Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday (April - September)
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Your Glenfinnan tour begins in the heart of Glasgow city centre, departing the bustling streets and heading North, passing Loch Lomond and travelling through the heart of the Trossachs National Park.
We pause for refreshments in the Trossachs area, before continuing onwards to Glencoe. The Glen is arguably one of Scotland's most famous glens, and features in James Bond's 'Skyfall'; spend time here for photos and learn all about the history of the Massacre of Glencoe.
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 for 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 Glasgow, stopping along the way for refreshments before reaching Luss at Loch Lomond. We spend time at the small village, with time to take photos of the beautiful Loch before returning to Glasgow, where our one day Steam Train tour ends.
The Trossachs National Park
Please Note: the Jacobite Steam Train may not run in adverse weather conditions. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
“My husband and I just returned from a short trip. We didn’t want to deal with a car rental and felt a tour would be more enjoyable. We wanted one that showed us as much of the landscape as possible in one day. The Glenfinnan tour did not disappoint. Andrew T. did an amazing job introducing us to the beautiful landscape, history, and music of Scotland. He was very professional and kept us engaged on a long day. One of my favorite things was the variety the tour offered-the beautiful highlands in Glencoe, the fishing village of Mallaig, and of course seeing the train cross the viaduct. And whiskey ice cream to end the day. Thank you for a memorable trip.”
Your tour from Glasgow departs from 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NX. This is located outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and opposite Buchanan Bus Station.
You can view our departure point via. the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/yfVSoBUGrVK1EFYF8
You can also find us by Glasgow 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.
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.
Please note: The Jacobite Steam Train is operated by another company. We cannot always guarantee that your tour and the train will meet up at the same time.
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.
There aren't any additional entry fees on this tour.
The price of your one day tour from Glasgow 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.
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.
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!
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.