, with enough time to learn the history of the Jacobites and just in time to see the famous Jacobite Steam Train crossing the bridge.

Not only is this location famous for the Jacobite Steam Train (aka. the Hogwarts Express), Loch Shiel was the location of the 'Black Lake'; see if you can spot a 'grindylow' under the surface causing mischief! It's also the setting for Buckbeak's beautiful flight, scenes from the Triwizard Tournament and also the stunning loch where Hogwarts is based.

From Glenfinnan and its Harry Potter train, 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 a quick bite to eat before we return to Edinburgh where our Harry Potter Train Tour ends.

Tour Overview

Duration12hrs 45mins
Total Distance360 miles
Pick up521 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
Group sizeUp to 19
AvailabilityApril-September
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
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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?

Yes! Your tour stops at Glenfinnan Viaduct right on time to see the Harry Potter train cross the bridge, allowing you to get your iconic photo.

Does this Harry Potter Train tour include tickets on the Jacobite Steam Train?

On this Harry Potter Train Tour, we stop at Glenfinnan Viaduct, allowing you to get your iconic photo of the train crossing the viaduct.

This tour does not include tickets to board the train.

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 Inverness 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.

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?

Please bring a face covering with you. Hand sanitiser will be provided on board the coach, but we recommend bringing your own too.

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.

Don't forget your camera to capture the Jacobite Steam Train!

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 4-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

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

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