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Glenfinnan, Mallaig & Loch Ness Adventure

Departure point:
Inverness
Duration:
1 Day tour
Time:
From: 07.45am - 6.15pm

Accommodation is payable on arrival

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Visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct, known for the Hogwarts Express train, and take your iconic photo as it crosses the bridge. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Loch Ness and the scenic port of Mallaig on your highland coach trip.

A must for any Harry Potter fan

Your Glenfinnan tour departs Inverness and travels south, hugging the shoreline of Loch Ness for our first stop of the day, Urquhart Castle. Enjoy a short time to take photos at this iconic photo, with great views over Scotland's most famous loch, and perhaps even spot Nessie!

Our Harry Potter tour moves on, pausing for photos at the Commando Memorial before stopping for the highlight of our day; Glenfinnan Viaduct for the Harry Potter Steam Train. 

Surrounded by mountains of 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; plenty of time to learn the history of the Jacobites, and just in time to see the famous Jacobite Steam Train crossing the bridge. The train is popularly known as the Hogwarts Express steam train in the Harry Potter series.

The location is not only famous for the Harry Potter steam train; 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 journey westwards to Mallaig on 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 fishing port. Mallaig comes from the old Norse, 'Mel Vik', meaning a sand dune bay. Spend time here for lunch, perhaps sample some of the local seafood, and enjoy the sea views.

After Mallaig, our Harry Potter tour travels eastwards, to Loch Ness and stops at Fort Augustus. Enjoy refreshments here, with beautiful views over the loch, before we travel northwards to the Falls of Foyers and Dores Beach.

The Falls of Foyers is a dramatic waterfall with a 140ft (42.6m) drop, winding its way through tall trees before it eventually meets Loch Ness. Enjoy time for photos here before we reach Dores Beach; the most northern point of Loch Ness. The beach provides a great viewpoint to the loch; from here you can see all the way down Loch Ness - ideal for spotting signs of Nessie!

After Dores, we return back to Inverness, where your Harry Potter Train Tour ends.

Tour Overview

Duration10 hrs 45 mins
Total Distance208 miles
Pick upFrom Inverness Bus Station at 07.45am
Group sizeUp to 16
AvailabilityApr-Oct
Minimum age4 years

A couple of things To know

Included
  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
  • Small group tour
Not Included
  • Children under 4
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and Drink
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the departure point?

Your one day Mallaig, Glenfinnan Viaduct & Loch Ness tour from Inverness departs at 08:45 hrs from Inverness Bus Station (Stance 6).

You can view our departure point via the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/Di184JkubW42

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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