Spend 2 days in the Scottish Highlands and experience a ride on the Jacobite steam train, also known as the “Hogwarts Express,” as you learn about the history of the Jacobites. Enjoy lunch on the west coast at Mallaig, tasting Scotland's best seafood!
What to Expect
This 2-day guided tour takes you from Edinburgh to the gateway of the Highlands at Fort William, and on a world-famous steam train ride that passes Loch Ness, Ben Nevis, and other natural wonders of Scotland. Stay overnight in Fort William at a B&B.
Travel over the Forth Railway Bridge, then take a woodland walk in the Highlands at Dunkeld. Continue through the breathtaking Drumochter Pass, skirt the stunning peaks of the Cairngorm National Park, and visit Culloden, the last stand of the Jacobites against government forces.
The first day ends in Fort William, gateway to the Highlands. You’ll sleep in the shadow of Ben Nevis and close to Loch Linnhe. Overnight at a B&B in Fort William.
Take a steam train journey back in time. The Jacobite steam train route has been rated as one of the world's great train journeys. Travel past Britain's highest mountain, deepest loch, shortest river, and westernmost train station. Cross the viaduct featured in the Harry Potter movies and pass the Glenfinnan Monument, where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite rising.
Have lunch in the west coast town of Mallaig, where you can taste the best of Scottish seafood. Head back to Edinburgh via Glen Coe. Visit Glen Coe, where the MacDonalds were betrayed, and then experience the beauty of Rannoch Moor and Stirlingshire en route.
- Train ticket
- English-speaking guide
- B&B accommodation (price is per person in a shared twin room)
Know Before You Go
The price is per person in a shared twin room at a B&B. Single supplement applies. Please contact +44 131 226 1414 if you require any other accommodation arrangements.