From Inverness: Jacobite Steam Train and Highlands Tour
- Duration: 12 hours
I would recommend this tour if you are a Harry Potter fan and would like to see the Jacobite Steam Train cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct then board it later on. Our driver-guide Fraser gave a lot of practical information as to what activities and things to see on the different stops. In Mallaig, we had the possibility to go on a one hour wildlife cruise (not included in the price) before boarding the steam train, which can be a good experience if you have not tried a similar cruise before. I did not find the cruise exceptional as I had already did one before. On the way back to Inverness we had stops at The Commando Memorial, Fort Augustus, Falls of Foyers, and Dores beach.
The experience was unbelievable and something that truly couldn’t have been done without our tour guide Chris. He went above and beyond and tailored our stops and itinerary to beat the bad weather and ensure we were all getting to do things we enjoyed and wanted to see. The experience felt very safe covid wise with temperature checks in the morning, sanitiser on the bus and face masks whilst on the bus. Social distancing was possible on the bus. The landscape was breathtaking and I’d love to do this tour again in another season so I could see the colours of the nature and trees change. I would recommend this tour and supporting the U.K. tourism industry at this time.
Great experience! In particular a guide was knowledgeable and passionate and telling us much details as possible. His positive energy helped me to enjoy more. My mother admired his passion and professionalism - he was giving us all popular restaurant lists around Inverness when we returned to Inverness after 12 hours journey. Also Jacobite streamline train is superb, what a wonderful trip! I do highly recommend this!!
first class trip and the bus driver/guide was fantastic and we very much enjoyed the whole experience,despite the weather.The path to the view of the viaduct is highly dangerous and although the driver warned us of the problems the path is not fit for purpose and liability woul lie on Highland Council.
Had a wonderful experience exploring the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye, would definitely like to come back again sometime. Our driver-cum-guide Stephen was amazing both with his witty jokes and his stories about Scottish history. Memories that would last forever!